Four Reasons You Should Choose New Housing

April 28th, 2014

We have no doubt in our minds that new housing is right for you. You, on the other hand, might need a bit more convincing, so here are four reasons to sway your mind.

  • Reduced Need for Maintenance: An older home is going to need repairs.  Many homebuyers think that if a home passes an engineering inspection that reduces the likelihood repairs will be necessary.  Although an inspector can evaluate the age of the roof and if the air conditioner functions, they aren’t able to determine if the carpet under the couch has a huge wine stain or how the walls will look when the artwork and photos are removed  With a used house you will likely need to repaint many or all rooms.  Carpets may need to be replaced.  Also, an inspector can not guarantee the appliances won’t fail within a few months.  A new home will not have these maintenance concerns.  You will be able to relax and enjoy your new home knowing that the walls are freshly painted, the floors are brand new and nothing is likely to fail anytime soon.
  • Higher Energy Efficiency: According to the National Association of Home Builders, energy-efficiency standards were first implemented in the late 1970s and were most recently updated in 2009.  New homes are expected to meet more stringent efficiency requirements than older homes and new building materials make further improvements possible.  One example is the improvement in doors and windows to prevent cool air from escaping the house.  Older homes have single-pane windows whereas current windows can be triple or quadruple-paned.
  • All New Appliances: New homes come with brand new appliances.  As mentioned above, new appliances are less likely to fail and are covered under a warrantee should anything unexpected occur.  In addition, new appliances are high efficiency and environmental friendly.  This will save you money in appliance repairs and electricity or gas required to run the appliances.  You may think you can just buy new appliances to put in your used home but keep in mind that size of appliances has changed over the years.  You may find it difficult to locate a new appliance that fits in the existing location of your existing appliance.  This is particularly true with refrigerators and washer and dryer units.  A new home is built to accommodate current appliance dimensions.
  • Fire Safety: Fire safety features have improved over recent years and are implemented in newly built homes.  Fire retardant is included in carpeting and insulation.  In addition homes include hard-wired smoke detectors which won’t require you to remember to replace the battery.  You can rest easy knowing that your new home has been optimized for fire safety.

To explore the possibility of buying a new home contact us.

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