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The Benefits of Building a New Home vs. Buying an Existing Home

If  you’re like most home buyers in Central Ohio, you have a picture in mind of what your “dream home” should look like. When you search for an existing home with those features, it’s rare that you will find one with all the bells and whistles that you care about. Odds are that every prospective house will have a few things that need to be changed before you move in – such as paint color, flooring, cabinetry or landscaping. As a result, you’ll have to spend more time and money to get the house into shape.

Even if you’re lucky enough to find an older home that has the features you want, home repairs and maintenance costs could put a big dent in your wallet. A home builder in Central Ohio provides your new home with a builder’s warranty that’s good for at least a year, while other major components are usually warranted for extended periods. Most of the time you could be purchasing the previous owners maintenance issues.

Building a new home gives you the advantage of being able to design the look of your house right from the beginning. You can evaluate the different models that Maronda Homes in Central Ohio has to offer and determine which one best suits your taste. Once you’ve settled on a floor plan, you can choose flooring, cabinets, exterior finishes along with other items for your new home that fit your lifestyle.

Another major benefit to building a new home is that it will be more energy efficient than an older home. New homes are built according to the latest energy conversation standards and feature higher-efficiency insulation, doors and windows, for starters. Plus, a home builder in Central Ohio like Maronda Homes, goes a step further by using the latest Energy Star rated appliances and water-saving faucets and shower heads that minimize utility bills.  An older home usually has to be retrofitted with these features, at an additional cost.

Finally, Maronda Homes are able to offer more flexible financing options due to their relationship with RMC Mortgage. Individual sellers don’t always have room to negotiate, so a new home could be your best option if financing is a critical factor for you.

If you’re looking for a home Builder in Central Ohio, visit the Maronda Homes website to learn about the affordable green homes we build for sale in Central Ohio neighborhoods.