Deciding whether to purchase an existing home or build a new one is a big decision – and not one to be taken lightly. When making this decision, it’s essential to consider all of your options. But did you know that many major benefits of new home construction are often overlooked? Read on to learn more about why our team recommends new home construction and whether or not it might be a good fit for you and your family
While older homes often utilize outdated technology when it comes to heating and cooling systems, appliances, and even building materials, new construction homes are typically built with the latest technological advancements. And with advanced technology comes improved energy efficiency and lower utility bills for your family.
When considering energy-saving, advanced technology, things like smart thermostats and updated appliances likely come to mind. However, new home builds also include things like energy-efficient windows and improved insulation, which help lower utility bills and make the home more energy efficient.
If you’re not big on home maintenance – or home improvement projects – a new construction home might be an excellent option for you and your family. Since the house was recently built, everything – including the appliances, heating and cooling systems, doors, windows, and more – is brand new. This means that you shouldn’t have to worry about replacing or repairing anything major for quite some time.
Less maintenance around the house means more time for you to enjoy your home with your friends and family – a win-win situation all around.
If you’ve ever been house hunting, you understand how difficult it can be to find everything you want all in one place. That’s just the reality of older homes – they were designed with someone else in mind, and you’re often required to sacrifice certain items on your wish list in order to simply get into a home.
However, with a new construction home, you no longer have to settle for outdated designs. At Maykus Homes, in particular, we offer a wide variety of different floor plans and design options to help make your new house feel just a little more like a home.
Speaking of floor plans, one significant disadvantage to older homes is outdated floor plans and living spaces. Older homes were built for different times, often including small rooms and separate living areas. Unfortunately, the only way to fix this problem in an older home is to completely renovate the space, which can be costly and often comes with unwanted surprises (think hidden mold, leaking roofs, and outdated plumbing).
A new construction home allows you to choose a floor plan that works best for you and your family – with no surprises. Want that large open living space? You can have it. Prefer to have multiple smaller bedrooms for your growing family instead of one large open room? That’s doable. You can truly own the building process and design a plan that fits your family’s lifestyle.
One significant, often-overlooked benefit of new home construction is the home warranty that goes along with it. A home warranty typically covers the cost of any issues within the home that occur during the warranty period, including things like leaky roofs, broken appliances, or plumbing issues. Older homes do not come with home warranties, meaning that if something breaks – or is missed during the initial home inspection – you’re responsible to fix it, which can end up costing you quite a lot of money.
At Maykus Homes, we offer a 1-year builder warranty and a 10-year structural warranty, so when you choose to build with us, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re ready to take the plunge and invest in a new construction home, our team would love to help. We have years of experience building homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and would be honored to assist you and your family. Please call us at 817-308-1155 or get in touch via email to learn more.
We look forward to hearing from you and working together to build your dream home!