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    Could New Construction be the Right Option for your Family?

    In a real estate market that is overly saturated with buyers and seriously lacking home supply, a large question has been looming over potential sellers turned buyers- would a new construction home be a good option for my family?  Oftentimes, homeowners aren’t familiar with all of the benefits that come with buying new construction, so they write it off before it was ever an actual possibility.  With new construction opportunities on the rise, now is the perfect time to weigh your options and decide if building a home could be the best next step for your family!

    Here are some of the leading reasons why going the route of a new construction is a good choice for families in the Triangle:

    It’s low maintenance, right off the bat. 

    After living in a home for some time, and finding yourself doing house project after house project, it might feel nice for your family to be able to move into a new home that is truly turn-key.  Gone will be the days of moving into a new house and having your to-do list grow by the minute.  In fact, it could be at least a decade before you even have to think about doing any major work such as the roof, the HVAC system, plumbing, floors, and many other major fixes that homeowners spend too much time stressing about.  So, relish in the fact that you’ll be able to move in knowing that all of the unpacking is the biggest stress in your near future!

    You can’t beat the convenience. 

    Thankfully, cleared-out land and the opportunity to build a new home for your family is becoming more and more of an option all around the Triangle area.  What used to be a sparce option, like homes currently for sale in general, has increased throughout the last couple of months and is expected to remain a steady option for interested buyers.  Not only are new construction opportunities convenient as far as options are concerned but most neighborhoods offer convenient everyday amenities such as shopping & dining options, entertainment, and great playspace for the kids!  You will also have the option to choose a new construction community that is in closer proximity to features important to you such as schools (it’s often common for new construction neighborhoods to pop up around schools), parks, trails, restaurants, shopping, etc. 

    You have the ease of customizing your home to fit your family’s needs.

    When planning for, and building a house, the features that you’ll be able to choose from, and the prices, will automatically include builder grade options and many incentives!  However, you’ll be able to easily customize these features to whatever fits your family’s needs best.  Instead of having to choose “all or nothing”, you can prioritize what amenities you want to be upgraded for your family while choosing the builder grade options for things that aren’t as important to you.  The ball would be in your court and you can have peace of mind knowing that you can always upgrade other areas in the future if you’d like.

    You’ll move right into modern. 

    Keeping up with the times and making sure you have a modern, energy-efficient and safe home can be exhausting!  This is especially true if you move into a new home that was built decades ago and has yet to go through a significant renovation.  If this is something that is important to you, your best bet is to go the route of a new construction home.  By doing this, you won’t have to worry about jumping through hurdles to update your home because it will be perfectly situated to your style & needs from the very beginning!  This is especially appealing when you think about features such as floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinets, outdated wallpaper that’s hard to peel off, figuring out if you can use a room as a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen island that becomes the heart of the home, wishing there was more natural light, and so much more!  Modernizing your home to fit your taste is much easier when starting from scratch, than it is to have to remodel an older home. 

    An energy efficient home will be a part of your present. 

    It is quite rare these days for a new construction home to not come with energy efficient features and capabilities such as quality insulation and smart lighting.  Also, when you move into a pre-owned home, you will most likely use the appliances that it comes with, which doesn’t ensure that they are the most efficient.  When you have a new construction home, you have the ability to upgrade all of your appliances (refrigerator/freezer, washer, dryer, etc.) which will significantly lower your energy bills and leave a much smaller environmental footprint!  You will also most likely have options to add smart technology to the house while it’s being built.  There is never a guarantee that these benefits will be possible for you when you move into an already lived-in home. 

    There will be some control over the floorplan. 

    It’s true that many new construction neighborhoods have owners choose from a variety of already designed floorplans when designing their new house.  However, if you choose to reside in a one of these neighborhoods, you will still have a say in how you want the floorplan to look!  This is especially helpful if you have multiple people in your family who want to utilize rooms for different reasons.  Having the flexibility to tweak and alter a floorplan is a benefit that is often appreciated the most when moving into a new construction.  There are also many neighborhoods and lots in the area that will allow you to design your home without layout restrictions and completely to your liking!

    You won’t have to stress about whether or not you’ll find a new home in time to sell yours.

    This is especially true in the current market!  Selling the home you currently live in could not come at a better time but many sellers are worried that they won’t find a new home for themselves in time for closing day.  Choosing to go the route of a new construction completely takes these worries away!

    There is no better time than the present to list your home on the market in the Triangle and if the above reasons to move into a new construction are appealing to you, then it just might be time for you to take advantage of this once-in-a-generation market!  With the increase in new construction opportunities, you are sure to find a home that is the perfect next step for your family. 

    Are you looking to buy or sell a home?  Get in touch with Masha, the Triangle’s leading and most trusted realtor, by visiting our website and following us on Facebook!

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