Three Top Reasons to Buy a New Home

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Three Top Reasons to Buy a New home

Why buy a new home instead of a resale, or used home? Landon Homes understands this might be a question you have asked yourself during your home search so we have provided some of three top reasons buying a new home is the best Riley by Landon Homeschoice! 

1-Customize Your Home - when you purchase a used home you have to settle for all of the choices of the previous homeowner. However, with a new home, you pick the floor plan for your family and you can even select just the right features and finishes that balance your personal philosophy with your budget. You choose the neighborhood and the home site that speaks to you. Why settle for someone else's dream home?

Beautiful Kitchens2-Innovative Home Designs - another advantage of purchasing a new home is you have the benefit of selecting from the most up-to-date home designs. Why settle for an outdated home when you can enjoy new spacious layouts with upscale features such as high 10' ceilings, elegant exterior choices, unique outdoor living spaces, expansive closets and modern kitchen and baths. Each Landon Homes home is designed for how you live and we provide wonderful options to match any lifestyle including spacious Owner's Suites on the main level, gourmet kitchens, Bonus Rooms, home offices and amazing outdoor living spaces.

3- Energy Efficient - Your new home is built with energy efficient construction techniques and products, superior insulation, insulated low-E, dual pane windows and the latest heating and air conditioning systems. These products help reduce the amount of energy you use and help you save money on your utility bills. If you settle for a used house, you will need to consider upgrading your home to more energy efficient products or else be prepared for higher utility bills.

A new home, is, well, new – no one has ever cooked in the kitchen or showered in your new shower.  Your new home is shiny and bright and clean. It’s truly your new home, where you will enjoy years making your own memories with your family.

As is 2013 North East Florida’s Builder of the Year, Landon Homes offers quality homes in beautiful neighborhoods at wonderful prices.  Most importantly, Landon offers a building experience that is second to none.  Call me today to find out what neighborhoods we are building in now. (904) 591-9121 or email

Posted by

Marjorie Taylor, REALTOR

Marjorie Taylor, is a licensed Real Estate Broker representing Riverside Homes  and is a Certified Stager with VIP Staging and Home Management.  A community leader, active in the St. Augustine Regional Council, Taylor is past Director and Technology Committee Chairman of the St. Augustine St. Johns County Board of REALTORS.  A Certified Home Stager, she is professionally educated and trained, having earned the designations of CDPE, CRS, CSP, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, TRC.  View the Model Homes in St. Augustine

Marjorie is passionate about St. Augustine and the needs of her clients. Past recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year - Women’s Council of REALTORS St. Augustine Regional.


Comments (30)

Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

Claude, living and working in the Nations Oldest City, St. Augustine sure has its fair share of older homes. Costly to maintain, many buyers are opting for new homes here.


Oct 12, 2014 09:36 AM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

Dee, I agree - I'd love to see more agents include new homes in their showing inventory.  I work hard in promoting our homes to local offices and their agents, they introduce the buyer and let me do all the work!

Oct 12, 2014 09:37 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Marjorie - These are very helpful great tips on three top reasons to buy a new home.

Oct 12, 2014 09:39 AM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

Are there many new home communites in your area John?  I wonder - what are builders doing to encourage your business?


Oct 12, 2014 09:42 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

New homes are very popular.  However, homes that are "like new" also may suffice at a much lower price!

Oct 12, 2014 12:32 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm working on increasing assests and reducing liabilities. Everything else is easy once all that is set and then new homes come easily as well! :)

Oct 12, 2014 03:50 PM
Marcia Goodman
RE/MAX Gateway - Gainesville, VA
A Realtor that meets your needs!

Great Article and also homes that are 1-5 years old are great as well.

Oct 12, 2014 08:50 PM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

Joan and Marcia - you are right "almost new" can be a great buy also, the thechnology is almost as good with newer the features that buyers love.  In the St. Augustine area, these homes are usually priced higher than the new ones.  Guess it varies by location. 

Oct 12, 2014 09:34 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Everyone should buy new at least once in their life time...there is nothing like it

Oct 12, 2014 10:33 PM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

HI Marjorie, new homes are rare in my area due to there is no land to build on anymore. I love the warranties offered. Especially the Bonded Builder you mentioned in your comment to someone. Never heard of that one.

Oct 12, 2014 11:34 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We still have new construction here in Orange County and there is a great demand for a brand new never-before-been-used home!

Oct 12, 2014 11:53 PM
Geoff ONeill
John L. Scott Medford - Medford, OR

What we've been seeing here in new homes is smaller sized lots.  So if you're ok with a smaller yard (some like it that way), then it's great.  Most homes built in the last 10 years are pretty efficient.

Oct 13, 2014 12:13 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

We have lived in 2 new construction homes twice and several resale homes. They both have their pros and cons. My husband LOVES new while I like the character of an older home. What is wonderful is so many builders are now adding some of that charm back into the homes and they are not always so cookie-cutter anymore.

Oct 13, 2014 12:22 AM
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

If you have the money and the eye for new construction it is by far the best choice.  Especially if you are planning to stay put for quite a while.  

Oct 13, 2014 03:35 AM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

Richie, you are right - nothing like a new home.  I've owned 5, my husband says this is it, no more moving!

Oct 13, 2014 12:28 PM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

Jackie, I grew up in your area - South Amityvlle (around the corner from the Horror House) you are right, not much land for new development.  I'm sure what is available is really expensive!  

Oct 13, 2014 12:30 PM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

New home sales agents can help make  your annual goals - with thier year end sales bonuses and buyers incentives.... all for closing by the end of the year.  Kat is lucky to have a lot of new home sales activity in her area!

Oct 13, 2014 12:33 PM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

Geoff -  developers are creating smaller lots here too - in order to fit more homes on less real estate.   But in Florida there is a market for low maintenance lifestyles.  By the way, my maiden name is O'Neil.

Oct 13, 2014 12:37 PM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

Shannon, we have many historic homes here in St. Augustine, and they are loaded with charm (termites and drafts too!).  I think there is a market for new homes with the old world charm.  

Oct 13, 2014 12:44 PM
Barbara Altieri
Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Marjorie -- I WISH we had more new homes in my market. Very little to go around. You have given great reasons to buy new.  Many of our buyers want new, especially the younger buyers, but they have to settle for updated.

Oct 14, 2014 11:14 AM