Debunking Common Misconceptions about Purchasing a New Construction Home
When it comes to purchasing a new construction home, there are often misconceptions that can cloud the decision-making process. These myths can lead potential buyers to overlook the many benefits and advantages that come with buying a brand-new home. Here at Miller Family Homes, our goal is to debunk some of the most common misconceptions surrounding new construction homes and shed light on why purchasing a new home should be considered a viable option for homebuyers.
By addressing these misconceptions head-on, we hope to provide clarity and reassurance to those who may have reservations about purchasing a new construction home. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or someone looking to upgrade your living space, understanding the truth behind these myths will help you make an informed decision and fully appreciate the value that new homes bring.
So let’s dive in and explore some of the most prevalent misconceptions about buying a new construction home, separating fact from fiction along the way.
Myth #1: New Construction Homes Are More Expensive Than Resale Homes
There is a common misconception that new construction homes are always more expensive than resale homes. However, this myth fails to take into account the various factors that influence the cost of a home. In reality, new construction homes can often be just as affordable, if not more so, than their resale counterparts.
When comparing the prices of new and resale homes, it is important to consider the overall value that new construction offers. New homes are built with modern design features and energy-efficient technologies, which can result in long-term savings on utility bills. Additionally, when you buy from Miller Family Homes, all our new construction homes come with warranties that provide peace of mind for our homeowners.
Furthermore, we typically offer or have some kind of incentive available to help make purchasing a brand-new home that much more affordable! (Don’t miss our current incentive! Click here to check it out!)
While it may seem tempting to opt for resale homes due to their lower upfront costs, it is crucial to carefully consider the potential drawbacks that come along with them. Resale homes often come with a myriad of issues that can pose significant challenges and lead to expensive repairs in the future. These unforeseen problems have the potential to offset any initial savings you might have enjoyed, making it essential to weigh your options carefully before making a decision to buy a resale home over a brand-new home.
It’s easy to see that the myth that new construction homes are always more expensive than resale homes is simply not the true. By considering factors such as energy efficiency, warranties, incentives, and the potential laundry list of potential problems associated with buying a resale house, it becomes evident that new construction homes can offer affordability without compromising on quality or modern amenities.
Myth #2: Your Homesite Will Be Bare and Without Grass or Landscaping
Contrary to the myth, new homes can indeed come with beautiful landscaping that includes lush green grass, manicured ornamental beds, and even a sprinkler system with an irrigation well. With Miller Family Homes, gone are the days when homeowners had to start from scratch and invest significant time and money into creating their dream outdoor spaces.
Miller Family Homes recognizes the importance of providing a complete package to their buyers. We understand that a well-designed landscape adds value, curb appeal, and enhances the overall aesthetic of a property. As a result, all our new homes come with professionally landscaped yards right from the start.
All our new homes not only include sod and a sprinkler system but also feature carefully planned ornamental beds. These landscaped areas are designed to showcase various plants, flowers, and shrubs that complement the architectural style of the home.
By choosing a new home built by Miller Family Homes that includes landscaping, homeowners can save themselves the hassle of starting from scratch or hiring expensive landscapers. They can move into their new abode knowing that their outdoor space is already complete and ready to be enjoyed.
So don’t be fooled by this myth – you can have it all when it comes to your new home. Say goodbye to bare landscapes and embrace the convenience and beauty of a fully landscaped property right from day one.
Myth #3: New Homes Are All the Same
Contrary to popular belief (and as you can see above), new homes are not all the same, especially when you buy a new home from Miller Family Homes! In fact, we offer a wide variety of styles, sizes, and features when it comes to either buying or building your new home. It’s important as a homebuyer to understand that you have the opportunity to create your dream home by carefully selecting a new home, or even building a new home that suits your unique preferences and needs.
Gone are the days when new homes were built with a cookie-cutter approach. Miller Family Homes offers a range of architectural styles, both on our current communities and in our new communities such as craftsman, traditional, farmhouse, prairie style, and more. This allows buyers to choose a home that reflects their personal taste and aligns with their desired aesthetic.
Moreover, our new homes come in various sizes to accommodate different family dynamics and lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for a cozy home for two or a spacious abode ready to accommodate multiple people plus frequent guests, there are options available that cater to your specific requirements.
In addition to style and size, our new homes also come with an array of features that can be customized to make your living space truly unique. From open-concept layouts and gourmet kitchens to luxurious owner suites and smart home technology integration – the possibilities are endless when it comes to personalizing your new home.
