Why Buy New?
The process of buying a home can be daunting to say the least. Should you buy an older home with lots of character, a “fixer-upper,” or a new home that offers every modern convenience under the sun? Upon weighing the seemingly endless array of options, you’ll find that the choice is actually quite clear—buy new. Buying a new home means less stress and more freedom. It means living in your dream home, not settling for someone else’s. And more importantly, it means you can reserve your valuable time and money to enjoy life to the very fullest.
Combine state-of-the-art building materials, appliances, and fixtures and you get a home that protects your family and your wallet. Newer homes are held to more stringent building codes than their older counterparts. As a result, your family will enjoy better indoor air quality, high-efficiency appliances, and fewer volatile organic compounds in your newly-built home. These benefits not only create a safer, healthier home for you and your family, they reduce the risk for home maintenance headaches and enhance your overall quality of life.
What’s more, new homes will cost you less in the long run. Unlike older homes, most new homes come with a warranty. So, if something breaks, it’ll usually be covered and replaced without a hassle. Older homes don’t provide this same financial assurance. The possibility of replacing a broken water heater, repairing the roof, or installing a new HVAC unit are all very real factors to consider when purchasing an older home. And, if you have to make one of these improvements, boy, it will cost you. In fact, on average a 10-year-old home will cost 580% more in annual maintenance and improvement than a newly-built home.
Conversely, cutting-edge building products and current technology used in new homes will require less care and maintenance over time. Today’s technology has also made new homes more energy-efficient. Double- and triple-pane windows, smart appliances, and features like radiant barrier insulation are just a few of the built-in, money-saving opportunities new homes provide. Spending less on the upkeep of your home is money in your wallet to enjoy life in and outside of your new home for years to come.
In addition to being a sound financial investment, a new home is also a blank canvas where your dream home can come to life. Instead of trying to renovate an existing home into a piecemeal version of your perfect home, you can fully customize a new home to create your ideal home from scratch. Choose the right fixtures and finishes to reflect your personal style. You don’t have to settle for someone else’s vision.
With so many reasons to buy new, the only question is where you will find your dream home. For a low-maintenance, beautifully constructed home, townhome, or condominium, look no further than Meredith Bay. Enjoy all the benefits of buying new, plus easy access to our modern marina and beach club on the shores of New Hampshire’s famed Lake Winnipesaukee. Everything from swimming and boating to fishing and hiking—even skiing and ice skating—are right outside your door. Located in the heart of the Lakes Region, Meredith Bay offers countless year-round activities the entire family is sure to love. Come experience Meredith Bay and discover your new dream home, made just for you.