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Purchasing a home is a huge step and is full of decisions. Nearly everyone considers school district, price point, bedrooms, bathrooms, deed restrictions but few actually consider the differences between purchasing an existing home versus new construction.  The differences are significant.

When deciding if new homes should be a consideration for you next move consider the following 5 benefits to purchasing new construction.

Design preferences: Buying new construction allows you to decide what’s right for you. You don’t have to live with someone else’s choices. Building allows you to make flooring, cabinets, countertops and appliance choices. You can add special design touches that make the house your own, distinctive lighting, an eye catching backsplash. While some suggest that new construction doesn’t have character. I contend that it’s entirely your character and after all, that’s what matters.

  1. New Homes save Money: Like new products new homes have warranties. Appliances as well as the components of the house are warranted. The air conditioner that fails after 6 months is covered under warranty, just as the roof and foundation are. Having warranties can assure the new home buyer that there will be no major repairs of system failures that are not budgeted in the foreseeable future.
  2. Layout & Function: If a massive walk in closet is a must have, buying new may be the answer. Depending on the builder and the stage of construction when you sign the contract the more flexibility you have in design. You can get the oversized kitchen island you’ve dreamed of without doing a remodel. Most buyers find that there are fewer compromises when buying new construction.
  3. New Homes are Green Homes: There is a direct correlation between the age of a home and energy efficiency. Advances in energy efficiency are happing at rapid speed that new home builders know that green is better. Most new homes have high efficiency windows, better insulation and energy efficiency HVAC systems. Energy efficiency translates into more green in your pocket.
  4. Community Amenities: Today’s master planned communities provide residents with many resources that can transform a new home development into neighborhood of people pursuing a similar lifestyle. Amenities available range from pools to hiking trails to fitne5 Rss centers and schools in walking distance. The abundance of new home communities allow you to choose the one that’s right for your lifestyle.

Terry Roberts
Broker
RE/MAX Landmark

 

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