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The Benefits of Buying a New Home Vs. a Used Home

The Benefits of Buying a New Home Vs. a Used Home ©hanohiki

While embarking on your new home journey, it’s important to ask: what are the benefits of buying a new home vs. a used home? Learn how buying a new construction home can save you time and money, give you customization options, and more!

Less Maintenance

When you buy a brand new construction home with Direct Residential Communities, that’s exactly what it is: brand new! This means:

  • Few (if any) repairs are needed
  • Less initial maintenance up front since the pipes, gutters, HVAC, and more will be new and unused
  • New stainless steel appliances without wear and tear

Every home requires the occasional maintenance and general upkeep, but new homes start with a clean slate; no grout to clean, no windows to caulk, and no drafts to fix. Buying a used home is often considered an easy path to homeownership because of a perception of market value, but it’s important to keep in mind how much used home repairs cost and issues that arise, which can set you back in addition to your monthly payments.

New Homes Are Safer

With stricter construction standards and safety regulations in place, new homes today are built to protect homeowners and their families from certain dangers. Some of these modern safety features include:

  • Improved electrical safety, through modern wiring, breaker panels, and outlets
  • Better suited for storms and weather conditions in their region
  • Updated plumbing materials that are less likely to erode, deteriorate, or suddenly fail

How is Property Value Affected?

How does the property value of a used home compare to a new home? Surprisingly, used homes are often appraised at the same level as their new counterparts in the same area. This is because:

  • Appraisals place the most weight on square footage and land size and only provide small adders for the newness of the home
  • In the appraisal community’s eyes, the new home will be a used home in roughly 5 years
  • Modern appraisals don’t take factors like curb appeal and personal taste into consideration

Why would you pay the same amount for a home that might have stained carpet, chipped countertops, and no warranty when you can have a new one just down the road? A new home is the better way to go!

More Energy Efficient Homes

For those who want to save on their utility bills and optimize energy usage, new homes are the best option. Homes built in recent years boast improved energy efficiency compared to older homes. Owning an energy-efficient home is a win-win since you save money on utility bills and reduce waste!

Customize Your Home, Your Way

Unlike used homes that are already built, some new construction allows you to customize your home to your personal tastes and preferences. For example, at Blue Heron Cove on Lake Oconee, you can choose from various construction options like a walk-out finished or unfinished basement, an extra bathroom, and/or an optional patio. Additionally, you may have more say when it comes to colors, flooring, and other upgrades in your new home. This makes your home more comfortable and accommodating for you and your loved ones.

Save on a New Home in Atlanta with DRC

New homes around Atlanta from Direct Residential Communities

Are you ready to find your new construction home in metro Atlanta? Look no further than Direct Residential Communities! We’re a trusted homebuilder known for building high-quality homes at great prices. Whether you’re looking for a townhome, single-family home, or lakefront home, we’ve got it all. For a limited time, you can save big with our Spring into Savings promotion, offering up to $20,000* in savings! Call us today, and let us guide you home.

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