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The Advantages of Purchasing a New Home VS an Existing Home

April 2, 2019

 

Buying a home is possibly the largest and most important investment you will ever make. It is not an undertaking that you want to be hasty and flippant about. It is important to look into the pros and cons of buying a new home over an existing home.

 

Here are a few considerations to have in mind:

 

Benefits of Buying a New Home

 

Advancements in Home Technology

 

Technology is growing by leaps. The latest development of technology in the construction industry is building eco-friendly homes. In addition, there is the evolution of smart homes to consider. New homes are being built to incorporate technology that makes it easier to run the home even from the dashboard of your car or smartphone.

 

These are two pros that an old home may not have.

 

New Home Designs

 

Home designs have also morphed over time to accommodate the changing needs of the modern family. Kitchens are bigger and more open than they used to be as they have become hosting spaces. Family and friends gather in the kitchen more often than in the living areas.

 

New Homes Come with a Warranty

 

With new homes, some features included usually come with a warranty. This means that your investment is covered and that is quite comforting. If your builder offers a structural warranty, then you can rest easy and enjoy your new home without worry.

 

 

Customisation

 

You can be involved in the whole designing process in your home. You are therefore assured that you will get exactly what you want. You get to choose the colours and textures for the main elements of your home as well as the positioning of rooms.

 

Location

 

An old home stands where you find it. You have no choice in location. With a new one, you have the choice of location. You may be looking to have your home near farming communities or a top-notch school. You may choose to have your home within the reach of every facility that is important to you and your family.

 

 

Eco-Friendly Features

 

Energy efficient features make your home environmentally friendly which makes you a part of the solution to the environmental problem. You can have features such as solar energy fitted as well as appliances that will allow you to go green on the home front.

 

Conclusion

 

Your builder should understand your needs for your new home and be willing to bring your dream to life. Choosing your new home comes with many important decisions which include your budget.

 

While it is possible to find an existing home which meets some of your specifications, a new one can be custom made to meet all of them. You can also include aspects of technology that an old home may not deliver.

 

Have any questions or need advice? Contact us today for a consultation, our friendly team is always available for your call. 

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