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The Benefits of Building Your Home New

Posted on May 23, 2023 in Blog

Are you currently in the market for a new home or considering building a home of your own? Building a brand new home has many benefits that exceed purchasing an already existing home.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how building a new home is appealing to potential home owners and how it trumps purchasing a pre-existing home. From customization to energy efficiency, building new sets itself apart from the competition.

Modern home design interior.Customization

One of the most appealing benefits of building a new home is the ability to customize it to your liking.  Instead of working with pre-existing designs and features, you have the opportunity to make the space your own.

Whether you’d prefer to add more spatial planning, more rooms, or new features, your new home is tailored to every preference you have when it comes to:

  • Flooring
  • Finishes
  • Lighting
  • Colour schemes
  • And more!

Energy Efficiency

Newly built homes are constructed with energy-efficient materials and modernized construction techniques, resulting in lower utility bills. They’re designed to keep you comfortable while conserving energy and other resources.

Building with energy-efficient materials and techniques means that your new home will be better for the planet and more comfortable to live in.  You can enjoy reduced bills because of features like insulation, efficient heating and cooling systems, and water-efficient plumbing installations.

Warranty and Maintenance

When you purchase an existing home, the maintenance and repair expenses fall squarely on your shoulders.  Having to unclog pipes, replace a furnace or any other expensive repairs can leave an unexpected dent in your pocket. However, building a new home comes with assurances such as new home warranties, which cover any repair and maintenance issues that may occur during the initial years of construction.  You can rely on your builder to take care of it without you incurring any costs.

Financial Benefits

Building a new home can also be beneficial financially. You have the benefit of receiving a rebate, which ranges from 2% to 5% of the structure costs of your home. This is applicable if you build a home with the newest technologies and meets the energy-efficient guidelines for your chosen location.

Unlike existing homes, where prices are unlikely to reduce, you have wiggle room when designing the structure to your preferences, while keeping in mind your budget and the current costs of the market.

New Neighbourhood and Community

Building a new home will often mean living in a new neighbourhood and community that will be either up-and-coming or established and already has community amenities. From schools, libraries, parks, and more, you can choose to live in a location that suits your family’s preferences or lifestyle.  Participating in building a community garden, a park, or green spaces for the public can help improve the community’s overall environment.


Building a new home is an excellent investment with numerous benefits. From customization to energy efficiency, warranty and maintenance, financial advantages, and living in a new community, building new sets itself apart from the competition.

Are you ready to build your new home? Start planning today and enjoy the benefits of owning a home that is entirely your own.

San Rufo Homes is your builder of choice in the Edmonton area! Contact us to start building your dream home today.

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