1. No Renovations!
2. You get a blueprint of your home
Building your own home means that you get to be a part of the decision making process right from the start. You can pick your own colours, finishes, flooring, and features. Often builders will offer a set of samples for you to choose from, but if you aren’t a fan of what they are offering they are usually open to you shopping around to find something you’d like in your home. I did this with our hardwood, and I am so happy that I didn’t settle on something I wasn’t in love with. Remember, you’re the one living in it, and your builder wants to you love your home! Be sure you understand what credits your builder is giving you to spend on things like lighting, hardware, etc.
5. Energy efficient
7. Neighbourhood bonds
Although new builds are usually in less established neighbourhoods, you can create some lasting bonds with your neighbours as they also made the decision to go with a new build home. Creating neighbourhood bonds are especially important if you’d like to share costs on a fence (as they aren’t usually included in the cost of your new home), or if you’re going on vacation and need someone to keep an eye on your home. Since everyone is new to the area, making friends is easy!
8. Floor plan to meet your needs
9. Choose your lot
10. Build property value