3 More Benefits of Buying a New Home in Calgary vs. Resale
Why should you buy a new home in Calgary versus resale? New design and warranty, built-in customization and a fresh start are a few to name, but there are some not-so-obvious reasons that you should definitely consider the next time you are thinking about buying a property in Calgary.
- See our first 3 Reasons to Buy a New Construction Home here
- Begin your Search of New Construction Homes in Calgary here
- Begin your Search of All Homes in Calgary here
#4 – Energy and Cost Savings
New homes today are far more energy efficient than those built just 5 years ago, let alone ones that are 10 or 20 years old. What is a Green Home anyway?
Window technology, for example, has advanced tremendously over the past decade; why settle for a property with single-paned, energy-wasting windows when you could buy a new home with ones that are double-paned and coated with the latest lining that helps to reduce both energy and pocket-book expenditure?
Light switches have also made a huge leap. Today it’s a regular thing to see sensors on light switches that will turn a light off once the room has been empty for a certain amount of time.
The same goes for “learning thermostats” that have been proven to significantly reduce both heating and cooling costs. For more, see these 20 Ways to Save Energy.
Because of new home technologies such as the ones mentioned above, you will also inadvertently become a more responsible steward of the planet by reducing your environmental footprint no matter how small the change may be.
- Check out these 10 Money-Saving Tips for Fresh New Home Owners
#5 – Low Maintenance
Another benefit of new home technology is the low maintenance that comes with. Since they are new, they should require much less maintenance for an extended period of time compared to a similar resale home that is five years or older.
New homes are made from cutting-edge building materials that are much less needy when it comes to care and maintenance and are more durable than older counterparts in many instances.
Also, open-concept floor plans that reflect our contemporary lifestyles don’t have as many walls, and hence, as many nooks and crannies to clean as some older ones do. Bonus!
- See our list of Initial Home Maintenance Tasks
- Also see these Standard Home Maintenance Tasks
#6 – Safety
Smart-home technology such as carbon monoxide detectors that notify you via your smartphone of a leak is a great example of how new homes are becoming safer places to live as the years go by.
These personalized notifications extend to everything from smoke alarms to window and / or door entry.
In addition, personal health and safety is always a top priority for both home owners and builders. Using materials with less volatile inorganic components to make carpets, cabinets, paint and other home components means less potential exposure to toxic chemicals.
High-efficiency air conditioners and furnaces that run on the latest environmentally-friendly cooling liquids is another good example of this.
Take Your Time
New homes in Calgary have a lot to offer prospective buyers. With so many different options on the market, it’s important that you consider your wants, needs and lifestyle carefully and have the best third-party representation to help guide you along the way.
A new home purchase may just be one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make; don’t rush the process and make sure you have everything you need to make the best and most informed decisions!
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