5 Benefits of Building a New House
A common question we get asked at LifeStyle Homes is, “Which is better? Building a new house or buying an existing house?” This is a recurring question among home buyers and it can be tough to decide which is the best option.
Depending on why you need a new home and how much time you have before moving out of your current home, either option may be your ‘best option.’
Nonetheless, we believe buying an existing home from the market offers limited advantages compared to building a new house. Here are some of the advantages of building a new house to help you expedite the decision-making process. Choose wisely!
1 Design to Taste
This has got to be one of the most popular incentives of building a new home – and for good reason. Buying an existing home limits your choices. Unless it is already what you want, there is a lot of work to do to make it into your dream home. The floor plan has been laid out already, making it costly to restructure the house. With a new home, you enjoy the privilege of designing the house to your taste. You can make the rooms as large as you want. The ceiling can go as high as you want, too. You also have the opportunity to design the house with state-of-the-art appliances. There is no need to compromise. You have the power to build the house to your style and taste.
2 Go Green Without Breaking a Sweat
Feel like joining the green-living trend? Leading a green lifestyle with an older home may be an expensive struggle as you will need to replace a lot of things. However, that is not the case with building a new house. Here, you can equip your home with all you need from the start. No upgrades or replacements needed. Everything from energy-efficient appliances to the latest construction techniques, Green Living will ensure your home is energy-efficient, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars every year.
3 Safety Guarantee
At LifeStyle Homes, we believe safety should come before anything else. You can’t say with 100% confidence that the stuff behind the walls of a home is free of dangerous materials unless you know who built it or you look behind them. While the days of asbestos and the likes may have come and gone, you can’t deny the fact that most homes today are a mere upgrade of these homes. And many homes still contain asbestos, lead paint, or mold in the roof, siding, flooring, walls, or ceiling. Do you really want to take that chance? You’ll also have a warranty with a new home, so even if something does go wrong, you will likely be covered.
4 Recoup Your Investment
Even though the upfront costs of building can be higher, it may be easier to recoup your investment when you are ready to sell. You can have greater profits with the resale of a new home. A newer home is typically more appealing than an older home to most people and usually sells more quickly.
5 Way Cheaper!
It may not seem like it from the onset, but building a new house is a lot cheaper compared to buying an existing home. Older homes require much more upkeep and repairs than a new home. They come with old appliances and systems that require upgrades. In the long run, you will spend a lot more time and money buying an existing house and bringing it up to standard than you would building a brand new home.
Building a New House
While a major advantage of buying an existing home is it’s less time consuming, you get to enjoy a plethora of advantages ranging from health to financial benefits when building a new home.
Whether you have dreams of a farmhouse, a craftsman, or any other style of house, LifeStyle Homes has the experience to make your dreams a reality! Contact us today at (435) 363-0100 to learn more about the benefits of building a new house.