When looking at homes, a potential homeowner would prefer to new homes over existing homes if they can afford them for several reasons.
Design their dream home
If a homeowner had the choice of designing their home or settling for an existing property, most would choose to design a new one. In new homes, you would get to select which countertops, cabinets, flooring, appliances, light fixtures, color of paint, and more. This home would reflect your style and not someone else’s style.
Floor plan and layout
In a new home, you could choose if you want a one or two story home, where you would want the kitchen to be and how large you want the room, do you want a master bath off the master bedroom, do you want a basement, where will the bedrooms be located, attached garage, and more. With new homes, you can design it the way that fits your needs and taste.
Buying an existing property most likely has things that will soon need replaced. With a new home, it and the products that comprise it are under warranty, as they are all brand new. It should be a while before anything needs replaced. For example, if something should happen to the water heater under normal usage, to fix or replace it is covered under the warranty.
Cost and energy savings
New homes today are more energy-efficient that homes that were built ten or more years ago. Your new home will have energy-efficient appliances, energy-efficient windows that are double or triple pane, and more. Older homes may be drafty and not as cost savings as a new home and have older outdated appliances and HVAC systems.
Today new homes are built in subdivisions and communities that offer a pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and more. Older homes are built in neighborhoods and subdivisions that do not offer these amenities.
In new homes, you will find state-of-the art circuit breakers that do not seem to blow every time you plug in or turn on an appliance. Garage door openers now come with infrared beams that will stop the door from closing if a child or something is too near the door. New homes also have high efficiency air conditioners and furnaces that have less of a chance to produce carbon monoxide. New homes also come with smoke detectors and possibly carbon monoxide detectors. The paint used on the walls is lead free. Many times a new home will be equipped with a top line security system. Most of these things are not offered when you purchase an existing home.