Advantages to Purchasing a New Home
If you are considering purchasing a home, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or have previously owned a home, one of your important decisions is whether you want to purchase a newly constructed home that has never been occupied.
Some of the advantages of a newly constructed home are:
There may be less upkeep with a new home. Since there have been vast improvements in the durability and quality of building materials, the owner of a new home will spend less time on maintenance and repair. Do-it-yourself maintenance is not for everyone, due to both skills and time constraints, and professional home repairs are expensive. When purchasing a newly constructed home, there will be no worries about replacing old carpeting or counter tops, aging appliance or roofs. New homes also come with a builder’s warranty, covering everything inside and out.
- Floor Plan Reflecting Today’s Lifestyles
Today’s homes have larger kitchens with the latest state-of-the-art appliances and equipment. Kitchens are often connected to a large family living area, allowing better family interaction. Rooms tend to be bigger and more open, with higher ceilings. Family rooms have built-in media options. Closets are spacious, with built-in storage systems.
- Think GREEN
A newly constructed home will probably offer many more “green” amenities and options for greater energy efficiency and family health. Today’s materials effectively reduce energy costs through such things as better insulation, window options, and tankless water heaters. Many of these efficiencies result in significant savings in utility bills. Better indoor air filtration systems can provide cleaner indoor air. Moreover, new homes are subject to stringent building codes with the latest in safety requirements for such things as wiring and non-toxic building materials. And other up-to-date options such as solar panels can be included so that your new home is cost-effective and environmentally sound.
Depending on the stage of construction of the new home, buyers often have the ability to make changes to the plan; give input on interior selections such as color, fixtures, floor coverings, and appliances; and customize the home to their personal and family lifestyle.
- Wiring and Technology
New homes often include wiring for sound systems; home offices; “smart” systems for temperature, lighting, entertainment, and security; and more electrical outlets, cable jacks, and electronic equipment ports for easy connection.
- Community Amenities
Newer communities often offer a neighborhood with carefully planned green space, walking trails and common areas, children’s play areas, shared community center buildings, and even tennis courts, golf courses, and swimming pools for residents. These amenities enable homeowners to interact and get to know one another, adding to the overall quality of life.