Are you in the market for your next (or possibly your first) home? Congratulations! Buying a home is such an exciting venture, and your friends here at BackCountry want to help make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Now that you’re ready to buy, the first step is to determine if you want a new home or a pre-owned one. While there are several differences between these two options, the benefits of owning a new home often outweigh buying an older home.
A few of the more obvious benefits are:
You Can Make It Your Own
When buying a new home, it’s easier to customize it to match your lifestyle. Select your own cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, and fixtures. You can even add special touches, such as larger closets, and French doors.
Everything Is Under Warranty
All of your appliances and products feature the latest designs and building materials and should last years before needing replacement. Pre-owned homes will most likely have appliances and units that need replacing soon after move-in.
Your Home is More Cost-Efficient
Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than older homes that were built 5 or more years ago. In fact, most homes built today come with energy certifications covering walls, roofs, windows, doors, and even appliance packages.
Here are a few not-so-obvious benefits to think about:
It’s Easier to Entertain
Older homes tend to have smaller, distinct rooms, which can make it challenging to entertain guests. Today’s new home layouts feature more open-space floor plans and better flow. Throw in higher ceilings and additional windows, and that adds to the spaciousness.
You’ll Be Wired More Efficiently
Anyone who’s ever lived in an older home has dealt with the frustration of not having enough outlets to plug into. Today’s builders understand the need for connections for our TVs, DVRs, computers, charging stations, etc. so they structure the wiring to meet all of your electronic needs.
You’ll Have Access to Better Amenities
Many new homes are built in well-designed master-planned communities that offer resort-style clubhouses, hiking trails, and desirable neighborhood school options.
If you’re convinced that a new home is the right choice for you and your family, we invite you to visit BackCountry and discover the timeless home designs of Shea Homes.
SHADOW WALK COLLECTION
The Shadow Walk Collection at BackCountry features six plans, including a ranch and two-story homes. Features include gourmet kitchens with large islands, flex living spaces, and three-bay garages.
WATER DANCE COLLECTION
The Water Dance Collection at BackCountry inspires modern and practical living with two-story plans. Each design maximizes living space with great rooms, gourmet kitchens, spectacular outdoor living, three- or four-bay garages, and a variety of options.
PAINTED SKY COLLECTION
The Painted Sky Collection at BackCountry features three exceptional ranch homes. Each plan offers two warm and character-rich exterior elevations that contribute to curb appeal. Plans in this collection offer well-designed kitchens with eating bars, open-concept living, two-bay garages, patios, and basement finish options.