Purchasing a home is one of the most exciting life-altering decisions you will make. Within that decision lies a second choice to ponder: do you purchase a pre-built used home, or buy a new, never lived in before home that you can personalize to match your lifestyle and tastes? According to Trulia’s latest survey, twice as many people prefer new homes to existing homes. “New” means exactly that: brand new properties that have never been lived in before, or homes purchased in the pre-construction phase. For the same price, 2 in 5 Americans – a sizeable 41% of the population – either somewhat or strongly prefer a newly-built home over an existing one.
Building a new home adds to the list of decisions you will have to make and the emotions that may come with that. So what is the allure behind buying shiny and new?
You’re able to have the builder customize the home before construction is completed, so it will be built with your personal touch and painted in your color palette – a big bonus!
Remodeling can be chaotic, cluttered, sawdusty, noisy, costly, and stressful. With new construction or pre-construction purchases, the work is done for you. You don’t have to lift a finger, a paint brush, or a hammer.
New homes come with some of the design elements that today’s lifestyle demands: open, eat-in kitchens, walk-in closets, and large master baths to name a few.
A big financial benefit of new properties is that you won’t have to do much maintenance. With brand new appliances, plumbing, heating, and air, you should be repair free for at least a few years. Saint Aubyn Homes come standard with granite countertops, hardwood and tile floors, Delta Faucets, GE Appliances, and more.