To ensure you find the right new home for you, it’s crucial to do thorough research and work closely with Miller Family Homes to learn more about included features and customization options. By taking these steps, you can confidently embark on the journey of purchasing a new home that perfectly fits your vision of an ideal living space. Don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve – make your dream home a reality by exploring the diverse range of options available from Miller Family Homes.
Myth #4: Working with a Builder is Challenging
Working with a builder doesn’t have to be a challenging experience. In fact, when you choose the right builder, like Miller Family Homes, the building process can be smooth and stress-free. We understand that building your dream home is a significant investment, and we strive to make the journey as seamless as possible.
At Miller Family Homes, we have developed a Pathway to Homeownership that includes multiple checkpoints throughout the construction process. These checkpoints ensure that you are involved and informed every step of the way. We believe in transparent communication and provide weekly phone calls and status updates to keep you updated on the progress of your home.
One of our core principles is listening to our clients’ needs and desires. We work closely with you to understand your vision, preferences, and budget constraints. Our team of experienced professionals will guide you through the entire process, from selecting the perfect floor plan to choosing finishes that reflect your personal style.
With Miller Family Homes, you can trust that we will build the home you want – a space where you can create lasting memories with your loved ones. Don’t let myths about working with builders discourage you from pursuing your dream home. Contact us today and let us show you how easy and enjoyable the building process can be.
Myth #5: It Takes Longer to Close on a New Construction Home Compared to Resale Homes
When it comes to closing on a new construction home, there is a common misconception that the process takes longer than closing on a resale home. However, this is simply not true. In fact, with the right understanding of the steps involved in our Pathway to Homeownership and proper planning on your part, closing on a newly built home can be just as efficient and seamless as closing on a resale property.
It is important to note that the closing timeline for new construction homes can vary depending on several factors, especially if you are building a new home. These factors include the complexity of the project, any customization or upgrades you may have requested, and potential delays in construction. However, with clear communication between all parties involved – including you as the buyer, the builder, and the lender – these factors can be effectively managed to ensure a smooth closing process.
Understanding the steps involved in closing on a newly built home is key to expediting the timeline. These steps typically include obtaining financing approval, conducting inspections during various stages of construction, finalizing any customization options or upgrades you may have chosen, and completing necessary paperwork such as title searches and insurance documentation.
By working closely with our experienced team, our recommended lenders, our New Home Specialist and your real estate agent (if you have one) you’ll be able to easily navigate through each step efficiently. Additionally, having open lines of communication throughout the process helps address any potential issues promptly and ensures that everyone remains informed about progress.
And if you’re buying a new home that’s already built, the process is even that much quicker, as inspections have already been performed, and the home is already move-in ready, if not nearly there. Everything is done, the home is clean, everything is fresh and new. All you have to do is your part to secure financing with one of our recommended lenders and reach out to our New Home Specialist to get a contract signed, and you could be in your brand-new home in 30 days or less!
Clearly, the myth that it takes longer to close on a new construction home compared to resale properties is just not true and can even go quicker when you consider potential problems found during inspections of resale homes. With proper planning and collaboration between yourself, the lender, and the Miller Family Homes team, you can experience an equally smooth and timely closing experience when purchasing a newly built home.
Overcoming Misconceptions and Making Informed Decisions When Buying a New Construction Home
Don’t be fooled by the myths and misconceptions of buying a new construction home. Do your research and make an informed decision regardless of whether you choose to buy a new construction home or a resale home. By doing so, you can approach the process with confidence and ensure that you are making a wise investment for your future.
We hope that should you find a new construction home is the investment you want to make, we hope you’ll choose Miller Family Homes as your builder. Not only do we build better homes and better communities, but our Pathway to Homeownership helps make the process of building a new home easier. And often our incentives make your dream of purchasing a brand-new home that much more attainable.
If you don’t have time to wait or don’t want to go through the process to build a new home, we have multiple Designer homes available in various stages of construction. Depending upon your preferences, you may be able to pick your paint colors, swamp some finishes, change the appliance package, and more. And if you choose to purchase a move-in-ready home, the process is very straightforward and simple.
We have a great appreciation for realtors and enjoy collaborating with them. However, we want to emphasize that regardless of where you are on your journey to homeownership, having a realtor is not a necessity. Our highly qualified New Home Specialists are licensed Real Estate Agents and are fully equipped to guide and support you in fulfilling your dreams of owning a new home.
Now that some of the misconceptions surrounding purchasing a new home have been dispelled, why don’t you stop by our Welcome Center to learn more about buying or building your new home with Miller Family Homes? You’ll be able to tour our gorgeous model, packed full of design ideas to inspire your buying or building. Plus, there is a free cappuccino or latte in it for you! We can’t wait to meet you!