10 Reasons to Build a New House
When you’re ready to purchase your very own home there’s always the home buying vs building conundrum. There are pros and cons to both options. Of course, the decision is all yours and you’ll be basing it on your unique lifestyle. But let’s look at a few of the reasons you might want to build a new house.
It’s brand new. When you build a new home, everything is just that – new! So the odds of you needing to make any repairs within the first few years are slim to none. This gives you a longer time to settle in and enjoy your home without having to worry about making repairs.
Customize your home. It’s not always easy to find exactly what you want in an existing house. If you choose to build, you’ll have total control over the design of your home. You get to customize the floorplan in a way that makes sense to you and your family. And you can add those little extras that make you happy — say hello to your very own gourmet kitchen!
Avoid the bidding war. When the market is hot, homes can sell quickly, making the home-buying competition fierce. Depending on your area, finding a home that has the features you want can be very difficult and frustrating. And then, when you do find it, you might end up on the losing side of a bidding war. But when you build, you never have to worry about outbidding other buyers or the stress that comes from home shopping. You’ve already solved this problem and get to focus on the details.
Really move-in ready. Even the most move-in ready house may still have a couple things you want to change, even if it’s just the color of the walls. But when you build a home, it’s exactly how you want it, from the flooring to the cupboard hardware. This means you can sit back and start enjoying your home from day one. In fact, you’re ready to have that big housewarming party!
Better technology. Smart homes are becoming more and more common as people get used to the convenience and added safety it can provide. Even if the home you build isn’t packed with tech from the get-go, it is often tech-ready. This means everything from security measures to electric gadgets — your new home could be a smart home in no time! In addition to all the benefits you get from having a smart home, you may also earn a discount on your homeowners insurance, just for being a trendsetting techie.
Energy efficient. When you care about being energy efficient, you can make a big difference by shaping the way your home is built. You get to focus on bringing top of the line technology and energy savings into your home. And you get to do so in a customized way that focuses on what means the most to you. Whether you love solar panels or want to focus on conserving water, with a custom built home you get those options.
On top of the trends. New homes come with modern trends and cutting edge style. Forget about renovating that outdated bathroom, when you build your own home you get to pick the style you want, down to the smallest details. Your home is magazine-glamorous from day one.
Current on codes. Building codes do change over time, always with an eye on protecting the residents, the neighborhood or the environment. Quite often the changes incorporate new and safer technology. With a new home you know you’re up to code and nothing has been grandfathered in. Best of all, no expensive updates are required!.
Cost efficient. While it typically costs more in the beginning to build a home, you may actually recoup those expenses pretty quickly and see a bigger payoff in the long run. When you build there are no costly repairs for appliances, updates or remodeling. Most homes are built in newer neighborhoods that are very desirable. Add to that the annual savings you’ll realize with newer, more efficient appliances and construction techniques, and you’ve got some real financial benefits.
The feeling. Don’t forget the emotional aspect of building your own home. There’s nothing quite like knowing that it’s all yours and no one has lived there before. You get to start fresh and feel like everything in the home has your stamp on it. And it’s all been customized, just for you.
Before you even move the first piece of furniture into your beautiful, brand-new home, give your American Family Insurance agent a call. With a newly built home, you’ll also need a new homeowners insurance policy. The great news is, you can customize your coverage just like you customized your home. This gives you the confidence that comes from knowing you’re protecting what matters most to you.