Advantages of Buying New
While owning a resale home holds great appeal for some,
more and more home buyers are choosing to build their new
dream home. Here a just a few reasons why your next home
may be brand new:
Ease of Maintenance
New homes don't require as much upkeep as an older home.
Many home buyers are finding they want to spend more time
on valuable weekends with family and friends than
performing home repair. And some home buyers just find they
don't have the necessary skills to perform do-it-yourself
maintenance and would prefer to live in a home that doesn't
require those skills.
Of great appeal to many a new home buyer is the thought of
making their home truly reflect their tastes and lifestyle.
From the moment they walk in the door, the home feels like
their own as they chose every paint color, cabinet,
countertop, carpet, plumbing and lighting fixture.
A community of new homes allows for the planned devlopment
of that community. Whether it be active adults, families
with young children or golf and tennis enthusiasts, new
home buyers know they'll immediately have something in
common with their neighbors when they move in.
Floor Plan for Today's Living
Buying a resale home typically means you're stuck with that
home's layout (as most don't have stacks of cash sitting
around for major renovation projects) that has a design
appropriate for 10, 20, even 50 years ago. Today's homes
reflect the changing lifestyles of home owners with
amenities like more open kitchens, cable jacks throughout
the house, more plentiful outlets, etc.
The materials used in today's home are far more effective
at reducing energy costs than resale homes. The savings
provided in utility bills can quickly offset the price of a
In addition to less energy efficient materials, older homes
can have hazardous materials like asbestos, lead-based
paint or faulty wiring contained within them. A new home is
subject to the current building codes that require more
stringent safety requirements regarding materials or severe
Retrofitting older homes with today's technology can be an
exercise in frustration and futility. They just weren't
designed with those items in mind (and to be fair, it's
hard to design for something that didn't exist at the
time). It's significantly easier to add wiring for surround
sound speakers or wired or wireless internet access to a
new home while it's being framed.
Warranties & Customer Service
New homes will often come with a complete warranty that
covers everything on the house, inside and out. While
warranties are available for resale homes, they're
typically for only for one year from the purchase date and
only cover specific items in the home. A new home can have
a much longer warranty and provide more options when
something goes wrong.
Thanks so much for your interest in Hendrickson Realty Group, it's Our Pleasure to Help You in Your New Home Purchase! Have a Great Day!
~Michelle Hendrickson, Broker/Owner~
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