New vs. Used
What are the benefits of owning a new home vs. a used home? One of the first decisions you will make when looking for your next home is deciding whether a brand-new home or a previously used home is right for you. Here are some benefits of new home ownership to consider:
Builder Warranty- Most homebuilders provide their homeowners with a warranty on their new home that covers all material and workmanship of the home during the first year of ownership at no additional cost. In addition, manufac- turer warranties on items in the home such as appliances, HVAC, flooring, etc. pass to the homeowner. These warran- ties offer peace of mind when moving into your new home.
Efficiency- New homes have the latest in appliances, home systems, insulation and windows that are energy efficient. Plus a new home will be built to the most current building codes. Having the most energy efficient systems and up to date construction in a home equates to lower energy costs and expenses.
Less Maintenance- As a home ages it becomes necessary to spend more money on maintaining it. A newly built home requires less maintenance since everything from appliances to the HVAC system, water heater, and roof are new!
Ability to customize and personalize- Depending on your timing, you may have the ability to choose specific floor plan options and customize your homes finishes including cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, paint, and exte- rior colors. This allows you to move in to a home that was designed with your needs and desires in mind and eliminate costly renovation costs.
Financing- Many homebuilders work with select Preferred Lenders that offer loan programs and pricing designed to make the home buying process simpler and more affordable.