You walk into a new construction community and you are immediately overwhelmed with excitement and possibility. You explore the community and everything checks out. The house is exactly what you’ve wanted, the curb appeal is charming, and the smiling salesperson is so friendly. Everything just seems right.
As a Realtor, I show a lot of homes to potential buyers. Even when the buyer absolutely loves the home, there is always something that they would change. They may not like the color of the carpet, backsplash, or walls.
When you build a new home, you can build it the way that you want it. This is probably the most attractive reason to buy a new home.
When I show homes to people, sometimes they have very specific requirements. However, over time, I’ve learned that they specific requirements are actually very common. For instance, when I help move down buyers, all of them one a single story. When I help growing families, many of them want a bedroom on the first floor, in order to take care of an aging parent. I’ve also noticed that parents with small children always want at least one bathtub in the home. And everyone who cooks, wants an open kitchen where they can be with their friends and family while taking care of meals.
When buying new construction, you can make all of this possible. If you want a downstairs master bedroom, with a fireplace, and a his and hers walk-in closet… You can have it!
When you buy a resale home, things do break down. When you buy a new home, not only is everything brand new, it’s all under warranty. So you have peace of mind and low maintenance fees.
Homes built these days are constructed with energy bills in mind. Many of them are built with Solar already installed and if they don’t have solar, they are built with Energy Star products, double pained windows, and spray foam insulation. All of these will save you thousands in utility bills down the road.
HIGHER INDOOR QUALITY
Homes built today must meet stringent ventilation requirements. So they end up being more energy efficient, but also safer. The indoor air quality is much higher, so the production of airborne allergens is lower.
Today, homes are built with the most cutting-edge technology around. Better technology means more precise measurements and architecture — Both of which contribute to less maintenance down the road.
Most new home communities have lots of amenities to offer. They include everything from Tot Lots, to playgrounds, to pools. New homes also tend to include Homeowner’s Associations (HOA’s) — And although some of these associations come at a monthly fee, you can ensure that your community stays beautiful for years to come and that your home’s value stays on the rise.
A new home community is often gated, but safety features come with the house as well. For instance, many new homes come readily equipped with alarm systems. They also have infrared garage door openers that stop when a tricycle is nearby. Some new homes also have state of the art air coolants, which means higher air quality for your family.
We are experiencing a shortage of homes right now. People are living longer and move down buyers are opting for aging in place solutions. This means that millennials and first time home buyers have fewer choices when it comes to buying a home.
THE NEW HOME FEEL
One of the most attractive features of buying a new home is that it’s yours, and only yours. No one else has lived there before you, cooked on your stove, or slept in your bedroom. Understandably, that new home feel appeals to a lot of people.