There are so many things to take into consideration when making the decision to purchase a home and weighing the options between a newly built home versus a used home is one of them. Here are the top reasons why home buyers prefer a truly new home versus a used one.
No Worries Advantage
New homes are quality-constructed using the most up-to-date building codes, and have the latest in no-maintenance products. With everything brand new you won’t have the stress and worry of the constant upgrades, repairs and maintenance that come with a used home. When you get a fresh start by going with a truly new home, you get the no worries advantage.
The products in a truly new home are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty sometimes for up to 10 years. On top of that, if something should go wrong with your new home, and it was constructed by an RRHBA member, your new home itself is covered by a third-party new home warranty. This provides protection against defects in work, materials, and against any structural defects, giving the peace of mind that you just won’t get with a used home.
Safety is another no-worries advantage of a truly new home. Unlike most existing homes, new homes come with modern fire retardants in materials such as carpeting and insulation. With a truly new home, you have the reassurance that your home is built with the most up-to-date safety features such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that are hard-wired right in for the protection of you and your family.
Lower Operating Costs
With a truly new home you will be saving money through low cost ownership. A used home may have tired and worn out components that will soon need replacing. With a truly new home, you won’t be replacing such costly items as the furnace and air conditioning systems, siding and windows, and you won’t need a new roof. Your kitchen and bathrooms won’t need updating and you won’t need to re-insulate or repair the basement. Your truly new home won’t need a redesign or a paint job. When weighing the options, home buyers consider these expenditures as the unadvertised costs of not buying new.
If you care about going green, whether that means the money that you will save on your energy bills every month, or a concern about the environment, a newly built home is about 66 per cent more energy efficient than a home built 30 years ago, and is 30 per cent more efficient than a home built as recently as 2005. Newly built homes include more efficient heating and cooling systems, resource-efficient plumbing products, higher levels of insulation, more efficient windows and doors, and Energy Star™ appliances.
Indoor Air Quality
New homes not only come with energy efficiency, but they also have high performance state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration systems. This means year-round, draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality. There are no molds and lingering odors that may come with a used home.
Having Your Home Designed Your Way
Why settle for someone else’s choices when you can have your home, your way? When you get a fresh start with a newly built home, the possibility is there for you have the home of your dreams – customized to suit your tastes. From paint colours to flooring, from countertops and kitchen cabinets to light fixtures, this is your chance to get what you want.
Homes That Suit Today’s Living
With a truly new home, you won’t have the annoyance of small, boxed in rooms, lack of closet space, and the tiny bathrooms of a used home. Newly built homes are designed to fit today’s lifestyle with such conveniences as ample storage space including walk-in pantries, linen closets and walk-in closets in the master bedroom, conveniently located and spacious bathrooms, and an open concept kitchen and living area, complete with one or even two kitchen islands and built-in work spaces.
You can also enjoy high ceilings and plenty of natural light, with large, high-efficiency windows. And, new homes can be prewired for today’s technology giving you built-in options for your entertainment, security, and home office needs.
New neighbourhoods are another great attraction when it comes to getting a fresh start. Regina’s newest neighbourhoods are designed with plenty of park space to gather with the family, well-connected walking paths, beautiful landscaping, and are located close to shopping and work.
If you love the charm of an older neighbourhood some of Regina’s newest neighbourhoods are being modeled after the street car communities of the past.