Newly Built vs Existing Homes

November 15, 2022

If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a good time to get back into the market. If you’re willing to work with a trusted builder to consider building a home or buying a new spec home, you have even more options than you realize. That may be why the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says the share of buyers looking for new construction is increasing:

“According to the quarterly Housing Trends Report, the popularity of new construction homes is continuing to rebound . . .”

Here’s a few reasons more buyers are drawn to building their homes or buying a newly built spec home.

Lifestyle Benefits of Buying a Newly Built Home

New homes have various benefits that will suit your lifestyle. For example, you won’t have repairs to tackle like leaky faucets, roof replacement, shutters to paint, and numerous other (possibly expensive) fixes around the house. Also, new homes will be built to newer codes leaving you with peace of mind. That will free up time for you to do other things you’re passionate about.

The Kent Homes portfolio of plans offers various floor plan layouts to meet your needs. We offer a large catalog of options to personalize your floor plan and finishes so you can build the dream home you want. It’s important to us that you love where you live!

Kent Homes also offers spec homes for sale. Browse here to see what is available.

Another perk of a new home is that nothing in the house is used. It’s brand new and uniquely yours from day one and under warranty. You’ll have all new appliances, windows, flooring, roofing, HVAC, etc. These newer items will help lower your energy costs being more energy efficient, which can add up to significant savings. You may even have the latest and greatest technology features built into your new home, like our BrightSuite smart home features package that is now included.

Builder sums up why some buyers today are turning to newly built homes:

“For some, it’s the lure of something new and modern. For others, it’s the move-in ready experience. And now there’s another factor to consider when making this decision: technology.”

Brightsuite is a very user-friendly all-in-one smart home system that doesn't just make your home smarter, it also makes your life safer and easier. From home automation of smart devices to safety and security technology, you can enhance your quality of life while making your Kent home work better for you.

Bottom Line

If any of these benefits appeal to you in building or buying your dream home, connect with one of our trusted new home consultants to learn more and help guide you through the process. Together we’ll explore your options and the benefits of an all-new home. Contact us here.

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