Are you trying to decide between buying a used home and a new custom built home? The choice between buying a newly built, never lived in home instead of a used home definitely has some advantages. Here are the top 5 advantages of buying a new home instead of a used home.
A Layout Just for You
A new custom built home will have a floor plan that is designed with your needs in mind. Want a master bedroom with a second living room attached? A master bath with a sauna? This is where it happens without the majoring remodeling that an existing home would require to add these perks on.
The energy efficiency of new homes is phenomenal even when compared with houses built just 10 years ago. There are many new improvements in areas such as windows, roofs, and siding that are not only better but cheaper than the options available when older houses were built. This also goes for all of the new appliances that you will be buying for your new home instead of the broken down, older appliances that you often get with older homes.
Just like a new car, a new home comes with many less problems and upkeep than an older existing home. High ceilings and open floor plans mean that your home will stay cooler in the south Texas heat, not to mention that home design elements are now made to work with each other and are designed to have less care over the years.
Just as homes are now designed to better have less maintenance, they are also designed to be safer. Breathe easier in a home that has less chemicals, use a garage door that has infrared beams that will detect if your child is too close, and install a built-in security system that will work better than a system that you slap on the surface of a used home.
Everything, absolutely everything in your new home is under warranty: your roof, appliances, water heater, counter tops. All of these and more are under warranty in a new home, and should not need to be repaired or replaced for years.