Trying to decide between an older home or a new construction home for sale in Tallahassee? Here are a few points to consider.
Ease of maintenance: New homes do not require as much upkeep as older homes. Home builders today build with low to no-maintenance materials, so you have more time to enjoy what’s important to you.
Floor plans for today’s lifestyles: New home designs are updated for a modern lifestyle. Open kitchens bring the family together, while primary suites with luxurious baths help you to relax after a long day at work. Flexible spaces, like home offices, work to meet your personal and professional needs.
Energy Efficiency: Efficient construction techniques, FGBC GREEN certification, and ENERGY STAR ratings all work together to dramatically reduce energy use. ENERGY STAR homes save an average of 30-40 percent off utility costs, positively impact the environment, improve the future of our communities, and save you money in your utilities and your home owner insurance in the process!
Safety: Older homes may have safety problems that are not immediately apparent due to lack of maintenance, or dated building standards and practices. Current construction codes ensure a quality home that is built with your safety in mind.
Technology: New homes include wiring to ensure that homes meet all the modern needs and concerns of buyers. It is not always cost effective to retrofit an older home with the simple convenience of outlets, phone jacks, cable boxes, and internet ports.
Amenities: Older communities were rarely designed with a focus on the outdoors. New home communities often offer a variety of perks including jogging paths, playgrounds, and pools. There are also “lake” and environmentally friendly “GREEN” spaces available in communities. Choosing the right community, with amenities that people care about, is vital to homeowner enjoyment.
Move in Ready: Every thing about your home should be picture perfect, and older homes rarely come in perfect condition. Often times it's the little touches that really make you appreciate the difference between new and older homes. Cabinets and counters are just a few of the items that make new home ownership desirable.
Choice:There has never been a better time to buy. Your choice is easier with beautiful designs, new home selections, and exciting new communities to choose from. You can find a home and community that you will enjoy for years to come.
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