It seems like a lot of new home builds come with tiny yards. There’s one community I’ve found that is selling for similar price per square foot as 30-40 year old homes in the in the area. The new houses are far nicer on the inside and much better layouts, and the older homes would need extensive remodeling to look as nice. I assume they are as expensive as older homes because of the tiny yards, whereas the older homes have generous front, side and backyards. Just guessing the new homes probably have 300 square feet or less of a backyard, and are probably as close together to one another as legally allowed in our area without being called a townhouse.
I’m not buying right now, but when we do sell and buy next I would love to have one of the newer type of homes, but am wary of how small the space around the house is. Would you buy the brand new house with a small yard or an older one with a bigger one? Can anyone speak to what it’s like to live in a newer home development with small yards?