Today’s new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Check out our list of reasons why a new construction home is better than a used home and why so many homebuyers prefer new homes to used houses. Concerned that you won’t have the time to build? Whether you have a few months to close – or just a few days – you can have the new construction home you’ve always wanted!
1. Buy a Home that is Designed For You
Buying a used home means you have to settle for someone else’s selections. You are buying the light fixtures, flooring and cabinetry that someone else chose and those choices may not reflect your unique style. Their selections may have been chosen years ago, so they are now outdated and tired. When you buy new, you get to select your perfect layout, the flooring you love, the stylish kitchen cabinets you’ve always wanted and the latest, updated appliances that you desire. Your new home should reflect how you live, not someone else’s lifestyle and choices.
2. Updated Floor Plans for How You Live Today
Older homes feature floor plans that were designed long ago. New home floor plans are updated, modern and designed for today’s lifestyle. You can choose from open layouts, tall ceilings, oversized kitchen islands, large master closets and more. Does your ideal home have a luxury oversized shower? His-and-hers walk-in closets? A 2-story family room? You have all these choices and more when you buy new.
3. All-New, Under Warranty
Your new home is covered by a warranty. This allows you to buy with confidence, knowing that often, if something breaks during the warranty period, the builder will cover the costs. When buying a used home, you may not know about defects or problems until after you have purchased, and then you are left with the bill. Replacing items like a roof, air conditioner or water heater can result in thousands of dollars in unplanned costs. Your new home will offer years of comfort and peace of mind.
4. Energy and Cost Savings
New homes are built to updated efficiency standards. They are far more energy efficient than homes built even five years ago. Updated windows, tightly sealed construction and proper insulation will reduce utility usage and lower your monthly out-of-pocket energy costs. Your new home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Energy-star appliances and high-efficiency HVAC systems will further reduce usage and save money.
5. Community Amenities
New homes are built in new neighborhoods. All the homes in your community will be current and updated, so you won’t need to worry about unsightly homes next door. Many new homes are built in master-planned communities that offer pools, clubhouses, walking trails and greenspaces. These new neighborhoods often offer new and highly-rated schools and are close to great shopping, dining and recreation.
New homes use low- and zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and building materials, improving indoor air quality. State-of-the-art circuit breakers that reduce electrical issues, high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that use the latest environmentally-friendly coolants are safer for your family.
7. Easy Transaction
New home builders are equipped to manage all aspects of the transaction and usually have preferred lenders and title companies who know the area, the market and the best loan options. Builders want their buyers to have a smooth and pleasant closing. They make it easy for buyers to write their contract, get approved, move through the mortgage process and close on their new home on time. They also have experience in helping buyers sell their existing home and move into their new home, with limited stress.
Your home will be move-in ready. You won’t need to close on your home and wait to move in, while you update flooring, replace outdated appliances, change stained carpet or paint dirty walls. You’ll be the first to cook in your new kitchen, take a bath in your spa tub and enjoy your brand-new home. You won’t have to continue to make updates, once you move in. Living in your home while you update your kitchen or replace flooring can be very messy and inconvenient. When you buy new, you’ll enjoy the convenience of carefree living!
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