Why Buy a New Home Instead of an Older One?
You’re ready to move, and have been looking at both existing older homes and new construction. Why should you choose a newly built home? There are many advantages.
Most new homes built today are designed to be energy efficient, which means savings for you on heating and cooling costs. New homes that are Energy Star certified are built to even higher standards that meet Energy Star’s stringent requirements.
Builders usually offer a warranty on the workmanship and materials used in the construction of a new home, such as windows, HVAC system, electrical, plumbing, paint, doors and trim, and siding. In addition, since all the appliances are new, they’ll include the manufacturer’s warranty. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your home is covered.
Because a home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make, you want to get a good deal. Often, builders will offer special financing on new homes through preferred lenders or offer to cover closing costs—saving you money.
Easy to Maintain
New building materials—as well as new appliances—benefit from the latest technology and advances, meaning they work well, fit well, and are low maintenance. And that gives you more time to enjoy your new home.
Not only are new homes built with the newest materials, they’re also built to meet the latest safety regulations and building codes. That means fewer worries about wiring or plumbing that might be faulty or outdated, or insufficient insulation or drafty windows that impact your home’s efficiency. And a new home will include safety features such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
When you buy a new home, it will most likely be in a planned community, with amenities such as walking trails, a clubhouse or community center, pool, and more. Communities such as these are also often located where you’ll have plenty of options for dining and shopping.
The Latest in Design
New homes reflect the latest in building trends, such as open, flowing floor plans, high ceilings, and plenty of windows for natural light. Often, when purchasing new construction, you’re able to personalize details—such as paint colors, finishes, flooring, and countertops—rather than having to go through the cost of remodeling an older home.
Perhaps the best thing about buying a new home is that it’s NEW. It will reflect your choices and style, rather than what someone before you wanted. You and your family can make it truly yours.