Okay, okay. We may be a little biased on this topic. There are just SO MANY perks to buying or building a new home on top of the excitement of getting to own a beautiful property (like a Ventura Home!). Here’s our top seven:
Fresh warranty and minimal maintenance
New homes are likely to be under warranty for issues ranging from wiring to roofing to load-bearing structural elements. Owners need not worry for a certain number of years if anything goes amiss – a warranty can grant so much peace of mind. Plus, a Ventura Homes warranty includes direct contact with our professional warranty staff, who buyers can call upon for issues that might be more technical than a paint touch-up!
These days when you buy a newly built home with a dream kitchen, chances are it’ll come equipped with brand spanking new appliances. Not only will the cabinets and countertops be spotless, there might also be a soup-explosion-free microwave and a fridge with the cleanest glass shelves you’ve ever laid eyes on already installed. You can reasonably expect all new appliances and top-of-the-line fixtures in a new build.
Speaking of new appliances…they happen to be much more energy efficient than the hulking kitchen contraptions found in older homes. Lighting throughout a new home will utilize LED bulbs. And brand-new windows and doors are dynamite at retaining the seasonal heating and cooling we Texans tend to splurge on!
Contemporary floor plans
Have you ever walked through an older home and felt a little bit uncomfortable with the layout, the lack of natural light, or how closed off it feels? That phrase “they don’t build them like they used to” is thankfully true in this case! New homes almost always have an open concept floorplan, generous windows, and larger room sizes. Master suites are more luxurious than ever with huge walk-in closets, sprawling vanities, and storage in every nook and cranny. And most new floorplans include some sort of multi-use space to accommodate a family’s special interests. Ventura Homes bonus rooms are just one example of this, and they’re a hallmark of our floorplans.
Peace of mind
Not only is it such a treat to not have to deal with very much maintenance in a new home, it’s also an amazing feeling knowing that you’re the first person to enjoy a home. All of us have horror stories of one kind or another to tell about older homes. A new home presents you with a perfectly clean slate with which to create your ideal atmosphere to live in.
This one is definitely a given. Given all the reasons above (and many more), a home that’s only 5 years old is going to more desirable on the market that a 30-year-old home. And with the minimal upkeep required on new builds, your potential costs to get a home market-ready when the time comes are also minimal!
You help design it!
Depending on the builder and your timeline, you may get a say in the design of your future home. This perk is my absolute favorite – especially because we offer this experience at Ventura Homes. We bring the schematic and structural design to the table and then work with buyers to finish out their home in the styling of their choosing. New homes often get a bad rap because the floor plans tend to be repeats throughout neighborhoods. With Ventura Homes, no two homes ever look the same despite using the same signature floorplans.
Of course, the new home/old home debate is all a matter of opinion, but there’s no denying that the benefits of buying new go on and on. Plus, there’s always a new dream abode waiting for you at Ventura Homes.