Home buyers sometimes debate the issue whether to buy a new or resale house. In the initial stages of their home search they may look at both new and resale houses. Some of the advantages of purchasing a resale home are: you become a part of established neighborhood; have more mature trees and old charm, etc. Also, here some key advantages to purchase a new home:
· Contain the most modern trends, materials and technology – This means there is better utilization of space, such as: walk-in closets, home offices, guest suites, and versatile kitchens. In addition, green building and more energy efficient homes has been incorporated into the design of homes. This includes improved windows, more efficient heat and cooling systems and Energy Star appliances.
· New homes include a home warranty – If something malfunctions or needs tweaking within the first year the builder’s warranty will come into play. Normally, the homeowner will have less maintenance during first several years of ownership.
· Easier to personalize a new home – As a buyer of a new home, you will have more control over design of the home, such as: cabinets, floor plan, floors, countertops and hardware, etc.
In conclusion, a home buyer when buying a new house probably has more flexibility to personalize their home at a lower cost. It also will enhance their chances of having lower maintenance and utility bills.