The Advantages of Buying a New Home
Everyone at one time or another pictures themselves living in a shiny, brand spanking new home. While it isn’t a reality for every family, many choose to buy a new home over an existing or “resale” home. If you currently live in the Kansas City area and are considering purchasing another home, or are moving to the area, there are certain advantages in buying a hew home rather than one another family (or even several) has lived in.
In a survey conducted by Trulia last summer it was found that twice as many people prefer to purchase a new home (one that has never been lived in before) versus an existing home. The majority of existing or “pre-owned” properties were built sometime before or during the 1970s.
So, what are the advantages of buying a new home for Kansas City residents, or anywhere else for that matter? There are plenty, including:
Because there are no repairs to be made or maintenance to be done, you don’t have to do a thing – all of the work is done for you.
Depending on the stage of completion, the home can be customized to your own personal design and architecture preferences. You can choose the color palette, cabinets, flooring, lighting, window treatments, and make other choices that help put your personal touch and personality on your new home.
Energy efficient construction often means a home is cheaper to operate. Many builders today use energy efficient windows, spray foam insulation, reclaimed wood, radiant barrier roof decking, high efficiency HVAC systems, and other features in building a home that is highly energy efficient. As a homeowner, you enjoy greater comfort AND lower energy bills.
Reduced maintenance and repair costs. When you purchase a new home, everything inside of the home is typically new including the range, dishwasher, hot water heater (or tankless system), refrigerator, heating/cooling system, etc. Brand new appliances and equipment means fewer repairs, so your home is cheaper to maintain overall.
New homes are frequently equipped with security and alarm systems, Internet wiring, programmable thermostats, and other technological features homeowners want in today’s ever-changing world. When you purchase an existing or resale home, you may have to have many of these things installed yourself, which means spending a substantial amount of money – and holes in your walls.
The biggest advantage for most who buy a new home is the home is just that – new! It hasn’t been lived in by others, so you don’t have the worries of stains on the carpet, damage to countertops, mildew spots in bathrooms, unpleasant smells, kitchen appliances that are worn or old, etc. Everything is fresh and never before used – ah, the smell of a brand new home!
These are just a few of the advantages of purchasing a new home in Kansas City versus buying a “used” home (although it may be new to you). If you’re considering a new construction home or desire a custom home built to your design/layout preferences, contact Syler Custom Homes today.