Are you considering purchasing a home? Did you know that new homes offer many benefits that aren’t available when purchasing a resale home? Read on to discover the top reasons why you should consider a new home built by Berkeley Homes.
Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes vs. Used
1. DESIGN YOUR DREAM HOME YOUR WAY
Why settle for someone else’s choices when you can select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? While you’re at it, you can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that you love. Your new home will reflect your style, not someone else’s taste.
2. CHOOSE A FLOOR PLAN THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS
Want a master bedroom on the first floor? It’s yours. With massive his and her walk-in closets? Done! Want high ceilings and a luxurious, resort-style master bath? Perhaps you’d like a sitting room with a fireplace in your owner’s suite? It’s easy, when you build your master suite your way.
3. ALL NEW, UNDER WARRANTY
A used home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. Your new home — and the products that comprise it — are brand-new and under warranty. What’s the cost to replace a roof, appliances, countertops or a water heater on a used home? Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and building materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement.
4. ENERGY AND COST SAVINGS
Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. Compared to homes built ten or 20 years ago, it’s game over, advantage new. Why settle for drafty, energy-wasting single-pane windows in a used home? Many new homes offer double- or even triple-pane windows, saving you even more energy and money in both heating and cooling season.
5. COMFORT AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Today’s new homes meet stringent energy standards and codes not in place in the past. They
combine high-performance energy efficiency with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration.
The result is year-round, draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality.
6. LOW MAINTENANCE
New cars today are computer-designed and computer-equipped. That’s why they perform much more reliably than a car that’s 15 or 20 years old. Homes are the same. Today’s new homes have open floor plans and high ceilings that reflect the way we live today. They’re also made of cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance. Another plus? The latest building systems and components are designed and engineered to work together.
7. COMMUNITY AMENITIES
Many new home communities feature hiking trails, protected open lands, and some of the best new schools and shopping near (or even within) your new home community. Others provide great access to employment and transportation hubs.
8. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
It’s possible to replace all of the single-pane windows in a resale home with today’s high-performance windows. It’s also possible to add insulation to a used home. However, it’s very expensive to replace dated appliances, cabinets and countertops in a used home — and you still won’t have the high ceilings you dream of on the first floor of an older two-story home. All are reasons to build your new home your way, to reflect the way you live today.
State-of-the-art circuit breakers. Electric garage door openers with infrared beams that stop if a tricycle or child is too near. High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that use the latest environmentally friendly coolants. Cabinets, carpets and paints that use fewer volatile organic compounds, so that you and your family can breathe easier.
10. THAT NEW HOME FEEL
A used home was someone else’s dream, not yours. It reflects their choices and family memories. You may learn to love avocado-green appliances (and you may be willing to scrub stained countertops or grease-encrusted ovens and cooktops), but more and more people prefer that never-lived in feel.
*Used with permission from NewHomeSource.com
Award-winning Berkeley Homes has been serving the Denver Metro area with expertly crafted new homes for more than 30 years. Our commitment to prioritizing and exceeding customer expectations, above all else, has earned us a solid reputation as a leading builder of master-planned communities in Colorado. Ready to invest in your future? Contact us today to begin your journey.