More and more people are deciding to buy new homes over existing homes. What’s the difference? New homes mean just that—they’re new. They are created with new appliances and have never been lived in before.
Rawdon Hill are one of Melbourne’s best new home builders and developers, so we understand completely the allure of purchasing or building a new home, especially as a first time home buyer. Below, find a list of advantages to purchasing new versus old homes.
If you purchase a new home or condominium, they are more than likely going to be equipped with all the latest appliances and technology. You won’t have to worry about installations of things like Internet wiring, cable, speaker systems, alarm systems, etc. If you’re one who enjoys spending time in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy all of the luxurious, professional grade appliances that usually come with new homes. We’re talking free standing cookers, stainless steel stove tops and sinks, sleek surfaces and more.
Brand new appliances also mean far less maintenance. In the unlikely event that something breaks down, you’ll probably still have a warranty for it.
New homes these days have to be built to at least meet the minimum energy efficiency requirements. New homes are built with a tighter-sealed building envelope via higher-efficiency insulation, doors and windows. This means that conditioned air, like cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter, is kept from escaping. In addition, new homes are built with greener appliances, like high-efficiency stoves, microwaves, air conditioners, etc.
This means that you’ll not only be reducing your carbon footprint and living a healthier lifestyle, but you’ll also likely be paying much less in energy bills.
If you’re building a brand new home, you’ll get a say in what you want it to look like. When you work with an experienced and flexible builder, you have the option of talking with them so that together, you can consider your lifestyle and design style when creating house plans and furnishings.
Think open-air kitchens, breakfast nooks, large master bathrooms, walk-in closets, lovely outdoor living spaces. New homes come built in with things design elements that we already want in the modern age for our daily comfort and enjoyment.
Newer home designs are constructed with fire safety features that you probably wont find in an older or used home. Some building companies use fire retardant in things like carpeting and insulation, and all new houses are built with hard-wired smoke detectors. When you live in Australia where bushfires are a common occurrence, fire safety in the home is very important.