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Top Benefits of Buying a New Home

POSTED January 15, 2019

While some people hate second-hand items, others embrace the history and the possibilities of hand-me-downs and vintage possessions. But when it comes to houses, a used home has a narrower appeal – unless it looks new. Buyers who can channel their inner contractor might  think repairing and renovating a home is exhilarating. More often than not, it’s daunting. If you’ve never explored the differences between buying new (construction) vs. an existing residence, here are the leading benefits of brand new homes with up-to-the-minute materials and conveniences.

Modern Open Spaces with More Natural Light

The average size of a single-family home in the U.S. in the 1950s was 983 square feet. In the 60s, those mid-century modern habitats that charm DIYers, was about 1300 square feet. Today, the average home size is 2500 square feet – more depending on which source you consult (we used 24/7 Wall St). 

Homes built in 2019 are not only bigger overall, the bedrooms, closets, kitchens and garages are constructed to accommodate the way we live today with room for more clothes, coats and shoes, sporting and exercise equipment and gear (not much of a market for that in the 60s!), more appliances – the energy efficient kind! – and more furniture and electronics.

Floor plans have expanded with layouts that work for our lives, with open concepts so families who spend time together can do it in one wide-open environment, eating, socializing, watching TV and playing games all in the same big, naturally lit spaces.

Personalization and Customization

Working with a builder from the ground up gives you an opportunity to personalize and customize your home. Even if you’re not opting for a 100 percent custom home, you can upgrade finishes and work with a builder to create an interior for the way you’ll use the home. Today’s builders, like the top-quality builders of Crystal Valley, use superior building materials, the latest ranch and two-story designs for modern living, and are able to selectively adapt a variety of features for contemporary home buyers.

For example, buyers can choose to add gourmet kitchens,  flex rooms, and things like a third car garage bay, fireplaces, covered patios, finished basements and custom stairways and windows.  

Nothing to Repair or Replace!

Newly built homes not only come with perfect fit-you-to-a-T floor plans and new energy-efficient appliances, you don’t have to replace a roof, windows, hot water heaters or HVAC units. You won’t have to paint your exterior or interior or change out carpets and flooring. New means new and you don’t have to figure out how much you should stash away for expected or emergency repairs and renovations. 

Parks, Pools, Tails and Trails – Oh My!

Buying new construction means buying a lifestyle. In a master-planned community like Crystal Valley, the amenities you’re offered include a huge park with sports fields, a dog park, and expansive pool open summers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The adjacent YMCA-run recreational facility hosts events and classes and houses an exercise and workout space for residents to enjoy. Crystal Valley is minutes from downtown Castle Rock and nestled in 600 acres of open space which includes a vast network of trails for biking, hiking, walking and running.

Even if you want to move sooner than the expected five or six months it takes to build a house, there are even quick move in options from Crystal Valley builders. That means you could own your own brand-new home before spring!

Clean and Pristine in Crystal Valley!

Moving into a brand new home in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley – means you make it your own, from ceilings to basement! It’s clean and pristine – no one’s ever lived in it before! Tour the nine amazing models from D.R. Horton,  Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes and find out why our community is among the top five fasted-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.

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