Why is buying a new home that important? There are perfectly good existing homes out there, you might be thinking. Why should I buy a new one?
1. Design Your Home Your Way
An existing home will reflect the current owner’s tastes, both good and bad. I once walked into a home for sale that had a bright orange wall! The existing owners had learned to love it, but I doubt if many buyers would feel the same way.
The decision, however, isn’t just about avoiding interior decorating disasters. You may like a particular style of kitchen counter. In a resale, you’d have to remodel the kitchen to get what you want. In a new home, you can have it. The same goes for bath fixtures, cabinetry and the like.
And what about floorplan and layout? Maybe you’d like a fireplace in your master suite sitting room? No problem. You can have it
2. All New Appliances, Under Warranty
Even if you have a home inspection done before buying, there’s likely to be things that are missed. Or an appliance that looked fine on inspection day breaks down six months later. With a new home, all your appliances are new and under warranty. You won’t risk having to replace your hot water heater or anything else soon after you move in.
3. Energy and Cost Savings
New appliances aren’t just more reliable. They are also more energy efficient. New homes take advantage of new technologies and will be more “green” and cheaper to heat and cool. Electrical systems will be up to modern codes and will likely be safer as well.
4. Modern Look and Low Maintenance
Let’s face it. Older homes look … well … old. They don’t have vaulted ceilings or open floor plans like modern homes. However, these design features don’t just look good. New homes are built using cutting-edge products that require less care and maintenance. Another plus? The latest building systems and components are designed and engineered to work together, which makes everything easier for you!
5. Better Bargaining Power
Sellers think their homes are worth more than they are, which can make bargaining more difficult. Builders want to move homes, which gives you, the buyer, more potential bargaining power.
Of course to take full advantage of buying a new home, from knowing the best builders to approaching bargaining the right way, you want to work with a good real estate agent, and that’s where we come in. Please contact us (using the form to the right), and let us tell you how we can help you move into the new home of your dreams!