Making the decision to move can be both an exciting time and a stressful time for most people, and one of the first decisions you will have to make is whether you should buy a new home or buy an older one. While both options have their pros and cons, we have found that most people enjoy the benefits a new home offers over the hassles and effort an older home brings. If you decide to buy a new home, you can choose between building a new customizable home or purchasing a newly constructed home built by a trusted homebuilder, both of which are offered by our team at Passage Island Construction.
Top Reasons to Buy a New Home
- A Home Unique to You
When buying a new home, you are often able to add your own personal touches to many aspects of the house. This is clearly seen in new home construction, where you can work with your home builder on virtually every important aspect of your new house. For those buying a newly built home, you can often choose upgrades and finishes that match your style. When you buy an older home, you buy the previous owners’ favorite features and will have to spend money and time to make it more uniquely yours.
- Minimal Maintenance
When buying a new home, you don’t have to worry about how the old appliances are, replacing outdated furnishings, or stress about when the next big repair bill will come. Since everything is virtually brand new, the maintenance of your new home, appliances, and furnishings is minimal. Most appliances like hot water heaters or air conditioners have a lifespan of 10-12 years, which means you won’t have to worry about them breaking down or needing replacement in the near future. An older home might need repairs or updates as soon as you move in!
In the rare and unfortunate circumstance that something does happen to a part of your home or an appliance since everything is new, they will likely come with protection warranties. Most new constructions or new homes offer warranties for one or more years, allowing the manufacturer to replace or repair the problem at no cost to you. Older homes often do not come with warranties as they have long since expired. If something breaks or is damaged, it will be up to you to repair or replace it.
- Smart and Efficient
Having a “smart home” is more and more common these days. When you are buying a new home, you can often add smart features like thermostats, doorbells and more. Some of these items will help control features of your home and make it more energy-efficient, and combined with other products like windows and insulation, your new home can save you money every month! Older homes often do not have these features and as years go on, insulation, caulking and overall efficiency drop, meaning you’re looking at higher monthly bills.
- Built on Your Time
While new home construction can take some time, with the average being 6 – 10 months, this gives you more time to make plans to move, possibly to sell an older house and more. When buying an older home, you are not afforded this time and often have a very strict closing deadline, whether you are ready or not!
Ready for Your New Home?
Our experienced team at Passage Island Construction is here to help you build the home of your dreams! Let our home builders work closely with you to create the new home you’ll be proud to live in for years to come! Schedule an appointment with one of our sales consultants by calling 772-388-8863 today.