By Tenley Zeisel

When you’re looking for the perfect home, it may seem like it doesn’t exist. And, it’s true. It doesn’t yet. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a less-than-ideal home. You deserve more than living in someone else’s dream house. It’s time you invest in a new home and here are 10 reasons why:

Designed Your Way

Designing the home you’ve always wanted can be an incredible experience. Knowing you’ve chosen the cabinets, flooring and paint offers an enhanced feeling of ownership. You’ve really made it yours! It’s entirely your own. Every little detail was chosen the way you wanted and you don’t ever have to settle for someone else’s design. When you walk through that front door on Move In Day, we know it’s a significant milestone. Nothing compares to the feeling that your dream home was made a reality and you got to design it to fit your lifestyle. So, enjoy the process. You absolutely deserve it.

Your Own Floor Plan

If you’ve ever been frustrated before about why your current floor plan was designed the way it was, it may be time to choose one that meets your needs. If it doesn’t make sense for a laundry room to be downstairs when bedrooms are upstairs, a change is vital. Or, if you’d prefer the master bedroom to be downstairs while the other bedrooms are upstairs, that should be your choice. When you build a custom home, you can decide on a modern layout that works best for your family. New construction gives you the chance to build your home based on you needs so it can be your dream home.

Dream Finders Homes has more than 100 floor plans to choose from and helps buyers personalize their home. If you really want to take it to the next level, our Custom Division can create that dream home you’ve had in mind.

Community Amenities

New homes tend to be built within master-planned communities that are filled with “resort-style community centers, pools and clubhouses,” according to New Home Source. Not only are you investing in a home, you’re receiving a lifestyle. Whether you enjoy hiking, kayaking or bike riding, your new home could be part of a community that caters to these hobbies. If living within a community that offers amenities like outdoor activities, shopping centers and great schools are important to you, buying a new home should be a priority.

When it's time to stop settling for living in someone else's dream home, these 10 signs are great reasons of why you should invest in a new home in Jacksonville.

Newness Feeling

Nothing feels better than knowing you’re the first person to own something brand new. You don’t have to grow to love a design you didn’t choose. Everything is clean and ready for you, its first owner, to use. You also no longer have to compromise about living in someone else’s dream home. This new construction home is all your own and you can revel in the idea it’s only ever been yours. Now, that’s worth celebrating.

Modern Technology

 

A new home can offer modern technology for your convenience. It can be wired for high-speed Internet connections and the ability to automate aspects of your home like the thermostat, speakers and alarm system. For example, using a virtual voice-controlled assistant like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant can help make your home more efficient and hopefully lead to energy savings, too. According to the the US Environmental Protection Agency, those who controlled their thermostat with smart home technology saved between 10%-30% on their monthly utility bill. If a “smart home” is what you’d like, go for it.

Low Maintenance

With your newly-built home, you’ll be able to spend more time doing what you love instead of constantly focusing on maintenance. “Everything from appliances to the HVAC system and roof are brand new. This means you can better predict monthly homeownership costs, since you’ll likely spend less to maintain your home,” according to Zillow. These homes are built with the latest building materials, which means they require less care. You also likely won’t have to worry about replacing or updating items like major appliances for at least 10 years.

Fewer Repairs

If you’ve lived in an older home, you know that sooner or later there isn’t a shortage of maintenance projects to add to your weekend to-do list. Whether you need to install a new roof or replace the plumbing, these cost can quickly add up. New homes are meant to last for quite some time so you don’t have to worry about updating, repairing or replacing anything. All you have to do is move in and enjoy the convenience of a brand-new home that will have much fewer repairs. This way, you can actually enjoy the home you’ve worked so hard to get. In case your new home does need a repair, it likely comes with a one year warranty taking much of the burden off you.

Warranty

As soon as you close on your new home, it’s under a builder’s warranty. Typically, it lasts about a year, but some appliance manufacturers offer extended policies. Your new home and everything within it has the latest building materials and technology for you to enjoy before replacement, according to New Home Source. If you buy a resale home, you don’t get the same assurance. Anything within the home could break down and you’d be held accountable for its repair.

Energy Savings

Everyone loves saving money. This is especially true when it comes to paying utility bills. When you buy a new home, it tends to save you money because “efficient insulation and windows create buttoned up homes that are less expensive to heat and cool than older models,” according to Zillow. This means your money isn’t escaping with the air-conditioned air so your utility bills are likely to end up being lower.

Safety

You deserve to have peace of mind when it comes to the safety of where you and your family live. You shouldn’t have to worry about allergens, mold or pests within the walls. With an older home you may not even know you’re housing these dangers. “New homes today are built with stricter guidelines to protect your health, more sustainable materials, warning systems in place, and a stronger structure due to modern building codes,” according to Highland Homes.

 

Building a new home can be an amazing experience. When you start from scratch, your family gets to enjoy a home that was built with them in mind. From the smallest details of design to the comfort of low maintenance, this home is all your own. And, you absolutely deserve it. When you don’t want to settle on a dream home, build with Dream Finders Homes. With divisions in Jacksonville, Savannah, Orlando, Austin, Denver or D.C., we’ll hope you keep us in mind. We can’t wait to get started.