Should I Consider Building a New Home?

When you are driving around Prescott and Prescott Valley you will notice new home construction.  Especially in the planned communities like Granville, Pronghorn Ranch, Viewpoint, Mingus West, Prescott Lakes, Walden Farms, Saddlewood and others.  So, should you even consider a new home or just stick to re-sale homes?












Here are a few traits you may have if you’re a candidate for a new home:

  • That new home smell!
  • The shiny new home in the brochures just calls to you
  • Your car automatically turns in when passing by the fluttering flags of a new subdivision
  • You love the idea of walking through model homes on the weekends
  • You don’t mind your neighbors having the same floor plan as you, because you’ll have picked the finishes, paint colors and added upgrades to make it your own

But the first question is, what is your timeline?  With most subdivision builders you are looking at a build time of 6 to 8 months and sometimes longer, do you have time?  If the answer is yes, and you like the idea that you can pick upgrades and finish it off with your color scheme - a new home is a great possibility for you! Call our office to learn about all of the communities and options available.


You might be a candidate for a pre-owned home, if you find yourself doing some of these things:

  • Detouring the car through mature neighborhoods
  • Admiring a street where every home is different
  • Tuning in to home improvement shows
  • Looking for open house signs on the weekends in your favorite neighborhoods

When you buy a previously owned home, your priority is often different than those looking at new homes.  You may be looking for a property with mature landscaping and trees, a larger lot, or proximity to a certain school or hospital.  Existing homes often have an established feeling of neighborhood.  Many here in the Prescott area have the charm of older architectural elements and many are custom or semi-custom built homes.









Whether you’re drawn to an existing home that offers you the excitement of taking something old and remaking it into your perfect vision. Or a new build that you’ve had a hand in from the ground up, we’re here to help you find the right home.  Before you decide which is best for you, let your real estate professional show you the homes available in both categories, so that you can make a truly informed decision.


Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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