My hubby and I have been in the market for a new home for quite some time. We have been house hunting all over Boca Raton, Florida for over a year. Most of the homes that we have looked at in our price range need a ton of work. Considering this, I have been exploring buying a new home. Newly built homes allow you to trade your to-do list for a want-to-do list. There is no need to spend time on repairing and remodeling. The new homes are more energy efficient than others on the market.
As you can tell for my fashion sense, I am obsessed with details. I love that newly built homes allow you to personalize to fit your needs. You can choose flooring, lighting fixtures, windows, and cabinets! The list never ends! Do you want a rain shower or a toilet with water saving ability? We have been looking at tank-less water heaters that save money on electricity because the water does not have to sit in the hot water heater tank being heated all day. The tankless water heater heats water as needed. The other customizations that I am a huge fan of are the driveway and patio choices. Most homes that I have seen just have a painted driveway. It is very expensive to rip out a driveway to replace it with something like brick-pavers or light colored tile for the pool area. If the home is new, you get to skip the cost of breaking up and removing concrete. Also, when you pick out lighting fixtures inside and outside out in a newly built home, the wiring can be places exactly where you want it. In an older home, you might have to move wiring in order to get it exactly where you want it. That can get expensive. Bottom line, in the long run, newly built homes can save you time and money.
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