The "Not-So-Obvious" Benefits of Buying a New House
A Clean Slate
For some buyers, parking the car in a sparkling-clean garage or being the first to cook a dinner in a brand-new kitchen is part of the appeal of new construction. In addition, you won't have to spend time stripping dated wallpaper or repainting to suit your own sense of style. You can create your own home decor from the get-go!
The advantages of being the first owner of a new home extend to the outdoors. Instead of inheriting inconveniently or precariously placed trees, or having to tear up overgrown shrubs, you can design and plant the lawn and garden you want.
Outlets, Outlets Everywhere!
Homes built in the 1960's and earlier were wired much differently than houses today. Builders had no way ofanticipating the invention of high-definition televisions,DVRs and computers that we enjoy today - and the very different electrical requirements they would introduce. New homes can accommodate advanced technologies like structured wiring, security systems and sophisticated lighting plans, and can be tailored to meet the individual home owner's needs.
Anyone who has ever lived in an older home can also attest to the fact that there are never enough outlets, inside or out! New-home builders plan for the increased number and type of electronics and appliances used by today's families, so you can safely operate a wine cooler, Christmas lights or your computer.
For more information on the benefits of a new home, contact your local builders association by searching your city/zip code on our Find a Local page or visit the National Association of Home Builders online.