Imagine this: You’re ready to purchase a house. As you determine your budget and list of necessities, you come to a fork in the road. Do you buy an existing home or do you look into purchasing a new construction home? While an existing home includes opportunities for location, neighborhood, negotiation, and character. A new home offers many incredible opportunities such as flexible floor plans, energy-efficient appliances, and lower maintenance costs. As you consider if a new home is best for you, let’s take a dive into the many benefits of buying a new home.
Flexible and Modern Floor Plans
A major advantage of buying a new home is flexible floor plans. You get the opportunity to work with the builder and decide on a variety of features such as bedrooms, bathrooms, sunrooms, patios, and a basement. This way, you can craft a home that fits your specific needs.
An existing home may be boxy, dark, and tight. In contrast, a new home boasts a modern, spacious floor plan. Expect to find high ceilings, rooms that flow together, and large windows that bring in lots of light. It also gives you the opportunity to apply your own style. Instead of dealing with shag carpets or tacky wallpapers, you get to work with the builder to decide characteristics such as countertops, cabinets, tile, wall color, and more.
A new home takes advantage of the latest in building materials and practices, which can help homeowners save on their electricity bills. High-efficiency insulation, doors, and windows will help seal your building envelope. In other words, a new home will be better at keeping your house warm through the winter and cool during the summer.
Up to Date Appliances
While an existing home runs the risk of outdated appliances, you can be assured that a new home will be outfitted with the latest. This also means it will be a while until you have to repair or replace things like your stove or refrigerator. Updated appliances also contribute to your house’s energy efficiency. New washing machines, heaters, refrigerators, stoves, and more not only save you money on your electricity bill, but they also help protect the environment.
Repairs, Renovations, and Maintenance
A new home provides flexibility, which allows you to customize your home to fit your needs. An existing home, however, may require renovations to get your home to be just the way you want it. In addition, a new home is equipped with the latest in plumbing, heating and air, appliances, and more. With a gutter to gutter warranty, you won't have to worry about fixing or replacing them for several years. A simple warranty call will be all you need to fix your issue.
Since builders represent a company and not an individual, they have the ability to provide buyer incentives that are typically not included in a resale deal. These incentives may include closing cost assistance, HOA dues credits, discounted upgrades, and more. Leveraging a new build home allows buyers to unlock these helpful benefits, often saving thousands of dollars in the process.
Community and Amenities
Another major benefit to buying a new home is the community. As owners move in or welcome other owners, a strong bond is created between neighbors as they build a community together. In addition, new homes are often built into a new community outfitted with a plethora of amenities. Residents can enjoy amenities such as walking trails, athletic courts, fitness centers, community centers, swimming pools, and more.
There are many reasons to invest in a new construction home. Brunswick Crossing offers a variety of models that give you options to build your new living space just the way you want it. Work with our expert builders to create your perfect home. And, gain access to resort-style amenities that get you out and active in the community. Browse our available models, check out our virtual tours, and register for pricing and incentives today!