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Benefits of Buying New Construction Homes

If you’re entering the buying market for Grand Forks ND homes, it’s worth your while to consider new construction homes, as well as pre-owned homes. You may have preconceived ideas of new homes that just aren’t accurate in today’s market. In fact, buyers of new construction homes — homes that have never been lived in and are in the pre-construction phase — are growing in numbers year by year thanks to a number of factors that make these homes extremely attractive.

While it may seem that new construction homes are more expensive — and sometimes they are — they typically turn out to be less expensive in the long run than previously owned homes. After all, everything is new and under warranty, so you won’t have unexpected bills for old appliances, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, or the roof. These are the kinds of costs that quickly add up when you have an older home and they’re harder to budget for and can create extensive damage that adds to the repair costs.

Furthermore, when you move into a pre-owned house, inevitably you’re going to need to make some changes, even if it’s just fresh paint. In some cases, you may want new carpet, flooring, lights, or even a whole new kitchen. These are more costs that quickly add up. However, when you choose a new construction home, you have the benefit of being able to choose a variety of decorative features so that your home is just as you want it, the moment you move in, without having to do any labor or go without a kitchen for weeks.

While you may not be able to change the actual floor plan, you can choose a floor plan that best suits your needs. In addition, new construction homes have been carefully designed by architects who understand the needs and uses of homeowners today. Life has changed considerably in the past 10 to 20 years and a home built before that may not integrate as smoothly with your family and lifestyle.

In addition, today’s homes are built to higher safety standards and with better materials, typically including energy saving features that will save you money. New construction homes will have better insulation, construction, and not have dangerous materials like lead or asbestos, or even mold that may have resulted from an old leak. Your new construction home will be safer and healthier for your whole family.

Today’s new construction homes come in a variety of styles that are both attractive and highly functional. Plus, they’re built in communities that have been carefully planned, with features ranging from streetlamps and sidewalks for safety to pools, clubhouses, and walking trails for entertainment. They’re the kinds of communities where it’s easy to make friends and where kids can play outside, all within easy access to good schools, shopping, and all sorts of entertainment. If you’re looking at Grand Forks ND homes, contact Crary Real Estate to learn more about the variety of new construction homes available and how they may be ideal for you.

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