Imagine: You walk into a new construction community and you immediately feel very excited about all the possibilities.
You do your homework, explore the community, and everything checks out. The house is exactly what you’ve wanted, the curb appeal is charming, and the smiling salesperson is so friendly. Everything just seems right.
Are you on the fence to buy new vs. resale?
Here are the 10 reasons why you might consider buying new!
1) CUSTOM DESIGN
As a real estate broker, I show a lot of homes to potential buyers. Even when the buyer absolutely loves the home, there is always something that they would like to change.
They may not like the color of the carpet, the kitchen cabinets or the walls. When you build a brand new home, you can build it the way that you want it from the start.
This is probably the most attractive reason to buy a new home.
2) FUNCTIONAL FLOOR PLANS
When I show homes to people, sometimes they have very specific requirements. However, over time, I’ve learned that they are actually very common.
For instance, when I help buyers downsize, all of them want a single story ranch-style home.
When I help growing families, many of them want a bedroom on the main floor, in order to take care of an aging parent.
I’ve also noticed that parents with small children always want at least one bathtub in the home.
And everyone who cooks, wants an open kitchen where they can be with their friends and family while taking care of meals.
When buying new construction, you can make all of this possible. If you want a downstairs master bedroom with a fireplace and a his and hers walk-in closet… You can have it!
3) HOME WARRANTIES
When you buy a resale home, things do break down. When you buy a new home, not only is everything brand new, it’s all under a warranty.
So you'll have peace of mind and low maintenance fees.
4) ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Homes built these days are constructed with energy bills in mind, some of them are also green homes.
Many of them are built with Solar already installed and if they don’t have solar, they are built with Energy Star products, double pane windows, and spray foam insulation.
All of these features will save you thousands in utility bills down the road.
Homes built today must also meet stringent ventilation requirements. So they not only end up being more energy efficient, but also safer. The indoor air quality is much higher, so the production of airborne allergens is lower.
6) BETTER TECHNOLOGY
Today, homes are built with the most cutting-edge technology around. Better technology means more precise measurements and architecture — Both of which contribute to less maintenance down the road.
7) COMMUNITY AMENITIES
Most new home communities have lots of amenities to offer. They include everything from tennis courts, playgrounds, to pools.
New homes also tend to include Homeowners Associations (HOA’s) — And although some of these associations come at a monthly fee, you can ensure that your community stays beautiful for years to come and that your home’s value stays on the rise.
8) INCREASED SAFETY
A new home community is often gated, but safety features come with the house as well. For instance, many new homes come readily equipped with alarm systems. They also have infrared garage door openers that stop when a tricycle is nearby. Some new homes also have state of the art air coolants, which means higher air quality for your family.
9) AVAILABLE INVENTORY
We are experiencing a shortage of homes right now. People are living longer and buyers are opting for aging-in-place solutions. This means that millennials and first-time home buyers have fewer choices when it comes to buying a home.
Buying a new home in the Suburbs of the Metro Atlanta area offers a viable solution to our housing problem — especially because we have lots of land still available to build on and home prices are still affordable.
10) THE NEW HOME FEEL
One of the most attractive features of buying a new home is that it’s yours, and only yours. No one else has lived there before you, cooked on your stove, or slept in your bedroom.
Understandably, that new home feel appeals to a lot of people.
Should you bring your own real estate agent when you buy a new construction? Read this article here.
It’s Very Simple: You do the legwork by searching & driving, once you find the home you like to put an offer in, I can help you all the way through closing, look after your best interests, and rebate ⅔ of my commission back to you at closing.