Posted on Dec 15, 2020 in Blog
As a home buyer, one of the first and most important choices you’ll have to make is to decide between a resale property or a brand-new construction home. Of course, it all comes down to personal preference, but the truth is, newly built homes come with a series of unique benefits and advantages you just can’t get anywhere else.
Here are six reasons why your next home should be a new home build.
1. They’re Affordable
Despite what you may have heard, new construction homes are very affordable. For starters, building from the ground up allows you to maintain control over your bottom line (i.e. you can invest as much or as little as you like in your new home’s features and upgrades).
The base price for a brand-new build is also comparable to the average price of a resale property, and you won’t have to worry about costly repairs, renovations or upgrades.
2. Your Home, Your Way
One of the biggest perks to building your own home from scratch is the ability to customize. A good custom builder will work with you to personalize every fit, feature and finish within your new home, right down the last doorknob.
In the event you’re not too keen on making ample design-related decisions, home builders often have spec (partially completed) homes underway, where you select a few finishes without having to take on the entire top-to-bottom design process.
3. Home Warranty
When it comes to one of the largest purchases of your life, peace of mind is everything. Unlike an older resale property where you may be faced with unforeseen (expensive) repairs, replacements and upgrades, new home builds are backed by new home warranty.
Keeping this in mind, you’ll rest easy knowing that should a warrantable defect occur, your builder will take care of it for you.
Learn more about San Rufo’s 1-2-5-10 warranty program
4. Smart, Energy Efficiency
Newly built homes are also outfitted with the latest energy-efficient technologies and systems. Programmable thermostats, tankless hot water systems, triple pane windows, smart lighting and cutting-edge HVAC equipment are just a few of the many features you can look forward to. And, of course, the more energy-efficient the home, the more affordable your utility bills!
5. Your Choice of Neighbourhood
New home builders make a point to choose their neighbourhoods carefully. This includes selecting communities that already contain (or sit within proximity to) the best amenities, such as schools, shopping and services, parks, green spaces, restaurants, recreation venues, major commuter roads and more. They also like to offer potential home buyers a variety of all-in-one neighbourhoods to select from, including urban and suburban areas and nearby bedroom communities.
6. Move-In Ready
One reason why home buyers are drawn to resale properties is fast closing times. But a good new home builder understands waiting through the build process isn’t ideal (or convenient) for everyone. For this reason, builders will have several home models available in various stages of completion.
In addition to the spec homes we mentioned above, your builder will have a variety of beautifully crafted, modern and move-in ready inventory. As a result, you can look forward to a possession date that is just as fast (if not faster) than that of a previously owned property.
San Rufo is an award-winning home builder specializing in creating unique, functional and beautiful custom homes in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to make your new home dream a reality, get in touch with us today!