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Searching for your forever home, but haven’t found it yet?
In the midst of your home search, it’s easy to become discouraged. Whether you’re viewing homes virtually or in-person, those homes may not always live up to the expectations you have set in your head. While some prefer to buy an existing home that has a story to tell, many others just can’t get that story to align with their home wants and needs. The truth of the matter? When it comes to finding the perfect home for you, it may simply just not be built yet. If you find yourself looking to check off all the home features on your non-negotiable list, consider new construction. Some of the top benefits of new construction homes include:
1. Customization. 🎨
Become the Picasso of your home without lifting a finger. There’s no need to worry about refinishing the kitchen cabinets, ripping out the green laminate flooring or repainting the entire house. With new construction homes, you have the ability to customize the features of your home to your liking. Dreaming of an all-white kitchen with stainless steel appliances & wood-look tile flooring? Maybe a large walk-in shower and private water closet? With a variety of home options to choose from, designing a space that fits your style has never been easier.
2. Energy efficiency. ⚡
As technology advances, so does the energy efficiency in newly built homes. Thanks to the majority of home builders now offering ENERGY STAR certified appliances, you can save both energy AND $$$. According to EnergyStar.gov, a new ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher will only cost you about $35 a year to run while also saving an average of 3,870 gallons of water over its lifetime. In addition to appliances, new construction homes tend to have more energy efficient windows, roofing and insulation than existing homes.
3. Low cost maintenance. 🧰
Since everything from the roofing to the pipes to the HVAC to the landscaping is brand new, you should have minimal tasks on your home maintenance checklist within the first few years of living in your home, meaning less stress, less money spent and more time creating lasting memories with your family. In the off-chance you do have any issues (for example, leaky windows or lifted flooring), you’re likely covered— most new construction homes include a range of home warranties and will send a certified worker out to resolve the issue for you.