If you’re looking to buy a house, you may find today’s limited supply of homes available for sale challenging. When housing inventory is as low as it is right now, it can feel like a bit of an uphill battle to find the perfect home for you because there just isn’t that much to choose from. If you need to open up your pool of options, it may be time to consider a newly built home.
According to the latest data from the U.S. Census, there’s positive news when it comes to new home construction. When you look at the first three months of this year, you’ll find:
- More new homes were completed and are ready to sell. This gives you more move-in-ready options for your search.
- Builders broke ground and started construction on more single-family homes. This means there are more homes intended for one household in the beginning stages of construction, allowing you the opportunity to customize one to your liking.
- The number of permits for building new single-family homes ticked up. This shows builders are ramping up to start on even more home construction soon.
And, while this is all good news for broadening your options for your home search, there are other perks that come with considering a newly built home.
Many new home developers are offering special incentives including lower mortgage rates, when you use their preferred lender, and thousands towards buyer closing costs. A lower mortgage rate may mean monthly savings or getting more home for your money.
When you buy a new home under construction, you can tailor it to your unique needs and taste. Bankrate says:
“Building means customizing. . . . instead of wishing your home had a certain kind of flooring, a sunroom or some other special amenity, you’ll be able to tailor the property to your exact needs.”
Brand New Everything
Another perk of a new home is that nothing in the house is used. It’s all brand new requiring less maintenance and repair work than older homes, which can save you time and money in the long run.
And, because everything is new, you’ll likely find there are fewer maintenance and repair needs up front. As Realtor.com explains:
“. . . if something does go wrong with your new home, not only are there likely some manufacturer warranties in place, but many builders also include additional home warranties . . .”
New homes are built to higher energy-efficient standards, which can lead to lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint. New homes often feature the latest technology in energy-efficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems.
Modern Design & Amenities
New homes often feature modern design elements and amenities such as open floor plans, high ceilings, large windows, and updated appliances.
If you’re having trouble finding your dream home in today’s market, it may be time to consider newly built homes as an option. Let’s connect so you have an expert on your side to help you explore what’s available in our local area.