Tips on Buying New Construction Homes

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Looking for a new home in the Rocklin community? Unsure of whether to opt for the resale used home or the new construction? Whitney Ranch offers an extensive array of new construction homes in a resort-style neighborhood. Let’s talk about the positives, and some challenges, of buying new versus used.



 

No Surprises

There are many desirable aspects to an shiny, new construction home. Flooring, appliances, and painting are unscratched and unmarked. There’s a sense of real belonging in a home that is yours to break in.

 

Freedom to Personalize

From the layout of the floorplan to the exterior design and color schemes, a new construction home is every bit, all yours. With the expertise of a skilled architect and quality builder, your dream home is on its way to becoming a reality!

 

Energy Smart

Though your utility bills are dictated by your habits, the energy efficiency of newer homes can help you reduce your carbon footprint, according to this homebuyer’s experience. Consider those LED bulbs and low-flow toilets an investment!

 

Closure at Closing

A certain peace of mind comes along with purchasing a new construction home. Being a newer product, the need for repairs for replacements is less likely right away, whereas resale homes may need certain upgrades before immediate use.

 

Avoid Competition

According to the National Association of Realtors, the average time an existing home spends on the market is roughly 30 days. If that existing home you loved is quick to disappear, it can be hard to find a similar one elsewhere in the same vicinity. A new construction home reduces that supply shortage.

 

Read more HERE on the case for buying new homes.

 

As with most things in life, there are a few downsides to buying new homes. Don’t be discouraged but consider these tips.

 



Budget Wisely

The only way to battle unforeseen costs is to ensure that they aren’t unforeseen. Be diligent in your budgeting plan from the beginning and don’t leave out costs for landscaping, upgrades, and any other closing costs.

 

Pre-Move Planning

Building a home takes time; approximately six months to a year. Be sure you have a plan for where you’re staying while your new home is being built and understand that weather and many other factors can affect your estimated move-in date.

 

If you’re sold on the perks of buying new, head over to Whitney Ranch today and begin your journey to homeownership in this incredible community! Our Information Center is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so stop in and get to know our helpful team of Whitney Ranch experts! Stay up to date on neighborhood grand openings and phase releases when you sign up for our email newsletters as well. Now take a moment to explore our available neighborhoods:

 

Ironwood by Lennar

The Overlook, The Ridge, The Bluffs, and Wild Oak by JMC Homes

Canyon View by The New Home Company