Are New-Construction Homes Worth It?
Raise your hand if you like surprise, out-of-pocket costs! No one? That’s shocking. Now, raise your hand if you knew that prospective homeowners almost always unknowingly gamble with out-of-pocket costs? The stakes are raised almost as soon as the decision to invest in a pre-owned home is made. The better alternative is a new-construction home. Stick around as we tally the benefits of buying a new-construction home over an existing home.
They’re Totally Worth It
There is absolutely nothing wrong with investing in a pre-owned home, especially if it holds special significance for you. However, if you’re only considering the purchase for the “financial benefits,” you could be in for an ugly surprise. Because of the potential for expensive repairs and utility bills, settling for a pre-owned home with a cheap price tag could be a risky bet. While existing homes have stories to tell, new-construction homes are an unblemished attraction that offers the world in terms of aesthetic and performance.
The Advantages of New Homes
Built in compliance with the latest building codes and safety regulations, new-construction homes are designed to require little to no maintenance. This means you can rest easy knowing that there will likely be no unexpected expenses after move-in. Instead, you can spend the saved time and money creating memories in your new home. In addition to low-cost maintenance, new-construction homes offer a plethora of benefits, including:
Advanced, Energy-Efficient Components
Remember those pricey utilities that we mentioned could result from purchasing an older home? Those are often the result of outdated construction techniques, tools, and technologies; poor home insulation is among the biggest offenders. Since new- construction homes are built in accordance with the latest and greatest industry standards, improved energy efficiency is a given. New-home builders have the opportunity to integrate advanced energy-efficient technologies, materials, and practices with the overall construction of your new home. And many new homes are certified by a third-party home energy rater, which requires the home to meet certain energy standards.
Modern Floorplans and Custom Designs
Finding a pre-owned home that ticks off every stylistic preference on your list is comparable to hunting for a needle in a haystack. Limit your search to a certain neighborhood or location, and the challenge of finding your dream home becomes even more challenging. Not only can investing in a newly constructed home eliminate these challenges, but you will likely have the option to voice and incorporate your design preferences with the construction manager. In the end, you’ll be given the keys to your dream, move-in-ready home in the perfect location. It’s a win-win scenario.
The Home Builder You Can Trust
Of course, in order to benefit from all of the aforementioned perks of investing in a new-construction home, you need to find a reliable home builder. For prospective Texas homeowners, that builder is Chesmar Homes. With locations stretching across the region’s biggest cities, including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston, we are a one-stop shop for all of your new-home construction goals.
To learn more about the advantages of investing in a new-construction home from Chesmar, contact us today!