With a new home, the warranty begins at closing. Items such as appliances usually have a 1-year builder’s warranty and appliance manufacturers offer extended warranties on their individual appliances. A new home has “everything” covered for 1, 5, even 20 years for items such as structural or roofing systems – real advantages to consider.
When you choose to buy a new home you can customize your appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements and build a home that defines your lifestyle. Many home builders allow buyers to participate in the process of designing their property, which helps create a living space specifically tailored to the home buyer’s taste.
Newly constructed homes use energy more efficiently in a few ways. A new home tends to have a tighter-sealed building envelope that helps prevent conditioned air—cool air in the summer, warm air in the winter—from escaping. This can be a huge cost savings for the new home buyer. Think higher-efficiency insulation, doors and windows.
Newly-constructed homes often include green systems and appliances—like high efficiency stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, furnaces, or air conditioning units—that homes-built years ago might not.
When purchasing a new home, buyers will have fewer repairs.
New home buyers may be able to take advantage of mortgage financing perks made available through their builder.
Builders today are designing more open floor plans more in keeping with today’s casual, less formal lifestyle.
Newly built homes accommodate advanced technologies including structured wiring, security systems and whole house wiring to meet the demands of a connected buyer.