If you’re on the hunt for a new home, you have tons of options right now–with the first option being new home vs. resale Both of these options have their advantages, but you have to admit, there’s nothing like owning a brand new house. In fact, Forbes tells us that “2 in 5 Americans – a sizeable 41% of the population – either somewhat or strongly prefer a newly-built home over an existing one.” It’s no surprise — new construction homes have plenty of benefits. Consider the following
Newer homes often have a much better layout than older, resale homes. Developers are listening to needs of today’s homebuyers and addressing them in their designs. With new construction, you’ll find a more efficient use of space and open, airy designs that are appealing to the senses (and entertaining, if you’re so inclined.) Just look at our Trenton floorplan as an example.
Since they are new too, many of the items that are included with your home come with warranties. Your new garage doors, HVAC, windows, and more come with the peace of mind knowing that someone will fix them if they break within the warranty timeframe.
Benefit from lower utility bills
Newer homes are built with the latest, most efficient construction materials. These help to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter, saving you both energy and money.
Enjoy modern features
Stylish, efficient, higher-end appliances, like your dishwasher, range, and refrigerator, are often included with a new home. If your budget is tight, some may like the fact that the new appliances can be folded into the mortgage instead of having to spend extra for them out of pocket.
Gain modern technology
The latest in security systems, sound system wiring, cable, internet and is built right into a new home. Gone are the days of trying to find a socket for your plug or cable wire — you’ll have plenty to choose from and all in the right spots throughout each room.
Reduced maintenance and repair worries
A new home requires very little routine maintenance. There’s no need to paint inside or out for years to come, to update/fix wiring issues, or to unclog plumbing lines. Essentially, you won’t have to lift a finger, hammer, or paintbrush (unless you want to, of course.)
Minimize replacement woes
Since they are brand new, big-ticket items like your roof, heating and air-conditioning system, and water heater are things you won’t have to worry about replacing for many years.
You’re the first!
This is the best benefit of them all — you get to be the very first person to live in your brand new home. It’s yours, right from the start.
Here at Soleil Laurel Canyon, we have a variety of selection ready homes available that encompass all of the benefits mentioned above and more! In our award-winning active adult neighborhood, these homes sell very quickly, so make plans to stop by soon. We look forward to showing you all the best that our community has to offer.