Why Buy a New Home Rather Than One That’s Pre-Owned?
Many homebuyers wrestle with the decision of whether to buy a new home or one that’s pre-owned. There was a time when this decision was more difficult to make because the features were similar. However, new building materials and construction techniques have created financial and lifestyle advantages, making the new home purchase a far superior choice.
Remodeling older homes to make them more energy efficient but they will never be as effective as a new construction home. Most new homebuilders employ an independent third party to inspected and certify energy efficiency.
From industry-leading HVAC systems and radiant barrier roof decking to high performance windows and superior thermal, water, and gas systems, the tight construction practices ensure that a new home is far more energy efficient than other homes built even just a few years ago. These huge advancements in building science, systems, and materials provide homeowners with the peace of mind of knowing they’ve made a sound investments for years to come.
Fresh Architectural Designs
Some pre-owned homes simply look dated. Most new home are designed for today’s families and their changing lifestyles. With a new home, buyers can enjoy the most current advancements in technology, appliances, floor plans, and on-trend design accents.
Lower Costs of Ownership
New homes have almost no maintenance requirements for many years after they are constructed and anything that might surface is covered by the builder’s warranty and service agreements. Pre-owned homes do not enjoy this advantage and often these simple maintenance tasks are overwhelming. Included in the purchase price of every home, new homebuilders offer three types of warranties that can take care of anything which might arise in the near and long-term future: A one-year warranty for functional (windows and doors); A two-year warranty for mechanical systems and a 10-year structural warranty.
Older homes are also in constant need of painting, flooring replacement, kitchen appliance replacement, plumbing and other expensive updates. With a new home, you can enjoy the benefit of all new materials.
Personalization of a New Home
With a new home, you can make it your own! Unlike a pre-owned home, which might have been designed for a completely different family from yours, a new home allows the buyer to choose the perfect floor plan and add options that accommodate the individual needs of their family. Customized colors, finish-work and other personal touches are just some of the options available.
The Workmanship is Better
You’ve probably heard the phrase: They don’t make ‘em like they used to. This is true. Quality homebuilders make ‘em BETTER than they used to! Consumers have learned that they can enjoy the best materials, products and workmanship. Construction methods have also advanced dramatically to deliver homes that are both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
All of these benefits make it an easy decision to buy a new home!