New construction homes seem to make practical sense for some homeowners, but not everyone is a fan of the freshness. Like most things in life, there are pros and cons to new homes. That is why Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing is here to explain the good and the not so good when it comes to newly constructed houses:
Pro: You get fun, new amenities. For example, our neighborhood includes the latest and greatest amenities like a community pool, pool house, and fitness center (complete with yoga room) to keep our residents fit. With older homes, you would have to buy access to a local gym instead of including these available extras in the monthly homeowners association fee.
Con: There is usually a longer wait time before moving in. Because so many people love our new construction homes, it can take a little longer to move into our gorgeous neighborhood. However, this means you and your family get more time to explore the surrounding area and to pack up your old home without the rush.
Pro: New homes are usually more energy efficient. If one of your biggest concerns is your carbon footprint, a new home is for you. The homes in Brunswick Crossing are built with energy-saving methods and come with top-notch, “green” appliances from ENERGY STAR®. Low-flow faucets, programmable thermostats, and low-solvent paint are what homebuyers can expect with Ryan Homes BuiltSmart technology. Learn more about how BuiltSmart can save you money on utility and water bills here.
Con: It typically costs more. It is no secret that new homes, on average, cost more than resold homes. However, there is a good reason for the pricier pad. New homes usually offer more square footage and a better location. Think about it: A larger home near the local school and hospital is worth more than a smaller, older home near one or two stores.
Pro: You can personalize it. Newer homes offer upgrades like a sunroom, granite kitchen countertops, or a finished basement, which could cost you more in an established home. You will also be the first to decorate your home with family pictures, artwork, and more. Not to mention that you do not have to lift a finger when it comes to repair and renovation because an experienced construction and development team will take care of your new home from the ground up.
Con: You lose a little historic charm. Older homes have that nostalgic, historic charm to them. The landscaping is more mature, and the home is known for more architectural detail. However, many new homes come with its fair share of lovely additions in a tree-lined neighborhood.
Pro: You get more security. Newer homes, like the models in Brunswick Crossing, come with home security options. We offer direct contact to emergency management, fire and security measures, carbon monoxide detectors, and more.
Whether you prefer new construction or a quaint older model, homes are built for memory making with your family. It is for starting new traditions, whether you are downsizing or building your family. If a new construction home sounds like a dream come true for you, check out the models in our community by scheduling a visit whenever you are ready.