According to the US Census Bureau, the national homeownership estimate stands slightly above 65%. That said, if you aim to acquire your home through purchase, you have to choose between a newly built home and a previously owned home.
Either way, you must have convincing reasons for your method of home acquisition. Here are the reasons you should consider buying a newly built home.
When you buy a newly built home, you find everything brand new. For example, the appliances, heating systems, air conditioning, and lighting are freshly installed. This alleviates regular repairs common in pre-owned homes, making the house easy to maintain at least for several years.
In addition, new homes are designed to require less maintenance since they are built-in line with the most recent building laws and safety arrangements. So, you can spend more time enjoying your new home and discovering your new neighborhood rather than making modifications.
With a new property, you have the option to choose between color schemes, fittings, floors, and fixtures that you prefer. Therefore, you may enjoy living in a manageable new house without having to spend time or money on decorating.
New homes are designed to a far higher level these days and must meet basic energy efficiency requirements. With rising energy prices, it’s vital to check on its efficiency when purchasing a new home to save money in the long run.
Altogether, newly constructed homes are much less expensive to maintain and will significantly lower your household’s carbon footprint. Furthermore, new homes often have superior air filtration, which improves indoor air quality and reduces respiratory allergies and symptoms.
A Newly Built Home Comes With Warranty
New construction comes with a 10-year structural warranty which covers any severe structural flaws in your home. Having a warranty provides peace of mind and saves you money if problems arise during the warranty period.
Moreover, other items like fittings, appliances, and furnishings have one, two, or even five-year warranties. In other words, you move into a house where nearly everything is covered.
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders!
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last. Columbia Builders was voted Best of Howard County 2020 for best home builder.
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