In our frenzied market where people are lining up for the "privelage" of buying a new home, builders are getting away with delivering old style renovations that do not take advantage of modern building technology. If you are claiming to be selling a renovated house as 'good as a new home,' then where are the modern advances in technology?
Like, for example, energy efficiency (http://www.bchydro.com/powersmart/residential/buying-a-home/features-energy-efficient-home.html.), sound and fire insulation, breathable homes, recycled building materials.
So many builders and renovators (flippers) are earning premium prices for average quality, so why don't they deliver a premium product?
Being able to recognize the difference between a quality renovation and "lipstick on a pig" is one of the biggest reasons having an experienced Realtor working for you is so very important.
I have that experience and I am always happy to help you, your friends and your family with all of your Real Estate needs and questions.