When shopping for a house you have to be prepared to take the fantastic with the bad; Whichever way you decide to go there will be positives and downsides that you will have to consider; For instance, if you have a brand modern house built from the ground up then you will not have to worry about any possible defects in the house that get missed while in the inspection; The apartment is untouched by time and the elements, and however, on the other side of the coin, it is very high-priced to do this compared to buying a house that is already built, buying a house that is already built might be cheaper, however there could be some small thing at fault that turns into a big thing down the road. Those are not the sorts of things that are covered by insurance and you will have to pay for them. I believe a girl who just had that happen to him. She mulled it over and after some dire consideration, she decided to purchase a house from a very nice elderly lady who was downsizing. The apartment was inspected and everything was fine, however two weeks after moving in the whole Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system shut down. The furnace and air conditioner were both on the fritz. It was very puzzling and it took the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C specialist a while to figure out the problem. There was a wiring short that started in the thermostat and somehow caused a surge in both the air conditioner and furnace. The result was the control boards on both units were fried and had to be updated.