When you make the decision to buy a home, the first thing to consider is whether you will buy a new construction home or an existing home. Since we’ve seen a lot of people in the market for new homes that end up satisfied buyers, we thought we’d share some of the many reasons people choose to buy new. The following “Pros” to add to the new construction side of your list come from Standard Pacific Homes, a builder in WaterGrass.

  • Warranties. Many builders offer warranties and in many cases, appliances and other new systems may also include direct manufacturers’ warranties for items such as stoves, dishwashers, etc.
  • Watergrass-2671Modern Architecture. Newer homes tend to include great rooms (oversized family rooms), larger closets, media niches and larger state-of-the-art kitchens. And, you may find newer homes let more light in, since builders today are using larger, more innovative windows, skylights, etc.
  • Energy Efficiency. New homes tend to consume less energy than older homes. They are generally better insulated, have better windows, and more efficient central heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Enhanced Electrical Systems. With home computers, microwaves, and other modern conveniences, new homes are being wired to accommodate electrical needs that didn’t exist when many existing homes were built.
  • Healthy Living. New homes may offer health advantages, since asbestos is no longer used in shingles, floor tiles, ceilings, or insulation. Lead is no longer used in paint, and formaldehyde emissions have also been eliminated from plywood and particle board.
  • Price. Though the price of a new home may be more expensive than an existing one, your new home is likely to need fewer repairs or replacements since everything is new, saving on potential maintenance and repair costs.
  • Options and Upgrades. With a new home, you often have flexibility in choosing certain options and upgrades, such as flooring, cabinets, paint, exterior colors, etc. Visit our recent blog on tips when you are personalizing your home.

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