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Why New Homes Make Sense

Posted on August 25th, 2014

Is A New Home For You?

Today’s new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here’s the Top reasons why home buyers prefer new homes to used housesnew homes from Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Your Way

New custom home buyers can not only select your favorite options from appliances, cabinets and flooring, but also even if they want the layout of their home changed from the original plan. There’s no limit to customization including bathroom fixtures and layouts to adjusting areas to fit with lifestyles.

New home buyers can select and modify a floor plan that really meets their needs. Select a plan with a master bedroom on the first floor, increase walk-in closet space or add a resort-style master bath. Your home can be set up for long-term guests or entertaining. You can have a special entrance to the patio or pool from the master suite. Your dreams (and budget) are the only thing holding you back!

No Worries

Everything in your new home is under warranty so you don’t have to budget for replacing major appliances or even bigger expenses like a new roof. New home buyers also get the latest designs and building materials that will more likely yield years of luxury before needing replacement.

The latest building systems are now actually designed and engineered to work together and meet the latest environmental and efficiency standards. With a new home, a  builder typically takes care of the necessary repair work in a new home for their warranty period and they also have a stronger voice than a single consumer when dealing with the contractors who installed the original items or structures that need repair.

If your roof starts leaking or the AC breaks during the warranty period, your builder will pick up the tab for the repairs or work with the contractor to make things right.
When you buy an older home, even if you have a home inspection done, it’s your problem as soon as you sign on the dotted line. Even hidden defects that you don’t find out about can appear after a couple of years.

Save Money

The new homes of today are far more energy efficient than homes built just a few years ago, so homes built ten years ago can’t come close.

Windows – From energy efficient windows that are now double or triple pane with gas inserts, to UV coated windows that allow light in but not heat or cold. These new windows can reduce energy costs in some homes by double-digit percentages.

What you can’t see – The more energy-efficient mechanics of new homes also help reduce utility bills for new-home buyers. From wiring to plumbing, systems now work together to fit today’s energy-hungry lifestyles and drive maximum efficiency. Insulation, and roof construction also help in maximizing savings.

Appliances – New homes often include green systems and major appliances — such as high-efficiency stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, furnaces and AC units. Modern ventilation and air filtering methods only add to comfort while keeping costs low.


Standards and codes for new homes are very different from older structures.  Many times homeowners are willing to give buyers an “allowance” for new upgraded features, but what buyers often don’t know is that the upgrades are susceptible to brand new codes that will increase costs. New homes assure buyers have the latest in safety features from fire-protection to the newest childproof outlets and circuit breakers. Garage door openers nowadays offer improved safety for children and older adults alike. High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners use the newest technology. Paints that are environmentally and inhabitant-friendly. Stairs and other finishing details meet the latest code standards.


New homes offer new designs, style, luxury and value. New owners get a care-free lifestyle that allows living in your home and working on what you want to instead of working on what you have to. Get more information HERE, or CLICK HERE for a free AR LIVING new home plan magazine that can inspire you for choosing your new home.

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