Winning Strategies in Real Estate: 10 Reasons to Buy a Brand New Home

10 Reasons to Buy a Brand New Home

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10 Reasons to Buy a Brand New Home.

Like most of the rest of the real estate industry, new home construction is on the rise. Here is a list of the top ten reasons to consider buying a brand new home.

1. Design the home of your dreams

When you elect to buy a home that hasn't been built yet, you get to enjoy the process of designing your dream home.  This includes being able to pick the floor plan that's exactly right for you. Want all bedrooms upstairs? Or a master suite on the first floor?  Done.  There's no need to compromise when you can start with something that's just right instead.

2. Enjoy your place from the get-go

Many times, when you move into an existing home there will be something you want to replace or remodel right away, like old fixtures or worn carpet or even just a paint color that's not your taste. New homes don't come with this instant to-do list, so you can spend your time enjoying your home...rather than fixing it up.

3. Sleep soundly (and under warranty)

While an older home will usually have components of various ages -some of which may need replacing not long after you move in -  a new home has brand new everything and will be under warranty from roof to floor.

4. Start green, save money

New homes allow you to make money-saving, environmentally friendly choices from the start, instead of having to retrofit. You can choose sustainable flooring options, energy efficient appliances, green landscaping systems and more. Additionally, new homes often have better insulation, doors and windows that will save you money on heating and cooling costs.

5. Slash maintenance costs

Today's new homes are built to minimize maintenance, employing the latest, most durable products and techniques that will require less upkeep in the long run.

6. Feel safe and secure

Your new home is guaranteed to be up to the latest safety codes right from the start. In addition, newly constructed properties often boast safety features, like hard-wired smoke detectors and state-of-the-art circuit breakers, not found in older homes.

7. Benefit from community amenities

If you are considering a home in a planned community, don't discount the value of community amenities. Many communities now include pools, fitness centers and other recreation areas that will add to your experience in your new home.

8. Luxuriate in all new appliances

Brand new oven, brand new refrigerator, brand new washing machine, brand new dishwasher... we could go on and on. Sometimes there's just nothing better than knowing that your garbage disposal has never been used (and misused) before.

9. Discover more financing options

New home developers often have access to their own mortgage or financing options, giving you more lending choices overall. You may also encounter developing communities that are offering a discount special or price perk if you move within a certain time frame.

10. Rack up potential incentives

Building developers may offer incentives as part of your purchase package, like design or appliance upgrades or money towards your closing costs.

-Reprinted with permission from RISMEDIA and Geneva Ives

 

If you're considering building new, or would like more information and guidance with the process.....call me.  I have helped many of my clients puchase and build their new homes.

 

 

Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR

330-352-9513

Comment balloon 2 commentsTony Morganti • January 30 2014 07:28AM

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     "New" will usually win over "Re-Sale", for the reasons that you list.

     The possible exceptions would be better locations, or a Buyer who wants a larger lot than those offered by New Home Builders (here in Tallahassee).

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Fred, while I think new is usually preferred, there are times, and we may still be in one such time, when you can get a better value buying an existing home as opposed to buying new.  Depends on what is priority for the client.

Posted by Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow (RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio) almost 5 years ago

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