- Get exactly what you want
- Better for your health
- Easier to recoup your investment
Building Your Home: Getting a Dream Home is Only the Beginning to the Benefits
Buying a home is one of the largest investments a person will likely make in his/her lifetime. As such, a buyer must consider every angle when a purchase is made. Location, cost, local economy, school district, property taxes…it’s all important to the process.
And because those details will vary from person to person, one buyer’s ‘perfect home’ might be lacking for someone else. While new home construction may seem like an overwhelming solution, it’s a surefire way to get exactly what you’re looking for. In fact, with our area’s aging housing stock, there are several other benefits to building that you probably don’t even realize.
A new home is more efficient
They don’t build them like they used to…they build them better. Modern homes are much more energy efficient due to new energy codes, as well as better HVAC, insulation, and air-filtration standards. And increased energy efficiency means you’re saving money on your monthly utility bills.
It’s actually better for your health
In addition to energy efficiency, green and Energy Star-rated appliances make for a more sustainable home. More efficient toilets, plumbing fixtures, and electrical fixtures will operate better than older appliances, which is better for the environment. That’s good for everybody!
Also, new home construction means your home is less likely to have toxic materials, like asbestos, lead paint, and mold, which create health concerns for residents.
It’s easier to recoup your investment
Simply put, a newer home is more appealing to potential buyers than an older home. Thus, when it’s time to move, you can turn significantly better profits even though your upfront building costs are higher than had you simply closed on an existing home.
Buyers usually expect sellers to complete any needed repairs before closing. Newer homes require fewer repairs and less maintenance, saving time and money during the sales process. And if your new home has a warranty (which it likely does), you could still be covered if something does go wrong.
New home construction is very satisfying
From day one, this home is yours. We cannot overstate the emotional connection you have to living in a home you built from the ground up. Every detail matches your wants, your needs, your life, and your personality by design. It goes beyond the simple ‘new home smell’. Speaking of which, imagine living in a home that doesn’t smell like the previous owner…or their pets.
You might be thinking, “This sounds fantastic! But I’m not wealthy. How can I afford to build a home?”
Glad you asked! AmeriFirst has rolled out a new home construction loan that makes building a very real possibility for homebuyers that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. You can finance your construction and your mortgage with one loan, have your dream home built in just six months, all for a down payment as low as 3.5%.