A home is usually the largest investment that a person makes in their lifetime and today building a new home offers more benefits than ever before! Here’s a quick list of reasons why so many home buyers prefer to build a new home versus buying an existing home.
Design the Home Your Way
Why settle for someone else’s dream when you can select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring and more? A new home will reflect your style, not someone else’s. The chances of finding a house already built that is exactly what you’re looking for is very slim. Not to mention, designs are constantly changing and an older existing home may not be suitable for the way we live today. New homes have floor plans designed to fit your lifestyle whether you are downsizing or expanding your family.
All New and Under Warranty
An existing home likely has products that may soon need replacing (new roof, HVAC, appliances, etc.) A new home and all of its products are brand new and under warranty. Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement. When you buy an existing home you may settle for not exactly what you want and you will most likely end up remodeling within 3 years, adding more costs to what you thought was a good deal at the time. In addition, remodeling will take time and add major disruptions to family life. And let’s face it, who really wants to work on household renovations every weekend? When you build your home everything is new so there is no need to have an endless to-do list.
Energy and Cost Savings
New homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago and energy standards have changed drastically over recent years. New homes have energy efficient windows, better control of air filtration, modern heating and cooling systems, and latest appliances and features. By building a new home you ensure that your house will be built with materials that will save you money each month.
Peace of Mind
A major advantage to building a new home is that you can have peace of mind knowing you are safe in your home. All of the materials, building methods and appliances are brand new and that your home is being built in accordance to the most up to date safety codes. When buying an existing house there is always an uncertainty of the condition of the foundation, structural integrity, quality of the materials used, etc.