02 May Why Build New vs. Buy Used
When comparing building a new home to buying an used home, please consider these benefits of building new.
Are you settling with design and features in a used home? Will you have to deal with a remodel to make the home livable for you? Will you have to obtain a separate loan with a higher interest rate for upgrades and improvements to a used home?
Older homes tend to have lower ceiling heights, out of date floor plans and features. When choosing to build with Arthur Rutenberg Homes, you will have over 100 floor plans and a dedicated design staff to accomplish your every desire and need.
Energy Efficiency and Low Maintenance
According to the National Association of Homebuilders, “Today’s homes are built twice as energy efficient as new homes a generation ago.” With Arthur Rutenberg Homes , we make our homes more efficient to perform at a higher level using such products as the Zip Wall System, 2 x 6 frame construction and Double Pane insulated Low E coated Windows. (See your local ARH franchisee for their Standard Features as they can vary from location to location)
Are you concerned what you will be left to deal with once you close on your used home? Arthur Rutenberg Homes delivers a one year warranty in addition to our Service Credo: if within 10 years of the closing of your new home, a problem occurs which we believe is a result of a defect in original workmanship or material, we will correct it without charge. Simply put, if it’s our fault, we will fix it!
Insurance and Safety
New homes built to the latest storm codes cost less to insure and provide more safety for you and your family.
Value and Appreciation
Home construction has changed dramatically in the last decade and even in the last 2 years. New Arthur Rutenberg Homes are built to live “new” longer and appreciate more dramatically than an older, used home.