People buy new cars, new clothes, new smart devices, so why not purchase a home new? The easy answer is that they are in shorter supply than their older counterparts. Because of this, they can also be more expensive. But, that’s the worthy price of getting the opportunity to be the first to leave your mark on a new home. Here are a few reasons you should consider new home construction when looking for a home.
New construction homes tend to come with a warranty, which is more than you can say for older homes. How does this work? Put simply, the builder may provide a limited warranty for the entire home, or for specific things, such as the roof or flooring. If you notice any “manufacturing errors” in your home, the burden to fix it then falls onto the builder or developer. Remember to do a background check on the developers to ensure they are experienced and reputable. You don’t want them going out of business just before you need to make a claim.
The Energy Savings
Contractors tend to build new homes with green qualities in mind. These homes cost less to cool and heat due to well-placed windows and skylights, double-glazed or triple-gazed glass and high-quality insulation. Some homeowners would argue that this helps to reduce the cost of owning the home over time. For homes that come fitted with the basic appliances, you usually receive energy efficient and high-tech pieces.
New construction homes are not always the modern mansions you see in home improvement magazines, but they come close enough. Developers often include some luxurious inclusions in the design plan, such as spa-like bathrooms, high ceilings and shared community amenities. These are those finishing touches that help a home to appreciate in value, making it great for resale in the future.
New construction homes may not fit every budget or architectural preference. However, if you appreciate contemporary design and energy-saving features, this may make a great investment for you and your family.