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Benefits of Owning New Construction Homes
Why are new construction homes so attractive? First and foremost, a new home is one that you, the buyer is able to personalize from the ground up as well as benefit from several years of not worrying about replacing appliances, roofs, heating or cooling systems, updating flooring, kitchens or baths. A brand new home is built to your own style and taste but also paramount to everyone is the energy efficiency and how environmentally friendly a home is. Click here to search for New Homes on our website!
Today’s builders have embraced Green building policies and as a result are building a much more energy efficient, healthy home to live in. The US Department of Energy/ Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offers a program to the residential building industry to improve the energy efficiency of new homes known as Building Technologies Program (BTP). By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTP strives to reduce energy consumption across the residential building sector by at least 50% by 2030. Another avenue today's builders often take is ensuring that the home meets the ENERGY STAR standard. To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Are new construction homes more expensive? Today’s builders are very conscious about the buyer’s level of affordability and help a buyer stay within budget by creating an allowance for appliances, flooring, additional finished space or landscaping. These budget allowances give the buyers the benefit(s) of making their own custom selections based on their personal tastes rather than accepting what’s already there and planning to change it later on, and stay within their budget! From start to finish, getting ready to close on a new construction home can range from several months to just 60 days. There are many subdivisions already plotted with predetermined lots ready for construction to start or a buyer may chose to purchase outside the box and take the time to find the right parcel of land to build on themselves. It all depends on what a buyer’s dream is, which is best guided by an experienced new homes sales specialist.
WEICHERT REALTORS Regional Properties' New Homes Division focuses on bringing buyers such as yourself together with a builder that specializes in producing a home of your dream. Take a tour of all New Homes and Land in Connecticut on WeichertRP.com. Click here to be connected!