Choosing to purchase a new home comes with a lot of great benefits. You have greater freedom to tailor the home to your personal needs and tastes, and when you get the keys, you can simply settle in and relax rather than diving right into the first project on your to-do list. Here are just a few of the reasons many home buyers prefer purchasing new construction.
Nothing beats being able to put your personal touches on a home from the very beginning. Buyers who purchase homes in the construction phase can make sure that they have everything they need or want, whether that’s a spa-style bathroom, an extra bedroom suite, or a spacious kitchen that opens into the dining area for easy entertaining. When you help to shape your home from the start, you won’t have to compromise any of your favorite things.
Suited to a Modern Lifestyle
Because construction practices evolve over time, you are more likely to find the features you want in a newer home, even if you purchase it after construction has been completed. Older homes often have much smaller closets and kitchens, for example, while newer homes are more likely to include walk-in closets, open kitchens, large master bathrooms, and other modern features we have learned to love.
New homes have the latest models of windows, doors, and insulation, to name just a few. They also come with newer, more efficient appliances and fixtures than resale homes. As a result, new homes tend to be approximately 30% more energy efficient than typical resale homes.
With all new appliances, fixtures, plumbing, and HVAC, you shouldn’t have to worry about repairs for quite some time. A quality homebuilder will also provide a warranty on new construction, so if any problems do arise, they should be taken care of for you. Be sure to inquire with any builder you consider working with about what type of warranty program they offer, and make sure you fully understand its terms so you can get any problems addressed quickly and painlessly.
The Latest and Greatest
One of the nicest things about purchasing a brand new home is that it comes with the latest technology. A new home can include features such as USB outlets for easy charging of your mobile devices, speaker systems, Internet wiring and ways to turn lights, air or heat on from remote sites. Often, the builder will have the newest options available for you to review. If not, when you are building your new home is the perfect time to research and determine what features you want.
Over time, we get smarter about how to make homes safer. Newer homes often incorporate enhanced safety features such as state-of-the-art security systems, hard-wired smoke alarms, and fire-retardant carpeting and insulation. You also won’t have to worry about outdated materials like lead paint or asbestos, which continue to pose health hazards in many older homes.
A new home builder may work in partnership with a mortgage company to provide more attractive lending terms to their buyers. For example, you may be able to have some of your closing costs covered or an option for reduced payments over a period of time. Be sure to ask any builder you are considering about special financing terms they may offer.
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