Articles - New Home Construction

Buy or Build: Which is Right for You?

To roughly quote Hamlet: To buy or to build, that is the question. Whether you are simply dreaming of your future home or are actually in the process of purchasing a new residence, this question is one that will surely sway your final decision. But which choice is the better one? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at ...

What Are Ready-to-Build Homes?

Options—as a homebuyer, you have them. In fact, nowhere in the mythical, home-buying guidelines does it say that new homeowners must be dragged through the tiresome process of finding and competing for a pre-existing home. Enter: new construction homes. While the option of building your own home may seem stressful, with the right home builder, it doesn’t have to be. ...

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 ...

How Do I Find New-Construction Homes?

Here’s a little real estate secret: When it comes to buying a home, new construction is the way to go. Now, you may be thinking, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! There is no way I’m spending an arm and a leg on a brand-spanking-new home.” While your concerns are completely understandable, there are more benefits to investing in a new-construction home than ...

How to Find a Builder for a New House?

Experienced architect or not, building a new house is no walk in the park. Choose the wrong home builder and you’ve got yourself a giant mess. Finding a reliable builder is one of the most important things you can do prior to developing a new house. For the average homeowner, however, hunting for a home builder is easier said than done. ...

The Rise of the Open Floorplan

Homes are reflections of their times just as much as any car model or fashion trend. At Chesmar, the residences we build feature the latest in energy-efficient design, safety features, and modern conveniences such as cable-ready outlets, sprinkler systems, kitchen islands, and much more. Perhaps their biggest nod to modern sensibilities is their open floorplans. All of our models are ...

How Many Bedrooms Should My New Home Have?

Purchasing a home is a little like buying new pants – what fits you perfectly now may not in the future. Unlike a pair of chinos, however, adjusting the size of your house to suit your new requirements takes more than a visit to the tailor or mall. That’s why it’s important to consider not only your current needs, but ...

Four Things You Need to Do Before Building a New Home

There are many advantages of having a home built for you. The most obvious, of course, is that every square foot is new. You’ll never have to worry about inheriting someone else’s problems. No unexpected insect damage. No concealed dry rot. No dripping pipes or corroded wiring. In short, no unhappy discoveries. What’s more, newly built homes have higher indoor ...