Top Ten Reasons For You To Buy A New Home Instead Of An Old Home
Published on: 07 October 2014
Today’s new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here’s a quick list of the Top 10 reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes to old/used houses:
- Design your dream home your way:
Why settle for someone else’s choices when you can select your favourite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets, and flooring? While you are at it, you can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting, and other options that you love. Your new home will reflect your style, not someone else’s taste.
- Choose a floor plan and room layout that meets your needs
- Want a master bedroom on the first floor?
- With massive his and her’s walk-in closets?
- Want high ceilings and a luxurious, resort-style master bath?
- Perhaps you would like a sitting room with a fireplace in your owner’s suite or French doors that open to your private patio or the pool?
Please remember that it is very easy to do all the above, when you build your master suite your way.
- All new, under warranty
A used home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. However, your new home would comprise products that do not offer any scope for compromises and are brand new, under warranty. What is the cost to replace a roof, appliances, countertops, or a water heater in a used home? Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and building materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement.
- Energy and cost savings
Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just about five years ago. Compared with homes built a decade or two ago, it is virtually game over, meaning ÔÇÿadvantage newÔÇÖ. Why settle for energy-wasting, single-pane windows in a used home? Many new homes offer double or even triple-pane windows. Special window coatings and inert gases between the layers of glass are often available, saving you even more energy and money during the winters and summers.
- Comfort and indoor air quality
Today’s new homes meet stringent energy standards and codes, which were not in place in the past few decades. They combine high-performance energy efficiency with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration, resulting in year-round, draft-free comfort, and higher indoor air quality.
- Low maintenance
New cars today are computer-designed and computer-equipped. That’s why they perform much more reliably than a car that’s 15 or 20 years old. Homes are no different. Today’s new homes have open floor plans and high ceilings that reflect the way we live. Further, they are made of cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance. Moreover, the latest building systems and components are designed and engineered to work together.
- Community amenities
Many new homes are built in lavish master-planned communities with resort-style community centres, pools, and clubhouses. Further, many new home communities feature hiking trails, protected open lands, and some of the best new schools and shopping near (or even within) your new home community.
- Advanced technology and design
It is possible to replace all of the single-pane windows in a resale home with today’s high-performance windows. Further, it is possible to add insulation to a used home. However, it is very expensive to replace dated appliances, cabinets, and countertops in a used home and you still will not have the high ceilings that you dreamt of on the first floor of an older two-story home. All are reasons to build your new home your way, to reflect the way you live today.
State-of-the-art circuit breakers, electric garage door openers with infrared beams that stop if a tricycle or child is too near, high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that use the latest environmentally-friendly coolants, cabinets, carpets and paints that use fewer volatile organic compounds, so that you and your family can breathe easier, are all more than just reasons to feel safe in your new home.
- That ‘new home feel’
A used home was someone else’s dream, not yours. It reflects their choices and family memories. You may learn to love avocado-green appliances (and you may be willing to scrub stained countertops or grease-encrusted ovens and cooktops) but more and more people prefer that never lived-in feel. After all, when was the last time you went to a department store and selected used clothes? Or visited a car dealer and paid more for a used car than a new car? New homes offer the latest designs, style, comfort, and quality. They provide you with a carefree lifestyle so that you can enjoy your home, not work on it.