The Advantages of Buying a New Home vs. an Older Home
Finding the house that’s right for you is an adventure, but there’s a lot to consider before beginning your home search. One important thing to think about is whether you’re going to purchase a new home vs. an older house. For more than 50 years, Segal & Morel has been new building single-family homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Their experienced team of professionals offers some insight into the benefits of buying a new home.
Customizing your new home according to your specific needs and wants is virtually impossible to do with an older home. For example, the luxury homes at Riverview Estates West offer a wide variety of floor plans that can be tailored to your suit your preferences and lifestyle. Working with professional designers to create modern layouts and choose flooring, light fixtures, outdoor siding, and other features can be thrilling, allow you to show off your personal style, and help you make your house a home where you feel content and comfortable.
No Need to Update
One of the main advantages of buying of a new, move-in-ready home is that they are low maintenance, which enables you to avoid dealing with multiple repairs and upgrades. All your appliances will be new and energy-efficient.
Older homes typically are sold as-is, so there may be a significant number of renovations and repairs that will need to be done at some point. Any builder worth their salt will build quality homes using top-notch materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Most builders offer home warranties on new construction, which can help you avoid the cost and hassle of issues such as roof replacement and upgrading inefficient HVAC systems.
In addition to helping reduce rising utility costs, energy-efficient homes also are better for the environment than older homes. New homes at Riverview Estates West have been Energy Star® certified since 2001 and certified green by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center since 2010. They feature Energy Star® appliances, windows, and water heating systems, recycled and renewable construction materials such as engineered wood products, water-saving toilets, faucets, and showers, and rainwater collection systems, to name just a few.
Buying a new green home offers significant cost savings in the long run while keeping your family comfortable. They also safeguard the environment with features that would cost a fortune to upgrade in an older home. All these factors also boost resale value when it comes time to sell.
Energy Star® Mortgage Programs reward new homebuyers by offering lower interest rates, cash-back after closing, the ability to qualify for a larger mortgage, discounts on closing costs, and reduced loan origination fees.
New Homes in Planned Communities Offer Extra Amenities
Riverview Estates West is a gorgeous planned community that offers a peaceful setting, scenic views, and recreational amenities such as a pool, luxury clubhouse, hiking and biking trails, tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and easy access to the Delaware River. Whether you’re an older adult looking to live an active lifestyle or just starting out as a young family, these amenities and easy access to local interstates and attractions in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York make it a perfect place for residents of all ages to call home.
Contact Us to Learn More About New Single-Family Homes
Since 1960, Segal & Morel has built extraordinary homes with quality materials, top-notch craftsmanship, and exceptional service you can count on. Our new Energy Star® certified green homes offer cost savings and unmatched comfort. To learn more about our new homes in the Lehigh Valley, contact us online or call our office in Easton, PA, at 610-923-8422.