If you’re in the market for a new home, you may have wondered if you would be better off buying a new home or a resale home.
As a new home builder, we naturally have a bias toward new homes – but we’re not alone! Many Canadians love the advantages that new homes bring. From a turnkey experience and peace of mind to personalization and smarter construction, new homes have a clear advantage.
Here are the top reasons why buying a new home is better:
Make Your Home Your Own
Buying a new home lets you personalize and customize your home with ease. Make your home your own with custom features and finishes that suit your style. Your flooring, cabinetry, countertops and more are all suited to your personal taste. You’ll love having a home that reflects your unique style, needs and personality.
New homes are designed for today’s modern families. They tend to feature more modern floor plans, with multi-purpose rooms, open-concept spaces and plenty of storage space. By contrast, older homes often feature smaller, single-use rooms (like separate living and dining rooms). New homes are also much more likely to include large windows due to newer technologies. The end result is that new homes are more livable, open, airy and filled with natural light.
Choose Your Builder
With a new home, you know exactly what you’re getting – and you can decide who you get it from! You can research and choose your builder based on their reputation and track record. You can even visit past communities they’ve built and take a tour.
Peace of Mind
All new homes in Ontario come with a new home warranty provided by Tarion. This extended coverage protects your deposit and also provides delayed closing compensation and protection against various home defects. These include defects in materials and workmanship as well as major structural defects.
A resale home can present home buyers with unexpected and unwelcome surprises, like a bad roof or corroding pipes. With a new home and its accompanying warranty coverage, you get peace of mind. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your investment and home are protected.
New homes also give you peace of mind in that they offer a turnkey experience. Everything is brand new and built with the latest materials and technology, and to the latest construction standards. This means better quality and fewer things to worry about.
New homes are built smarter. They’re more energy-efficient due to advances in air-sealing, insulation, energy-efficient appliances and more. This saves you money on energy bills, which can add up to a significant chunk of change over time.
New homes are also more comfortable. The Ontario Building Code (OBC) is always advancing, so newer homes are built to a higher and higher standard. With better heating and ventilation systems, among other features, new homes boast cleaner air and more consistent temperature control. The result is a more comfortable environment for you and your family. Breathe easy knowing that your indoor air quality has been taken into consideration in the design of your new home.
A Community Lifestyle
Many new home communities are built with families’ lifestyles in mind. New home communities are often walkable and pedestrian-friendly. They often contain amenities like community parks, playgrounds, pathways, recreational spaces and more.
New home communities also foster a community spirit through community events and a sense of newness. Neighbours become friends in new home communities because they all have something in common and they often move in around the same time.
So when it comes to buying a home, new is the way to go. You’ll benefit from personalization, better designs, a builder you can trust, peace of mind, a turnkey experience, increased savings, more comfort and a community lifestyle. The choice is easy.