Check out three reasons to choose new construction when buying a new home:
1) Choose your floor plan and options.
An existing home limits you to the previous floor plan. It will be both expensive and disruptive to retrofit; it could also be structurally impossible to change. If you choose new construction when buying a new home, you’re in control of the floor plan you select from your builder.
Think about function and aesthetics when selecting your floor plan and options. If you have a large family and love to entertain, the largest kitchen will be your first choice. If you run a business out of your home, the office space in the floor plan will be critically important. For those who indulge in a biweekly movie night in, a media room will be desirable.
2) Avoid maintenance and replacement costs.
Of course, all homes will require some homeowner maintenance but buying a new home sets the right expectations. You built the house so you can estimate how long the HVAC system and roof will last. Your expectations and budgeting plans are set. It’s also nice to set the standard of care for your home. You can start with annual spring cleaning and preventative maintenance on important systems. These actions ensure durability directly related to your level of TLC, not neglect from the previous homeowner.
3) Stay up to date with the latest trends.
Buying a new home allows you to incorporate the latest technology and meet any green construction goals. If you’re looking at a 30 year old home, consider what we’ve learned since its original construction. What did computers and cell phones look like at that time? Today, we carry around two pound laptops and cell phones with a personal concierge. These technology advances give you the idea; home technology has also advanced. The advances are modern, convenient, and environmentally friendly.
Stop by one of the friendly Echelon Homes sales offices for an insider look at the benefits of buying a new home.
Article by: Jennifer Elkow
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