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The Benefits of Buying a Brand New Home

July 21st, 2016

With so many houses on the market, it’s often difficult to decide whether to buy new, or to buy used. The sticker price of a used home may be lower, leading people to think that they’re getting a good value, but there are many hidden costs to buying used. At the end of the day, you’re better off buying new.

Building standards have been steadily rising in the past few years. The newer the home you buy, the higher standards it has been legally bound to. Not only that, but when you buy new you’re able to find builders that will guarantee a certain level of quality that can be more ambiguous in older homes.

When buying a used home, it’s not easy being green, but that’s not true of a new home. Retrofitting a home with advanced insulation and green appliances can be very difficult and costly. Instead, you want to look for a home that has been built with the latest in green technology. Not only will this lessen your environmental impact, but it will greatly decrease your energy bill! New homes really will save you money!

With a new home, you also don’t have to worry about repairs. Buying used, even if the home you’re looking at isn’t an outright fixer-upper, you will have to deal with the wear and tear previous owners brought to the home the minute you walk in the door. In a new home, there are no repair fees, and the new appliances should be easy to maintain.

After factoring repair and maintenance costs into the question, you may still feel that a new home will be more expensive than a used one. This price alone, however, still doesn’t give the whole picture, because your new home is a better investment. If and when you decide to sell, you will likely stand to make much more selling the home that you bought new versus selling the one that you bought from a previous owner.

Everything considered, then, if you’re still on the fence, remember that a new home makes financial sense. It will be low maintenance and you can move in as soon as you buy, without worrying about making repairs first or allowing time for the previous owners to move out. If you’re in the market for a new home, Olson Homes offers top-quality new homes that exceed California’s Green Home standard. Browse our selection of available homes in the Los Angeles metro area at: