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Should You Buy A New Home or A Used Home?

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized | Posted: December 28, 2015

Are you on the fence about whether a new home is right for you?  When considering New vs. Used, there are considerable advantages to buying a brand new home that you need to consider. happy family 1228

Customization: You can have input on your homes design and product selections.  You don’t have to settle for someone else’s choices when you can select your own cabinetry, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring.  Your home will reflect your own personal style, not someone’s (outdated) taste.

Maintenance: For those of you who like to relax and do fun things with your friends and family, new homes are the obvious choice.  Your home will be built with modern systems and components that require less upkeep and maintenance and are engineered to work together seamlessly.  A used home will most likely have used products with expired warranties.  The unplanned replacement of a roof, appliances or water heater can set you back at the most undesirable time.

Energy Savings: Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built even 10 to 20 years ago.  You can expect to save on heating and cooling bills by buying a state-of-the-art home.  Your new home will also be healthier, with low-emitting products and paints and the latest ventilation and air filtration equipment that provides superior indoor air quality.  When you factor in the maintenance and energy savings of new vs. used, a newly built home may cost less than a used home.

Safety: New home construction continues to make improvements in the products used.  Aluminum wiring is found in older homes, which can be prone to causing fires. Copper wiring has replaced it, and GFI and AFI electrical circuits are now required by todays building codes.  Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are now hard-wired with a battery backup.  New homes have been properly permitted and inspected by true trades professionals and officials with a fresh certificate of occupancy.

Finally, let’s talk Comfort.  New home plans are designed around your lifestyle.  Whether you’re a growing family or ready to downsize, an experienced home builder will have the floor plan to suit your needs.  Walk-in showers and dedicated laundry rooms are a few of the modern amenities you can expect in a custom built home.

In almost every aspect of the home buying process, new home construction has advantages.