It is no surprise that brand new homes have a higher cost than homes that are labeled as resale. However, you may be wondering whether or not investing in a new home construction versus a resale home is actually worth it.
Well, the first thing you should know is that people who purchase a new home construction are getting more than just a brand new home. They are also getting:
One of the things that many people love most about new home construction is home automation. Home automation refers to the automation of household features. This essentially means that you can easily control the utilities and features inside of your home via the internet. This helps make your life more convenient, secure, and can even save you money on your household bills. Home automation is a great feature because it can be difficult and expensive to add these systems to existing homes.
Another feature that accompanies new home construction is that you are able to get the most usable square footage inside of your new home. If you are still trying to decide if a new home construction is worth it there are a few other factors you should take into consideration.
Why New Home Construction is Worth it
1. A Home Designed Exactly How You Want
Investing in a new home construction gives you a completely blank canvas. There isn’t any hideous carpets that you have to rip up or terrible wallpaper you have change as soon as you move in. Working with a custom home builder will give you the chance to make your home exactly how you want it.
New home construction allows you to design a space that fits your style.
2. Modern Designs and Floor Plans
Homes that have been previously owned can sometimes be dark and choppy, leading you down a maze of rooms, leaving you to worry about what walls you will have to knock down. Instead, a new home is bright and welcoming from the moment you step through the front door.
New homes typically have an open floor plan, with tall ceilings that allow the home to feel spacious, something that isn’t always easy to find in existing homes. These homes are typically a maze of smaller rooms and if you want an open floor plan you’ll have to then deal with knocking down walls and other renovations.
New home construction is also thoughtfully designed for the way you want to live. If you want a kitchen with a large island, or a living room that fits your entire family perfectly then you can have them without question!
3. New Home Warranty
Similarly to when you purchase a new car, new home construction (and all the appliances and fixtures inside of it) often come with a warranty. This allows you to buy your home with confidence and that any issues that may occur are covered. When it comes to a pre-owned home you may not be aware of any hidden defects or problems and when they are discovered you are left to pay for the repairs.
New home construction warranties give you one less thing to worry about during the home buying process.
4. Low Cost Maintenance
Custom homes come with a huge financial benefit, low maintenance costs. Because the plumbing, appliances, heating, and air are all brand new, you don’t have to worry about needing repairs for several years.
And because these homes are built in accordance with the latest building codes and safety regulations, these homes are engineered to require less maintenance. This gives you less to worry about and fewer out of pocket expenses after you move in while allowing you to spend more time enjoying your new home instead of making repairs.
5. Move in Ready
If you are on a strict schedule or have a budget with no wiggle room, custom home construction is a great option! Your move-in will be worry free and you can trust that everything is up to date, your plumbing will work, and you won’t have to worry about any foundation problems needing to be fixed before move-in.
During new home construction, you also don’t have to worry about any missing or dated appliances like a washer and dryer, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and your stove and oven.
6. Energy Efficient
The integration of advanced appliances and technology in custom home construction allows for the home to be more energy efficient. These homes are built with the latest advancements in construction materials and building practices, allowing homeowners to have lower utility bills.
Many new home constructions have to be certified by an independent and certified home energy rater. This essentially means that the home will have insulated walls and ceilings that help to reduce heat loss during the winter months and keep your home cool during the summer. Many of these homes also include high efficiency central air conditioning that will reduce your utility bill even more.
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From the overall savings to customized spaces, building a new home comes with many benefits. There’s no better way to ensure your new home is the home of your dreams than by deciding to invest in new home construction. Before you settle on a builder to tackle your project make sure to do your research. Finding a builder that can make your dreams a reality is the first step and our team at Built Right Homes is here to help you through your new home construction project. Contact us today for more information about how we can help build your dream home.