When deciding to purchase a property, the biggest question you face is whether to buy a newly constructed home or used. We’re big believers that buying new is the way to go. Here are our top five reasons why purchasing a new home is better than resale.
You get exactly what you want.
Rather than having to settle on something with flaws, new homes allow you to get exactly what you want. You can choose from a variety of floor plans and make key personalizations. That means you get to select your own appliances, design features, and fixtures so you’re able to move right into the home of your dreams.
Less maintenance is required.
Older homes require constant maintenance. It’s rare that a year goes by without having to replace a major appliance, or worse. Common issues such as leaky pipes, faulty HVAC systems, cracked tile and more can be extremely expensive to fix. Conversely, new homes typically don’t have those problems, because everything is shiny and new. Your new home includes a builder warranty, new appliances will have manufacturers’ warranties, flooring will be pristine and you get peace of mind and can spend your weekends relaxing rather than doing major remodeling projects.
Better building practices are used.
Homes built today must fall within a rigorous set of guidelines and codes to pass inspection. That means you and your family will be more comfortable, since regulations have changed over the years. You won’t have to worry about lead paint or pipes, an aging roof or substandard wiring.
They’re more energy efficient.
Resale homes can be rather inefficient. It’s estimated that having a more energy-efficient home can reduce by up to 30% the amount of your utility and water bills. That means having an inefficient home results in higher monthly bills and more energy waste. At Craftmark Homes, we take pride in the high-efficiency houses we build. In fact, we beat the average Energy Star rating for new homes, and far exceed the average rating for used homes. That’s more green in your bank account and more green for the environment, a win-win.
You get higher resale values.
Given those advantages, it makes sense that newer homes have higher resale values (controlled for variables such as location) than older ones. If you feel there’s a chance you’ll have to upgrade your housing situation within the next five years, purchasing a new home is the best decision. When you’ve got newer appliances and building materials, you won’t have to factor into your selling price the cost of repairing or replacing things. Also, prospective buyers will be less likely to ask you to come down on the asking price.
Craftmark Homes has delivered more than 8,000 new homes throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. We offer architectural excellence, unmatched quality throughout, and focus on the ultimate energy efficient building process for a home that stands the test of time.
Craftmark Homes has been a premier homebuilder in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 27 years. If you’re in the market for a new home, contact us today for a consultation to assess your needs and options. Our high-quality and luxury new homes will give you the sanctuary you deserve without the hassles and issues of a resale.