If you have been thinking about building a new home, you should consider the following key benefits of a new construction house vs a resale.

It’s all about you!

The layout will be exactly what you want. 
    • You’ll get what you want, where you want it, with no wasted space, and an open floor plan. 
    • You’ll have the right number and size bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets. 
    • The common areas will be useful. Your kitchen will be functional for your way of doing things.
    • The traffic patterns will be logical and flowing based on your needs. 
    • You can invest in the features you want and eliminate the ones that you don’t care about. Do you want a sitting area in your master bedroom? A fireplace? High ceilings? Patio or deck? If you do, add them in. 

YOUR home will reflect YOUR style.
Buy a resale house, and you’ll be forced to live with somebody else’s style. From flooring to shingles to paint and cabinets. But, a brand new home will have YOUR choices, including flooring, countertops, appliances, lighting, exterior siding, and shingles. Macatawa Homes offers new construction homebuyers an enormous amount of choices to suit virtually every taste and budget. 


Save money on home repairs.
You can trust what you are getting in a new construction house. The major elements and systems are new and under warranty. If you buy a resale house, you soon could be replacing costly components that can cripple your budget. Replacing a furnace or central air conditioning can run you $5,000 each. To remodel an existing kitchen, plan on spending at least $20,000. Then, there are the shingles, appliances, carpeting, exterior painting, plumbing, and on and on!

Save money on energy costs too!
New homes can benefit from recent advances in energy efficiency. Many of these money-saving features were not available just five years ago. A resale home is likely to have less efficient appliances and will probably be more expensive to heat and cool. New homes come with a HERS rating that shows the money savings from its efficient heating, cooling and hot water systems.

Benefit from time-saving low-maintenance features.
New construction homes are made of cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance. Macatawa Homes offers many interior features that are chosen not just for their appearance, but because they require little maintenance. For example, homebuyers can select attractive wood floors that are reinforced with an aluminum oxide coating for easy cleaning and scratch prevention. Non-porous quartz countertops are also popular because they are almost impossible to stain and don’t require sealing. 


Keep your family safe.
A newly constructed home will meet all the latest safety codes. You can trust the wiring and plumbing. The heating and cooling systems will use safe up-to-date coolants. The indoor air quality can be trusted thanks to its modern ventilation and air filtration. New products such as paint and carpeting will have low or no VOCs Insulation will have greater fire retardants. Insurance companies recognize that a new home is generally safer than a resale home, and will offer discounts on homeowners insurance.


Increased resale Value:
It’s hard to think about selling your home before you even buy it. But, you should. After all, whether it is to move-up, down-size, or relocate for a job, you’ll probably be selling the home in the future. And, you’ll want to get top dollar while selling it quickly. Typically, the newer the home (with newer features, designs and systems), the more desirable it is at resale.

We hope this helped answer some of your questions about building a new home. If your looking to build a new home, Macatawa Homes is here to help. Shoot us an email or schedule an appointment so we can sit down and get your dream home started.

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