Get More for Your Money
When you look around your home, is it everything you want it to be top to bottom? If you bought it brand new, it probably is. The idea of something new brings mixed emotions of excitement and some fear of the unknown but when it comes to a newly built home, there are awesome opportunities that simply don’t happen when you purchase an existing house. Buying brand new can mean everything from picking the exact finishes to selecting the perfect homesite and floor plan. However, there are also unique challenges that come with starting from the ground up. Before you buy new, make sure your builder is reputable, the community is a good fit and timing is right, so your new home is ready when you are. Buying new comes with a lot of decisions but don’t let the fear of the process scare you off, here are just a handful of the benefits of buying new:
Deciding to build a new house means you’re building your house, which means tailoring it to fit your needs opposed to cramming your lifestyle into a home built for someone else. Customization doesn’t just mean picking out paint it means designing it down to every last detail. Need a room for your fishing gear or a space for sewing, whatever your needs may be, they will be considered and accommodated.
Energy efficiency has come a long way in recent years and homes today are built with much higher standards than in the past. In Alaska, this is especially important and can save you thousands of dollars a year because a poorly insulated home means big bills all winter long. Modern homes keep the warm air in and the cold air out.
Your home should be your safe space and current building codes mean you can sleep soundly knowing your home meets the strictest safety standards. New construction homes feature building materials that are safer, carpet that is more fire-retardant and improved insulation options. New homes are also better equipped with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Appliances, heating systems, electrical wiring, plumbing and the roof – it’s all brand new meaning it will last longer and usually come with a warranty.
New homebuyers may be able to take advantage of mortgage financing perks made available through your builder.
Time to Plan
From breaking ground to moving in, the average time to complete a new home is five months for single-family and six months for condos. With plenty of time to plan, homebuyers feel less rushed than other buyers looking for existing homes on the market.
Most Anchorage builders offer warranties and will take care of any necessary repair work in your newly constructed home, for at least the first year. So, if your roof starts leaking or the heater breaks during the warranty period, your builder will pick up the tab for the repairs.
If you have questions or need help finding a builder please contact AHBA online at ahba.net or call us today, 907-522-3605.