Benefits to Buying New

New construction homes have perks for any home buyer.

By Melissa Mauzy 


In today’s ever-changing real estate market, frustrated homeowners are facing limited inventories and getting into bidding wars, often overpaying for homes. For some buyers, holding out for the perfect pre-owned home is worth the wait, but for those not wanting to embark on that journey, buying a newly built home can be an ideal solution. The St. Louis area is fortunate to have an array of exceptional home builders ready to help you make your dream home a reality.

When building a new home, you are often purchasing a lot within a builder community, so homes are sold on a first come, first served basis. No bidding wars or paying over the asking price. There are many other benefits to buying new whether you are a first-time home buyer, family or empty nester.

Cost Less to Maintain: It’s that simple! “New homes cost less to maintain since their key components are all new and likely to deliver many years of service,” says Pat Sommer, Director of Marketing for Fischer & Frichtel Homes. When buying new, there is less to worry about and fewer unexpected out-of-pocket expenses letting you enjoy your new home and community without having to make repairs.

More Energy Efficient: Newly built homes feature the latest in heating, cooling, insulation, windows and appliances making your home more energy efficient and improving the air quality.

New Homes Come with Warranties: When purchasing a home from a builder, the company offers warranties on the structure, systems and other aspects of your new home for a certain period of time. Knowing that if something goes wrong you are covered provides an extra level of peace of mind.

Latest Technology: Today’s technology has made homes much smarter, safer and more convenient. From high-tech appliances to heated floors in the bath, these techy touches will instantly feel luxurious.

Customization: Start with a blank slate! Working with a new home builder lets you put a personal touch on your new home. Many builders have several options for you to select allowing you to make your own choices when it comes to cabinetry, tile, countertops, paint colors and more. When the building process is complete, you will be walking into a finished home that is your vision and style. No need to renovate!

Modern Layouts: Builders offer home layouts that fit your current lifestyle needs. While older homes often have a certain charm about them, they may not be conducive to the way families function and live today. New homes have higher ceilings, eat-in kitchens and bedroom/bathroom placements that are beneficial to families.

Community: Many times, new homes are built in a community setting that offer a host of amenities to homeowners such as pools, paths and playgrounds.

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, a growing family seeking more space or an empty nester ready for a different lifestyle, master-planned communities have something to offer for any home buyer. These communities are becoming more popular in the St. Louis area. Erin Hardebeck, Director of Marketing for McBride Homes, says in master planned communities you have a variety of home styles mixed in with various perimeter activities for people who love an active lifestyle. “Due to the variety of price points and floor plans, these master planned communities appeal to a wide array of buyers who want the resort-like lifestyle including professionals, retirees and young families,” she explains.

Home builders will partner with other builders to develop new home communities. The builders combine their resources to provide abundant amenities for homeowners that include lakes, pools, walking trails, sports fields, playgrounds and so much more.

If your family is looking to make a move, consider the benefits of buying a new home.