If you have been looking for new construction homes for sale in Greenville SC or you just started the search, no doubt you have seen numerous neighborhoods springing into creation. From Greenville to Spartanburg and back it is very likely you have driven past multiple new construction communities. Each one from a different builder, and homes ranging from starter size all the way up to 3000+ sq ft.
In our last blog we discussed what to consider when thinking about a new construction home and briefly skimmed over the benefits these homes have to offer. Below we are going to dive deeper into new construction benefits and breakdown the importance of them.
Low maintenance costs are the number one benefit of new construction homes. From tankless water heaters and PEX plumbing to brand new appliances and HVAC systems, a new construction home will only leave you wondering about how to decorate and settle in rather than worrying about what and when something may break.
With worry free maintenance, a newly built home will adhere to the latest building codes and are engineered to require less care and maintenance throughout the coming years. With fewer unexpected out-of-pocket expenses after move-in, homeowners can focus on enjoying their new home.
High-Rated Energy Efficiency
With new homes featuring modern construction and systems in addition to advanced technologies, there comes the added benefit of energy efficiency. Homeowners can benefit from reduced monthly utility bills and the reassurance that their home meets certain energy standards and requirements. New construction homes include:
- Insulated walls and ceilings
- High-efficiency HVAC systems
- Energy efficient windows
- Proper sealing around doors and windows
- LED lightbulbs
New homes are best for those who recently located, limited budget, or have a particular timeline to adhere to. With a new construction home, all you need is your suitcase and furniture. The moment you walk in, everything is done so all you have to do is unpack, hang your pictures and put your food in the fridge. Most all newly built homes will include:
- Washer and dryer
- Stove and oven
- Microwave and Dishwasher
Modern Floor Plans and Designs
From the moment you decide that a new construction home is for you, the fun can begin. With a plethora of designs and floorplans to pick from, a new home can be built to suit your style as well as your needs. Maybe you need several bedrooms for the kiddos or a second master because you care for a parent or grandparent. No matter your needs, most new construction homes can be built to keep your life's needs in mind every step of the way.
With a clean slate, you don't have to rip out that carpet from the 90's or knock down that box light in the kitchen. You can leave your touch on every design choice form the backsplash to the flooring and wall colors. There is something very satisfying when you look around your new home and know that you created every detail.
New Home Warranty
And just like that you built a home, now what? Well with new construction, your investment is protected under a new home warranty. Inside and out, you will have the confidence in knowing that your home is safe from issues during the warranty period.
The builder will cover the cost of any covered problems during the warranty period such as a broken water heater, HVAC system or a leak in the roof. Unlike a pre-owned home where you are left with the bill, a new home will be covered and will give you one less thing to worry about in case something goes wrong. Keep in mind that when reviewing the home warranty it is best to have your real estate agent present to help review.
Newly construction homes are generally built in a community that will include an array of amenities. From free lawn care to pools and clubhouses, many of these neighborhoods have something for everyone. Although these communities require an HOA fee, it is almost always worth it.
It is important to keep in mind that every community is different and knowing exactly what will be included and when it will be built could impact your decision making. Also it is imperative to ask what is allowed on your lot. For example, if you prefer a private pool versus a community pool, be sure to ask if the community allows them on individual lots. Other amenities that may be included in a new construction community are:
- Community events
- Tennis courts
- Gated entry and exit
- Walking trails
Recently we have toured several floorplans and have created video walk throughs that we will be releasing this month in a New Construction Blog series. For more information on new construction homes in the Greater Greenville Upstate South Carolina area, give our team a call at PRODUCER Realty 864-438-5050.