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Benefits of Buying a New Home Vs. Resale

Benefits of Buying a New Home Vs. Resale

When it comes to buying a new home, whether you’re a first-time buyer or someone looking to move into their second or third one, the first question that many in the market for a new house are often faced with is: should you purchase a newly constructed home or a previously owned one?

While many may be tempted to buy a previously owned home because of the lower price, a new home has many advantages as well.

Custom-Built Homes

A new home’s construction means that you can potentially take part in the designing process, which not only potentially saves the buyer thousands, but means that you can create a living space that is unique to your personal tastes. You can most likely decide on details like where the bathroom will be located, the type of flooring, and the colour of the exterior, and the location of closets and other storage spaces. And depending on the type of community you are moving into, you may also be able to pick the lot.

Keep Energy Bills Down

Energy-efficient features are a popular aspect of new home construction due to everyone wanting to be more eco-conscious. Many newly constructed homes are now built to prevent cool and warm air from escaping, which will keep costs down during hot and cold periods. Many new homes’ features now include energy-efficient insulation, windows, doors, and more, with windows often being triple- and quadruple-paned and designed to keep warm air in during the winter and cool air during the summer. And as an added bonus, the air quality in new homes is often much better than in older ones.

A New Home is Covered Under Warranty

If you buy a previously owned home, you risk the warranty running out shortly after moving in, if one exists at all. A newly built home is under a fresh warranty, so if you have to replace the roof, furnace, or hot water heater, it will be covered. New homes also use the latest materials and appliances, so you know they will last for years.

Eco-Friendly Appliances

Everyone wants to do their part to help the environment. New homes are more likely to contain green and energy-efficient appliances such as hot water heaters, washers and dryers, furnaces, and air conditioning, all of which can also help to keep energy bills down.

Less Repair and Maintenance

These are perhaps the two biggest advantages of buying a new home. With a previously owned house, the carpet or certain appliances may need to be replaced, but with a newly constructed home, it will be years before you need to replace anything. New homes are also designed to be low-maintenance.

Safety Features

The construction of new homes involves safety features not typically found in older residences. Custom-built homes can also include useful new technology, whether it’s in the architecture or features such as new appliances and Internet access.

If you are in the market for buying a new home, contact Bremont, the leading provider of new home construction in Southern Ontario. We provide custom-built homes in communities located close to all the amenities, such as shopping and schools. Registration is now open for the preview of homes in Bremont’s Forest Edge, Noblewood, and Crown of Creditview communities that are scheduled for spring closing. To register for viewings on any of these properties by January 2015, visit the web site at