When you’re thinking about buying a home you should consider looking into a new home as an option. There are many advantages that smart home buyers will discover when they look into new homes as an option. Here are seven reasons why I think a new home is a smart choice.
When you purchase a new home, often it can be completely customized for your family’s needs. If you want all-white cabinets, or you dream of a sunroom you can add them easily while the home is being built. If you have a dream home in mind you could spend months trying to find it in the resale market, or you can find a new home community and build your perfect home.
- Energy Efficiency
Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. Why settle for drafty, energy-wasting single-pane windows in a used home? Many new homes offer double or even triple-pane windows. Special window coatings and inert gases between the layers of glass are often available, saving you even more energy and money in both heating and cooling season. The heating and cooling systems are updated and all of the insulation meets current environmental standards. This will help you as the home owner save money over the life of your home.
- Fewer Repairs and Maintenance
Let’s face it it’s not fun to spend time and money on repairs. One of the most popular things about buying a new home is the low maintenance and few repairs because things are brand new. And if something does need fixing it might be under warranty – that could mean some serious savings.
One overlooked aspect of buying a new home is that it can be safer than an older home. New homes feature the latest building materials that meet government standards and you can have security items installed easily without being noticeable in the decor of the home. These homes are free of lead paint, asbestos, and have safer design features.
- More time For “Want to Do” Not “Honey Do”
I love this suggestion from “The Inspired Room” where the author talks about a new home giving her family the freedom of having only a “want to do” list instead of a “must do” for repairs and customization of the home. She was able to use her time to do fun home projects making her new home uniquely her’s.
- Layouts that Work for Your Family
For the last decade one of the most lasting home trends has been open concept living where the family room, kitchen, and dining areas are open. New home builders follow these trends so you can have a home that is ready for entertaining from the moment you move in. Also popular is having the laundry room upstairs, downstairs master bedroom suites, and third floor media rooms. There are a ton of Rose & Womble new homes that have these as options or standard features.
This might seem like a myth, but when you consider lower maintenance and large project costs, plus so many builder incentives buying a new home could be less expensive over time than if you purchased an existing home. With a new home you don’t have to worry about the roof, plumbing, or structure.Yes a new home is a smart option for home buyers.