In 2019 the Census Bureau estimated that around 36% of Americans rent their houses. But as many expert home builders would tell you, owning a home presents better financial freedom and allows you to build your wealth better. Owning a home also ensures that you have a safety net for your family. If anything goes wrong, like death or job loss, owning a home gives you and your family a stepping stone to recover. However, even if you want to buy a house, you still have some decisions to make.
The most important decision you will need to make is if you want to buy a newly built house or a preowned house. A preowned house is usually cheaper to buy, and the pre-existing lawn often needs little work to get it to where you want. However, the repairs needed can be many, overwhelming and expensive, making it difficult to find your perfect home. As a result, it is often better to choose a newly built house.
Lower Maintenance Costs
One of the most expensive things you will ever purchase in your life is a house, but the repair costs of a house are not far off. A preowned house may require a lot of maintenance to different parts of the house. The roof, for example, may wear and tear over time, leading to leaks and deterioration of the value of the house. Repairing a roof can be very pricey and needs a sizable investment after purchasing the house. This is because most preowned houses are purchased as is, and you will buy the house with all the problems that it comes with. The bathrooms and kitchen may also need renovation. These renovations can be expensive even if you just need a facelift to suit your style and not any major remodels.
With newly built houses, the home builders will use new materials that have better quality and durability. You buy the house in excellent condition and with the new appliances too.
Saves You Money
Even though lower maintenance needs save you money, this is not the only area that will lower your overall costs. New houses come with new fixtures and appliances. What this means is that you have fixtures that can last longer without any changes or maintenance. Furthermore and more importantly, the appliances have warranties, meaning if you encounter any problems, you can have them fixed or replaced at no extra cost.
Sadly with pre-existing houses, the appliances are often old and they may have expired warranties, meaning you’ll have to pay for repairs or replacements out of pocket.
With today's technology, energy-saving materials are cheaper and readily available. In the past, eco-friendly construction material was reserved for commercial buildings and high-end houses. But technology has revolutionized how building materials are made.
For instance, now you can find high-quality roofing suited to the climate in your area and made from local material, which is inevitably cheaper. If you live in a cold area, the roofing may be made from cheap yet good quality material with great insulating properties to keep your home warmer. A lot of building timber or its alternatives today is recycled and well processed, making it more if not as durable as lumber.
Safer Building Regulations
Just like technology has led to the creation of energy-saving building materials, building regulations have improved with time. Today construction is a highly controlled field where all the players need rigorous training, certification and regulations. The results? More accountable home builders and safer houses.
As the construction sector evolves and new improved techniques are implemented, how the industry works also changes. There are now better building codes followed strictly, leading to fewer construction-related accidents.
The amenities and appliances needed and wanted by many homeowners in the past may not be the same today. Technology has advanced, and so have appliances. Many homeowners are now going for smart appliances in an attempt to make their homes cozier. Many homes also come with facets to connect to an external water purifier for cleaner, healthier drinking water.
Even though many houses have swimming pools, modern houses have better pool construction procedures making the pool safer and giving a better experience.
If you purchase a pre-owned house and want such modern amenities, you may need to make more expensive purchases to revamp the house. Even if you have the money to do this, the building’s structural integrity may not be able to sustain the changes, compromising the safety of the house.
As we have discussed, a preowned house may not come with the advanced appliances or amenities you want. But with a newly built house, the customization goes beyond the amenities and appliances; you can have the home builder add specific elements to suit your needs.
The floor is an excellent place to start; with a newly built house, you can discuss with the home builders to add a specific flooring plan that you want. You can go further and select the facets, bathtub design and so on. In the end, the newly built house looks like it was built for you from the onset, and in reality, it was. Getting a house with exactly what you need and want makes it the home for you and adds a comfort level to the space.
When you purchase an older house, the odds are, you will need to do some sort of renovation, even if it is little. However, with a newly built house, no such changes are needed, and you can move in as soon as you're ready. At the same time, you can be sure that you will not notice anything that needs repairs soon after you move on.
That is why at Konnect Building Solutions, we recommend you purchase newly built houses. You will be more confident in what you are getting. Plus, you get a clean house with no former residents meaning you are safe from things like pests and expensive repairs.
Contact us about our home builder services for more details through https://www.konnectbuilding.com.au/.
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Bardwell Park Sydney NSW 2207,
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