One of the most important questions you need to ask yourself when getting ready to buy your own home is: new or used? While it may seem like a good idea to buy a home that’s move-in ready, there are also a lot of reasons to build your own home.
Here are six reasons buying a new home beats used:
1. Make It Your Dream Home
How many times have you wished things were different in your current house or apartment? When you build new, you have control over nearly every aspect of it, starting with the layout and ending with the color schemes.
If you’re not sure how to go about designing your dream home, don’t worry. A Minneapolis Home Builder like Tollberg Homes will be able to help you create the perfect floorplan for you, or choose from existing plans that others have chosen as proven favorites - either of which can help turn your dreams into a reality.
2. Save Money on Energy Bills
Nothing sucks heat and cool air from your house and drives up energy bills faster than an old drafty home. With drafty windows, outdated insulation, and a worn-out roof, you’ll soon find yourself spending more than you thought possible to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
A new home, on the other hand, will have everything sealed up tight and up to modern standards of technology so you can save money every month on energy bills.
3. Be Safe and Stay Healthy
Old homes have old materials which could be dangerous to you and your family. Things like weakened structures and hidden mold can put your family at risk for unfortunate accidents and illnesses.
Since your brand new home will have all new materials put in with the latest high safety standards, you don’t have to worry about what may be lurking beneath the surfaces of your home. Instead, you can rest assured that your family will be safe and healthy in your new home.
4. Feel Comfortable
Because you don’t have to deal with an old drafty home, you’ll be able to be comfortable in your new home. You’ll stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Not only that, but you also won’t have to worry about some of the inconveniences that come with older houses such as low doorways, tight quarters, or difficult-to-operate faucets.
5. Have Peace of Mind
If something breaks down in an old home, then you’re probably going to have to replace it yourself, whether it’s your stove or the roof. But, when you build you own home, you have warranty options so it will be replaced with no cost to you if something goes wrong, provided you opt for the warranty.
If you do choose the warranty, there’s no better way to have peace of mind than knowing if something breaks down, you’ll be able to have it replaced quickly and free-of-charge.
6. Live in the Future
Today, homes are being built smarter and with plenty of built-in technology. Imagine being able to turn on the lights with your smart phone or checking security cameras from your office computer.
With all of the ways your newly-built home can be integrated with technology, you’ll feel like you’re living in the future.
Hopefully by now it’s clear why building a new home beats used every time! When you’re ready, be sure to give us a call at Tollberg Homes for a free estimate on costs to build your new home, as well as floorplan options and the safe neighborhood options. Call for your private consultation at (763) 205-2037.