Why buy a new home versus an existing home?
Deciding to buy a new home is a big deal. Choosing between buying an existing home or a brand new home is even bigger. While choosing an existing home has some benefits, nothing quite compares to a home that’s been built just for you.
A new home offers a host of benefits, from state of the art materials and systems, to warranties and energy efficiency. Here are just a few reasons why you might want to considering buying new. t /P SFOPWBUJPOT BSF OFFEFE XJUI B new home. The plumbing, electric, heating & cooling are all state-of-the-art and brand new. In a used home, you may face a maze of old or antiquated systems – complete with corresponding repairs, code concerns, and maintenance issues. Renovations are costly, require a large time commitment to manage, and include the possibility of an undependable contractor. In most cases, home renovation is nothing like you see on TV! t -JGFTUZMFT DIBOHF o B MPU *U T B VOJ versal truth that families today don’t live the same way families lived even a decade ago. A used home reflects the lifestyle and taste of someone else. Buying a new home gives you the freedom to make it reflect your life. From the architecture to the floor plans to the finishes, a new home can be as unique as you are. New homes offer up-to-date kitchens and bathrooms, and a variety of choices for everything from the paint, flooring and cabinetry, to the backsplashes, countertops and wall tiles. New homes can appeal to modern or traditional styles, ensuring there is something to suit everyone. t .PSF QFBDF PG NJOE 6OMJLF FYJTUJOH or renovated homes, brand-new homes – and the products within them – come with warranties, giving you peace of mind. Most new home builders offer warranties that cover both the construction of the home as well as the products within it. You’d be hard-pressed to find anything similar in an older home. t *NQSPWFE FOFSHZ FďDJFODZ 5PEBZT energy efficient design and construction practices are light years ahead of what was available even a few years ago. Older homes were not built to current codes, so they are missing features like high R-value insulation, super-efficient HVAC systems, low-E windows, and Energy Star standards. Consider increased comfort and lower energy bills when comparing new and used homes. t ćF CJH QJDUVSF :PV SF OPU KVTU DIPPTJOH a house, but the neighborhood surrounding it. Many newer communities are built in burgeoning suburbs near thriving business corridors. Consider what that means to your lifestyle. Can the kids walk to school or the playground? How far are the shops and restaurants you’ll need on a daily basis? Does the area have sufficient parks, walking or cycling trails? Are there entertainment venues nearby? Do you have to drive everywhere? How far is your place of employment? Is the commute better or worse?
As you comparison shop used homes versus new construction, be sure to consider all of the options – and the potential long-term costs. At Buffington Homes, we build homes and communities around a variety of lifestyles, in some of the most sought-after locations in Northwest Arkansas. The communities we select to build in are conveniently located near schools, shopping, and local work places.
Before you buy “used”, come tour one of our communities: Brentwood and Otter Creek in Cave Springs, Creek Meadow in Fayetteville, Lexington in Centerton, Silo Falls in Rogers, and Central Park and The Parks At Brighton in Bentonville. Visitors can walk through our homes, and speak with one of our friendly sales people to help answer any questions, comments or concerns you may have about buying a new home.
We look forward to seeing you soon. For more information, visit BuffingtonHomesAR.com.