To buy new or to not buy new? That seems to be the question on everyone's mind when they begin the search for their new home. When you consider the benefits that come with newly built houses, it's easy to understand why this route is a popular choice. By purchasing new, you enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your house won't come with issues that can come with existing properties. However, the benefits of buying new versus old all depend on a buyer's individual needs and preferences. Below are a few points on why buying a new construction home could be the way to go.
New construction homes are more efficient.
Newly built homes are up to 30% more efficient than homes built just 10 years ago. Since they are built with new construction materials, new homes typically mean lower utility bills, due to greater energy efficiency.
The savings can add up quickly when you buy a new built, energy-efficient home.
With newly built homes you can save 3,449 KWH a year on average. That's enough to power your coffee maker for 32 years or your TV for 11 years!
New home owners are more likely to host more gatherings.
Builders are responding to today’s home buyer preferences with layouts featuring more open spaces and rooms that flow into each other more efficiently, allowing homeowners to host more gatherings. With these new open-concept layouts, homeowners are more likely to host parties than homeowners in an older home.
You will have more "needed" space with a new home.
Did you know that newly built homes offer high ceilings, 3x the closet space, and twice the bathroom space?
Buying new allows you to move in and start living the life you want right away!
For those who choose to purchase a used home, the initial excitement is quickly replaced by stress, costly repairs, and constant maintenance.
Used homes cost more than you think.
When costly repairs come around with a used home, you can end up spending a lot more out of pocket than you anticipated. A new roof cost on average $15,000 and a new HVAC System can cost around $5,000.
A fresh, clean slate.
For some buyers, parking their car in a brand-new, clean garage or being the first to cook a dinner in a untouched kitchen is part of the appeal of new construction homes.
Buying a new construction home could allow you to be protected by a new home warranty. Buy a home from Genesis Homes and you receive a 2-10 Home Warranty to protect you from unmanageable expenses related to the repair and replacement of costly systems and appliances.