When looking for a home, buyers frequently tend to overlook new construction. But there are many reasons why you should consider new construction when looking for your next home. Increased regulations and building codes have led to higher quality products, superior safety standards and improved energy efficiency ratings. If you're looking for a new home, check out these reasons why to consider new construction.
1. Find the Perfect Home Without the Rush
The housing inventory of resale homes remains low and highly desired homes can get snapped up quickly. As a buyer, this means staying on your toes and potentially competing with other offers when the perfect home comes on the market. New construction allows you to slow down during your home search and focus on identifying the elements you're really looking for in your next home. Then when you're ready, you can sign for a house that has all the features you desire.
2. Opportunity for Floor Plans That Suit Your Needs
Every buyer is looking for something different when it comes to the functional space in their home. More and more homebuyers prefer open, fluid floor plans compared to the separate rooms that were popular decades ago. Building a new home lets you pick a floor plan that fits your needs, whether it's a formal dining room, a spacious master bathroom or a playroom for the kids.
3. Ability to Customize and Upgrade
Choosing a floor plan is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to customizing a newly constructed home. Building a new home offers a variety of options for design from countertops and kitchen islands, to flooring and tiling. New homes also offer the option of integrating Smart Home Technology, which many older homes may not be properly wired to accommodate.
4. No Hidden Flaws or Deferred Maintenance
Buying a resale home always bears a risk of running into hidden flaws or underlying issues that can cause problems later. New construction eliminates all uncertainties and ensures that your home will be up to date with all safety standards and building regulations. From the start, you will know the condition of every element in your home and have confidence that the home will perform well.
5. Quality of Home Construction
Homebuilding materials and methods are constantly evolving and improving. When you build a new home, you can be confident that it has been designed and built using the latest technology, equipment and techniques. The home will be inspected several times throughout the process, so you can have peace of mind that your home meets all standards and is constructed with the best resources available.
6. Lower Maintenance Costs
Brand new appliances, wiring and technology in your home means lower maintenance and upgrade costs in the first several years of homeownership. A resale home will require more upkeep and see higher maintenance costs as the home is older and already bears some wear and tear. Most builders will also provide warranty options for new homes, further eliminating future maintenance costs and giving you less to worry about for the next few years of homeownership.
7. Increased Energy Efficiency
Advances in technology have led to increased energy efficiency in newly constructed homes. These can include more efficient windows, appliances, HVAC systems and more. Combined with new building and energy codes, these advances make newly built homes some of the most energy efficient homes on the market.
Building a new home can seem daunting, but there are many benefits to choosing new construction over a resale home. If you're interested in building or purchasing a well-crafted new home, RCI Builders offers a wide variety of options to fit your needs and budget.