Why buy a new home?

New homes offer more benefits today than ever before. They are often less hassle, more efficient and you have the opportunity to customize the look. Here’s a list of the top 10 reasons why you should buy a new home over a resale:

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1 – Choose your floor plan

Want laundry on the second floor? His and her walk-in closets? Fireplace in the washroom? All this can be yours when you are choosing the floor plan. Buying a new home gives you the option to choose from a wide selection of floor plans and find the one that best suits your needs. Many builders also offer options and add-ons to really maximize the customization of your new space.

2 – Design it Your Way

Here is where the fun really begins. I’m sure we’ve all gone to open houses and just ‘hated’ the tile colour the owners chose. Of course this can be replaced, but not every design blunder is that easy to fix. When buying a new home you have full control over the colours and design of your space. From the colour of the brick to the style of cabinets – you are in full control of the final look of your space.

3 – Everything is Under Warranty

Resale homes often have things that need to be replacing. From worn carpet, to a new furnace or room. These items can get costly. Your new home – and everything in it – are brand new and under warranty. For more information about home warranty in Ontario, visit Tarion.com

4 – Cleanliness

Dirty bathrooms, worn carpets and an unkempt lawn. You will find none of these things in your new home. Since you are buying brand new, all the finishes, fixtures and features will be brand new!

5 – Energy Efficient

Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. Versus homes built ten or 20 years ago, it’s game over, advantage new.Why settle for drafty, energy-wasting single-pane windows in a used home? Many new homes offer double or even triple-pane windows. Special window coatings and inert gases between the layers of glass are often available, saving you even more energy and money in both heating and cooling season.

6 – Lower Maintenance Costs

With a new home you have to worry about replacing your roof or windows anytime soon. Older homes often need major things repaired. Whether it’s a furnace, leaky pipes or old appliances, there is a never ending list of big ticket items that need your attention. New appliances will be covered under warranty and you won’t have to worry about new windows or roof for quite a long time.

7 – Safety

Newer and stricter building codes, advanced circuit breakers, and advanced design features – these all lead to a much safer home. No need to worry about faulty electrical, lead paint or asbestos. Newer homes give owners the peace of mind that they are moving into a home that will be safe for many years to come with no surprises.

8 – Financial Advantage

When everything in your home is new you can better plan for upgrades and renos without having to worry about expensive ‘surprises’ that are common with older homes. New homes also often provide the option of rolling upgrades into your mortgage making them much easier to manage.

9 – Great Finishes

Finishes and features in new homes have never been better! Builders are constantly trying to impress buyers and provide the best value. This means you get great flooring options, faucets and standard finishes.

10 – That New Home Feel!

When you buy a resale home that is a representation of someone else’s dreams, not yours. Though you may be able to deal with their choice of paint and finishes, nothing beats the feeling of knowing that everything in your home was chosen by you!

Did we miss anything? What are your reasons for wanting to buy a new home versus a resale? Oakville offers many new home options in a wide range of styles and price ranges. Click here for a full listing of current new Oakville home and condo developments.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Many thanks for supplying this info.

  2. Sarah says:

    Great list – I would also add Neighbourhood to the list. Many new developments offer strategically planned neighbourhoods that are great for families.

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