One of the biggest questions homebuyers face is whether to buy a new construction home or existing home. If you’re mulling over whether to buy a new or existing home, consider these potential advantages of buying new.
Lower Maintenance Costs
As the name implies, everything is brand new in a new construction home: appliances, wiring, plumbing, roof, everything. New home buyers don’t worry about typical repairs and replacement costs that some existing homeowners face for many years. Likewise, new construction homes use cutting-edge building materials to minimize the amount of required maintenance. This will make it easier to budget for monthly homeownership costs. And, if you do need some maintenance completed on your new home, your builder warranty can cover those costs.
While everything in a new construction home is completely new, sometimes issues may arise. The builder’s warranty will cover any necessary repairs for the first year of the home. Any repair occurring during that warranty period won’t hit your wallet.
New construction homes benefit from the recent advances green technology making them more energy-efficient than existing homes. Our homes are NGBS-certified and pre-wired for solar panels. We also include BIB insulation with advanced air sealing techniques that help keep your home cool during the summer and warm in the winter, Energy Star-certified appliances, tankless water heaters, and low HERs (Home Energy Rating) scores, which means our homes are 40% or more energy efficient than a standard built home.
Built with today’s lifestyles in mind, new homes often have open-concept layouts, wiring for high-speed internet, security systems and entertainment centers. New home buyers can take advantage of built-in wiring in every room and the ability to easily integrate smart technology features to automate their home.