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Renovations vs. New Construction: Making the Smart Investment for Your Lexington Home

Are you a Lexington resident contemplating a major renovation or addition to your current home? It's a common dilemma for many homeowners in the area, especially those who have lived in their homes for quite some time. But before you embark on a costly renovation journey, let's explore why opting for new construction might be the smarter investment in the long run.

The Hard Truth About Renovations

Undertaking significant renovations and additions to an older home often comes with a hefty price tag and a myriad of challenges. From working with outdated systems and framing to navigating old building codes, the process can quickly turn into a nightmare. Despite the substantial investment, the finished product often remains a patchwork of old and new, which may not necessarily translate to a significant increase in home value or resale value.

Moreover, in a competitive market like Lexington, potential buyers are increasingly drawn to new construction homes. Renovated homes, no matter how extensively updated, may not attract the same level of interest or command the premium prices associated with brand-new properties. Ultimately, investing in renovations may not deliver the anticipated value, especially when considering future resale potential.

The Value of New Construction

Contrary to popular belief, the cost gap between extensive renovations and new construction is often narrower than expected, especially in a market like Lexington. Consider this: the value of a new construction home over 4500 square feet in Lexington is a minimum of 2.3 million dollars. By opting for new construction, you're not only building a brand-new, energy-efficient home customized to your liking, but you're also eliminating the headaches associated with retrofitting outdated systems and structures.


New construction homes offer unparalleled energy efficiency, incorporating advancements in building materials and technologies. From high-performance insulation to energy-efficient appliances and HVAC systems, every aspect of your home is designed to minimize energy consumption and reduce utility costs. Imagine enjoying year-round comfort without the worry of soaring energy bills—new construction makes this a reality.


Moreover, new construction allows you to take advantage of the latest building products and technologies, ensuring that your home is equipped with the best available features. From smart home automation systems to eco-friendly materials, the possibilities are endless. Embrace the convenience of controlling your home's lighting, temperature, security, and more from the palm of your hand, all while minimizing your environmental footprint.

Maximizing Your Investment

In a market like Lexington, where demand for new construction homes continues to skyrocket, investing in new construction is not just about building a home—it's about securing your financial future. New construction homes command a premium in the market, offering higher resale value and greater appreciation potential compared to renovated properties.

Case Study: Maximizing Equity

Consider a homeowner who purchased their home in 2007 for 400k and is contemplating renovation or teardown. A large-scale renovation and addition are estimated at 800k, resulting in a new cost basis of 1.2 million dollars. However, due to the blend of old and new elements, the home's value only increases to 1.5 million dollars.


Alternatively, opting for new construction with a reputable custom home builder like Westview Homes could yield a more lucrative outcome. With an all-in cost of 1.2 million dollars for a new 5000 square foot modern colonial home, the homeowner's basis increases to 1.9 million dollars. Now, with a brand-new home that commands a premium in the market, the property's value soars to 2.6-2.9 million dollars. That's an instant equity gain of over 1 million dollars, not to mention the added value of enjoying a custom-built dream home.

Experience the Difference with Westview Homes

At Westview Homes, we're dedicated to delivering more than just a house—we're committed to creating homes that exceed your expectations in every way. From energy efficiency and innovative design to maximizing your investment, we're here to turn your dream home into a reality. Join the ranks of satisfied homeowners who have entrusted us with their new construction projects and experience the Westview Homes difference for yourself.

Secure Your Future Today

If you're ready to embark on the journey of building your dream home in Lexington, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Let us show you how new construction with Westview Homes can transform your vision into a timeless masterpiece. With our expertise, dedication, and commitment to excellence, your dream home awaits. Contact us today to take the first step towards a brighter future with Westview Homes.

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