Buying a home is usually the biggest purchase of your life, and not a decision to be made lightly. We have all scoured the websites, driven by homes, and planned out how we would unpack our furniture in their great rooms. When searching for a home, often we find that buying a new home is the best investment we can make.
When you buy a new home, you get choices.
You get to choose the floorplan that works for you and your family, whether it is a two-story with extra bedrooms in the basement or a rancher with a huge master bedroom. You can often choose colors, flooring, and lighting, along with your appliances and countertops. A new home is expressly yours from the second you turn the key. Imagine this in comparison with having to live with someone else’s attempt at sponge painting walls or their love of peach-colored countertops. Nothing to fix or undo that doesn’t fit your family- this is a benefit that you cannot put a price tag on.
We often hear that “they don’t make them like they used to.”
When it comes to homes, this is absolutely correct. They make them better. New homes are safer, sturdier, and more efficient. Tight construction, blown in insulation, and efficient duct systems all ensure that your home will be energy efficient. Top of the line materials and proper installation means that you won’t have drafts blowing in and energy bills soaring as the Colorado winters settle in.
New homes also come with excellent double, triple, or even quadruple-paned windows, so you don’t have to worry about those leaky and creaky single-paned windows from the eighties. Taking the efficiency further, new appliances are often amazingly efficient and smart. New dishwashers and refrigerators use much less energy and water than older appliances. Therefore, you are both a steward of the environment and your finances with a new home.
Buying a new home gives you peace of mind.
You leave your closing table knowing exactly what you are purchasing, with no questions about your home. You know exactly what the age and composition of your roof is. You know the maker of your windows and doors, and what kind of heating and cooling unit you have. You have the details in hand on your appliances and your carpet.
When you purchase an older home, you often leave your closing with a list of unknowns. You may know that your roof is under twenty years old, but you may not know much more than that. You may be able to tell that the carpet is not original to the home but know nothing more than that. Knowing details about the features of your home lets you know that you don’t have as many worries about maintenance and repairs. Your new home isn’t going to need painting next year, or wood rot repaired in the spring. Less time to worry, more time to enjoy with a new and well-built home.
A huge advantage of buying a new home is that you are often buying into a community.
More and more new homes are in master-planned communities that are overflowing with amenities. Whether you have walking trails near your home or a community pool for your kiddos to splash around in, your community is a place to put down roots. Many of our communities have numerous features, ranging from clubhouses overflowing with activities to golf courses to award-winning parks. New home communities are intentionally planned to be convenient to everything you need, whether that is work or play.
Buying a home is one of the biggest moments of your life. Buying a new home might also be one of the smartest moments of your life. As you are picking out the finishing touches for your new home, you can also start thinking about whether you are going to take advantage of the running trails or community center first. Enjoy your new home and all of the benefits that come with it!