When making a home purchase, you deserve to be completely satisfied. Although buying resale may seem more efficient, the decision to build a new home often results in long-term satisfaction. Prior to purchasing a new home on the Outer Banks, here are a few points for consideration:
1. Top Consideration – New homes conform to the most up-to-date residential building codes, which are consistently upgraded to ensure the highest level of durability and safety.
2. Coastal Climate – Vacationers flock to the Outer Banks to enjoy the seashore and temperate weather, but coastal homes must be built to withstand the harshest of coastal elements year round. The test of how a property holds up is highly dependent on the builder’s standards and practices. Deciding to build new allows you to interview and select a reputable contractor, tour previously built homes and communicate with clients about their personal experiences with the builder.
3. Hidden Damage – It is high recommended that buyers order a home inspection prior to purchasing a resale property, and this is especially critical if the home is ten or more years old. Hidden damage is not unusual in coastal homes due to wind driven rain, window and roof failures and storm water erosion. It is advisable to pay attention to red flags that appear on these reports as repairs can be costly.
4. Maintenance – There are unknown maintenance concerns with the purchase of a resale property. Building new allows you to maintain a home to your own standards.
5. Location and Layout – If you’re unable to locate the home of your dreams, building a new home allows you to select your location and personalize a home design that best serves your needs.
6. The Key to Happiness – From flooring and cabinets to light fixtures and color palettes, personalizing your new home brings your personality to the forefront. Clients are able to select materials and fixtures from a range of options within budget, allowing you to put your seal of approval on every detail in your new home.