The appeal of new construction may seem obvious at first--who wouldn’t want to be the first to live in a new home? Where else will you find that pristine feeling that only comes with fresh paint, spotless floors, and walls with nary a finger print on them?
While the benefits may seem obvious, there is more to new construction than meets the eye. Read on for more reasons to consider purchasing a new construction for your next move.
Reasons to Purchase New Construction
- NO SCARY SURPRISES Moving into a resale home always comes with an element of the unknown. Even if you got a home inspection, people make mistakes, and some issues don’t manifest until it’s too late.
- THAT NEW HOME FEEL Taking those first steps into your new home after closing is like scooping into a fresh jar of peanut butter… like crunching through the first winter snow… like peeling the contact paper off of a new TV. You just can’t get that same feeling from a resale purchase.
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY Older homes get drafty and have outdated appliances. New homes are built with your power bill in mind. Not to mention the latest safety and environmental regulations.
- WARRANTIES, WARRANTIES, WARRANTIES! Appliances, water heaters, roofs, and even furnaces in new homes tend to have valid warranties still in effect, saving you repair costs down the road.
- YOUR CHOICE Choose everything from cabinets, countertops, flooring, paint, upgrades, and appliances. Sure, you can renovate all these elements in a resale home, but likely at a greater cost than if you purchased new.
- AMENITIES Many new construction homes are part of pre-planned communities that feature pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, and more.
If you decide that new construction is right for you, there are some important things to consider before making the purchase.
- RESEARCH THE BUILDER No matter where you plan on buying, look up the builder to make sure that their work is reputable. Comb through their website, seek out homeowners that have purchased homes built by that builder, and speak with your realtor about the builder’s reputation.
- HAVE AN AGENT Especially during your first walkthrough, a skilled agent will know all about new construction in’s and out’s, as well as why to (or not to) buy in a certain area.
- DO AN INSPECTION Just because no one has lived in the home before doesn’t mean that the home isn’t without its flaws. A thorough inspection ensures that you aren’t taken off guard should problems arise.
Now you know a bit more about new construction--the benefits, what to look out for, and next steps once you decide that purchasing new construction is right for you. Take a look around! We have several new construction properties available, as well as land lots available for development. We'll even connect you with a reputable builder!
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