The Benefits of Buying a New Home versus a Pre-Owned Home

New Home Guarantee
With a new home you will get home warranties on foundation & structure, heating and A/C, appliances, hot water heater, plumbing, electric, brick, siding, fixtures–giving you peace of mind, and save you money.

Everything is Brand New
No extra expenses for repairs on the exterior or interior, and replacing worn out carpet, roofing, appliances, carpeting, hot water heater, A/C and heating system, etc.

Less Insurance
Typically home owner’s insurance is 40-50% less on a new home then on a used home.

Energy Efficient
You get much better energy efficiency with brand new energy efficiency appliances, insulation, windows, radiant barrier, etc. This can save you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars per year.

Qualify for a Bigger Loan
Since your home owner’s insurance can be as much as 50% lower, your payment is lower, and you can qualify for more loan than on a used home!

CHOICES
You get to select everything—siding, flooring, cabinets, counter tops, vanities, lighting, bath and kitchen fixtures, and trim color. You’ll choose the floor plan, number of bedrooms, baths, the exterior elevation and even the location.

No Hidden Issues
You don’t have to wonder about any problems the previous owner isn’t telling you. Will you have to spend even more money redoing repairs that weren’t done well the first time?

Nothing to Clean Up After
If the previous owners had pets, are the carpet and carpet padding really clean? Did they smoke? Is there mold, hair & toenail clippings in the carpet. If you suffer from allergies or asthma you will appreciate new, clean air ducts.

New Neighborhood Benefits
All your neighbors are new also, and are excited about making new friends and watching out for each other. New neighborhood residents are very excited about keeping up their yards, homes and the neighborhood.

Enjoy Your  Home Right Away
More time to spend enjoying your personal and/or family time, rather than replacing carpet, pulling down wallpaper or replacing outdated fixtures.

Immediate Equity
You’re not buying someone else’s equity (the original home owner paid much less than you).

So you are thinking of building a home. You are probably asking “Where do we begin?” Curtis Homes has developed a New Home Buying Guide to help make sense of the unfamiliar and simplify the process of buying and building your new home. With reasons to consider new versus resale, the real truth about what you’ll get into when buying a foreclosure and what our new homes consider “standard”, these resources are a great way to get started and make sure you’re not overlooking anything.

New Home - Buyers Guide

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