The 7 Advantages of Buying a New Construction Home
Are you debating between purchasing a new construction home and purchasing an older home? Today’s new construction homes have more benefits than ever before, making many buyers lean toward building their own new home rather than purchasing a pre-loved home.
Here’s a list of the top seven advantages of buying a new construction home.
#1: You Design It
You don’t have to settle for someone else’s floor choices, wall colors or countertops when you purchase a new construction home. You can select your favorite countertops, cabinets, kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options in your home that you’ll love.
#2: You Choose the Floor Plan
Want a traditional style home? Or, an open concept floor plan? It’s yours for the choosing. You can put in a massive laundry room, walk-in closets, a rooftop deck, a luxury master bathroom and anything else you’d like in your floor plan. If you want a grand fireplace in your living room, you can make it happen with a new construction home.
#3: Everything is New & Under Warranty
When you purchase an older home, chances are there are older appliances, fixtures and other products in the home that have out lived their warranty and might need to be replaced, costing you valuable time and money. You may even find yourself replacing large things like the roof, countertops, water heater or appliances – all of which are expensive to replace. Your new home will have all updated features and all will be under warranty giving you years of use.
#4: Energy Costs
New homes are more energy efficient than older homes. New homes often offer double or even triple-pane windows with special window coatings and inert gases between the layers of the glass, saving you energy and money during the cooling and heating seasons. Older homes often don’t have the energy efficient equipment that new homes do, making energy bills higher.
In a new construction home you can have electric garage door openers with safety infrared beams that will prevent the door closing on your child riding their bicycle in the driveway. You can have high efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that use “green” coolants. The paint, carpet and cabinets in your home can have fewer volatile organic compounds so that your family can breathe cleaner air in your home. The choice is yours.
#6: Community Amenities
New construction homes are often built within master-planned communities with amenities such as a pool, fitness center, clubhouses and hiking trails. Many of these resort-style communities also have new schools and shopping either near or inside the community giving you access to all the things you need.
#7: The New Home Feel
An older home sometimes feels like it isn’t yours, it reflects the previous owner’s tastes. New construction homes have style, comfort and quality that are all yours. You don’t have to do any work to your new home and can easily move in and begin life in your new home. Your new home is your masterpiece that you have created from scratch.
Whether you’re in search of a new construction home or prefer to find a pre-loved home in one of the Bay Area’s historic neighborhoods, we can help. Connect with us today to learn more.