Saturday December 31, 2011
Homebuyers have many choices these days as the market is flooded with homes – new and old. Interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in 50 years, and the Wall Street Journal says this is the time to buy! There are many options to weigh when selecting the right home, and there are quite a few factors to consider. Check out the following reasons that buying a new home instead of a resale may be the best choice to make.
Homes Are More Energy Efficient. Homes that are built new offer better energy efficient features and systems. Heating and cooling systems are new and wall insulation is better quality than homes that were built years ago. Low-e windows are the normal as well as other cost saving features. In the end, you will have the peace of mind that almost everything is covered under warranty. AND, it will all save you money on utilities.
They Include a Homebuyer’s Warranty. Our new homes come with a one-year builder’s warranty and a premium-paid 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty for years two through ten. It will give you a sense of security for years to come. Most resale homes do not come with as comprehensive of a warranty, and if they do, it often isn’t included in the price. Your brand new heating and cooling systems and appliances are also covered under their manufacturers’ warranties.
New Appliances! In our new homes, brand new appliances such as a smooth top, self-cleaning range, an over-the-range microwave, and a dishwasher are included in the price of your new home or mortgage. And in some instances, you qualify for a new refrigerator, too. You won’t be settling for old outdated appliances that may need to be replaced.
Custom Design Options Available. When you’re building and buying new, you will usually have the freedom to make choices of colors, stains, flooring, cabinets and countertops. Buying a resale means either living with someone else’s style choices or remodeling, which can be expensive.
More Storage Space. When you are buying a new home, you’ll be able to choose floorplans that offer more space saving and storage options such as walk-in closets, pantries, and larger garages and bonus rooms that you’ll be able to grow into. With older homes, the storage space is often limited or customized to someone else’s liking.
Being faced with the decision to purchase a new home or resale can sometimes be difficult – but making a smart decision is looking at the long-term investment and remembering that these factors will matter. If buying a new home sounds like it’s the way to go, we hope you’ll check out our new floor plans and the options we offer. You’ll be glad you did.