When we think of something new versus something, well, not new, happy thoughts come to mind, right? New car, new clothes, new TV … But when it comes to new homes, it’s a toss-up for folks. Some fancy a fixer-upper.
That’s why we researched the benefits of buying a new home, so it will make your decision that much easier. And that’s not just in our biased opinion because we have some of the best new homes at the beach here at Papillon, we dug up six reasons – some obvious, others more obscure – from reputable new home sources online that will lay out the facts before you begin the homebuying process.
Customization. There’s no reno involved to undo poor design choices made by the previous homeowner. How liberating! You get to decide on the bath and kitchen design elements, fixtures, lighting and style. You are the one to choose your dream floor plan and layout, from your master suite with walk-in closets to high ceilings, laundry room, patios and more.
Fresh Start. This is a no-brainer. Who doesn’t like the smell of fresh lumber, hardwood floors, paint – and dreams? You’re the first to step through the front door of your new home, the first one to cook dinner in your brand-new kitchen, the first to soak in your new Jacuzzi tub and … well, you get the idea. But that same fresh start also extends to the outside, where you’re able to plant and landscape just the way you want, instead of tearing up trees and shrubs that don’t belong.
Warranty Win. Your new home – and everything that comes with it (appliances, roof, water heater, etc.) – also comes with a warranty. And that’s a lot better on the budget than eventually replacing any of those products in a used home.
Energy Efficiency Pre Move-In. The homes built today are more energy-efficient than those built five years ago, yet alone 20! There are strict energy standards and codes that builders must meet, including state-of-the-art windows, ventilation, air filtration, environmentally friendly coolants, carpets and paints, and Energy Star appliances. To replace all of these elements in a used home can carry a hefty price tag.
Community. Not only do new homes often come with nice, new amenities in the neighborhood, like pools, clubhouses, parks or green spaces, but they’re also formed with that sense of community. Families move in at the same time, so no one is “new,” sparking community parties, get-togethers and good neighbor bonds. Plus, new home open space layouts are more conducive to indoor entertaining.
Tech-Tuned. Used homes are just wired differently, which means less outlets are available (inside and out) for today’s technology. Then there are new homes, that not only account for outlet necessities, but are also equipped with fiber optics, advanced circuit breakers, smart thermostats, lighting control systems, security systems and more.
John has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1991, and has developed extensive knowledge of Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas. John works tirelessly to accomplish his client’s goals. He handles every aspect of the real estate process, from educating his clients on current market conditions to negotiating contracts, all with their best interests in mind. John’s clients find his dedication and guidance go a long way to ensure a stress-free buying experience.
I am a Grand Strand native and a graduate of Waccamaw High School in Pawleys Island. I love the Grand Strand so much that I chose to raise my family here. My career in real estate began immediately after college in new home sales. I pride myself on giving exceptional customer service. Real estate is a career that I enjoy and I desire to make the home buying experience pleasant and stress-free for every client.