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Why New Construction Homes Are Worth More

July 15, 2022

Who doesn’t prefer brand new over used? Unless you’re an antique aficionado, choosing new is the best way to ensure you’re buying something completely updated and backed by a guarantee. When it comes to deciding whether to buy a new home or a resale, you should understand why new construction homes are worth more.

Adapting to Recent Lifestyle Changes 

Is everything in your life the same as it was prior to 2020? The pandemic’s restrictions led to many lifestyle changes. 

People left their workplaces behind and set up shop at home. This transition demanded a dedicated home office space with privacy. 

The kitchen became 24/7 command central as more meals were prepared and consumed at home, more storage was needed for bulk purchases, and plentiful seating was required for work and play.

Another change since the early days of the pandemic is the addition of family members to the household. Whether for financial savings or safety, aging parents or adult children moving in created the need for more space—and not just another bedroom, but an additional living area for another adult.

The Real Value of New Construction Homes

Why is a new home worth more than a resale? Consider these benefits that add real value.

#1. Everything is brand new, so you don’t have the cost of repairs on the horizon.

No worries about how long the water heater will last or if the furnace will get you through the winter. You don’t have to look at the cost of replacing the old windows with more energy-efficient ones. From the roof to the foundation—and everywhere in between—your home is new construction. And you have a builder’s warranty to protect you!

#2. Energy efficiency is included.

A new home is, on average, 30% more energy efficient than a comparable resale built earlier. Homes like the ones McKee Builders builds are even more energy efficient. That adds up to significant savings over the course of your mortgage. Factor in the energy costs into the monthly mortgage. You might find that even if the new construction home costs more to purchase, the energy savings offset enough to make you reconsider!

#3. Resale value benefits new construction homes.

The resale home you buy today will be that much older when it’s time to sell it. If you were buying a used car, would you prefer one that’s newer and has fewer miles than something from the previous decade? Newer homes generally command a higher resale value than a comparable home that’s years older. Buyers want homes with fewer “miles” on them and more current features.

The Value of New Home Design

Dedicated to building homes that last generations and providing an exceptional buyer’s experience, McKee Builders is a family-owned homebuilder that brings fresh ideas to building and buying new construction homes. 

We’ve incorporated our buyers’ feedback to ensure our homes include energy-efficient features as well as designs fit for any style of family. We combine our extensive building expertise with superior features and technology to give you a high-performing home that you’ll continue to appreciate for generations to come:

  • Optimized insulation systems
  • High-performance windows
  • Tightly sealed construction & leak-proof ductwork
  • Advanced heating and cooling equipment
  • Energy efficient lighting and appliances
  • Smart home technology 
  • Low maintenance flooring 

These are just a few of the features of our homes, and more reasons why new construction homes are worth more than resale homes.

Seeing is really believing. Browse McKee Builders communities and available homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania. You owe it to yourself to learn the pros and cons of buying a new home before you make this big decision. McKee Builders is here to answer your questions and personally guide you through the process of buying a new construction home. Get in touch with us today! 

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