Just a few years ago 36.6% of Americans were renting their homes. Today more people are looking to stop renting and become homeowners. This is because they realize how expensive rent is and the fact that they could use this money to buy something outright.
When you’re searching for a home to buy you can choose between a pre-existing home and building a new home. While a pre-existing home is great, there are many advantages to building your own home.
Your home will be built with entirely new materials which means it’ll be in great condition. Your home will also look nicer and you’ll pay less for home maintenance. This is because older homes have older materials and fixtures in them. As those things continue to age they develop issues that require repair. However, with new construction, you won’t have to worry about these issues for years to come.
Better Energy Efficiency
At the forefront of new home design is people’s concern for energy efficiency. As such, everything in these homes is fashioned to work with raising your energy bills much. The longer you own your home the more money you’ll save on things like heating, cooling, and electricity. This is because older building materials just aren’t as energy-efficient.
Today’s technology makes it easier and less expensive to produce highly efficient products without costing too much money. Since these materials are readily available they’re now commonplace most of the time.
With a pre-built home, you’re limited to the existing floor plan. To make changes you must pay for home renovations and remodeling costs. This can quickly become expensive when you consider that the average cost of remodeling a small bathroom ranges from $1,000 – $62,000. However, with a new home, you get to customize features and choose the floor plan that’s right for you. This ensures that it’ll be the perfect fit while also saving you a lot of money.
Safer Building Regulations
Building codes are created to keep you safe, which is why they do change over the years. This means that when you buy an older home it might not be up to the current code. This means that it’s not as safe as it could be. However, with new construction, you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that your new home will meet or exceed these regulations. You’ll live here for decades without worrying about needing to make any updates.
New fixtures and appliances come with warranties that’ll help you protect your investment. These warranties will cover the cost of repair or replacement when something goes wrong. With an older home, these warranties are no longer in place and yet these things are more likely to break because parts wear down and sometimes maintenance is neglected. When this happens you’ll spend more money on fixing them.
New Homes are Move-in Ready
While pre-existing homes are more affordable you have to factor in the cost of any necessary repairs and upgrades you’ll need to make before you can move in. Sometimes this means you won’t be able to move in for several months. While work is being done on your home you may need to pay to stay elsewhere. You can avoid all of this frustration by buying a new house. This is because they’re move-in ready since they don’t need renovations.
Meets Modern Needs
People lived differently decades ago. For instance, we now rely on electronics for almost everything. Unfortunately, older homes don’t have the wiring to handle such needs. Many of them also don’t have outlets located where you need them to be. However, when you build a new home it’s built with modern electrical usage in mind. Their wiring can handle the load without becoming a fire hazard. You can also run several high-wattage devices at once without worrying about overloading the system. Outlets will also be conveniently located where you need them.
Building a new home is a smart investment for your family’s safety and comfort. When you live in Tampa Bay, FL, working with Vitale Homes will make the entire process easy. So when you’re in the market for a home, give them a call.
Vitale Homes builds new single-family homes in both large and small master-planned communities as well as self-developed neighborhoods throughout the Tampa Bay area, with a particular understanding of the Land o Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Hudson, New Port Richey, Odessa, and surrounding towns of Pasco and Pinellas counties. Whether this is your first home or twentieth home, you’ll experience the Vitale Difference of personalized customizations, exceptional included appointments and finishes, upgrades, and energy features often above industry standards and always above expectations.