Why Buy A New Home In Oklahoma City
September 18, 2014
The Oklahoma City Metro real estate market never suffered the same bubble situation that many other cities experienced during the real estate downturn. Because of our business growth, we have been a desirable place to live for quite a while now. According to Zillow, home values in Oklahoma City have gone up 3.9% over the past year. Home values are predicted to rise another 2.8% within the next year. You may ask, "Why buy a new home verses a used home?" There are a lot of great reasons to purchase new verses used, but here are a few of the top reasons to buy new. Design Your Home The Way You Want To - With a resale home, you get what you get. You have what someone else thought was the best home for their family. With a brand new home, you are able to put your own stamp on it and personalize it with a variety of choices you have during the building process. From counter tops to flooring, and even your choice in floor plan. It's all up to you to choose what feels right. Warranty - A new home comes with warranties on construction, appliances, roofing, mechanical, and systems. This is peace of mind that when you purchase a new home, nothing major should go wrong, and if it does the builder and warranty have got it covered. Energy Savings - A new home, especially when it's built by Ideal Homes, has the latest and greatest in energy efficiency. If it doesn't you should ask yourself why you are buying from that particular builder. New construction is constantly evolving to make tighter more energy efficient homes. Lower Maintenance - Just as builders improve on energy costs all the time as they stay on the cutting edge of energy efficiency so too do they stay on top of the best construction materials for your home. With lower maintenance designs and materials you will spend less of your time, painting, scrapping, sealing, and caring for a new home verses a used home. Adhering to Current Codes - As building changes so to do codes and standards. Older homes may not be up to par with the electrical and mechanical that a new home has. These are things that will ultimately need to be upgraded and fixed in a used home. Buying new guarantees that the home is built to the most current building standards available. The New Home Feel - Just like driving a new car off the lot and knowing that no one's boots were on the floor mats, hands were on the wheel, or stuff was in the trunk, a new home multiplies that feeling by the 100's. You don't have to even think about what manner of stuff has been spilled on the floor, smeared on the walls, lives in the carpet... these things are all fresh and new and installed just for you. Overall, a new home is the best way to go when looking at jumping into home ownership. You might as well purchase your dream, and not someone else's.