When buying a home in the Tampa Bay area, you have two options: an existing or new construction home. While each has advantages and disadvantages, purchasing a new construction home can help you get the exact home you want.
Modern Floor Plan
Styles and trends of floor plans change over time. For example, 20 years ago, outdoor living wasn’t necessarily a key feature of new home construction, the bathtub was the bathroom’s focal point, and the home office space was a large room for retreat and quiet. Today, new home buyers want outdoor living, including dining, cooking, and lounging around a fireplace or big-screen TV. They want bathrooms with a large shower and an offset bathtub. The office space needs to be efficient and functional. New-construction homes are a much better option if you want an open, contemporary floor plan with your personal touches. Home Builders will work with you to create your desired floor plan.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Older homes most likely have materials that have wear and tear over a period of time. These projects can range from the obvious, sloping floors and cracks in the ceiling to the hidden, such as old electrical and outdated plumbing. The maintenance, repair, or placement of these items can be costly. On the other hand, new construction homes will likely have lower maintenance costs than existing homes. This is because new construction homes come with new appliances, plumbing, and electrical systems that are less likely to break down or require repairs. This means you’ll spend less on maintenance and repairs over the years, making a new construction home a better long-term investment.
Personalize Your Home Before It’s Built
Technological advances have made selecting your home’s final personalization an exciting way to show off your style. Whether you want granite countertops, solid wood floors, recessed lighting, or even soft-close cabinets, these elements can be selected by you. This level of customization is particularly appealing to buyers with specific needs or preferences that an existing home may not meet. This means you can create a home tailored to your needs and tastes rather than settling for a pre-existing home that may only meet some of your requirements.
Energy efficiency has come a long way in the last 10, 20, and 30 years. New construction homes are built using the latest materials and techniques, including energy-efficient windows, insulation, and HVAC systems.
Some of the most desired energy-efficient homes features for new construction homes:
- Low-E Windows and Impact Glass
- Energy-efficient lighting
- Energy Star appliances
- Tankless water heater
- Smart Thermostats
- Spray Foam Insulation “Icynene”
A new construction home means saving money on your monthly energy bills while reducing your carbon footprint. In addition, many new construction homes are built to meet or exceed energy efficiency standards.
Technology moves fast, and a large number of existing homes on the market do not have the most up-to-date technology. The options for technology in a newly constructed home are vast. New-construction homes are typically built with smart equipment like locks and thermostats. Smart Locks can have features such as remote control from an app, assigning virtual keys, and the ability to set standard lock times. Smart Thermostats are connected to WiFi and can reduce your heating cost by 10%-15% monthly by learning your home’s internal usage patterns (i.e. when it’s occupied and empty) and adjusting your heating and cooling to optimal performance. These features make your home more comfortable and convenient and increase its resale value by making it more attractive to future buyers.
More than 300 home builders and more than 100 different neighborhoods are in the Tampa area. The team at Tampa New Homes represents you, the buyer. Tampa New Homes work specifically in new construction homes or recently built homes. We use our 50+ years of experience in the Tampa area real estate industry to help you find the right builder at the right price and place. The best part, there is no cost to you.
If you’re interested in knowing more information or searching for a new construction home or condo in the Tampa area, feel free to contact us.