Caskey and Caskey

Manhattan Beach Realtor

BENEFITS OF NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FOR HOMEBUYERS

When buying a home, you have one of two major choices: choose an existing home or purchase a new construction one. Here are some of the main advantages homeowners experience when buying new construction homes.

1. YOU HAVE FREEDOM TO CUSTOMIZE A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME TO YOUR LIKING.

When you’re interested in buying a house, you’ve probably come up with a list of features you’d like in your new home. Whether this is an actually written list or a mental one, you may have a preference on everything from number of bedrooms to exterior paint colors to kitchen countertop materials to the size of the laundry room.

If you purchase a home while it’s still being built or finished, you have the freedom to make all of these decisions and more. By the time you move in, your house should have all of the preferences you’re looking for.

2. NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FEATURE MORE MODERN FLOOR PLANS.

Closed-off kitchens, low ceilings, small closets, formal living rooms, and small laundry rooms are all characteristics of older homes. And if you’re not happy with these features, they can often be expensive or time consuming to change. New construction homes are often defined by open living areas, vaulted ceilings, and smart designs that make the best use of the space given. You may find that new construction homes are not only more comfortable, but they can make living a lot easier.

3. HOMES BUILT TODAY ARE MUCH MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT THAN OLDER MODELS.

Whether it’s due to a lack of insulation, poor-quality materials, inefficient HVAC or plumbing systems, or faulty electrical work, older homes often go hand in hand with high energy bills. If you’re looking to save money and/or be more environmentally conscious, a new construction home may be just what you’re looking for.

4. YOU CAN INCLUDE UPGRADES AND STYLE CHANGES IN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE.

When you’re applying for a mortgage, your financial institution is going to grant you a loan based on the value of the home as it is. If you’re interested in making repairs or remodels, the cost is likely going to have to come out of your own pocket. This is not always the case when buying a new construction home, though. Because the home may not be finished yet, you can choose upgrades and additional feature and include those in the original purchase price. That way, you can have the home you want now without emptying your pockets in the process.

5. NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES ARE OFTEN LESS STRESSFUL TO OWN/MAINTAIN.

With older construction homes often comes a lot of maintenance and repairs. Whether these are taken care of up front or over the next few years of ownership, it can get stressful, expensive, and time consuming. New construction homes shouldn’t require the need for repairs and hefty maintenance until way later down the road. So you’ll get to enjoy your stress-free, maintenance-free home right off the bat.