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The Benefits of Buying a New Construction Home vs. Resale

November 14, 2023

Each time you think about buying a product, you might face the question of whether to buy it new or find a used version. While it may seem like a used option is the easier, cheaper route, that’s not always the case. Buying a home is a huge investment and if you’re questioning whether to buy a new home vs resale, you’ve come to the right place.

New Tradition Homes has helped many buyers find newly built homes that far exceed resale homes in many categories. With us, you’ll not only get a squeaky clean new home as a canvas to make your space entirely yours, but you’ll also own a beautiful new home in a family-friendly Washington neighborhood and experience a home-building journey as easy and fun as can be! Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of buying a new construction home.

What to Think About When Buying a New Construction Home vs. Existing

1. Floor Plan

It’s something special when you find a home that accommodates the way you live. With a new construction home, you can have just that! Unlike existing homes, new homes are built with modern floor plans that suit a range of needs most homeowners are looking for. Each space is thought out. Things like open-concept layouts, multiple windows for natural light, big closets, tons of storage, and flexible rooms for whatever you need them to be. Many existing homes will have to be reconstructed or include add-ons to meet the same level new homes offer. And who has time to move walls? For instance, if you need a home office for remote work or a kitchen island with additional storage for small appliances, you’ll likely find it in a new construction home floor plan.

2. Style & Design

Making your house feel like home is more than decoration. It’s choosing the fixtures, flooring, lighting, countertops, paint colors, and more. Similar to the way your floor plan is thoughtful in where each room, closet, and bathroom is located, the style and design of a new home are put together to fit your preferences. Older homes have design choices that reflect another family from another time. They likely have layers and layers of paint and outdated lighting. Whether you’re buying a quick move-in home or building your home from scratch, New Tradition Homes’ professionally trained designers will either have chosen or will help you choose from the abundant design options. Personalizing your home’s style is one of the best perks to buying a new construction home vs an existing one.

3. Home Systems

Home systems can be some of the most costly things to repair and replace. It’s hit or miss to find a resale home that has brand-new systems and upgrades. Buying a new home truly means new. Everything from the HVAC system to appliances and the foundation to the roof is new. There’s no need to save money for major renovations and upgrades like you would with a resale home. Imagine moving into an existing home and then every few months something breaks down. Those repairs will quickly add up, making you wish you’d spent the money on a home with all-new everything. A new home is built with better materials and insulation to ensure your safe and sound living there. Things like low-VOC paints and durable mechanical and electrical systems are always included.

4. Energy Efficiency

A huge plus for newly built homes has got to be energy efficiency. Energy bills can be one of the biggest expenses in your home, but when buying a new home, it’s more affordable than you think. These homes are built to be “green” all around from the type of appliances included to the way they’re constructed. In fact, they usually come with energy certifications. For example, New Tradition Homes are green and ENERGY STAR® certified homes built with construction materials that respect the environment, decrease your utility bills, and keep you and your family comfortable year-round. A resale home is less likely to have energy-efficient appliances and can be poorly insulated, whereas a new home has been optimized for healthier living for you and the environment. As a bonus, New Tradition Homes include smart technology like a smart doorbell, thermostat, and home control panel to make your everyday life simpler!

5. Warranty

Knowing you have the guarantee of a home warranty is a huge relief when buying a new construction home. This can’t always be said for existing homes. Depending on its age, used homes and everything in it are likely past warranty coverage, so no warranties mean large repair bills. And with a home being such a large purchase, you’ll absolutely want to make sure it’s protected. At New Tradition Homes, each home is covered by one of the nation’s leading home warranty companies, The 2-10 Homebuyers Warranty. Covering materials and workmanship, plumbing and electrical systems, and costly structural repairs, a new home includes peace of mind with a guaranteed warranty.

Contact New Tradition for the Best Homes in the Pacific Northwest!

From modern floor plans and reliable new home systems to excellent warranties, a new home offers many benefits that make it a great choice over an existing home. New Tradition Homes is proud to be a top homebuilder in the Pacific Northwest. We have over 30 years of experience and continuously strive to build better homes for buyers. If you’re looking to upgrade to a new home in the Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Winlock areas we’re happy to introduce you to our new communities and homes. If you find something you like or have questions, please contact us by phone or online.

Quality of build, and energy efficiency. Their post build home warranty program is terrific, and the people treat you like family! Wouldn't change a thing.

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