Our Latest Blog Posts

One perk of buying a home in Auburn, Alabama? The cute downtown area.

Why Auburn Real Estate Buyers Choose New Construction

In recent years, the college town of Auburn, Alabama has emerged as one of the most coveted communities in which to live — and with good reason. Auburn’s lovely historic downtown, top-ranked schools, abundant green spaces, and growing amenities have prompted US News to rank Auburn on its list of “10 Best Places to Live.” It’s little wonder that Auburn is now one of the fastest-growing communities in the Southeast. Lowder New Homes is proud to be a preferred builder in the vibrant new Summerlin neighborhood, and many other subdivisions are springing up as demand for new homes continues to surge. Let’s explore a few reasons why Auburn real estate buyers are choosing new construction homes.

More Value for the Money

Despite its rapid growth, Auburn is still technically a small town — for now. Home to about 65,000 people, Auburn is located about an hour from the nearest larger metropolitan area (Montgomery), which means home prices are lower on average, even for luxury homes. This means real estate buyers get more home for their money in Auburn than if they built a comparable home in a larger metropolitan area.

Built for Modern Living

Today’s new construction homes are designed with the 21st-century buyer in mind. Spacious, flexible floorplans with energy-efficient features make these new construction homes highly popular compared to existing standalone homes which may have less flexibility.

Comparable in Price to Existing Homes

The real estate market in Auburn is such that new construction homes are comparable in price/value to existing homes that are sometimes decades old and in need of maintenance. With so many new construction homes available, and no significant difference in price between new and existing homes, who wouldn’t choose a brand-new home over an older one?


When buying an existing home, owners have to do demolition and remodeling to customize the home with the features they want. With new construction, buyers get to make those choices as the home is being built, so the home is set to their specifications by the time they move in. This offers exceptional value to buyers looking for a move-in ready home in Auburn.

Neighborhood Amenities

Most new construction homes in Auburn are being built in new subdivisions, and new neighborhoods today tend to compete with each other on benefits and amenities. Not only do buyers get bigger homes on spacious lots, but they also get to enjoy neighborhood features like community pools, clubhouses, fitness centers, nature trails and more — many of which are not available in older, more established neighborhoods.

Building Communities Together

Finally, many of today’s new home buyers are young adult professionals, often with growing families. The opportunity to move into a newly built home in an emerging neighborhood means these families get to get in on the ground floor with their homeowner’s associations, as well as form relationships with other growing families who are also new to the neighborhood.

Lowder New Homes is proud to be building high-quality homes in the new Summerlin neighborhood of Auburn, with luxury homes starting in the mid-$370s. To learn how you can own a new construction home in this exciting community, give us a call at 334-270-6789.

Translate »