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.
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.
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.
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.
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.