December 20, 2017

Five perks of a brand-new home

After months of evaluating your needs, wants and finances, you’ve finally made up your mind: you’re ready to buy a new home. Congratulations! There are few purchases in life more momentous and exciting. Now, you’ve got to decide whether you want to move into a house that’s brand new, or gently used by decades of previous occupants. There are pros and cons to both options, and personal preference plays a significant role, too. But being a brand new community ourselves, we won’t pretend to be unbiased. Here’s our case for moving into a freshly constructed, modern home like the ones we have here at The Preserve at Tidewater.


Stress less

When you move into an existing house, even if it’s not an obvious fixer-upper, it’s still been worn in by its previous owners. Used and aging appliances and home systems are more likely to cause problems than ones that no one has broken in. Unless you love the challenge of endless DIY projects, you’d probably rather not spend every few months fixing a pipe, patching a roof, or eradicating pests. Not only is it expensive and time-consuming, but it’ll raise your blood pressure when that pipe bursts at the least opportune moment (like when you’re hosting the in-laws!)


And speaking of cost…

New homes are generally more expensive than used homes, but the maintenance and repairs a used home requires can often make up the difference in the long run. New homes also tend to be more energy efficient because they were constructed with better materials and insulation. Not only will you save on your utility bills, but you’ll be doing the environment a favor. Win-win!


Modern aesthetic

It probably goes without saying that new homes generally have more contemporary aesthetic than old homes. So if you’re a fan of modern, airy interiors and high-tech appliances and amenities, a new home’s your best bet. Take our floorplans here at The Preserve, for example. The Massey, one of our 4-bedroom models, has an enormous kitchen with an island that opens into a spacious living room, so you can chop vegetables while chatting with your guests or watch the game on TV. And our Avalon has a double stack oven so you can get your baked chicken and roasted veggies perfectly done at the same time.


Community amenities

When you move into a house at The Preserve, you don’t just get a home, you get a community. Our neighborhood has a centrally located pool, grill, and sheltered picnic area where you can meet and mingle with the other folks on your block. Mixing and mingling in a public spot is just a bit less intimidating than going door to door asking to borrow a cup of sugar.


Make it your own

When you move into a new house, you often get to choose certain features and add-ons, allowing you to create something that’s truly customized to your lifestyle. Plus, there’s something to be said for knowing you’re the home’s first occupant. It’s a clean slate, ready to be filled with your positive energy and good memories.


So, if those perks sound appealing to you, get in touch! We’ve got a new house just waiting for you to make it your home.