Are New Homes Better? Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Buy New

If you’re in the market for a new home, you may wonder if you’re better off buying a new home or a resale home. As new home builders in Simcoe Landing, we value the advantages new homes bring to purchasers. From move-in ready homes and peace of mind to personalization and smarter, quality construction, buying new can make all the difference.

Is new always better? We like to think so. Discover the top reasons why buying a new home is better:

1. Make Your Home Your Own

Buying a new home lets you personalize and customize your home with ease. Make your home your own with designer features and finishes that suit your style. Your flooring, cabinetry, countertops and more are all suited to your personal taste. You’ll love having a home that reflects your unique style, needs and personality.

2. Better Designs

New homes are designed for today’s modern families. They tend to feature more modern floorplans, with multi-purpose rooms, open-concept spaces and plenty of storage space. By contrast, older homes often feature smaller, single-use rooms—like separate living and dining rooms. New homes are also much more likely to include large energy efficient windows due to newer technologies. The end result is that new homes are more livable, open, airy and filled with natural light.

3. Choose Your Builder

With a new home, you know exactly what you’re getting – and you can decide who you get it from! You can research and choose your builder based on their reputation and track record. You can even visit past communities they have built, take a tour and get a feel for their community and design style. When you buy new, you can find a builder that works for you.

4. Peace of Mind

All new homes in Ontario are covered under the Ontario New Home Warranty provided by Tarion. This extended coverage protects your investment and offers peace of mind that should something go wrong you are covered. The Tarion Warranty includes three levels of protection 1-year, 2-year, and 7-year, ensuring your new home is fit for habitation and built to exacting, quality standards.

New homes also give you peace of mind in that they offer a turnkey experience. Everything is brand new and built with the latest materials and technology and to the latest construction standards. This means better quality homes and fewer things to worry about.

5. Increased Savings

New homes are built smarter. They’re more energy-efficient due to advances in air-sealing, insulation, energy-efficient appliances and more. This saves you money on energy bills, which can add up to a significant chunk of change over time.

6. More Comfort

New homes are also more comfortable. The Ontario Building Code (OBC) is always advancing, so newer homes are built to a higher and higher standard. With better heating and ventilation systems, among other features, new homes boast cleaner air and more consistent temperature control. The result is a more comfortable environment for you and your family. Breathe easy knowing that your indoor air quality has been taken into consideration in the design of your new home.

7. A Community Lifestyle

Many new home communities are built with families’ lifestyles in mind. New home communities are often walkable and pedestrian-friendly. They often contain amenities like community parks, playgrounds, pathways, recreational spaces and more.

New home communities also foster a community spirit through community events and a sense of newness. Neighbours become friends in new home communities because they all have something in common and they often move in around the same time.

When it comes to buying a home, new is the way to go. There are many benefits awaiting new homebuyers when they choose to invest in a new home that’s personal to them in both process and completion. It’s the chance to start new and experience a brand new community to build your life in. As part of the New Keswick community, you’re not only savouring the benefits of buying a new home, you’re part of contributing to a new and modern Keswick for generations to enjoy.

Looking to explore the New Keswick? Read what makes the New Keswick the best place to call home and some of our favourite local spots. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on our community.

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