New construction is like baking a cake from scratch. Here in granite Bay , we have limited land left to start from scratch. When you buy a new home, especially before its completed, you get to choose many options to make it "yours".
The cost of a new home is certainly more than a resale, however when you take into account the cost savings of having to do expensive renovations (more $ per foot than new). AND you will get more of a custom product geared to your desires. And the energy savings of new is significant.
There are many reasons to buy a new home, the least of them are a new car smell. But there is something special about a new home.