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New Home Construction on the Rise in 2017

A house is said to be the greatest investment a person can make. People are choosing to make that investment by building new, rather than purchasing used. Pittsburgh based builder, Maronda Homes, is securing their position in order to meet the needs of home buyers.

The residential real estate market hit the ground running in 2017. With buyers on the move, and re-sale inventory low, sellers secured the upper hand. This scenario opened the eyes of home buyers. Why should people fumble through used inventory, when they can have everything they have ever wanted in a brand new home?

The advantages of a new home are bountiful. First, let’s start with the ability to choose a floor plan and room layout that meets buyer’s needs. Maronda Homes knows that buyers have varied lifestyles, so they currently offer 31 different floor plans throughout Pittsburgh that can be personalized to fit the needs of the most discerning buyer. From town homes, to ranch style, to expansive two-stories, Maronda has a home for everyone. Secondly, home buyers are looking for peace of mind in their home choice. A used home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. A new home, and the products that comprise it, are brand-new and under warranty. What is the cost to replace a roof, appliances, or a water heater on a used home? Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and building materials that should withstand years of use. Maronda Homes takes such pride in their craftsmanship that every new home is accompanied by four different types of warranties: Structural, Workmanship & Materials, Internal Systems and Manufacturer Guarantees. Lastly, energy efficient living is on the top of the list for home buyers. Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago, not to mention ten to twenty years ago. Why settle for drafty, energy-wasting, single-pane windows in a used home? Many new homes offer double or even triple-pane windows. A 2016 survey by the National Association of Homebuilders found that 90 percent of respondents listed energy efficient appliances as an essential feature on their most-wanted list. Maronda Homes was first to implement dozens of energy-efficient features that have now become industry standards, such as framed and insulated low-side foundations in their Pittsburgh division, that create a more comfortable living space and efficient use of energy.  Maronda provides up to a 30 to 40 percent performance edge compared to typical new homes. They have always been a leader in building energy efficient homes, labeled with Bee Smart Energy Efficient Program.

Maronda Homes currently has 27 communities  throughout the North, South, East, and West Hills of Pittsburgh. Maronda provides the new home customer with living options as low as the $170’s for an innovative town home design, up to a luxury 6 bedroom single-family home offering over 5,000 sq. ft. No matter which community you choose to explore, you are guaranteed to be greeted by a friendly face waiting to share their expertise with you. In addition, Maronda values its Realtor partners throughout the Pittsburgh area. They understand the importance of referrals in the Realtor community, and it’s their commitment to create long-lasting relationships with the areas Realtors.

A new home is only an appointment away when you visit MarondaHomes.com.

About Meg Webb

Meg is a Real Estate professional with over 15 years of experience. Her passion for real estate is demonstrated through her success in both new home construction and residential resale. She resides in Upper St. Clair near Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two children where she enjoys training for marathons and volunteering in the community.

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