Buying a new home is not just about the prestige of owning something new. New homes have multiple benefits. Below are some of these benefits.
All homes require maintenance, but new homes require less maintenance than old homes. For example, an old roof is more likely to leak than a new roof. Sunlight, moisture, foot traffic, and wind all contribute to the wear and tear of the roof. Thus, an old roof requires more frequent inspection and repairs than a new roof.
Many new homes have multiple warranties. For example, a new home may have:
- A builders warranty that covers the workmanship
- A manufacturer's warranty that covers the building materials
- Appliance warranties that cover integrated appliances, such as heating systems
With an old home, you will find that the warranty has expired or the previous owner has covered some part of the warranty. Some warranties aren't even transferable from owner to owner.
As a house ages, parts of it begin to deteriorate and require replacement. If you buy an old home, you only have a few years to replace such parts. With a new home, you have many years of usage before the replacements.
Most things improve with time — at least as far as efficiency is concerned. For example, a new toilet is more likely to be water-efficient than an old one. A new heating system is more likely to be energy-efficient than an old one. You get new and efficient systems or installations when you buy a new home.
You can customize your new home to your liking if you purchase it off-plan or before construction is complete. You can choose the quality of the finishing, the room colors, and even the type of appliances with which to fit it. That way, you can literally get the house of your dreams.
Technology has infused almost every aspect of life. Many people have or long for smart homes with automatic and remote-controlled appliances. Although you may be able to retrofit an old home with smart installations, new homes with integrated smart technology will save you that hassle.
If you are in the market for a home, consider a new one, and enjoy the benefits above. A real estate agent can help you identify and purchase new homes in your target neighborhood. Look for those in an area you like in a good school district.Share