Achieving ownership of a home is a satisfying accomplishment and there are undeniable advantages to buying a new home. A large majority of today’s homebuyers rank energy efficiency among the most desirable characteristics they want in a home. They also want to select their favorite appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements — opportunities that are usually exclusive to the new-home buying experience.
And new homes don’t require the seemingly endless amount of time and money to update, which is typical in many existing homes built several years or decades ago. In a new home, there are no windows to replace, no floors to install, no walls to be torn down. Everything is already just the way the owner wants it.