The Benefits of Buying a New Construction Home
Over the next year the JS Realty Team will be laying out the advantages of buying a new construction home by Van Metre – as well as the ins and outs of the buying process!
The first installment of this series is the Benefits of Buying a New Construction Home. Advantages range from custom design, energy efficiency, safety due to modern technology, resale value, long-term savings, low maintenance, financing options, rewards, community amenities and so much more!
Design It Yourself – molding packages, cabinets, countertops, appliances, backsplash, carpets, tiling, bath & kitchen fixtures, light fixtures throughout the home, even hardware!
You Choose – floor plan, room layout, it’s all up to you!
SAFETY/MODERN TECHNOLOGY/ENERGY EFFICIENCY
New homes are more energy efficient, and event come with energy certifications that cover the walls, roof, windows, doors, and appliances. And, your home will have a higher resale value than older homes due to its state of the art technology.
Safer – now that there are more building codes in place, you can be sure your home was built safely.
Breathe Easy – new, state of the art air ventilation and air filtration is used during construction.
No Faulty Utilities – everything will be new! No worrying about old pipes bursting, dangerous electrical wiring, or unknown issues behind drywall.
Unbiased Inspection – a pre-drywall inspection is conducted by an independent home inspector.
Hi-tech Wiring – your home will be wired for high speed internet access, electronics, entertainment systems, and security.
Fire Safety – smoke and carbon dioxide detectors are hard wired into the home, backed up with battery power in the case of an outage. Modern fire retardant material is used in carpeting and insulation.
LONG TERM SAVINGS
Over the years you’ll save money on utilities, especially since a tighter sealed building envelope prevents air from escaping. These brand new homes come with a warranty, too – furnace, water heater, air conditioning unit, kitchen appliances, and roof warranties.
Buying an established home can also come with a higher price tag than expected. These homes will more than likely need at least one of the following items updated in the next ten years, and it can be expensive – not to mention exhausting trying to keep up.
HVAC – depending on size, an A/C Unit will cost $5,000 and up to replace.
Furnace – depending on the size of the unit, will run at least $4,000.
Flooring – carpets get worn, tile cracks. At some point you’ll need new floors, which will run $2,000 and up depending on the quality of the material and the size of the room(s).
New Roof – replacing the roof will cost $5,000 and up. New roofs last about 25 – 40 years.
Curb appeal – painting the exterior can run upwards of $5,000.
Upgrades – Upgrading and remodeling a full kitchen can cost over $20,000. Just replacing the appliances can set you back $5,000. And you’re looking at $5,000 or more to remodel a bathroom.
New construction homes have a better, more efficient design, which allow for lower maintenance due to the new building materials. After settlement, there’s no work to do and nothing to update or replace. Everything in the home is not only new, but it’s what you picked out!
Van Metre has an affiliated lender that is able to custom tailor a loan to your specific situation and even offer assistance with closing costs.
Van Metre also offers a FREE 1-Year membership to the Brambleton Sport and Health Club!
In addition to the amazing home you’ll get from buying a Van Metre new construction home in Brambleton are the amenities you’ll enjoy throughout the community!
Neighborhood parks and playgrounds
Basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts
Four pool complexes with clubhouses
Community Center featuring activities for the whole family
Over 10 miles of paved trail systems
Brambleton Town Center – shopping, dining, and entertainment
…and so much more!
Call us at 703-625-3446 to tour a model home. We can help you start building your dream home today!