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Make a Fresh Start with a New Home

October 18, 2018 2:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Make a Fresh Start with a New Home

Too often, people think that a brand new home is too expensive or in a cookie-cutter neighborhood, or it has no character. While this may have been true in the past, home and community developers understand the desires of today’s modern home buyer. Scotch Homes’ Willow Branch community is a great example of this new approach. If you’re looking at homes in Chelsea AL, you may be surprised to learn just what a great deal a new home can be.

We live differently than we did even a generation or two ago and we need homes that accommodate those new needs and requirements. Sometimes it’s things like having more flexible design options to make room for a home office. Sometimes it’s as simple as needing higher ceilings and more electric outlets. New homes are carefully designed with an understanding of what people want in a home these days. From ground-floor master suites to open-plan family rooms and kitchens, new homes are better designed to meet your new needs.

One of the reasons people want a new-to-them home is simply more space. Yet existing homes often don’t have the larger storage space that is part of today’s demands. Willow Branch community features a range of floor plan options from three bedrooms to five bedrooms, with two-car garages, and many homes include spacious attics and basements. Newly built homes offer three times the closet space of pre-existing homes and bathrooms tend to be at least twice as big. Walk-in closets are more common in new homes and you’ll often find additional storage, such as walk-in pantries that are a feature of many Willow Branch homes. You no longer have to get creative in filling your closets and battling with avalanches of sheets and clothing.

Unless you’re specifically looking for a fixer-up project, purchasing a previously-owned home is going to result in costly renovations and updates. Besides cosmetic issues, such as paint, flooring, and light fixtures, there are often hidden costs in electrical and plumbing repairs, not to mention the massive cost of having to replace an older home’s roof. You also spend more valuable free time taking care of home maintenance issues on a regular basis — and spending a lot of money in the process — when you could be using that free time and money to enjoy more of life.

Most importantly, new homes are often more affordable than pre-owned homes. While some may be more costly in the initial purchase — though many are within similar prices ranges, such as Willow Branch homes starting in the $300s — they consistently save buyers money for years to come. Used homes are currently costing buyers more than one billion in repair and maintenance costs each year than buyers of new homes. In addition, because new homes are built with new technology and materials, as well as using better building practices, they are built to be energy efficient. This can lead to immediate savings in bills each month, and certainly throughout the year. Newly built homes save, on average, 3,449 KWH a year. Heating and cooling, insulation, and appliances are all new and built to higher energy efficiency standards than they used to be. Plus, there’s always the new home warranty to help, should any issues arise, such as the 2-10 Warranty Scotch Homes offers.

These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider purchasing one of the brand new Willow Branch homes in Chelsea AL. Plus, today’s new home communities offer a variety of amenities, such as sidewalks, street lamps, walking trails, or at least close proximity to parks, shopping, dining, entertainment, and good schools like the Chelsea Schools. Don’t let old-fashioned notions of new homes stop you from exploring the modern world of new homes. You won’t regret it!


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