The Benefits of Buying New Construction
New home construction is on the rise, much like the rest of the real estate industry! Today’s new homes offer more than ever. When home buyers buy a brand new home, they get the best of both worlds—all the traditional value you expect in a home, plus the advantages that only a newly built home can provide.
Today's new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here's a quick list of the Top 10 reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes to used houses:
1. Design the dream house
Why settle for someone else's choices when the home owner can select their favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? They can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that they love. Their home will reflect their style, not someone else's taste. They get to enjoy the process of designing their dream house by being able to choose a floorplan and room layout that fits their needs. If they want a master bedroom on the first floor with massive his and her's walk-in closets. Done! High ceilings and a luxurious, resort-style master bath? Perhaps they would like a sitting room with a fireplace in their suite or French doors that open to their private patio or the pool? It's easy, when they are able to build their master suite their way.
2. Get to enjoy the house from the start
When moving into a previously owned house there are things that will need to be replaced or remodeled right away, like old appliances, fixtures, carpet, and paint. Since new homes don't come with an instant to-do list, the home owner is able to spend their time enjoying their home. Moving into a newly built home also deals with much less maintenance.
3. All new, under warranty
A used home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. A new home -- and the products that comprise it -- are brand-new and under warranty from roof to floor. What's the cost to replace a roof, appliances, countertops or a water heater on a used home? Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and building materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement.
4. Energy and cost savings- Start green
New homes allow home buyer to make decisions that will save money, and are environmentally friendly from the start. Today's new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. Versus homes built ten or 20 years ago. Most used homes have 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, helping to save even more energy and money in both heating and cooling season.
5. Low maintenance
Today's homes are made of cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance, and the latest building systems and components are designed and engineered to work together. These products will require a lot less upkeep in the long run.
6. Feeling of safety
Newly built homes are built with the latest safety codes right from the start. Such as, electric garage door openers with infrared beams that stop if a child, animal or toy are too near. High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that use the latest environmentally-friendly coolants. They also boast other safety features , like hard-wired smoke detectors and state of the art circuit breakers.
7. Community amenities
Many new homes are built in luxurious communities with resort-style ammenities which includes pools, club houses fitness centers and other recreation areas that add to the experience of living in their new house.
8. All new appliances
A newly built homes comes with a brand new oven/s, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, ...etc. Having all new appliances is a nice knowing that no one has ever used them before. They are brand new for the home owner to enjoy.
9. More options for financing
New home developers often have their own mortgage or financing options. This gives the home buyer more lending choices. Home buyers may also find developing communities that are offering a discount special or price cut if you move within a certain time frame.
10. That new home feeling
A used home was someone else's dream. It reflects their choices and family memories.New homes offer the latest designs, style, comfort and quality. They provide a care-free lifestyle so that the home owner can enjoy their home, not work on it.
If you would like more information on your local real estate market, or are first time home buyer not working with a Realtor and would like to schedule a consultation with a qualified Oakland County and Macomb County Realtor, please complete the Lang Premier Properties contact form to have a real estate agent contact you.
Ben Lang is a Birmingham Realtor specializing in Oakland County Real Estate. Ben is an agent with Max Broock in Birmingham, Michigan. See what past clients have to say about Ben Lang. Lang Premier Properties looks out for your best interests when you purchase a new custom luxury home. We always recommend working with an experienced luxury real estate agent when buying a new luxury estate.