Top 8 Reasons To Buy a New Home
If your plans include moving into a different home this year, there are many reasons to look at new home communities instead of buying a used home.
Reason #1 It allows you to design your dream home, your way
Why settle for someone else’s choices and have the need to start replacing from the moment you move inside? You can select your own cabinets, countertops, appliance, flooring, colors, styles, and more. And while you’re at it, you can upgrade to your heart’s content. If you’ve wanted a gourmet kitchen or over-the-top bathroom fixtures, customize it your way. Your home will reflect your style, not someone else’s.
Reason #2 You choose the floorplan that meets your needs
We all have ideas on what we’d love to have in our home. A master retreat on the main floor. High ceilings with contemporary lighting. Perhaps a private sitting area with fireplace for you and your spouse to unwind after a long day at the office. Buying a New Tradition home means you start with a floorplan that meets your needs, then change it as you see fit. Sure you can bump out that wall; it’s what you want.
Reason #3 Everything is new with full warranty
Buying a used home means buying somebody else’s problems. Sure, the water heater, furnace and roof all look like they have life left. But what happens when they all fall apart a few months after you move in? That can be a huge expense for a new homeowner to juggle. Buying in a new home community means every part, every feature, every item in your home will be new and under warranty. That means when you move in, you know you’ll have a long time before you start repairing and replacing worn out things.
Reason #4 Energy savings … need we say more?
Old homes are often draft, colder, cost more to heat and cool every month. It’s not their fault; yesterday’s products simply weren’t as energy efficient as they are today. A New Tradition home comes with technology advances you simply won’t find in homes built even just a few short years ago. If Energy Star and Built Green ratings mean a lot to you, if you want a smart “future-ready” home that comes with tech panels, home automation, high-efficiency appliances, furnaces, and windows, you’ll demand new.
Reason #5 Better indoor air quality
Energy efficiency isn’t just about having more efficient appliances; it also comes from having a home that is more comfortable with every changing season, one that creates better indoor air quality for you and your family. High performing HVAC equipment also provides you with state of the art ventilation and air filtration systems. Meaning you can have year-round comfort and a healthier living environment for all.
Reason #6 Have lower maintenance items and a smaller honey-do list
Homes today have open floor plans that utilize smart technology to make it function for our busy lifestyles. They also use cutting-edge building products that require less care and are designed and engineered to work together. That means fewer maintenance routines for you, and an easier lifestyle on the weekends … without those pesky honey-do lists growing too long. There are so many more important and enjoyable things to do in new home communities, why would you spend your time on a honey-do list?
Reason #7 Improved safety for everyone
The very things that can be frustrating with an older home are the very same features you’ll find safer in a New Traditions home. If you’ve lived in an older home, you’ve probably discovered there are never enough outlets for today’s living. And if you overload the few there are, you trip the circuit breaker almost immediately. State-of-the-art circuit breakers means less risk of having a problem with electrical currents. Electric garage door openers come standard with infrared beams. Cabinets, flooring, and paints are all zero or low VOC, with no lead in sight. Your family can breathe a little easier in a new home.
Reason #8 You’ll have a new home feel
Nothing can be more pleasing than moving into a new home where you know no one has used the appliances, or played on the carpets before. A new home is a place that reflects your choices and allows you to create family memories from the very beginning. You won’t have to dream of the day you can replace the avocado green appliances, or save for replacement of the worn out flooring. It’s yours, from top to bottom. Any way you choose.
So, are you sold on buying a new home this year?
Still need a few more reasons to “think new”?
Let’s talk money.
When homeowners live in a home for a few years, they become emotionally attached. They don’t see a kitchen that’s in need of upgrading; they see a place where they raised their children. They don’t see the worn carpeting; they see a place where they played board games on the floor. All of that adds up to a lot of money in the eyes of a seller. They look at every feature, every room, every item they are leaving behind as something that is worth more than it truly is.
You might see it as something in need or repair or replacement. And there lies the struggle. Can you talk them down from their sky-high pricing? Or are you willing to pay the price and live with it down the road?
New homes are sold from a building company without the emotional attachment. Builders, in general, get better deals on the best equipment available in the marketplace today. That means you get the best deal, not just on one feature, but every product within your new home.
They price based on cost, not what they remember about family memories.
And because new home communities are tied to the community, they often can point you in the right direction to get the best deal on financing. A reseller of an individual home will have no idea.
So if your goal is to buy a new home here in this new year, maybe it’s time to start with a New Tradition Home. There’s a community near you that would be a perfect place to call home.