Sure there is plenty to love about an old home. But what about a new construction. If you’ve never thought about it, consider the following reasons to help you decide if it might be a good move for you.
Custom To You
New home construction will let you pick out every last detail. This sound like it will come at an extra cost, but not necessarily. Additionally, when buying an older home you have to factor in the additional expense that you will incur to make the home your own. With a new construction, all of these details are decided by you at day one. You will be literally living in the home of your dreams with a new construction.
Save on Utilities
Home construction has come a long way in recent years. With a new construction, you can be assured that you are living in the most efficient of homes. Not only that, but you will be able to oversee the construction of the home and have things built to your specifications. The energy savings that can come with using new materials can add up big time. Over the life of your home this can equate to huge savings. Many home buyers fail to factor in utilities when buying a home. Oftentimes they bite off more than they can chew. You can avoid this pitfall with a newly constructed home.
Another item that home buyers can not account for are the things that need replaced or repaired. With a new home, the big ticket items such as HVAC and roof will be under warranty so you will be protected in the event that something goes wrong. This can save a homebuyer stress and money and allow them to spend their hard earned money on other items for their new home!
Along the same vein as the above bullet, your new home will generally require less maintenance. As homes get older, they require more and more maintenance. Not only that, but even with a home inspection, you still may encounter costly surprises after moving in. With a new construction, you have a fresh slate.
With these items in mind you can start to think about if a new construction is right for you. You may still opt for an older home and its charm. Just know that it comes with some risk!
If you are interested in buying or selling property in the Costa Mesa area, Contact Torelli Realty.