IS NEW CONSTRUCTION RIGHT FOR YOU?
The prospect of being the first owner of a new home is
exciting. The allure of shiny new appliances, fresh paint, untouched carpets
and bare walls allow your tastes to shine through from day one can be very
appealing. Keep in mind that there are a number of decisions to be made, and
your Realtor© at Atlantis Realty can assist you along the way.
Advantages of New Construction
If you are considering purchasing new construction, or building an new home,
there are several advantages to choosing that path. Newly constructed homes
- Conform to today’s building codes and often have more safety features
and fewer health hazards than older homes.
- Provide warranties in case certain problems develop over time, and the
home’s major appliances and systems are typically covered by
- Reflect the latest in modern architecture and layout. Great rooms,
bigger closets and additional bathrooms often replace the formal dining
and living rooms in older homes.
- Provide more energy efficient design with better windows, more
efficient heating and cooling equipment, and more extensive use of
- Are built with materials requiring less maintenance, such as vinyl
siding/windows and pressure-treated or fiberglass decks.
- Have the ability to be customized more easily that a resale home,
since you can often select many options and details ranging from floor
plans and paint colors to faucets and lighting fixtures.
- Include wiring for today’s technologies such as multiple phone lines,
high-speed internet connections and extra cable outlets.
Decide What Kind of Home You Want
Once you’ve decided that buying newly built home is right
for you, it’s time to determine which type of new home best suits your
needs: a single family home, a townhouse, or perhaps a lot/knockdown where
YOU can design the home of your dreams. If you’re like most homeowners, many
of the choices you’ll make will ultimately be driven by your home purchase
budget, how much you can purchase and your move-in schedule. That said –
time is money. So it’s a good idea to keep your budget and schedule in the
same place, compare them often and plan as far in advance as possible.
Work with a Realtor© from Atlantis Realty
Many of the questions that you might have about a new
area, a community or a builder can be answered quickly by your Realtor© at
Atlantis Realty. The right agent can help you narrow your search, offer
information on property values and comparable sales, and save you time (and
money) in evaluating your options.