11 Reasons Your Next Home Should be a New Build
You’ve been mulling it over for awhile and you’ve come to the conclusion it’s time to move into a bigger home. Well, you could go the traditional route and peruse the long list of houses for sale now in Virginia Beach. Or, you could build a home and give your family a fresh start in a new place.
- Enjoy New, Energy-Efficient Appliances and Building Products
- A New Home Warranty
- Get the Rooms You Want
- Start with a Blank Canvas
- Relax Knowing Your Home is Up to Code
- Your New Home Will Have More Value Than a Pre-Existing One
- Safer Construction Materials
- Choose Your Surroundings
- Create Your Home's History
- Make Room for Future Changes
- Live in a Family-Centered Home
Consider these 11 benefits of starting from scratch with a brand-new home!
1. Enjoy New, Energy-Efficient Appliances and Building Products
When you build a home, you get to start your new life with a variety of energy-efficient appliances! You’ll have an HVAC system that keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer without being a drain on your wallet. Your water heater won't work harder than necessary to provide your family with hot water any time of the day.
You and your family will be the first to use the dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, stove, refrigerator and other appliances in your new home. Just imagine using appliances with no wear and tear.
You'll also enjoy a number of green building products such as termite wood treatment, upgraded exterior wall insulation and Low-E glass and Argon gas, Energy Star rated windows. All 4th Generation High Performance Homes are designed to reduce the effect on the environment using Green Building techniques.
2. A New Home Warranty
When you build a home, it comes with a warranty. This warranty gives you peace of mind if an issue arises with some feature of your new home’s construction. In addition, you receive valuable tips on how to maintain the appliances and other items in your home in order to get the most use out of them.
3. Get the Rooms You Want
Another major benefit of building a home is you get to decide what rooms you’d like to have in your new place. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of a kitchen complete with a spacious pantry and an island where you have all the counterspace you need to experiment with new recipes. Or, you’ve always wanted a covered porch where you and your family members can relax in the warm weather months.
Building a home means you get the final say on what rooms to include in its design.
4. Start with a Blank Canvas
When you move into a pre-existing home you have to dismantle the décor put up by the previous owner(s) in order to create the decor you want. Alternatively, in a newly built home, you decide on the wall color, the floors, the countertops and more! Think of yourself as an artist placing a fresh canvas onto an easel.
5. Relax Knowing Your Home is Up to Code
A brand-new home is going to be built in adherence to the proper standards and guidelines. So, if you decide to include a bedroom and full bathroom in the basement of your home, you know it will be up to code. The same goes if you make the decision to include a rental suite or add another room into the design of your new place.
6. Your New Home Will Have More Value Than a Pre-Existing One
Of course, when you make the decision to build a home, the last thing you’re thinking about is moving. But, if you did decide to move, your brand-new home would be very appealing to buyers.
New appliances, an energy-efficient HVAC system and modern décor are just a few of the features that would entice buyers. This can give you peace of mind even if you never move.
7. Safer Construction Materials
Buying a pre-existing home means you take the chance of moving into a place built with outdated or even toxic materials. Alternatively, your newly built home will be created with safe materials giving you more peace of mind regarding the safety and health of your family.
8. Choose Your Surroundings
When you build a home, you get to select a lot in the best community that suits the needs of your family. So, if you want a backyard with plenty of privacy for you and your family, you can get just what you’re looking for. If you’ve always wanted to live on a corner lot, then you can seek out the available options to find what suits your preferences.
9. Create Your Home's History
A newly built home has no history. No other families or individuals have lived there. You and your family have the privilege of starting the history of the house with your own traditions and practices.
10. Make Room for Future Changes
Maybe you and your partner envision having a few more children in the years to come. Or, perhaps you or your spouse have an elderly parent who’ll need more care in the future. You can design your new home with one (or more!) additional rooms you can make into bedrooms to accommodate the changes you foresee in your family’s life.
11. Live in a Family-Centered Home
Build a home with an open design concept and you’re creating more opportunities for family members to communicate with one another. In a home with an open design, a family member preparing a meal in the kitchen can talk with others hanging out in the family room or dining room. This sort of design invites conversation, laughter and fun.
We are proud to help families in Virginia Beach make a fresh start in a new house. Contact us today and let us play a part in bringing your dream home to life!
Originally published April 24, 2019