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Pay Attention To These Things When Looking At New Homes

When you look at an older, existing home for sale, you tend to focus on the condition of things. What shape are the floors in? When will the furnace need to be replaced? Looking at a new home is quite different. You're not worried about how worn or old things are because they are all new! So, here are some things to pay attention to instead. 

What is the quality of the finishes?

In a new home that was just built, all of the finishes are going to look nice, regardless of their overall quality, simply because they are new. So, it's a good idea to dig deeper and see what the finishes actually are and have to offer. Are the counters made from laminate, or harder-wearing granite? What brand and quality of paint did the builders use? If you buy a home with higher-end finishes, they will last longer and you won't find yourself having to do as much maintenance.

Does the floor plan suit your lifestyle?

A floor plan can be perfectly nice and feasible, but not a good match for you. So, as you walk through new homes, try to imagine yourself living in a home with that floor plan. If you have two children, for example, a floor plan where the bedrooms share walls may not the best. However, one that has an extra room you could use as a playroom might be perfect.

Is the location ideal?

It's easy to walk into a new home, fall in love with its beauty and newness, and buy it before realizing it's actually further away from your workplace and other frequented areas. So, make sure you strongly consider location when looking at new homes. It might be a good idea to not even look at homes that are outside your preferred area.

Does it have enough storage?

A home needs good storage spaces, whether that home is brand-new or decades old. Make sure the closets are large enough for your needs, and also check for extra storage spaces, such as garage shelving, pantry cabinets, and the like.

When you look at a new home for sale, everything tends to look lovely on the surface. But it is important to dig past the nice, new items and make sure the home is truly equipped to suit your needs. If you keep the above questions in mind, you'll be on the right track

Contact a local contractor to learn about new homes for sale.