Many people looking to buy a home experience a sort of decision fatigue. That is because it can be difficult to decide what type of house to buy when there are so many options available to you. While there are pros and cons to both new and older homes, here are a few reasons why we think buying a new home will get you more bang for your buck.
The Perfect Floor Plan
When searching exclusively for older homes, buyers are limited to those existing floor plans. Older homes tend to have dated and sometimes downright strange layouts. Even if that is not the case, it can still be difficult to find a floor plan that is right for your family’s needs.
Raymus Homes, for example, has an array of different, exciting, and functional home floor plans to choose from. With a new build, you have the unique opportunity to choose exactly what works for you and not just settle for good enough.
Perhaps you finally find the perfect home for you. The only issue is the ugly countertops and barely hanging on appliances. No matter! You figure you can just update those things after you move in.
While that is true, it is usually cheaper, not to mention easier and less disruptive, to build a custom home. This way you can make all those personal design decisions yourself. The things that really make your house feel like home.
Whether you want hardwood flooring or plush carpet, stainless steel appliances, or a farmhouse kitchen sink, the choice is up to you. You do not have to settle for someone else’s preferences.
A universal understanding is that along with homeownership comes maintenance and repairs. Things get worn out and break down over time, that’s a fact of life. Even with a thorough inspection, there will be things that need to be fixed or replaced once you buy an older home.
The difference with a new construction home is that everything is brand new. Now, that is not to say that those things will not eventually wear down as well, but when they do, you can be comforted by the fact that your home is covered by a warranty. This way, what you pay in your mortgage is an accurate representation of what you pay from month to month, repairs included.
Updated Safety Standards
Safety codes are continually changing to keep up with the advances in technology. Because those standards are changing so rapidly, it does not take long for the safety codes that an older home was built with to be out of date. In addition, it is not always evident if the previous homeowner tried to add or fix things to the home without the proper knowledge of how to do so to code.
With a new home, however, you do not have to wonder what kind of work went into it. You can sleep soundly knowing that your home was built completely with up to date safety standards and that it has not been tampered with in any way since then.
One major factor that will affect your wallet is whether your home is energy efficient. Older homes simply were not built with energy efficiency in mind. Single-pane windows are generally a pain when it comes to keeping outside temperatures, well, outside. And if you have lived in an older home previously, you may have noticed drafty doors or even electrical sockets.
A brand-new home, on the other hand, can be customized so that all the latest energy-saving products are put in place. This way your home will stay at a consistent, comfortable temperature, and you can spend your hard-earned money on something other than the electric bill.
Even if your home was scoured before you moved into it, some traces of the previous family may be hard to get rid of. Dirt build up on the baseboards, grease caked on the oven, grime on the ceiling. It may take some extra heavy lifting to get things clean enough for your comfort levels.
New construction though, is just that, new. Everything is clean and any dirt or messes will be yours. There’s comfort in knowing that.
If you found those reasons to buy a new house just as appealing as we do, take the next step by contacting us at Raymus Homes today! You surely will not be disappointed by having a home that fits you just right.