Buying a house is one of the biggest financial and life-impacting decisions you’ll make throughout your life, so it’s worth taking time to consider whether a new construction home or pre-owned house is right for you.
Powell Construction specializes in new home construction, offering excellent properties along with a pleasant service experience throughout the design and build process. We can start from scratch from an idea that you have or you can select from one of our popular floor plans recommended by current and past owners.
Benefits of Buying a New Construction Home
There’s a lot to love about new construction homes. There are obvious benefits like the reassurance of moving into a house with a solid structural foundation, framework, roof, and more. There’s also the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won’t need to undergo remodels and repairs for some time.
Customizations in new homes give you the freedom to maximize your space in a way that suits your lifestyle, while also considering your interior and exterior design preferences.
Some lesser-known benefits of new construction homes are more energy-efficient materials that reduce heating and cooling costs, as well as the ability to choose building materials and layouts that fit your preferences and needs.
Calculating the Cost
The cost of a new construction home depends on factors like the selected building materials, square footage, interior and exterior finishes, and more. It’s hard to compare the price of a new build versus a lived-in home, but there are some things you should note as you make your choice.
Pricing New Homes vs. Existing Properties
At a glance, new homes are more expensive, but when you dig deeper, the pricing differences between new and existing homes is less clear.
While new homes are, well, new, lived-in properties will need repairs and remodels. New roofs, pipes, and structural remodels or repairs can add tens of thousands of dollars to the initial home price.
Be sure to calculate your options and priorities carefully before making your choice. Take a look at what you want in a home and compare the financial, emotional, and timing costs of repairs and remodeling with the costs of going with a new construction.
For some, the DIY experience is a fun one, but for others, the convenience and reassurance of a new home is well worth any price gap.
The New Home Construction Timeframe
Our typical build time is roughly nine months. The time frame for building a home is dependent on a variety of elements such as the size, level of detail, and even weather.
We’re With You In This Process
If you’re considering buying a new construction home, we’re happy to provide you the options, costs, benefits, and more. Let our Design Center guide you through the process so you can make an educated decision and feel great about the results. Contact us to ask your initial questions or get started on the quoting process.