Many home builders allow buyers to participate in the process of designing their property, which helps create a living space specifically tailored to the consumer’s tastes. New home buyers can often decide where their bathroom might go, choose their favorite type of flooring, or pick the color of the exterior paint. Buyers moving into a subdivision can sometimes even pick the lot they like best.
It is important that your home is compatible with your lifestyle. The ability to choose a variety of floor plans from new home builders helps shape your experience in your home for years to come.
An older home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. Your new home, and the products that comprise it, are brand new. The components of your new home will feature the latest designs and building materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement. Texas law requires homes to be constructed in a good and workmanlike manner. In furtherance of this requirement, builders offer an express home warranty that explains how your home will perform. Express warranties offer coverage for one year of workmanship, two years for systems and 10 years for major structural issues.
New homes are constructed to the most advanced building codes. Energy codes in particular have become much more stringent in recent years, meaning that all new homes are designed with resource efficiency in mind. Newly built homes are designed to be about 15-30 percent more efficient than typical existing homes. Many builders participate in above-code programs such as Green Built Texas
New homes are designed to work as a system as opposed to relying on one or two products to increase efficiency and comfort. Thanks to state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration, owners of new homes can breathe easy all year long. New design standards for HVAC equipment ensure that the system is optimized to the cooling needs of the home, which helps keeps humidity and electricity bills under control.
Today, new homes offer the latest products and materials that are durable and designed to require less maintenance. Moisture barriers and sealing techniques help remove or repel water that can wreak havoc on building materials. Landscape plantings and turf are designed to survive brutal Texas summers with minimal watering, and irrigation systems know when to operate and when not to, based on the weather around them.
A brand-new community is one of the built-in benefits of many new homes. When families move into a subdivision at the same time, they often form lasting bonds of friendship and neighborliness right away. Popular amenities such as pools, walking trails and tennis and basketball courts offer additional opportunities for interaction among neighbors of all ages.
New homes are designed with today’s consumer in mind and allow for easy adaptation to the technology needs of the buyer. The costs associated with retrofitting or remodeling a home to fit your needs can add up quickly. And not everything on your wish list may be possible. All are reasons to build your new home your way, to reflect the way you live today.
Peace of mind in your home is important. As with other industries, home building has evolved significantly thanks to newer, safer products and designs. For example, wind bracing standards have significantly enhanced a home’s ability to withstand high winds caused by severe weather.
A pre-owned home was someone else’s dream, not yours. It reflects their choices and family memories. You may learn to love avocado-green appliances (and you may be willing to scrub stained countertops or grease-encrusted ovens and cooktops) but more and more people prefer that never lived-in feel.