3 Reasons to Choose a New Home Over a Resale
Over the past few years, new homes have continued to grow in popularity—and it’s no surprise as to why. Newly-built homes offer prospective home buyers a vast array of benefits previously owned homes also known as resale homes, simply cannot compete with. Read on to learn about a few reasons a new home could be your best move:
It’s All Brand New: While it may seem like a no-brainer that everything in a new home is brand new, this seemingly obvious benefit is often overlooked when comparing new and resale homes. Previously owned homes are prone to any number of unforeseen costs incurred as floors begin to wear and basic appliances begin to reach their life expectancy. On the contrary, in a new home everything is just that—new. From the flooring, heating and cooling systems, and light fixtures, to the home’s various appliances and beyond. Some builders even offer a customer care program, like Van Metre’s My Service program, which covers issues that may arise during your first year of homeownership, giving you even more peace of mind.
Built-In Energy Efficiency: Advances in energy-efficient standards and home building practices have brought forth a new age of environmentally conscious homes with numerous energy-saving, cost-efficient features. Unlike resale homes, new homes are equipped with many of the latest advances in energy-efficient home building practices. For example, each handcrafted Van Metre home promotes energy conservation in several ways by using environmentally-friendly construction materials, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, and faucets with flow rates lower than the industry average. Beyond the home itself, Van Metre acts as a proper steward of the land by saving trees, enhancing waterways, and designing hiking trail systems—all of which adds up to preserving the natural beauty of your community for generations to come.
You Call the Shots: Not a fan of the features and finishes the previous owner chose for your resale's kitchen appliances? Don’t like the countertops the previous owner remodeled the kitchen with? You’ll have to replace it yourself—which can get costly rather quickly. Above all else, new homes offer buyers something resales cannot—personalization. When purchasing a new home, you’ll have a say in a wide variety of key decisions during the construction process, to ultimately tailor your home to your own unique tastes and preferences.