For New Homes Guide, February is the month we encourage our readers to embrace our ‘New Year, New Home, New Markets’ mentality. With the hustle and bustle of 2014’s first month behind us, February allows us to think clearly about the big decisions left to make in the remainder of the year – such as looking to invest in a home.
For those out there considering becoming home buyers in 2014, we know the first important question to answer is: Should I buy a new home or a resale home? Depending on your financial situation, it can be a tough decision. But the debate between new and resale doesn’t always come down to the money.
In this two-part blog post, we will share with our readers the top 10 benefits of investing in a new home over a resale.
1. Design the Dream Home You’ve Always Wanted
Your new home should reflect your style and meet your needs. A house is a big investment, why settle for something that’s not exactly what you want? From the bath and kitchen fixtures, to the cabinets, countertops, carpeting, and appliances, you can choose it all. Many homebuilders allow and encourage buyers to help design the property, which helps the buyer create a living space unique to their tastes.
2. Floorplans & Layouts To Fit Your Lifestyle
The perfect floorplan & layout of your home goes back to the dream home mentality. Have you always wanted a giant walk-in closet? Done. A fireplace in the master bedroom? All yours. Do you prefer sliding French doors? You got it. High ceilings? That’s a must. All of your requirements can be met when you design your brand new home the way you have always pictured it.
3. Brand New & Under Warranty
When purchasing a resale home, you get with it used products and appliances that may soon need replacing. Your brand new home – on the other hand – will be new from top to bottom. The products and appliances that make up your new home will likely come with warranties that will offer you years of comfort and peace of mind. Also, some builders offer to take care of necessary repair work in a new home for at least the first year.
4. Energy Savings = Cost Savings
Homes built today are more energy efficient than ever and that helps to reduce utility bills for new-home buyers.
5. Low Maintenance, Fewer Repairs
New homes built today are designed to hold up better than those built in the past. Today’s new homes are engineered to minimize maintenance requirements because builders look to make things as easy as possible for homeowners.
Check back soon for the rest of our list!
What are some of the reasons you think new homes are a great investment?