The Benefits of Buying A Home In A New Build Subdivision

So the other side of the buyer’s coin is new construction. If the idea of buying an older home with all of it’s possible issues doesn’t appeal to you, buying into a new subdivision or having a custom home built may. Doing either has plenty of benefits. Here are a few.

Input

The Benefits of Buying A Home In A New Build SubdivisionWith a custom home you get to have tons of input as to the floorplan. Even if you look at a new subdivision that has preset types of homes will still give you input as to what you are looking for.

For example, if you had problems finding an existing home that has an open floor plan and larger rooms, a pre-built new construction will have what you need.

Along with that, you can personalize either a custom build or a home in a subdivision to be built to your liking. Choosing things like flooring color and options, wall colors, countertops and cabinetry and appliances. It may add some cost if you upgrade from builders grade, but it is what you want.

Energy efficient

New homes are also more energy efficient and probably greener, smarter and healthier. New appliances and HVAC systems are more efficient with energy than older systems. They are healthier because of low or zero VOC paint and building materials. Smart homes, integrating technology into the home, are easily found in a new home.

Maintenance

Remember that maintenance cost in an existing home? Not going to find it in a new home. With everything being brand new, maintenance or replacement cost is next to nil. Plus there are also warranties on everything should something go wrong.

Amenities

And let’s not forget the amenities offered in planned communities. Many include pools, park spaces, community centers, health clubs and so on. All of those are there for you, the homeowner, and mean that you don’t have to pay to have your own pool installed or an extra space in the home for work out equipment.

There are so many benefits to a new build, so why consider anything else?

If you are considering buying a new build home, you might be surprised to know that you CAN use a Realtor who will be there to protect your interests! New builders are generally happy to work with agents and you can be assured that you will get the best deal possible AND great representation!

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Should You Buy A Historic Home or New Construction?

Every buyer asks themselves the same question: Should I buy an older, historic home or new construction? Each has their own plusses and minuses so let’s explore each.

Older homes have advantages and disadvantages

Some of their advantages are in their solid construction. They have stood the test of time and usually have great craftsmanship and Should You Buy A Historic Home or New Construction?attention to detail. They have more character with interesting architectural details and decorations.

Generally they are built on larger lots, in or outside of the city, and are in established neighborhoods. In some, those homes have been handed down through generations so neighbors know each other. Being in established neighborhoods also means less likelihood of issues with zoning. Yards and neighborhoods have mature trees and landscaping.

However, the age of the home can be a drawback

Older homes require more maintenance. Things age and need replacing. Some of those fixes are expensive, especially if they involve the electrical systems or plumbing. For instance, septic systems, or even older cesspools, need to be replaced costing thousands. Old knob and tube electrical has to be completely replaced since newer wiring can’t be spliced in.

Other updates, like kitchens and baths are always expensive updates. Older homes have smaller, or no, closets and less storage space. Unless your older home is a larger estate, the living space, especially kitchens and bedrooms, tend to be smaller. And then there’s dealing with historical societies when buying and updating an historic home. They will be the ones to dictate things like paint colors and allowed updates.

Newer homes have pluses and minuses

New homes have much less maintenance. New takes longer to break. They are also built with modern conveniences, with up to code wiring and plumbing, energy efficiency and larger living spaces. Builders also give a warranty for a specific period in case something goes wrong. Then there’s the “nothing like being the first owner” feeling.

However, new homes in the same neighborhood or other neighborhoods built by the same builder, have the same floor plans. The cookie-cutter look may be nice, but there’s not as much character. The landscaping is sparser and smaller. Unless you’re building on a wooded lot and your builder is careful about how many trees are taken down, there will be no trees, except saplings newly planted.

Now, see which appeals to you more, and go with it!