Questions To Ask When Buying New Construction Home:

Is a newly built home right for you? New construction homes offer a sense of fresh originality and individuality while existing homes offer character imbued by those who inhabited them first. There are several things that you should consider as you compare potential properties. Read on for some factors to analyze and evaluate as you search for your new home.

Often one of the first things a homebuyer considers is the floor plan of a house. A benefit of new construction homes is the ability in some cases to work directly with your contractor to create a custom-built home that meets your needs and desires. If you don’t go the custom-build route, but instead choose to buy a pre-built new construction home, the layout will most likely be a modern, open floor plan that you usually can tailor to your style with your choice of finishes and furnishings with a personal touch. Either way, the rooms in your new construction home are likely to be sizeable spaces with a lot of light.

Energy efficiency is another consideration that homebuyers have. Insulation of a new construction home helps with keeping your utility bills low. Well-insulated walls, floors, and storage spaces (i.e. attics, basements) and well-sealed doors and windows make for a home that is both comfortable and less expensive to heat and cool than older homes. And new, modern appliances contribute to your energy savings because they are built to be more energy-efficient than ever. 

Many homebuyers also consider home maintenance needs. When you buy a new construction home, your builder can share maintenance needs for the home, including a general timeline/schedule of maintenance. You should note that a new construction home requires less maintenance than a preexisting home since everything is brand new. Further, warranties for new appliances, HVAC systems, roofs, etc. keep you from having to invest in repairs and replacements for years, so long as you complete basic maintenance on schedule.

Amenities are another thing that homebuyers often investigate when considering a new construction home. The amenities you get when you choose to live in a planned community often include lifestyle “bonuses” like community parks and playgrounds, swimming pools, and in some cases even things like golf courses or horse stables.

If you are in the market for a new home and interested in new construction, you should learn as much as possible about your options. Your research will help you choose a new home that satisfies your needs and desires. If you need guidance or advice about buying your new home, consulting a professional real estate agent can help. If you are interested in discussing your needs and viewing available homes for sale on or near the Texas coast, WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses is the professional real estate team to call. The Corpus Christi-based company employs experienced real estate specialists who offer exceptional guidance to their clients. Contact WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses so the expert real estate team can help you to find your new home with ease and efficiency.

Written by: Erika Mehlhaff