Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes vs. Used
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 to purchase new homes to used houses:
1) Design Your Premier Dream Home to Your Specifications:
Don’t settle for someone else's design when you can select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring! Don’t you want to pick your desired bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that you love?
2) Select a Floorplan and Room Layout that Meets Your Needs:
Build your master suite your way! Choices are limitless- do you want a master bedroom on the first floor, massive his and her's walk-in closets, high ceilings, and a glamorous master bath? What about a fireplace in the sitting room or French doors in your suite opening to the pool? Your choices are limitless when you design your own layout!
3) New Warranty:
A used home more than likely has products that may soon need replacing. Your new home will have all new products with all new warranties. Consider the costs involved to replace a roof, appliances, cabinets, countertops or a water heater on a used home. You can chose the latest designs and building materials that will provide you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement or expired warranties.
4) Energy and Cost Savings:
Today's new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. If you are considering a home built ten or twenty years ago, you can ultimately save money in your energy bill when your new construction home will have double or even triple-pane windows, better insulation, and new energy efficient appliances.
5) Comfort and Indoor Air Quality:
Today's new homes meet stringent energy standards and codes that were not previously established. They combine high-performance energy efficiency with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration.
6) Low Maintenance:
Consider the benefit of purchasing a new car today versus a car that is fifteen or twenty years old. The cars of today are much more reliable. So are homes. Today's new homes have open floorplans and high ceilings that reflect the way we live today. They are also built with cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance designed to work together.
7) Community Amenities:
Many new homes are built in a lavishly planned community with resort-style community centers, pools and clubhouses. Many new home communities also feature hiking trails, protected open lands and some of the best new schools and shopping near or within your new home community.
8) Advanced Technology and Design:
It is possible to replace all of the single-pane windows with today's high-performance windows or add insulation. It’s also possible to replace all the dated appliances, cabinets and countertops in a used home. However, it is costly and you still won’t have the high ceilings or the new floorplan that new homes offer.
New homes will have state-of-the-art circuit breakers which include things like an electric garage door opener with infrared beams that stop if a danger is evident, such as a toddler, or high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners with the latest environmentally-friendly coolants. Also, your cabinets, carpets and paints will have fewer volatile organic compounds!
10) That New Home Feel:
Nothing compares to the feeling of walking into a brand new home. You choose the color of your appliances, style of cabinets, and dream floorplan. You will create your own dreams, not modify someone else’s.
When was the last time you visited a car dealer and paid more for a used car than a new car? New homes offer the latest designs, style, comfort, and quality. Why not let us help you enjoy your home without the worries of on-going repairs?