A recent survey by newhomesource listed the top 10 reasons that home buyers prefer new homes. I found it interesting and hope that readers do as well.
1. Design Your Dream Home Your Way.
This is a concept we embraced as a company many years ago. I don’t know of another builder that will go to the lengths that we do to ensure that clients are getting the home they really want. Renee and I will regularly go to open houses with clients and make notes about what types of features appeal to them. We listen very carefully, and based on many years of experience we will also offer suggestions. To be successful the process should be enjoyable, and involve very open communication between the client and builder. We strive to offer options and associated costs so that clients can make informed decisions and best utilize their budget to get exactly the home they want.
2. Choose a Floorplan and Room Layout that Meets Your Needs.
Families all have difference needs and desires. We work with you to make sure that your home has the “flow” that you are looking for, and that the room sizes and layouts work for your family.
3. All New. Under Warranty.
All new appliances, HVAC system, plumbing and electrical fixtures, floor coverings and surfaces that you chose, etc. After all this is YOUR home. Have it your way, all new, with a warranty.
4. Energy and Cost Savings.
New homes are more energy efficient. With the Washington Energy Code requirements you can rest assured that any home built today will, at a minimum, be more energy efficient and earth friendly than an average home built even a few years ago. We can let you know what your options are for even more energy efficiency, and what the associated costs are, and how long on average it will take for the savings to pay for the upgraded efficiency. Today’s new homes take advantage of the latest energy saving innovations. You won’t have drafts, sticking inefficient windows, etc.
5. Comfort and Indoor Air Quality.
Along with more efficient insulation and appliances new homes today also have state of the art ventilation and air filtration. The result is you will enjoy year round draft free living with much better indoor air quality.
6. Low Maintenance.
A new home will not only reflect modern design standards and efficiency that will fit the way that you family lives, they will also be made up of state of the art materials that require less maintenance. We will take the time to work with you to make sure your new home meets your expectations with regard to maintaining it. From design to landscaping, we will help make sure there are no maintenance surprises.
7. Community Amenities.
When building a new home you can pick from so many different areas based on your desires and needs. From school districts down to particular neighborhoods, the choices are all yours. No need to find a floorplan that you can “live with” in the school district you want to live in. A home is far to important to “settle”. Some clients prefer the seclusion of being on private acreage, and others want to be close to shopping, or live in a neighborhood with established walking paths. The choices are yours.
8. Advanced Technology and Design.
You can update an older home but still not reach the level of a new home. It is quite easy to spend more updating a home than building a new home exactly the way you would like it. Some things commonly found in new homes simply aren’t realistic to try to do with an older home. Why settle for the 8′ ceilings in an older home when you can have those 9′ or 10′ ceilings that you really want?
Modern circuit breakers in new homes are superior to older styles. If your toddler walks under the garage door as it’s closing the sensor will stop the door quickly. New HVAC systems use safer, more environmentally friendly coolants. Many items in new homes, like the carpet and pad, are made of materials that off gas far fewer volatile organic compounds. Large windows that are close to the floor or a door will be made of tempered glass.
10. That New Home Feel.
Nothing can replace that new home feel. A new home reflects your desires and dreams, not those of someone else. No deferred maintenance to worry about. Why not enjoy your new home instead of having a long list of projects to work on?
Please contact us to explore how designing and building a new home for your family can become an affordable reality. From helping find the right location to move in day we are hear to help make your dreams come true.