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New Homes vs. Used Homes

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Below are typical costs that a homeowner must take into account when shopping the used home market. Please note that the typical range dollar amounts are based off homeadvisor.com typical cost data. Actual costs may vary.

Problem
Repair / Replace
Typical Range
Water leaks in basement
Water leaks in basement
  • Waterproofing
  • Sump pit/pump
  • $3,000 - $6,000
  • $600 - $800
Windows
Windows
  • 1-2 Windows
  • 15+ Windows
  • $1,500
  • $20,500
Plumbing
Plumbing

Shower pan

$500 - $750

Heating
Heating
  • Water boiler
  • Warm-air furnace
  • $2,000 - $2,500
  • $1,500 - $1,800
Cooling
Cooling

A/C Unit

$3,500 - $7,000

Inadequate Roof Insulation
Inadequate Roof Insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Attic insulation
  • $1,200 - $3,500
  • $800 - $1,800
Foundation
Foundation
  • Major repair/rebuild
  • Underpin (support)
  • $5,000 - $10,000
  • $3,000 - $6,000
Roofing
Roofing

New roof

$5,000 - $9,500

Mixed Plumbing
Mixed Plumbing

Replace piping

$3,000 - $4,000

Mold
Mold

Mold removal

$1,200 - $3,000

Siding
Siding

Replace siding

$5,000 - $13,000

Remodel
Remodel

Bathroom Remodel

$6,000 - $14,000

Water leaks in basement
Water leaks in basement
REPAIR / REPLACE
  • Waterproofing
  • Sump pit/pump
TYPICAL RANGE
  • $3,000 - $6,000
  • $600 - $800
Windows
Windows
REPAIR / REPLACE
  • 1-2 Windows
  • 15+ Windows
TYPICAL RANGE
  • $1,500
  • $20,500
Plumbing
Plumbing
REPAIR / REPLACE

Shower pan

TYPICAL RANGE

$500 - $750

Heating
Heating
REPAIR / REPLACE
  • Water boiler
  • Warm-air furnace
TYPICAL RANGE
  • $2,000 - $2,500
  • $1,500 - $1,800
Cooling
Cooling
REPAIR / REPLACE

A/C Unit

TYPICAL RANGE

$3,500 - $7,000

Inadequate Roof Insulation
Inadequate Roof Insulation
REPAIR / REPLACE
  • Wall insulation
  • Attic insulation
TYPICAL RANGE
  • $1,200 - $3,500
  • $800 - $1,800
Foundation
Foundation
REPAIR / REPLACE
  • Major repair/rebuild
  • Underpin (support)
TYPICAL RANGE
  • $5,000 - $10,000
  • $3,000 - $6,000
Roofing
Roofing
REPAIR / REPLACE

New roof

TYPICAL RANGE

$5,000 - $9,500

Mixed Plumbing
Mixed Plumbing
REPAIR / REPLACE

Replace piping

TYPICAL RANGE

$3,000 - $4,000

Mold
Mold
REPAIR / REPLACE

Mold removal

TYPICAL RANGE

$1,200 - $3,000

Siding
Siding
REPAIR / REPLACE

Replace siding

TYPICAL RANGE

$5,000 - $13,000

Remodel
Remodel
REPAIR / REPLACE

Bathroom Remodel

TYPICAL RANGE

$6,000 - $14,000

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