3 benefits of buying a new construction home

Kevin Guerrero
Published on August 8, 2018

3 benefits of buying a new construction home

Look at three or four resale homes during your house hunt and you’ll start getting the feeling that, should you purchase one of them, you will be buying someone else’s poor design ideas, lousy home maintenance and lack of cleanliness. Certainly not in every case, but if you are averse to remodeling or making minor updates, a new construction home may be for you.

New construction homes typically sell for more $ per square foot, but the extra money is can be worth the extras that come along with a new house. Let’s take a look at three reasons you may want to choose a new home over a resale.

1. Energy Efficiency

It’s a fact that energy efficient features lower your monthly utility bills. Many of today’s new homes are rated by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), which assigns each home a score. This score is readily available to homebuyers to use when comparing the energy efficiency of homes.

In addition to the money-saving aspect an energy-efficient home provides, resale values are higher. According to Zillow’s Housing Trends Report, nearly half of homebuyers say that energy efficiency is a desirable feature in a home.

In fact, according to another major real estate conglomerate’s studies, homes with energy efficient features sell for 7 percent more than homes that lack these features.

2. Fewer Headaches

Why purchase a home that needs new paint, carpet, cabinets, appliances and flooring? In a new construction home everything is new. Everything is clean. No nasty grease smells, pet odors, scuffed up baseboards or well-worn floors.

Shoddy home maintenance isn’t a concern either because the home is brand new. And most homebuilders will provide at least a one-year home warranty. That kind of peace of mind is priceless. (Although even for resale homes, we provide all Buyers a 14-month home warranty from Blue Ribbon)

3. The Opportunity to Customize

The ability to take a blank slate and impose one’s personal tastes onto it is the biggest reason many buyers choose a new home over an existing one.

Some of the customization features that you may be able to choose include:

  • Location – often, you’ll pick which lot in the community you want to live on.
  • Flow – if you purchase before the home is built you may be able to dictate where the bathroom is located or ask that the laundry room be built upstairs instead of downstairs.
  • Design features – from wall color to flooring to cabinetry, you’ll be making a lot of personalized decision when you purchase a new home.

Buying a newly constructed home is a buyer-centered experience. As experienced new home buyer representatives, we are happy to walk you through every step of the process to ensure you get the home of your dreams.

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The above post “3 benefits of buying a newly-constructed home” was provided by Kevin Guerrero of Keller Williams Clients’ Choice Realty. To find out more about Kevin and Keller Williams check out the ABOUT US page. You can check out my Zillow Reviews too. To get a complimentary home valuation click HERE.

 

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