Advantages of Buying a New Home
May 15, 2019
Looking for a home and cannot decide between buying a new home or old home? Purchasing a new home comes with many benefits that you may not have thought of.
Initially, you may consider an older home to be a more affordable purchase but may not have considered the long term advantages and savings that come with buying or building a new home.
Here are just some of the advantages to owning a new home!
A New Home is Typically Low Maintenance
With brand new appliances, plumbing and heating, you will be repair free for a number of years. The number one reason people don’t like to buy old homes is because there is always the “What if” factor of the unknown that are not visible at first, such as leaking roofs, faulty wiring, outdated plumbing, or furnace breakdowns.
Design your New Home
With a new home you have choices. You can customize your new home to suit your needs and style. Why settle for someone else’s choice when your builder can personalize your home and help choose your favourite type of cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring or fixtures. Even the small touches such as your wall paint colours can be personalized before you move into your new home.
Energy Efficiency is Already Built-in
With both building code standards and various new construction material in the marketplace, a new home will be more energy efficient, with modern heating systems and higher levels of insulation, which translates to lower utility bills. New homes built today can use up to 50% less energy than homes built in the early 1980’s. New homes can also include HRV ventilation systems which enhance overall air quality while maintaining energy efficient ventilation.
Reduced Water Consumption
New plumbing fixtures are now manufactured to use less GPM (gallons per minute). Having a new home with higher efficient plumbing fixtures can result in less water consumption and reduced bill payment.
New Home = New Appliances
New homes come with new appliances, which are usually energy efficient. New appliances will also come with warranties that give you that added assurance. This all translates to better performance, durability, cost savings and long-term satisfaction.
New Home Warranty
One of the great things with a new home is the warranty that comes with it. General defects, workmanship and materials are covered for at least the first year, plus other components for an extended time. Your builder may also offer additional extended coverage above and beyond that offered from the standard warranty.
Updated Technology and Wiring
New homes may have the latest technology built in or you have the ability to have this built in during construction – think alarm systems, speaker systems, Internet wiring, cable, security alarms, central vacuum systems, gas lines – this will save you time, money and holes in the walls of your new home.
Enhanced Basement Waterproofing Techniques
New homes are now built capable of taking on some ground water. New homes will have a waterproofing membrane around the foundation wall as well as weeping tile and a sump pump, all of which help to avoid disaster.
Community Amenities are Included
New developments are designed to promote neigbourliness by carefully balancing the private and public areas through architectural design guidelines, parks and recreational areas, playgrounds for children, shops and services for families, and safe and attractive streets and pathways.
When you buy a brand new home, you get the best of both worlds – all the traditional value you expect in a home, plus the advantages that only a new home can provide. We hope this helps in your decision to find your dream home!