Differences Between Types of Residential Real Estate for Sale

Buyers of real estate for sale Kingston should keep in mind that not all homes for sale are of the same general quality. Here are a few property types to pay special attention to, and what sets them apart:

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Homes in Incorporated Areas

Incorporated areas are generally towns, cities, villages, and the like. Here, property size tends to be smaller, though the houses themselves range from small to huge. Prices are often higher because these locations offer things like city water and easy access to cable TV and internet, nearby shopping, and in some places, bus service. Here, it’s important to pay attention to the condition of the house as well as the price.

Homes That are Surprisingly Cheap and in Good Condition

This is the kind of offering that makes one wonder, “what’s the catch?” Usually, the catch is a nearby neighbor. A neighbor who actually lowers the value of surrounding properties is usually a factory, busy train tracks, freeway, or other source of noise or smells. These homes are fine for people who aren’t overly bothered by such things.


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These can go for prices that seem like absolute steals, so many people will notice them in the listings. However, bringing them back up to good condition can cost the average person an extra $20,000 or more depending on how much fixing-up they actually need. Does this mean they should never be touched? No, but it does mean that they’re only good deals for people who can do the work themselves or with friends and family. That eliminates the need to pay the high labor costs of professional contractors.

Vacant Land

There is only one way to get a truly custom home, and that’s to have it built from the ground up. People who want to do this almost always need to start with vacant land. When choosing property, the first thing to do is make sure that it’s buildable. Look for “high and dry.”

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There is one way to build new without starting with a vacant plot, and that’s to buy developed land and tear down whatever’s already on it. This is useful when the goal is to put a custom house in an area that has nothing vacant left.

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These are just a few of the exceptional types of homes that can be found in the sale listings. Some of them may be perfect for a buyer’s needs, so they shouldn’t be overlooked.

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