Being in the business of real estate sales, we often hear the “top wants” of today’s new homebuyers. Sure, everyone has their specifics, but we’ve put together a list of the things people wish for most often. How many of these are tops on your list?
Location, location, location
It’s the age-old rule — a great location is first and foremost when it comes to buying a new home. But what makes a location great? It’s got to be a safe place with easy accessibility to major conveniences likes shopping, banks, the post office, churches, restaurants, and healthcare. Access to major highways and an airport are highly regarded too. Soleil is fortunate to have all of those things and more. Plus, we are in such a scenic area, where recreation and nature abound.
Thoughtful floor plans
For those 55+, the ability to age-in-place is an essential characteristic in a new home. The challenge is creating a floorplan that allows that to happen without it being overly obvious. Stepless-entry access and wide doorways are excellent examples that can be found in every Soleil home. Our thoughtful designs ensure there are no sacrifices made in creating a luxurious, impressive space to live without having to worry about accessibility and mobility issues.
Speaking of design, new homebuyers enjoy having the ability to choose their own finishes to personalize their home both inside and out. Siding, faucets, wood floors, light fixtures, paint, tile, and carpet all can be a lot of fun to pick out. That’s especially true if you have a beautiful, well-stocked Design Center like ours and a friendly design team who can make your dream home into a reality.
It’s easier and cheaper to build a brand new home with new highly energy-efficient options rather than attempt to retrofit an older house with those materials. Buyers often place a higher premium on energy efficient windows, insulation, and HVAC systems to keep cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter — all without having to pay higher utility bills. We include these features in all new homes at Soleil, as well as energy-efficient appliances that help save even more of your hard-earned cash.
A new home often comes with warranties that cover certain repairs should a problem arise. Those warranties offer new homeowners peace of mind on the rare occasion that something needs to be fixed. We understand how important that is and offer our new homeowners a one-year limited builder’s warranty, a 10-year structural warranty, manufacturer’s limited warranties, and more.
One other item worth mentioning is communication. Buying a new home can be a stressful experience. Working with a respectful agent who keeps an open line of communication removes much of that stress. Our team of sales professionals are patient, kind, and a joy to work with. Stop by and you’ll see what we mean. Make plans to experience Soleil today.