Are you looking to own a home? If yes, you may be wondering whether to build a new home or buy a new used house. Based on the fact that the prices of buying a new home can be quite high, your first option might be to purchase a pre-existing residence. However, you might be surprised by how much you might save if you decide to build your own. Indeed, one of the best things about building a home is that your wants and needs are completely fulfilled.
Here are several things to keep in mind that are perks in building new versus buying an existing home.
Whether you’re looking for a curbless shower, floating staircases, or another modern design touch, new construction is the way to go. New homes have the most current, cutting edge design elements and reflect the latest design trends in custom homes. This helps your home look and feel new and current.
Not surprisingly, one of the primary concerns of the modern homeowner is the health and safety of their family. When you build a new home, you can choose healthy building materials that are less toxic or reclaimed. Unlike purchasing a pre-existing house, there are no hidden dangers such as allergens or mold, or toxic substances such as lead paint or asbestos.
Buying an existing home means that it was built to code during the time of its construction. These building codes address concerns that include public heath and safety and environmental protection. With a new build, your home will be built following strict building industry code standards.
Not to mention, most custom home builders honor a one-year warranty – giving you the peace of mind that you’re covered if anything does go wrong. At Clarum, for example, we warranty all of our new home construction against defects, faulty material, and/or workmanship in every single contract.
When building a new home, you get to install everything new. That means there are no hidden costs that might be incurred when making home upgrades, since you won’t have to worry about replacements, repairs, or maintaining your home.
Newly built homes typically have more insulation, less air infiltration, and better HVAC equipment—which all adds up to lower energy consumption and improved comfort when compared to older existing homes. Not to mention, the latest energy-efficient appliances will cut down on your energy bills.
Unlike buying a pre-existing home, you get to decide the home design you want to integrate into your house from the start. You have control over everything – from your floor plan to your landscaping and everything in between. This also means that you won’t have to spend a hefty amount of money remodeling the house to open the kitchen or create additional storage, for example.
You are going to love your new custom home on the inside and out… since everything will be customized to fit your style and lifestyle! (Isn’t that what dream homes are all about?)
To learn how Clarum can help you build the custom home of your dreams, give us a call at (650) 322-7069