Why do Buyers Prefer New Homes over Used Homes?

When it’s time to move into a different home, you have the option to build a new, custom home or buy a used, existing home. There are certainly advantages to both, but there are several reasons why home buyers today prefer a new home. Here are some of those reasons.

Custom Home becomes a Dream Home

custom home plymouth mnWhen you buy an existing home, you don’t get to choose the features, layout, design elements or anything else. It’s already set in stone and the only way to change it is to buy a different house or renovate.

A custom home allows you to select the cabinets, appliances, flooring, countertops, fixtures and more. You get to choose how the kitchen is lighted or whether you have a walk-in shower or a bathtub. All the options are open for discussion and you get to customize the home to fit your needs, wants and desires.

100% New and Under Warranty

There’s nothing better than the feeling of knowing something is new and never used. A custom home gives you this feeling. Plus, it will start with warranties for so many things. This gives you the peace of mind to know you don’t have to worry about repairs on things, such as appliances, the water heater, the roof, and other components.

Community Amenities

Some of the existing, older homes don’t come with community amenities. Older communities were not built with swimming pools, clubhouses, sports fields, and other amenities. Today’s master-planned communities make it feel like you’re living at a resort.

It’s Safer

Exterior RemodelNew homes will be built to the latest codes for safety. They will include state-of-the-art circuit breakers, better garage door openers, high-efficient appliances, a better HVAC system and more. If you want the safest home possible, a new home is the only way to go.

Eco-Friendly

Custom homes built in today’s world are almost always eco-friendly. While they may not be off-the-grid homes, they don’t waste energy like homes of ten or twenty years ago.

New homes come with double or triple-pane windows, ENERGY STAR appliances, and many other eco-friendly features. This means, you not only get a new home, but you also get to save on your energy bills.

Advanced Technology

When you design your new, custom home, you can choose advanced technology, such as smart home features and appliances. Buying a used home means you will likely have to have these features installed or replace appliances to get the latest technology. This can be very expensive.

Better Air Quality

The newer standards of ventilation and air filtration are not always found in older homes. With the high-performance energy-efficient features and better air filtration, you’ll enjoy better air quality in a new, custom built home. You won’t have to worry about drafts or poor air quality like you might with a used home.

Home buyers prefer a new home because of these reasons and more. If you’re considering buying a new home, consider building a custom home instead.

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