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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Buy New

Top 5 Reasons to Buy New

In today's market, new homes are going up left and right from reputable builders. There are also going off the market almost as fast as they are built because for many (not all!) modern homebuyers, a new home is the best investment. Here I have gathered the best reasons to buy new instead of pre-loved.

1.     Energy Efficency

New homes are generally more built more energy efficient than older homes. Many builders include energy efficient, GE certified appliances as part of their incentive packages and some have even gone so far as to add solar paneling. This means being able to go green and save green.

2.     Maintenance and Warranty Packages

The newness of the home itself is reason enough for less maintenance than an older home. Modern building methods have also provided a home that may be more structurally sound than older homes so there could be less maintenance overall. Most builders are so certain of this that many add warranties, some as many as 10 years, to the home.

3.     Financing and Incentives

Many builders do in-house financing which could make qualifying for the home easier than conventional banking methods. There are also financial incentives in some new home neighborhoods, such as qualifying for a USDA loan which could allow for $0 down. Other incentive packages include granite upgrades, stainless steel appliances, irrigation systems and more. There are also tax credits available for first time homebuyers.

4.     Modern Appeal

These are homes built by modern builders for the modern buyer. Sleek and sophisticated with open concepts. Many builders even allow for customizable options so you can have a home that really fits your style.

5.     Location & Amenities

With a new home you have more possibility than ever to find the perfect location for your needs. There are homes that feature easy access for a smooth commute while still maintaining the small town feel. Or you can be in the middle of big city without losing out on conveniences such as community pools, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and so much more.

 In many cases, I believe that a new home is the best investment. But the number one trick to getting the best deal on a new home? Find a REALTOR® who has built a relationship with multiple builders in your area so that they can show you the best neighborhoods and find you the best incentive packages.

Looking for a new home in the New Braunfels/San Marcos/ Schertz area? Give me a call and let’s set up a tour of the best neighborhoods for you! (830) 237-8463.

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