If you’re in the market for a new home purchase, finding the right space for your needs can be a real challenge. Between high sale prices, steep competition, and a lack of options in the current real estate market, a new construction home build might be the perfect choice for you.
New home construction is a great option for homebuyers who aren’t in a rush to get into their new space immediately. They offer flexibility in design, input from the buyer, and can be much more affordable than you might think.
We’re sharing our top 5 reasons why we encourage buyers to look into new construction homes in the Lancaster and Central Pennsylvania areas.
There is less competition
Unlike the current home selling market, competition is less of a concern when it comes to new construction. Because buyers get involved in the home buying process before the space is physically finished, these buyers beat the interest of other competitors on the home. You avoid endlessly scrolling through listings that disappear before you know it, and new homes are often constructed by builders with a variety of upcoming properties or developments.
You can customize exactly what you want
Instead of purchasing a fixer upper that needs a ton of work or moving into a finished home that isn’t quite your style, new builds give you the best of both worlds: customization without the hassle of renovations. Working with a building company means you can often customize areas of your new home including the floor plan and layout, flooring options, countertops, paint colors, and more. Leave the heavy lifting up to the builder and simply select which options you want in your final space.
Wider settlement timeline
Yes, new construction homes generally have a longer time for settlement, but that can be a massive plus for many buyers. Suppose you’re not in a rush to get into a new home. In that case, this means that you have the time to plan for home purchases like furniture (which often take months to deliver); you can coordinate moving trucks and not have an immediate need to pack. You can also budget your finances more when it comes to moving costs over the course of a few months versus only a few weeks.
Option for ‘smart’ features
Along with the flexibility of design and finishings, new construction also allows buyers to upgrade their home to ‘smart’ features. These can include energy-efficient appliances, integration of home features with technology, and so much more. Depending on your budget, there are often varying levels of add-on features that you can select from. If you want to stay at a specific price, you can opt out of add-ons, but if you want particular functions, this is a wonderful opportunity to install them from the get-go.
Increased energy efficiency
In addition to energy-efficient appliances, new homes in general offer increased energy efficiency. Don’t worry about losing heat in your home through old windows or poorly insulated walls. Many of the headaches associated with older homes and poor efficiency are completely eliminated when you purchase a new build. In addition, a new home means less upkeep and more energy savings.
Find Your Next Home Today!
If a new construction home sounds up your alley, the Matt Weaver team will help you find the perfect one. Contact us today to learn more about available builds and upcoming listings.