Advantages to Buying a New Home
Are you thinking now is the right time for you to buy a house? Why not get the most for your money
and buy a brand new home? New homes have numerous advantages:
Low Maintenance Costs: New homes come with everything new, which means fewer repairs on items
such as appliances, carpet, and siding.
Warranties: There is usually a one-year warranty on workmanship and materials. Many builders also
offer insurance-backed structural warranties for ten years.
Amenities: New homes usually include built-in appliances, central air conditioning and heating
systems, more electrical outlets, and many more amenities.
Energy Efficiency: New homes consume half as much energy as homes built prior to 1980. This
benefits the environment, your health and your wallet.
Safety Features: Better heating systems, built-in smoke detectors, and better electrical power and
wiring systems all decrease the risk of fire in a new home.
Size: On average, a home built today has 700 more square feet of living space than one built 20
years ago. This can mean more windows, closet space, roomy garages, larger kitchens and more
Light-Enhancing and Spacious Floor Plan Options: New home buyers can choose from countless floor
plans to find a home that matches their lifestyles.
Choice of Interior and Exterior Finishings: New home buyers usually get to choose carpet colors,
wallcoverings, paint colors, lighting fixtures, trees, shrubbery, etc.
Home-Site Selection: Starting fresh allows prospective home buyers to select the general location
and specific lot that best suits their needs.
Value: New homes have longer life expectancies; therefore, they have higher appraisal and more
favorable resale values than older homes.