Choosing the type of home you want to purchase is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a home buyer. Do you want an existing home or would you prefer a brand new home in Seacoast New Hampshire, Northern Massachusetts, or Southern Maine? If you haven’t quite decided which option is best for you, be sure to take a look at these six new home benefits:
A New Home Offers the Ideal Location
It’s not unusual to fall in love with a house yet have a few concerns about its location. Maybe the floor plan is perfect, but the house is located on a busy street. Or perhaps you’ve been dreaming of spending summer afternoons relaxing next to a resort-style pool, but the home’s backyard is so small that you’ll have to settle for a wading pool.
When you opt for new construction, you don’t have to settle for a less-than-perfect location. You choose the view, proximity to services and amenities, school district, and other factors that make a particular lot or area ideal.
You’ll Have Plenty of Floor Plan Choices
The choices are almost endless when you’re building a brand new custom home. In fact, you may have a little trouble picking just one plan. You can select a floor plan that’s perfect as is or ask your builder to modify a plan to include the features and amenities you need.
Do you want to add an office to your first floor, including an in-law suite, or turn your basement into the ultimate home theater and game room? When you build your own home, you have the flexibility to make a few changes and improvements. Although you can always renovate your home later, it’s usually less expensive to incorporate the features you really want during the building process.
Your New Home Will Fit Your Personal Style
Chances are you and the owners of an existing home won’t share the same sense of style. The previous homeowners may have carpeted the entire home while you prefer hardwood or laminate floors or might have painted all of the rooms white instead of the bolder colors you like. Making an existing home your own often involves plenty of minor and major changes that must be made soon after you walk through the doors of your new house.
Styles issues won’t be a problem when you build your own home. You’ll choose everything that goes into the home, from the kitchen cabinets to the flooring to the doorknobs. In fact, your new house will feel like home the moment you move in.
Weekends Will Be Your Own
When you own an older house, weekends are often spent tackling items on your maintenance list. By the time you replace the rotting wood on the porch steps, pressure wash the siding, and fix the leaky dishwasher, a few more repairs will probably have popped up. Frequent repairs not only take up a lot of time but can cost you money, whether you handle them yourself or pay someone else to take care of them.
Fortunately, brand new homes seldom need repairs. In fact, it may be 10 years or longer before you have to tackle any major projects. Many home builders include a one-year home warranty in the price of the new home. If you have any problems during that time, they’ll take a look at the issue, make repairs or offer replacements if necessary. Just think of all of the things you can do with your weekends when you no longer have to focus on home repairs!
New Homes Are Environmentally Friendly
Homes today are built using building techniques and products designed to protect the environment. Sustainable lumber, high-quality doors and windows, upgraded insulation and zoned heating and cooling reduce your carbon footprint and save you money on utility bills.
More and more buyers want homes that offer green living features. In fact, the National Association of Home Builders reports that today’s buyers want environmentally friendly features, including ENERGY STAR-rated windows and an ENERGY STAR rating for the entire house.
Your Home Will Have the Latest Features and Amenities
If you’ve ever lived in a home with tiny closets, an inefficient kitchen, not enough electrical outlets, or a poor WiFi signal, you’ll love the convenience of a brand new home. New houses are designed with the needs of today’s buyers in mind. Generously sized rooms, plenty of storage, high-end appliances, indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, and garages big enough to fit modern cars are standard in many new homes.
If you want, you can even wire your home to take advantage of smart home technology. Thanks to the technology, you’ll be able to turn the oven on to preheat when you leave the office, control your thermostat from your phone or even select the perfect temperature for your shower in the morning.
Have you decided that a new home is the best option for you? We’ll help you build a Seacoast home that fits your lifestyle and your budget and share a few tips that can make the process easier. Contact us for information about the home building process.