There are many different reasons that you might be considering relocating to a different neighborhood, community, or even a different state.
Whether you are moving for work, pleasure, or retirement, you will eventually have to decide whether to build a new home or buy a resale.
While there are advantages to both, if you are looking for your dream home, you might just have to build it yourself!
Here are five of the biggest advantages of buying or building a new home instead of purchasing a resale:
The biggest advantage of building a new home is that, depending on the builder, you may have the opportunity to customize some of the details of your home so that it matches the vision you have for what you dream home should be.
It’s easy when building with ICI, as customization is what we’re known for.
You can add extra outlets in the study if you think it would improve the room’s functionality. You can even go as far as adjusting the floor plan before it is built!
Building a new home also allows you to pick the colors and materials for every part of the home. You will get to select the type of granite used for your amazing countertops. Then, you get to pick the color of the cabinets to match!
You will get to decide what every aspect of your house looks like on the inside and the outside!
This is a level of control that is simply not possible with a resale.
The second biggest advantage to building a new home instead of purchasing a resale is that most new homes come with a comprehensive warranty. Things do break in new homes, just as many things break in older homes. The big difference is that when something breaks in a new home, one call to the builder can be enough to take care of the situation. This gives many new homeowners peace of mind knowing that any problems will be someone else’s problems.
New home construction will use the most energy efficient materials available today. You will know that your walls are properly insulated and you will likely purchase all new energy efficient appliances. This will translate straight to bottom line savings in your bank account. New technology is constantly being introduced to minimize the amount of utilities your home will require, and building a new home ensures that you are getting the latest energy efficient technology in your new home.
Remember the days when paint would start pealing off of the wooden siding on your home?
That simply doesn’t happen anymore.
New homes today are built with state-of-the-art materials that allow for the lowest possible amount of required maintenance. With the type of materials used today, it will likely be years before you ever have to handle any type of outside maintenance.
Another advantage that is provided by state-of-the-art building materials is that they offer increased safety features.
In addition to obvious features like smoke and GFI outlets, your new home will also be much safer than an older home in the event of a fire or natural disaster. Having a home built from materials that slow down a fire rather than feed it could mean the difference between life and death in the worst possible situation.
When you add up all of the advantages that come from buying or building a new home, it becomes pretty clear that any price advantage you might think you see in purchasing a resale is not quite what you thought.
Keep that in mind when you are out looking at houses, and always remember to ask yourself if it is worth giving up these advantages of building a new home.