Home Prices and interest rates have never been more attractive and you’re thinking about jumping into the home market.
But you have a question: Do I buy a used home or a Brand New home?
Here are the “Top Ten” Reasons why buying a brand new home is ten times better than buying a used home.
1. It’s NEW!
No one else has ever lived in it before, so everything is clean and brand new. Be the first to soak in your luxurious tub or cook in your new stainless steel oven. No need to worry about expensive repairs or replacements of out-of-date damaged, or worn materials that may be safety hazards.
2. Contemporary Floor Plans
Designs evolve. Old obsolete homes may not address the way people live today. New homes have floor plans designed to facilitate interaction with family and friends. Take advantage of state-of-the-art kitchens, luxurious bathrooms with double vanities, ample storage space, and large family rooms open to the kitchen. Covered lanais with outdoor kitchens add to a perfect Florida lifestyle. These features are often are lacking in used housing.
3. Customize Your Home
Build your home to order. You help design your own living environment, just the way you want it. Personalize your home by selecting your own colors, finishes, cabinetry, flooring and features. New home buyers can choose everything from lot location to interior trim. With so many new home communities here in the Tampa Bay area, you are sure to find something for every taste and budget.
4. Quality Built By Someone You Can Trust
With the help of our New Home Consultant, you can check out a builder’s reputation before choosing to work with him/her. Develop a personal relationship with the professionals responsible for helping you through the home building process. Become part of the team that will create your future residence.
5. Safer And Healthier
Wiring systems are up-to-date. Hazardous materials, such as asbestos, formaldehyde and lead, have been eliminated from new home building products. New homes must conform with the newest and safest building codes and regulations.
6. Energy Efficient & Technologically Current
Energy efficient windows. Better insulation technologies. Better control of air infiltration, resulting in healthier indoor air quality. Modern heating & cooling systems. Latest appliances and features. Take full advantage of the latest communication, security, home office and entertainment technologies. New homes accommodate electrical needs that didn’t exist just a few, short years ago. Some technologies are impossible to install in used homes. It can be as simple as having plenty of outlets, phone jacks and cable boxes in the areas where they are needed.
7. Less Expensive To Maintain
Home comes with warranties you don’t receive when buying a used home, including direct manufacturers’ warranties on new appliances, products and systems. No old parts or appliances to fix. Monthly operating costs are less due to improved technologies. This can mean big savings on utility bills. New building products are more durable and require less maintenance. Frequently, the money saved on a used home is quickly offset by lower maintenance and efficiency costs.
8. Neighborhood Bonds
Make friends quickly. Everyone in your new neighborhood just moved in too, so it’s easy to establish new and lasting friendships.
9. Community Amentities
New home communities frequently offer amenities that many older neighborhoods lack. Golf courses, swimming pools, walking paths, children’s playgrounds, green spaces and parks have become part of the master planning process.
10. Financial Advantages
Build home equity. Roll the cost of upgrades into your mortgage and pay over time. When renovating a used home, you need to pay cash, or take out a home improvement loan at a higher interest rate. Newer homes usually have a higher resale value.