Benefits of buying a new house or building a new one
In today’s hot housing market, buyers are likely to consider every available home for sale. And while each home has its unique charms, newly built homes and resale homes come with different upsides and downsides. As you weigh whether to choose new construction vs existing homes, here are some things to consider. There are new homes in all areas around Kampala.
Benefits of new construction
Modern and customizable floor plans
If you opt for a custom-built home, you’ll work with the contractor to create a traditional or modern layout that works for your life. Hankering for a home office for remote work? They can build it. If you’re buying new construction that’s already been completed, chances are good the layout will lean to modern, with wide-open floor plans. Rooms in new construction homes — especially bedrooms and bathrooms — tend to be larger and brighter, with lots of natural light. At musbon real estate, we provide all services from drawing plans to construction. Don’t hesitate to consult us for a free quote.
Even if you’re not getting a custom home, you may be able to upgrade finishes from builder-grade materials if you connect with the builder before construction is completed. It may cost you a bit more, but adding your own personal touches may be worth it to you.
New “smart” appliances and home systems are more energy efficient. And more efficient insulation and windows create buttoned up homes that are less expensive to heat and cool than older models. All of that translates into lower utility bills.
Smart and healthy
“Smart” technology options allow you to automate internet, cable, speakers and even an alarm system. And new homes often use low- and zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and building materials, improving indoor air quality.
A newly built home typically requires less maintenance since everything from appliances to the HVAC system and roof are brand new. This means you can better predict monthly homeownership costs, since you’ll likely spend less to maintain your home.
Many newly built homes have warranties that can protect components of your new home for years before you need to undertake any major repairs.
New home communities
Buying new construction often means buying a lifestyle. Master or planned communities often include amenities like parks, pools and community spaces that are close to schools and transit. The key is finding a builder who offers what you care about.
Caters to buyers who value flexibility
The time needed to complete new construction can provide some breathing room if you don’t need to move quickly. You can put an offer on a house that hasn’t yet been built or is in the early stages of construction, and then move in when it’s ready. The timeline doesn’t work for every buyer, so you may have less competition if your moving timetable is flexible.
Written by Musbon real estate