Love that new home smell? New Construction may be the way to go!
There are many benefits of buying a newly built home and customization is one of the biggest. If you get in early enough you can personalize your home with choices in everything from countertops to paint colors. If you like some of the newer design elements, you're more likely to find them in new construction as well. Open kitchens, walk-in closets, and en-suite baths aren't always easy to find in older homes. New homes are more likely to be energy efficient and have tech features built in, saving you both time and money! With everything being brand new, one can also hope to expect a newly contructed home to be low maintenance- at least for the first few years. One thing to be sure to watch out for is the cost of upgrades. Model homes tend to be decked out, and while you think these features may come standard, they tend to add up quickly. And, most importantly- be sure to bring your Realtor the first time you visit a new community. Even if you're buying new construction, you want to make sure you've got an ally by your side protecting your interests!