The case for new vs. resale homes
Aside from the fresh, new-home feel, new construction homes offer less obvious benefits, too. Here’s our list of top reasons to buy new.
Peace of mind
The years of wear and tear on a resale home often amount to large, immediate expenditures upon signing on the dotted line. The cost of replacing roofing, appliances, an HVAC system or water heater can be considerable. Forgo the worries and expense by going with a new construction home that includes new everything. The Intracorp New Home Limited Warranty includes a one-year warranty covering specific “fit and finish” elements of your home, while other portions of your home will have longer extended warranty coverage from the manufacturer. Intracorp homes are also covered by a limited structural warranty, which generally covers the foundation, framing, and structural hardware for up to 10 years.
Wear and tear isn’t the only thing you inherit when you buy a resale home. Often, you also get the previous owner’s questionable design choices. Move into a home that reflects your personal style by buying new. Depending on where in the development process, many new home builders will offer customization options for finishings such as paint, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, stairway railings, lighting fixtures, and more. LUX offers the expert advice and guidance of the designers at our Design Center, so you can ensure your dream home vision is realized in every detail.
Contemporary building standards
Open-concept floor plans, indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces, great rooms, first-floor ensuites, walk-in closets, double-paned windows and high ceilings. Seems hard to believe, but these are all inventions of the modern home building era and many resale homes won’t offer them. When you buy new, you take advantage of design informed by the way people live and work today.
Energy and cost savings
Energy-saving appliances, low-E windows, high-tech insulation, water-wise toilets, and smart home technologies. These new construction features optimize and automate your family’s energy usage in a way that resale homes seldom do. As if being eco-conscious weren’t enough, they all keep your home more comfortable and lower your utility bills every month.