While some homebuyers may be hesitant to build a home in a brand new neighborhood, there are plenty of reasons to get in on the newest residential developments going up around the Des Moines metro. The area is currently experiencing unprecedented growth, and the boom in development offers homebuyers exciting new opportunities.
1. Choice of Lots
When you buy a home in a new neighborhood, getting in on the early stages allows you greater freedom when choosing the lot on which your home will sit. You are able to choose a site that’s farther from the busier roads, closer to the park or school, or can accommodate a walkout basement, for example.
Buying new construction provides you the flexibility to customize aspects of your new home as it’s built—or even build an entirely custom home from the ground up! Everything from the style, floor plan, and landscaping down to the finest details can be tailored to your family’s needs and tastes.
3. Modern Home
Modern homes have the latest technology in insulation, windows, heating, cooling, and plumbing, making them more efficient than older homes. In fact, the Residential Energy Services Network reports that a standard new home is 30% more energy-efficient than the typical resale home.
In addition to being more efficient, new homes are built with the latest design trends in mind. So, even if you’re not building a custom home, newly constructed homes tend to have desirable elements that are lacking in older homes, such as walk-in closets, large master suites, and open kitchens.
4. Modern Neighborhood
A newly built neighborhood is more likely to have attractive features that modern homebuyers are looking for. Current trends include incorporating more green space into neighborhoods, greater attention to environmental impact, and providing easy access to local amenities.
5. Choice Locations
Any time you buy a home, whether it’s been standing for a hundred years or will be custom built just for your family, it’s essential to research the neighborhood you’re considering. While, certainly, not all new developments are in ideal locations, there are some very exciting new neighborhoods going up around the Des Moines metro right now. Several Des Moines suburbs as well as downtown are seeing surges in growth and prosperity, and developers are scrambling to keep up with demand in these hot areas. By getting into a new development while it’s still under construction, you can take advantage of new opportunities to secure a state-of-the-art new home in some of the metro’s most desirable locations. Here are just a few of the new neighborhoods being built right now:
- Pemberley Hills is a new luxury community in West Des Moines, a town whose high per-capita income, low unemployment rate, low cost of living, and kid friendliness are attracting many new residents. Located near Jordan Creek Town Center and in the excellent Waukee school district, Pemberley Hills has lots available for custom builds as well as completed homes for sale.
- Crosshaven is a conservation community in Johnston. Located close to Saylorville Lake and the Beaver Creek Recreational Area, Johnston is an ideal suburb for families who love to get out in nature while still having easy access to the perks of city life. Although most of the lots in this new neighborhood have already been sold, a few are still available, and there are both completed and in-progress homes currently for sale.
- The Banks at Bridge District is one of the most exciting new developments in Des Moines, offering new opportunities for home ownership in the vibrant downtown area. Nestled between the historic East Village and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, The Banks allows you to live in heart of Des Moines, where you’re always just steps away from great food, entertainment, art, and events, without sacrificing square footage, privacy, or luxury.
Are you ready to build your new custom home in one of the Des Moines metro’s outstanding new developments? Get in touch with Hubbell Homes today.