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.
Utilizing new construction materials, just-built homes are usually more energy efficient; that means potentially lower utility bills.
New homes are often equipped with the latest technology built right in – think alarm systems, speaker systems, Internet wiring, and cable – saving you lots of time, money, and holes in the walls.
You’re moving into a house that should be totally complete and absolutely perfect. That “new house smell” is definitely a luxury!
Buying your new home can be a reality in less time than you might think.
Jared St. Aubyn, President of Saint Aubyn Homes, describes the process that enables him to build a house in less than 50 days: “Our production process is based on a simple premise of “get green and grow or get brown and die.” By this we mean that we expect every home to have a trade partner in the home every day pushing its progress. A home with no activity in a given day is marked as a dead day. Our overwhelming production goal is to avoid dead days. In order to make this a reality, our site superintendents are tasked with ensuring that all obstacles that would inhibit a trade from completing their scheduled task are removed. This has created a true team atmosphere between our trades and our site managers. In our current labor-constricted market, the emphasis on a positive relationship with our trades is more important than ever.”
With Saint Aubyn homes, you’re not just buying a house – you’re buying a home designed specifically for who you are in the finest Colorado neighborhoods and master-planned communities.