Unless you’re considering buying a townhome, your first decision as a potential homebuyer will be between an existing house and new construction. There are pros and cons that accompany both, but one of the biggest perks about buying from a new home builder, as opposed to from the former owner, is the fact that you will know everything in the home is pristine, fully functional and in many cases, under some sort of warranty.
All of the home’s systems will be brand new and, if you hire a green new home builder, energy efficient. You will know that the home has been properly waterproofed and moisture is not an issue. No residual lead paint will be on the walls, as is the case with some older homes. You will have in writing that the home is well insulated. Your appliances will be fresh, never used.
This is not to say that a good renovator couldn’t guarantee you these same things, but a new home builder offers one additional advantage – the opportunity for you to take place in the design of your own house.
If you hire a new home builder, you can collaborate on everything from floorplan to fixtures. Do you and your family have specific needs or want specific features? You can have them incorporated from the beginning which will save you time and money in the future.
Make your decision on whether or not to buy from a previous owner, renovator or new home builder based on careful research. Ask to see portfolios of past projects; guarantee they are properly insured and experienced; and remember that buying a home – while one of the biggest financial decisions of your life – should also be one of the most exciting.
Call Lowder New Homes today at 334.270.6789.