Trulia Guest Blog - New Homes Are Perfect for Young Families

By Sam Brannan of Trulia

Finding the right home is important for young families looking for an enriching place to raise children. Many of the homes currently on the market are previously-owned which can require time-consuming repair, maintenance, and remodeling to make the home uniquely suited for you and your family structure. Given these considerations, a new home may provide a more fulfilling parenting experience. Newly-constructed homes offer personalization and relatively low-maintenance that can make a significant difference in free time, energy bills and overall quality of life.

Purchasing a new home provides you with the opportunity to personalize spaces to fit your family. Buying a home is a big investment − just like buying a car, you wouldn’t want to buy a two-seater for a family of four, so consider buying a new home to accommodate the specific needs of your family. Many new home builders offer personalization of structural and customizable design features. Personalized structural options frequently include additional bedrooms, offices, and extended patios; whereas design options typically include cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring.

Energy efficient
Buying homes with energy efficient features can be good for your wallet. New homes are often built with improved insulation techniques and tight construction, energy-efficient windows and ENERGY STAR® appliances. With constantly evolving building science, new construction can offer the latest and greatest in energy efficiency and water-conserving plumbing fixtures, all of which can save you money on monthly utility bills.  

Less maintenance
How many times have you wanted to spend your free time playing with kids but had to work on pesky home repairs instead? Older homes can have hidden costs in repairs and updates. A new home, like buying a new car, comes with a new-home warranty and provides peace of mind.

Financial advantage
When purchasing a resale home, renovations often times must be paid entirely out of the homeowner’s pocket. When building new, you have the ability to include your personalized options and upgrades within your final purchase price and mortgage amount.

Beneficial for your family
Buying a home isn’t always an easy process and can be stressful at times. The benefits of buying a new home should help create a more relaxed moving experience for your family and allow you to spend more time enjoying the things you love.

If joining an established community is important to you, then Estrella by Newland Communities may be the perfect location to call home. Estrella is amenity rich and boasts more than 30 community and neighborhood parks, 20+ miles of paths and trails, 72 acres of lakes, local schools, and numerous
planned activities and events for the whole family. For more information, check out Estrella’s full list of amenities here.