Buying a Knockdown vs. New Construction

Center Island Contracting Inc. is an award-winning Remodeling & Custom Home Builder company servicing Long Island, with a focus on the North Shore of Nassau and Suffolk counties. The most common reason we remodel homes is because styles that builders used 30-70 years ago are not what today’s family wants or needs.

Buying a knockdown and undergoing new home construction allows you to choose where your money is spent, how the spaces will ultimately flow and what grade of materials you would like to use. New Construction Speculative Builders and Developers Goals are simple: build projects for as low cost as you can and sell them for as high as you can. Buying a knockdown allows homeowners to build what you want the first time without paying a premium for someone’s else’s interior finish selections.

Buying a knockdown typically means that you are buying a home in a mature and developed area. Typically, developed areas have features that new construction areas don’t. Here is a list of some benefits of buying a knockdown home to make into your own.

• Mature landscaping and trees
• Established culture of neighbors and neighborhood
• Consistent stabilized home values
• Character & history
• Pride of ownership
• Customization of home to fit your lifestyle
• Level of energy efficiency you desire
• Building to exceed codes not just meet them
• Interior finishes that fit your personality
• Spaces designed to meet your family needs

Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you build the new home of your dreams on Long Island. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (631) 465-9765.