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The Benefits of Buying A New Construction Home

October 16, 2020
Bright white kitchen in the Residence 3 at Hyde Park at Boulevard in Dublin, CA

While there are some similarities between buying new and buying a resale home (narrowing down the location, deciding the perfect bed/bath/square footage, determining your budget, etc.), there are also some differences and many benefits to buying a new construction home.

Let’s explore the top benefits of buying a new construction home.

Your new home comes with all the newest features

Home designs are ever-evolving. From the incorporation of garages as a “must-have” item in the 1960’s to the increase in popularity of two-story homes over single levels in the 1980’s to the shift from compartmentalized rooms to open-concept in recent years, homes have changed over time to meet the needs of homebuyers. With a new home from Brookfield Residential, you’ll stay on top of the latest styles and features of home design.

  • Floor plan: In recent years, the trend has been open-concept living and the reduction of unnecessary spaces (do we really need that formal living room?). We are starting to see a shift to account for noise, both literal and visual, and change in how spaces relate to one another. By buying new, you start off with the floor plan that meets your needs right away versus losing some of your budget and time to account for renovations to a layout that doesn’t quite work for you.
  • Personalization: When you buy new construction, you have the opportunity to create your dream home. You can choose finishes, colors, and materials that match your taste versus inheriting someone else’s home design in a resale home. Nobody knows your wants and needs better than you. By working with the Brookfield Residential Design Studio, you can control those details that turn your house into a home.
  • Technology: Smart home automation allows you to tap into high-tech functionality that wasn’t available in the past. New homes can be built fully connected and filled with smart home accessories for a seamless user experience compared to retrofitting an older home with these tech upgrades. Brookfield Residential’s myCommand smart homes make every day easier and more enjoyable.

A new home is a smart investment

In a perfect world, it’d be lovely to say your new home is your forever home, but life happens and a change in circumstances may mean you have to make another move. Fortunately, prospective homebuyers find newer homes more appealing which can potentially help you sell faster and at a higher price.

  • Home Efficiency: Your new Brookfield Residential home is built to be more energy efficient. Compared to older homes with dated systems, new construction homes come with multi-pane windows, tankless water heaters, HVAC systems, and more that are all specifically designed to keep your home as energy efficient as possible. It’s also built with sustainable materials designed for the highest levels of performance – it's good for the environment and for your wallet.
  • Less maintenance cost: With all those brand-new systems in place, the need for immediate repairs is low. You can better predict monthly homeownership costs since you’ll likely spend less to maintain your home. Add in the benefit of a new home warranty and your budget can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that if any issues should arise, you’re covered.

Master bedroom in a home at Cranston's Riverstone in Calgary, AB by Brookfield Residential

Sense of connection

Moving into a new home community means that you’ll likely have neighbors who are also just settling in, providing a fresh start and new bond for everyone. Small talk about moving challenges turns into tips and tricks for getting settled in and next thing you know, you’re hosting that neighborhood block party that will become an annual tradition. Good neighbors easily become great friends.

There’s also a sense of connection with your home as you’ve watched it be built from start to finish. You’ve chosen the homesite. You’ve chosen the floor plan. You’ve chosen the finishes. The emotional tie of living in a new home that you’ve designed and created specifically for you just can’t be found in a resale home.

New community with top amenities

When you purchase a new construction home, it often comes with brand-new amenities like a resort-style pool, clubhouse, parks and playgrounds, or a fitness center. Some neighborhoods take this to the next level with a community coordinator who creates a full social calendar and neighborhood events to enjoy. If you’re able to buy in the early stages of a new neighborhood, the value of your home increases as the amenities are added and become fully functional.

As you begin your home-buying journey, be sure to do your research to determine what is best for you and your needs. While resale is a perfectly acceptable option, the benefits of buying new construction can’t be overlooked.

Brookfield Residential is committed to creating the best places to call home. Let us help you find your new home where you can live your best life, connect with neighbors, and take advantage of all the amenities outside your front door.