In part one of this two-part blog, we went over some of the primary advantages that come with purchasing a new construction home. As compared to previously occupied homes, new construction homes offer several major plusses, from longevity and maintenance improvements to the aesthetics and splendor you get from a brand new home.
At Falk Construction, Inc., we offer a wide range of new home builder services that have been benefitting Utahns for over 30 years. There are so many benefits of new construction homes that we couldn’t even fit them all into a single blog – here are several more that you might want to consider, including a few important maintenance benefits and one community benefit consideration you may not have thought about before.
Limited Maintenance Costs
One of the single greatest benefits of a new construction home over one that’s been previously occupied is the huge gaps in maintenance and upkeep that will be required. Older homes will come with many appliances and material areas that have worn down to some degree or another, and while you can do your best to assess these during the appraisal period and build them into the cost you pay, things will always be incomplete here.
For example, you can work an average cost of replacement for an older furnace or water heater into the price of a previously occupied home – but it’s impossible to set a precise date on when one of those components might fail. What if one fails within a year, rather than five years? You’ll be looking at a huge cost increase you could never have prepared for. This same theme is evident up and down the scale, even in smaller maintenance areas. Newer products simply require less upkeep, and cost less to repair even when they do.
Newer, Up-to-Date Systems
From a simple satisfaction standpoint as well, newer appliances and systems are simply better in every way. Not only do you have your choice of modern, up-to-date systems for every part of the home, you know things will be running smoothly from the day you move into the house. You won’t deal with significant repairs or clunkiness in any major areas, something that’s common for previously occupied homes.
No Corners Cut
Particularly in past decades, some homebuilders would cut a lot of corners during their builds. They’d use lower-quality materials, for instance, and would not pay much attention to important connector areas or certain details that go a long way.
With a new build, you don’t risk moving into one of these homes. You can have input on the materials and systems used, and ensure they’re all of a quality that meets your needs.
Many don’t realize it, but communities and neighborhoods always appreciate custom-built homes. These often replace older structures that were poor fits for the area, whether in terms of shape, waste, plumbing systems or other areas. With a new build, you can use modern systems that conform to any neighborhood or community guidelines.
For more on why new home construction is preferable to a previously occupied home, or to learn about any of our home building or home remodeling services, speak to the staff at Falk Construction, Inc. today.