Are you someone who always wants the newest in everything, whether it is the newest in technology, toys or even fashion? If so, buying a newly built home could be exactly what you are looking for. There are many benefits to purchasing a new home versus a previously owned house. As you weigh whether to buy shiny new construction or a previously lived in home, here are some other factors to consider.

Benefits of new construction

Personalization

Although this is not a custom home, you may be able to upgrade finishes from builder selections and options the builder has available. There are homes that can have a den in lieu of a bedroom, or a nursery right next to the master bedroom. If you purchase a home with the builder before construction is started, you can certainly customize the home your way with the options they provide.

Home Design

f you’re buying a new construction home from a homebuilder, chances are good the floor plan will tend to be modern, with open floor plans. Kitchens which flow into family rooms so you can cook and oversee homework or cheer your team on during the game. Rooms in new construction homes – especially bedrooms and bathrooms – tend to be larger and brighter, with lots of natural light. Storage in new homes is usually greater as the builder understands all of the needs of the homebuyer.

Money – Saving Efficiencies

New appliances and home systems are more energy efficient. Plus more efficient insulation and windows create buttoned up homes that are less expensive to heat and cool than older models. All of that translates into lower utility bills.

Smart and healthy

“Smart” technology options allow you to automate internet, cable, speakers and even an alarm system. Newly constructed homes often use the newest in building materials including paint, improving indoor air quality.

Maintenance

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that what you are budgeting for your utilities is close to the actual number seen on the monthly bill? A newly built home requires less maintenance since everything from appliances to the HVAC system and roof is brand new. This means you can better predict monthly homeownership costs, since you’ll likely spend less to maintain your home. Warranties can protect your new home for years before you need to undertake any major repairs.

Amenities

Buying new construction often means buying a lifestyle. Master or planned communities often include amenities like parks and community spaces that are close to schools and transit. The key is finding a builder who offers what you care about.