We are often asked the question “Why should I build a new home when there are resale homes on the market right now that look like a great deal?” Here are a few of the advantages that folks can realize when building a new home.
- When shopping for a resale, did you ever find the right house, but didn’t like the location, or you found a great neighborhood, but the design or features in the house just didn’t suit? When you build your house, you get to decide on the location and the design & features in your home. Also, new homes are generally built in areas of expansion rather than of decline which may help your future resale value.
- Peace of Mind is often a by-product of building a new home. There is always routine general maintenance for your house, however the necessity for significant repairs should be minimal. A new home builder should provide a long term major structural warranty, in addition to warranties on the appliances, heating and cooling systems, etc. Also, because everything in the house is brand new, unlike existing homes, you do not have to worry about how the house was used by prior owners.
- Energy efficiency is another advantage of building a new home versus buying a resale. Older homes are often times less efficient that newer homes, which will result in higher operating costs and a larger carbon footprint. When building a home, you have input in insulation levels, energy conservation features, energy star equipment, product selection, and more which will all help the environment and save money over time.
- You get what you want. You have the opportunity to have a house built to meet your current and future needs. The end product is a reflection of you and it can be very satisfying to go from the drawing board to the finished product and to turn a house into a home exactly how you want it.