After you’ve looked at three or four resale homes in Southern Maryland, you might start getting the feeling that buying one of them means you’ll also be buying someone else’s poor design ideas, lousy home maintenance, and lack of cleanliness.
For these reasons, many homebuyers choose a newly constructed home instead. They typically sell for more per square foot, but the extra money is worth the extras that come along with a brand-new Southern Maryland house. Let’s take a look at three reasons you might want to choose a new home over a resale.
Energy efficient features lower your monthly utility bills – it’s a fact! Many of the new homes built today are rated by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), which assigns each home a score. You’ll have access to this score to use when comparing the energy efficiency of homes.
In addition, these energy efficient features make your resale value higher. According to Zillow’s Housing Trends Report, nearly half of homebuyers say that energy efficiency is a desirable feature in a home.
In fact, according to another major real estate conglomerate’s studies, homes with energy efficient features sell for 7 percent more than homes that lack these features.
Why purchase a Southern Maryland home that needs new paint, carpet, cabinets, appliances, and flooring? In a newly constructed home, everything is new. Everything is clean. No nasty grease smells, pet odors, scuffed up baseboards, or well-worn floors.
You also won’t have to worry about shoddy home maintenance because the home is brand new. And, many homebuilders will supply you with a one-year home warranty, especially if you ask for it. That kind of peace of mind is priceless.
The Opportunity to Customize
But the biggest reasons many homebuyers choose new construction? The opportunity to take a blank slate and make it your own.
Some of the features that you may be able to choose include:
- Location – often, you’ll pick which lot in the community you want to live on.
- Flow – if you purchase before the home is built, you may be able to dictate where the bathroom is located or ask that the laundry room be built upstairs instead of downstairs.
- Design features – from wall color to flooring to cabinetry, you’ll be making a lot of personalized decisions when you purchase a new home.
Buying a newly constructed Southern Maryland home is a buyer-centered experience. As experienced new home buyer representatives, we are happy to walk you through every step of the process to ensure you get the home of your dreams.
Hughesville MD Homes for Sale and Real Estate Services in Southern Maryland. You now have a search engine to help you with your Southern Maryland home search! And I’m ready to provide you with a custom home valuation if you’re considering selling your home. Let’s connect to discuss how I can help you. Contact Kimberly Bean at 301-440-1309
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