There are plenty of pros and cons to weigh when deciding between a brand-new home and an older home. An established neighborhood, the size of the bedrooms, or the yard are just a few of the common perks to buying an old home. Not to mention that a fixer upper has its own list of advantages, but we will cover that another day. For now, let’s take a look at the top five reasons to buy a new home and if newly built homes are the best fit for you.
1 – Warranties
One of the biggest advantages to buying a new home is the warranty. Builders and contractors guarantee their work for various lengths of time, meaning that you get total peace of mind if something turns out to be faulty or decides to break. This goes for manufacturers of your major home appliances as well. HVAC and water heaters are a given, but there is often other equipment included in the home at the time of purchase, such as kitchen appliances. Altogether, as the owner of a new home you will be free from unexpected repairs and expenses for years after you move in.
2 – Less Maintenance
Along the same line as the warranties, a new home will have relatively low upkeep. This is for two reasons. First is the obvious – everything is new so it will be years before the home will need its first coat of paint, termite inspection, or require any kind of general upkeep. This leads us to our second reason – new materials used in home construction are more resistant to the elements and require less maintenance over time. New homes take advantage of all of the latest building design and technology because it saves time, money, and is built to last.
3 – Energy Efficient
A new home is sure to be packed with all of the latest Energy Star appliances, but efficiency goes much further than that. Building materials, window design, and insulation are all light years ahead of their predecessors when it comes to efficiency as well. This will greatly improve your heating and cooling costs throughout the year without having to compromise the homes overall look and feel. For example, skylights and bay windows can now let all the natural light you want into a space without compromising the insulation.
4 – Eco-Friendly
Eco-friendly materials are ranked very high on the list for new home buyers. This is because of a growing awareness of sustainability and the impact our decisions have on the environment. Buyers want to know that the home they are going to buy either had a neutral impact on the environment or actually helped improve it in some way. The benefit of this new building trend is a wave of elegant and warm, eco-friendly designs that incorporate sustainable materials side by side with natural elements. Perhaps the most important feature of eco-friendly design is that the home becomes just as healthy to live in for the occupants as it is for the environment – free of toxic chemicals like lead and asbestos.
5 – Designed for Contemporary Life
The way we live and the way we use the space in our homes has evolved a lot over the years. The layout of a new home will ensure that it is move-in ready rather than ‘potentially great’ after a few remodels. A new home will already have all of the features that you desire, including open floor plans in the kitchen and dining areas, a common room connecting the bedrooms, laundry rooms upstairs, and home office space. All of this is time consuming and expensive to add to an existing home, so it’s likely that a new home will fit your style right out of the box.
If buying a new home seems like the right fit for you, then we can help. We are Gulf State Homebuyers and we buy homes, old and new, for all cash. Selling your home to an all-cash buyer is also a great solution for people who need to move-in in a hurry or are faced with the challenge of selling a home that has been damaged in a fire flood or other disaster. No matter what condition your home is in, we will buy it as-is and close in as little as five days. Our competitive offers and fast, free appraisal service mean that you can be out of your old home and into the brand-new house of your dreams fast. And if that’s not enough, we will even help you move! So, contact us today for your free, no-obligation appraisal.