Benefits of Buying a New Home
June 30, 2020
Homebuyers have several choices when it comes to buying a home — they can buy a resale home, foreclosure, new home, or new construction (not yet built). But how do you know which one to choose? Although you may have to pay a little more upfront, are there certain benefits that outweigh the additional cost? In today’s post, we want to explore the benefits of buying new instead of choosing a resale or foreclosure because it “seems to be a good deal”. Keep reading, and if you’re in the market for a new home in Timnath, Wheat Ridge, Aurora, or other Front Range location, visit Wonderland Homes.
Buying a resale home can be stressful because you never know what surprises are lurking around the corner. Did the previous owners keep up on routine maintenance? If there was a problem that needed to be fixed, did they just put a bandaid on it or did they hire a professional to take care of it?
When you buy a home that someone else lived in before you have to just trust that you aren’t going to find costly repairs that could be putting the entire safety of your home in jeopardy. Of course, it’s always prudent to get a home inspection before buying a home, but an inspector can only see so much. If there was a small leak somewhere on the roof that has been dripping into your attic for years, he probably won’t see it — unless there is visible damage or mold growth.
When you buy a new home, you are buying peace of mind, and with that comes a home warranty. Most home builders agree to fix any minor issue you find within your first year of purchasing the home, but they also usually provide a new home warranty that covers almost anything including windows, HVAC, plumbing, and your roof for at least a year or more.
No Repairs Needed
If you’re looking to move into a new home right away and don’t want to have to spend time doing repairs (or waiting for the previous homeowner to do them) before you do, a new home is a great option. Because all of the materials and components are new, everything should be clean and in working order for quite a while. And, if for some reason you do have a problem, whatever you find should be covered under your new home warranty.
Moving is a stressful enough task as it is without having to worry about spending time repairing a bunch of things before you can do it. Buy a new home and you won’t have to worry about the time and money involved in making repairs to make it safe and functional.
One of the biggest reasons why people choose to buy a new construction is because they have several options for customization. Most home builders offer choices of paint colors, flooring materials, appliance upgrades, more lighting, and even a bigger garage. This allows new home buyers to create a home that fits their personal preferences and lifestyle without paying for a completely custom home.
Some home shoppers would argue that many of these options can be installed after purchasing the home, however, it’s much easier to have these kinds of upgrades installed during the initial home building process. Plus, once you move into your new home, the last thing you’ll feel like doing is tear apart your new space, creating a huge mess. It’s better to do things like install hardwood floors during the construction period than to have to rip up brand new carpet.
While most people admit that they love being homeowners, one thing they are less than enthused about is maintaining it. Taking care of a home can be time-consuming and costly, and the energy and money you have to put into it usually go up with age. A home that is 5 years old will usually require less maintenance than a home that is 25 years old.
One of the biggest benefits of buying new is the fact that you won’t have to worry too much about maintenance for a while. Sure, you’ll want to take care of necessities like changing your furnace filter, but you shouldn’t have to deal with large-scale maintenance projects like replacing an old roof or installing a new water heater.
Today’s new homes are more energy-efficient than ever, and that can save you big bucks on your energy bill. Not only are energy-efficient windows and appliances good for preserving natural resources, but the savings you realize on your bills is more than worth it. For instance, a 50-year old home that hasn’t had energy-efficient upgrades can cost you hundreds more per month to heat in the winter compared to a brand new home equipped with all of the latest energy-efficient features.
As mentioned earlier, moving is stressful — but it can also be exciting and a lot of fun. Choosing a new home instead of a resale can be a great option for buyers who want a move-in ready home where you can trust that everything will work and you don’t have to make any repairs. There’s nothing worse than spending a long 12 hours shuffling moving boxes into your new home only to realize the stove doesn’t work when you’re finally ready to settle down and for much-deserved dinner.
Home design has changed much throughout the years, and most people prefer the look of a modern, updated home compared to an older, outdated one. That’s not to say that a brand new home is for everyone — some people enjoy buying old or even historic fixer-uppers that require months or years of restoration (and a lot of money!)
Over the years, needs have changed and people have changed, and homes have changed with them. If you’re interested in finding the best homes for your needs then chances are a newly-designed home is going to be what you’re looking for.
Another reason why you may want to shop for new homes for sale is that home builders like Wonderland Homes have created master-planned communities that offer dozens of extra amenities to enhance your life. These communities often feature things like beautiful park areas, a pool, community gardens, and walking trails. These amenities make it easy to feel right at home and connected within a community as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet your new neighbors.
Contact Wonderland Homes If You’re Looking For New Homes For Sale
Are you searching for new homes for sale? Find the perfect home in one of the most desirable neighborhoods when you work with Wonderland. We have a variety of different sizes, floorplans, and designs in communities all across the Front Range. Visit our website to start your new home search and then give us a call. We would be happy to discuss the process of buying a new home with us and can show you around our communities.
At Wonderland Homes, customer satisfaction is our number one goal, and we’ll do everything we can to make your home buying experience the best it can be. Join the many happy customers who have purchased from us — call today!