The Advantages of a New Home
Starting fresh with a newly built home comes along with many advantages for homebuyers. A new home allows home buyers to personalize their dream home instead of remodeling someone else’s home to make it their own home. Why settle for someone else’s choices when you can select your favorite flooring, carpets, countertops and cabinets? New homebuyers can select beautiful kitchen and bath fixtures, designer flooring, lighting and other options. As a result, a new home reflects the homebuyer’s own style rather than someone else’s taste. It’s also a cost-effective way to get what you want. When you buy an older or used home, it can cost thousands of dollars in renovations as well as the possibility of living in a construction zone to achieve the desired look and feel you are hoping for.
Today’s new homes in Northern Virginia also reflect a modern lifestyle with media rooms, chef-inspired kitchens, massive closets, open floor plans, panoramic windows and high ceilings. Why suffer with 1960’s size closets when you can have your own walk-in closet? In addition, new homes are constructed with state-of-the-art technology and are designed for optimal indoor comfort, unprecedented energy efficiency and healthy indoor air quality. In a used home, there are often energy-wasting windows, doors and heating/ac systems. With a new home, homeowners get double-paned windows, high levels of insulation in the walls and attics spaces and even special window coatings to save more energy in both the heating and cooling seasons.
New homes can offer buyers have a lot of flexibility with floor plans and the layout of a home. Want to add an extra bathroom? Need a first floor master suite? Need more room with an additional bedroom? Perhaps, you’d like French doors leading to the pool or a sitting room with a fireplace in the owner’s suite. New homes can be designed to meet both your individual needs and preferences.
Unlike used homes that likely have tired products that may soon need a replacement, everything in a new home is brand new and under warranty. Consider the high price tag of having to replace a roof, water heater or appliances. All of the components in a new home offer years of comfort and enjoyment before having to be replaced. All around, investing in a new home is a money-smart decision.
The new homes in master-planned communities are highly desirable. Enjoy perks like clubhouses, pools and resort-style community centers. Some even feature walking and hiking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. Although most of the large master planned communities in the Northern Virginia area are located approximately 20 to 30 miles outside of downtown DC, they can still be close to alot of local activities. It just depends on where you work, live and play. All new home communities are designed for an active, social and healthy style.
If you’re considering moving, consider new construction homes. Have more questions about new home options? Just give me a call or email and we’ll figure out if a new construction home if a good option for you to consider.