Besides, the DFW area is hot for new homes. Builders are building more houses. More houses are for sale. According to The Dallas Morning News, “builders started 8,765 homes in the first three months of 2018.” This is a 6.5 percent increase from last year.
Here are five reasons to buy a new home in DFW.
- Customize your home your way
You can shop around for homes and not quite find the right one that meets all your requirements. When you work with a builder like Sandlin Homes, you have a choice of a variety of floor plans with each having multiple customization options. Furthermore, you can select the flooring and colors you want.
You could buy an older home and change the flooring and paint. But that costs extra on top of buying the house. Buying new allows you to pay one price for the entire home.
- Save money with a more energy efficient home
Older homes often don’t have energy efficient features because they were built before the features came along. New energy-saving features come out all the time. So, a 5-year-old house can easily be missing newer energy-efficient products. Every little bit helps in saving on your utility bills.
New homes contain better insulation, efficient central heating and air conditioning systems, and double- or triple-plane windows with a special coating that minimize the effect on outdoor temperatures inside. Many come with ENERGY STAR qualified appliances, which use up to 50 percent less energy.
- Do less maintenance
Older homes have typical wear and tear that will need repairing or replacing. It may not be obvious when you inspect the home. What’s more is that builders engineer homes today based on the weather and land they’re in to ensure they last for a long time.
Today’s homes use products that last longer and require less care. For instance, some builders use composite products instead of wood on a home’s exterior trim to reduce the chances of rot or needing paint.
- Get warranty coverage
Older homes don’t come with a warranty. You never know if something is about to break. If you hire an inspector before you make an offer on the home, chances are the inspector won’t catch everything. A new home typically comes with a warranty. Builders offer a variety of warranty options. DFW new home builder Sandlin Homes, for example, offers one-, two-, and 10-year warranty options.
- Enjoy community amenities
As you browse new homes in DFW, check out their communities. Some communities provide more amenities than others such as resort pools, clubhouses, and playgrounds. Explore places within walking distance of the community. You may find hiking and bike trails, a library, and shopping near or inside the community. To help you here, check out the tips on how to pick your new neighborhood.
With the right builder in the right location, you can find your perfect new home in DFW. To help you get started, here are 11 questions to ask a homebuilder before you buy.