1 - FAVORABLE PRICING Competition among homebuilder's makes new homes less likely to be overpriced. New homes are easy to compare with other homes in the market, equating value to value. The homes are the same age and options are declared up front with a price breakdown for comparative shopping. 2 - NEW HOME WARRANTIES New home buyers are assured of at least one year warranty on the home itself and most likely five years on major appliances. Including air conditioning and heating systems. Many of today's homebuilder's extend structural warranties to a full ten years, underwritten by insurance companies. 3 - HOMESITE SELECTION Location, location, location. Being able to select just the right homesite is almost as important as choosing the proper home to fit the buyer's life-style. Developers and homebuilder's offer a wide selection of sites including golf course locations, waterfront, rural, acreage and more. 4 - LATEST MATERIALS Low maintenance is one of the most important features of the new homes being built today. New technology in building materials has made homes virtually maintenance free, especially on the exterior. No longer does a homeowner have to worry about painting every 3-5 years. 5 - ENERGY EFFICIENCY A new home built today is required by law to meet stricter energy codes than homes built in the past in which codes didn't exist or were much more lenient. Many homebuilder's use materials that are designed to exceed the strict limits to produce future saving for the owner. 6 - COMPATIBLE NEIGHBORS In most new communities buyers will be moving in with neighbors in generally similar circumstances, often with pre-owned homes in established neighborhoods, the homebuyer may find themselves in a difficult position as the new kids on the block, unable to quickly fit into social situations. 7 - SIMPLIFIED FINANCING Securing financing is the major obstacle to home ownership. Most homebuilder's have done the leg work for you. They have researched the best rates for their specific type of Housing. 8 - MODERN APPLIANCES Appliance manufacturers introduce new models every year and homebuilder's are able to offer the latest state-of-the-art equipment at the time of completing a new home. The homebuilder buys for his entire production of new homes, his purchasing power can reduce the cost to the buyer. 9 - FLOORPLAN OPTIONS Builders of new homes offer a wide variety of functional floorplans to fit your life-style. If it's not an inventory home, homebuilder's also offer the opportunity to either eliminate or add rooms, upgrade materials, include special architecture, and generally customize the home. 10 - CHOICE OF FINISHING With a new home it's possible for the buyer to be the decorator before moving in. Choice of carpet, wallcoverings, paint color, lighting fixtures, window treatments, etc. enables the new homeowners to live with their personal selections and not be restricted by the taste of the previous owners. 11 - LOWER MAINTENANCE It is a given that all manufactured products have an expected lifespan. Daily use, weather and quality of care all play a role in longevity. Buying a new home eases the nagging question of "How long before it breaks down?" 12 - VALUE APPRECIATION Statistics say that the typical home will need remodeling after a life expectancy of 25-30 years. Since the new homes have an assured longer life, appraisals will be will be generally higher than on comparable existing homes, making conditions more favorable for future retail at appreciated prices.