Why buy a new home instead of a resale? Look at three or four resale homes during your house hunt and you’ll start getting the feeling that, should you purchase one of them? You will be buying someone else’s poor design ideas, lousy home maintenance and lack of cleanliness. Yuck.
It’s for this reason that many homebuyers choose a newly constructed home instead. When it comes to buying a house your preferences, personal style, and budget impact whether you choose a new home or existing property.
As you ponder which is best for you, here are the top 7 reasons to consider buying a new home.
There is nothing like the smell and feel of a brand new, never lived in home. You’ll be the first person to bathe in the tub, cook on the stove and walk barefoot on the plush carpet.
New home communities offer a variety of floor plans, elevations, and locations to meet your needs. You’ll be in control of whether you buy a single- or two-story home; if it’s on a cul-de-sac or near a school; and if it has a gathering room, covered stucco patio, wet bar or office space; and more.
From upgrades like crown molding and granite countertops to design choices like fixtures and paint colors, buying a new home affords you the flexibility to create your personal style. Most builders have a design center staff to help you build the house of your dreams.
Energy efficiency codes and standards are continually being improved. A newly constructed home will have the latest in efficient appliances, low-E dual pained windows, water-saving shower heads, low volatile organic compounds (VOC) paint and other materials to help you reduce your carbon footprint, and save on energy costs.
New homes offer the latest in technology from wiring to accommodate mounted TVs, surround sound, high-speed Internet cables and security systems; to safer circuits to support plugging in smart TVs and gadgets.
In many cases, new construction builders will even allow you to select where plugs and switches are located to accommodate your home office or entertainment center, not to mention technology in outdoor living spaces.
If you shop around, you will often find that builders offer concessions such as kitchen upgrades or financing perks to increase a new home customer’s buying power or help sell out a phase.
Everything from appliances to roof to heating and air conditioning systems is brand new, which means you shouldn’t have to budget for any major repairs for several years when buying a new home.
With all these pros about buying new, why would you ever consider resale? Many people think that to get a good value; you have to settle for an existing property. But this is not necessarily the case.
There are many reasons to buy a new home, but you have the ability to make the new home exactly as you dream. As experienced new home buyer representatives, we are happy to walk you through every step of the process to ensure you get the home of your dreams.
Pro tip: If you do buy a new home build, remember to hire a Realtor to help you through the process. Please watch my video about this topic. https://youtu.be/QXDr3r7reow
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