5 Perks of Buying a New Build Home

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Buying a new home is an investment — probably the most important you will ever make — so it’s important to get the best home for your money. A newly constructed home offers a number of perks. Perks that can save you money and enhance your lifestyle for years to come.

Your Home, Your Choice

Purchasing a resale home means living with the choices the former owners made. A new construction home means you get to choose. Vanbrooke, for example, offers you a choice of four builders who in turn offer dozens of floor plans. Once you’ve chosen, you can add the upgrades and options that make sense for your family.

Lower Energy Bills

A 2018 NerdWallet study found that 30 percent of homeowners say their monthly housing costs, including utilities, are expensive and the cost to heat, cool and illuminate a house can be shocking. New construction homes are on average 20 percent more efficient than homes built 10 years ago. That can save you as much as 30 percent on your monthly electric bill.

Fewer Repairs

Older homes are just that – older. More things will need to be updated and repaired than will comparable items in a new construction home. With a new home you get new appliances, a new roof, a new air conditioner and more. 

Your Home is Under Warranty                      

If something in a new build home needs to be repaired, it is often covered under the builder’s warranty. Warranties cover various components of your house for a specific period of time. As a general rule, builders offer one-year warranties on workmanship and materials, two-year warranties on all mechanical work including the HVAC systems and a 10-year structural warranty.

You Might Get Better Financing

New-home builders often have preferred lenders. Using one to finance your home might get you perks such as no closing costs or buy down rates. And with interest rates at an all-time low, you may find that purchasing a brand-new home saves you more money and gives you more home than you would get with a resale home. 

Ready to take advantage of these perks? Visit Vanbrooke and choose your new home today.