Buying a new property or one under construction is always a delight. Everything is brand new, working perfectly and just waiting for you and your family.
If you are not in a hurry, it is often worth buying a property under construction and take advantage of the natural appreciation that occurs after the keys are handed over.
However, if you look carefully, you will realize that used real estate can be great market opportunities. Often because they are located in much sought-after areas, and other times because of their much more attractive and competitive prices.
In the United States, it is very common to have investors who are dedicated to "hunting" depleted properties. They buy for very low prices, renovate, and sell for much higher values.
Does the price of maintenance outweigh the savings at the time of purchase?
Don't forget that the lower value of a used property can be illusory if the subsequent maintenance costs are too high. We recommend that you hire a handyman to analyze the used property you intend to buy. He can analyze installations, the condition of the house and make recommendations that will give you more input in your decision making.