As new home buyers walk into a builder’s model home, they frequently get caught up in today’s standards of open floor plans, walk-in closets, and gourmet kitchens. While these are all important features to consider when purchasing a new home, there are more substantial and much more tangible elements within the decision that need to be reviewed. One of the most important benefits of purchasing a new construction home, and one of the biggest decision factors, is the lower cost of maintenance.
A simple fact is this – all manmade or manufactured products have an expected life span. Daily usage, normal wear and tear, and the weather all play a key role in determining a given product’s life span. Buying a home is no different.
This blogger will admit, 100 year old houses offer character and charm that is unsurpassed by new construction homes. They also offer leaky roofs, broken pipes, energy eating appliances, windows that require plastic in winter, and hours and hours of maintenance. As a result, new construction homes grow more and more desirable to America’s lifestyles and are becoming the mainstream.
As you walk through that builder’s beautiful model, look past the gourmet kitchen. Look at the energy efficient appliances, the up to date plumbing, and the low maintenance exterior. When buying your dream home, make sure you can have plenty of time to enjoy your dream home. This allowance for free time means staying focused on quality, construction, and focusing on purchasing new construction homes.
Article by: Jennifer Elkow
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