Builder's Focus: New Homes Delivered Now or Later

2013-09-21T11:45:00Z Builder's Focus: New Homes Delivered Now or LaterMichelle Krueger Times Correspondent
September 21, 2013 11:45 am  • 

You can have all the benefits of a brand new home. Everything structurally and design-wise is new and up-to-date from the construction materials and building code compliance to the appliances, flooring and cabinets – plus the wiring necessary to run and charge all of today’s high-tech gadgets whether you want to move soon or next year.

Did I mention storage space? New homes features like walk-in closets and pantries make stowing everything from a four-season wardrobe to all the great bargains you like to stock up on a pleasure.

So if you’re looking to make a move, be sure to consider all your options for a new home. Along with building your own home from the ground up, which can take an average of six months, you can choose from a great selection of available new construction that’s already complete so you can simply move right in, unpack your things and be settled right away or new construction that’s underway giving you the option to make a few personal selections before moving in.

When the time comes to buy a new home, many people purchase one that’s been previously owned after checking out the listings online, contacting a Realtor and making an offer without giving much thought to new construction for a number of reasons – with the two biggest advantages of buying an existing home often cited as convenience and cost.

For example, once an offer is accepted on an existing home, you can likely close and be living in your new home within a month or two. Many people are not aware that they can do the same thing with available new construction.

Since the most common drawback to buying an existing home (new or older) is that it likely will not be exactly what you want, the upside to buying new is that everything’s new. Older homes are often in need of some maintenance or updates in order to meet your needs from day one. Those items, as well as a certain amount for incidentals should be figured into the cost when comparing an older home with new construction that comes with warranties for just about everything for the very first year at the very least.

Another consideration is energy efficiency. Being kind to the environment is one upside, and some saving cold hard cash every month is another. The anticipated cost of monthly bills should be another factor when choosing between an older or new home.

If you have the luxury of time, building from the ground up is easier than ever, with builders offering the flexibility for you to choose everything from the location to the floor plan and all the amenities inside and out. In order to choose the best builder for your new home you’ll want to visit a number of models and compare the quality of the construction and workmanship along with all the available finishes and amenities. It’s also important to understand exactly what’s included with the price since standard features (those included in the price) differ from builder to builder.

With so many decisions to make, many people find that they fall in love with an available builder model and choose to call it their home.

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