Why buy a new home ver­sus an ex­ist­ing home?

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ECONOMY -

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.

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