Look at three or four resale homes during your house hunt, and you’ll start getting the feeling that, should you purchase one of them, you will be buying someone else’s poor design ideas, lousy home maintenance and lack of cleanliness.
It’s for this reason that many homebuyers in Tokyo choose a newly constructed home instead. Yes, they typically sell for more per square foot, but the extra money is worth the extras that come along with a new house. Let’s take a look at three reasons you may want to choose a new home over a resale.
1. Energy Efficiency
The more energy-efficient mechanics of the house also help reduce utility bills – one of the benefits of buying a newly-constructed home. Newly-constructed homes often include green systems and appliances—like high-efficiency stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, furnaces, or air conditioning units—that homes built years ago might not.
Existing homeowners can always retrofit their property or buy higher-efficiency appliances, but doing so requires a potentially significant expense.
2. Fewer Headaches
Why purchase a home that needs new paint, carpet, cabinets, tools, and flooring? In a newly-constructed home, everything is new. Everything is clean. No nasty grease smells, pet odors, scuffed up baseboards or well-worn floors for cleaning which you have to pay for.
Shoddy home maintenance isn’t a concern either because the home is brand new. Then, many homebuilders in Tokyo will supply you with a one-year home warranty, especially if you ask for it. That kind of peace of mind is priceless.
3. The Opportunity to Customize
The ability to take a blank slate and impose one’s personal tastes into it is the biggest reason many buyers in Tokyo are buying a newly-constructed home.
Some of the customization features that you may be able to choose to include:
- Location – often, you’ll pick which lot in the community you want to live on.
- Flow – if you purchase before the home is built you may be able to dictate where the bathroom is located or ask that the laundry room is constructed upstairs instead of downstairs.
- Design features – from wall color to flooring to cabinetry, you’ll be making a lot of personalized decision when you purchase a new home.
Buying a newly-constructed home is a buyer-centered experience. As experienced new home buyer representatives, we are happy to walk you through every step of the process to ensure you get the home of your dreams. Schedule a call today!