A lot of people shopping for homes are weighing their options and considering new construction homes. But are they the right choice? What are the benefits? There’s a lot of information (and misinformation!) out there, so let us sift through some of it for you.
Here is the information you need to help you decide whether new construction is the right choice for you.
Is Energy Efficiency at the Top of Your List?
One of the primary benefits of new construction is energy efficiency. With new regulations to follow and improved technology in building materials, new homes are far more energy efficient than resale homes. Even homes built just 10 or 20 years ago will not have the same energy ratings that a new home has.
Prefer an Open Floor Plan?
Older homes were often designed with smaller, distinct rooms, each one with its own distinct purpose. Formal dining rooms, formal living rooms, family rooms, breakfast nooks, kitchens, all were separate from each other to create that defined area. New homes have open layouts with room to spread out and space to share, even as members of your family do different activities in different areas.
Love to Putter and Remodel?
If you’re the kind of person who likes to be busy working on home projects and is dying for a fixer-upper, a new home is not for you. But if you have a busy schedule and a busy family and you would rather live in your home than work on it, new construction is the way to go.
A new home lets you start from scratch. Everything is new, everything is clean, and everything is hand-picked, by you. With most new homes you have the opportunity to choose countertops, appliances, carpeting and flooring, paint colors, fixtures, and more.
Many people like the charm and challenge of older homes, but if what you’re looking for is move-in-ready, clean, new, and just your style, than it’s time to check out some brand new homes.
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Article by: Jennifer Elkow
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