Benefits of New Construction
If you’re buying new construction, chances are good the layout will lean to modern, with wide-open floor plans. Kitchens flow into family rooms so you can cook and oversee homework or watch the game. Rooms in new construction homes – especially bedrooms and bathrooms – tend to be larger and brighter, with lots of natural light.
You can choose your finishes. Selecting the cabinets, flooring and countertops to make the house “Your Home”. It may cost you a bit more, but adding your own personal touches may be worth it to you.
New appliances and home systems are more energy efficient. Plus more efficient insulation and windows create buttoned up homes that are less expensive to heat and cool than older models. All of that translates into lower utility bills.
Smart and healthy
“Smart” technology options allow you to automate internet, cable, speakers and even an alarm system. And new homes often use low- and zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and building materials, improving indoor air quality.
A newly built home requires less maintenance since everything from appliances to the HVAC system and roof are brand new. This means you can better predict monthly homeownership costs, since you’ll likely spend less to maintain your home. Warranties can protect your new home for years before you need to undertake any major repairs.
Buying new construction often means buying a lifestyle. Master or planned communities often include amenities like parks and community spaces that are close to schools and transit. The key is finding a builder who offers what you care about.
The median time to complete new construction – eight to nine months for single-family home. This often allows the buyer to feel less rushed and provides for a smoother move. If you need a home in a hurry, most builders have “spec” or “quick move in” homes in their communities to accommodate buyers who do not have the time to build. Also, a real estate agent who is familiar with the community may have insight to a resident who may be selling their home that was built a year or two ago.
New home prices are competitive with resale homes especially when you consider the home is NEW!