Why Should I Buy a New Home and Not a Pre-Owned Home?

May 28, 2020 10:35 am Published by

 Buying a home is one of the best investments to make in your lifetime.  The Austin area is hot for new homes. And this is especially true as companies reconsider their remote working stance.

People are looking for new homes around the Texas Hill Country in smaller cities like Kyle. This lets them delight in the small-town lifestyle while being close enough to Austin and its fantastic resources. Today on our blog, Crosswinds in Kyle is sharing six reasons to buy a new home.

  1. Warranty

When you buy a pre-owned home, it may not be covered by a warranty. And its appliances, foundation, flooring, and other things may need repair or replacing soon. With a new home, your appliances, HVAC unit, windows, and other items come with warranties to save you on the high costs associated with repairs and replacements. Ask your home builder about its warranty.

  1. Save money with a more energy-efficient home

Older homes either don’t have energy-efficient features or comply with older, lower energy-efficiency standards. New homes contain efficient central heating and air conditioning systems, better insulation, and low E3 windows minimize the effect of outdoor temperatures on the inside. You’ll save on home energy bills.

  1. Do less maintenance

A pre-owned home has a history. You don’t know the full history. To boot, some of the problems may not be spotted in a home inspection. Today’s homes use products that last longer and require less care. New homes won’t have the wear and tear of pre-owned homes. You can extend the life of your home by doing proactive home maintenance. For instance, have the HVAC unit inspected once or twice a year.

  1. Customization

It’s hard to find a pre-owned home that has all the colors and materials to your liking. Often, people make changes right after buying a pre-owned home. And that’s an added expense. You can have a say in the design of a brand-new home including colors, flooring, countertops, fixtures, and other things. As soon as you close on your new house, you can move right in and not worry about making changes.

  1. Live in a home with a modern floor plan

The way people live in their homes today is vastly different from two decades ago. Many of today’s modern floorplans feature open-concept living, large walk-in closets, oversized showers and kitchens, two bathroom sinks in the master, and tall ceilings.

  1. Enjoy more community amenities

Newer communities tend to offer more amenities than older communities. Besides, the amenities in older communities may be outdated. As you browse new homes in Kyle, explore places within walking distance of the community. You may find hiking and biking trails, a library, and shopping near or inside the community.

If you’re ready to search for a new home in Kyle, here are tips of what to look for in a new home. We’re here to answer your questions or you can connect with our Crosswinds community team on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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