From picking the floor plan and finishes to choosing the neighborhood and homesite that speak to you, new construction homes open up a whole new set of possibilities and benefits for buyers. So, why buy new? We’re glad you asked!
Built to Suit
Do your post-home tour debriefs often contain the phrase, “if only”? As in, “this home would be perfect if only there were three bedrooms upstairs” or “if only it had a home office.” When you buy new, there’s no need to settle. A newly built home is much more likely to check all your boxes and eliminate the need to renovate. For even more free reign over the design of your home, consider building a new home that is entirely custom.
All New Everything
One of the most appealing aspects of buying new is that the home comes with a clean slate. Fresh paint, new carpets, unmarked walls, sparkly clean appliances—you name it, it’s brand-new. Many buyers appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing everything is untouched. Plus, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as knowing you’re the first one to cook a meal in the kitchen or take a long soak in the tub!
Smart Home Technology
Innovative home technology has become commonplace in new construction homes, and it’s easy to see why. A fully integrated home allows you to control almost every aspect of your home directly from your smartphone or tablet. You can easily activate security systems, shut off lights, adjust the thermostat, and more with just the touch of a button. It doesn’t get more convenient than that!
More Room to Grow
When touring older homes, you’ll probably start to notice the same or similar floor plans and design elements. Today’s homebuilders understand every family has a unique set of needs. New homes are designed to accommodate those needs now and in the future with universal living designs and flex spaces galore.
Better Health & Comfort
Advancements in building science and materials have made today’s new construction homes much healthier and more comfortable to live in. The air quality in new homes tends to be significantly better than in older homes, which provides protection from allergens such as dust and mold. Newly built homes are also constructed with an airtight and watertight building envelope to prevent drafts and water-related issues.
Maintenance & Warranties
The last thing you want to discover after moving into your home is that it needs an expensive repair. Unfortunately, that’s a risk you take when buying an older home. Buying new means any issues that come up after moving in will likely be covered under warranty. You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy your new home’s finishes and appliances before they need to be updated.
Modern construction and advancements in technologies have made today’s home more energy-efficient than ever before. New construction homes are built with the highest performing materials and appliances, from windows and doors to heating and cooling systems. These newer, higher-rated products can significantly reduce a home’s energy output and save homeowners money on utility bills.
The Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Buy a New Construction Home
Buying new gives you more flexibility when planning your move than a previously lived-in home. Since you’re purchasing your home directly from the builder rather than another homeowner, there will be one less schedule to manage.
Fill Your Home With Affirmations
You get to witness the many different stages of the construction process when building a new home, from the initial renderings to the final walk-through. Access to the bare bones of your home gives you the opportunity to mark its frame with affirmations or quotes that are meaningful to you.
An Abundance of Outlets
If there’s one thing older homes lack inside and out, it’s outlets. That’s not an issue with a new construction home! Homes today are wired to accommodate various forms of technology and can be customized to suit your lifestyle.
The Community Grows With You
Most new construction homes are located in brand-new communities, so you’re less likely to be labeled the new kid on the block. This makes it easy to build a close-knit community with your new neighbors.
Builder: Pulte Homes of Minnesota