Master-planned community

Published on January 27th, 2015 | by Balanced Family

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Your Guide to What to Look for in a New Home

How to buy a new home

Moving can be a stressful event for any family, but with the right amount of planning, it can a rewarding experience that leads to better surroundings for everyone. Today, more families are finding their dream homes in master planned communities. These modern homes offer spacious floor plans with customized options and add-ons, and they’re situated in park-like atmospheres that are perfect for raising kids.

While there are any number of features you should look for in a house and its surrounding community, here is a short, simple list of what to look for in a new home in a planned community:

    1. A spacious modern home plan: When it comes to what to look for in a new home, space is the advantage over a resale. Newer homes are built with open floor plans to give your home a bright and breezy look. Buying a new house also gives you the ability to select which appliances, tubs, and outdoor features you’d like for your home, with no upgrades to perform right away. You can also select the number of bedrooms you need, so your family has plenty of room — and you’ll have the space to start one if you haven’t already.

    2. A vibrant and peaceful community: People who have lived in crowded urban areas often complain of light and noise pollution; those in rural areas often find themselves isolated from their community or any nearby amenities. By selecting a planned community for your new home, however, you’ll have neighbors all around you, but not so many that you feel cramped in. These planned communities are often in the suburbs, too, so they give you easy access to supermarkets, movie theaters, shopping malls, golf courses, gyms, and other businesses, so you won’t have to drive out of your way.

    3. A home builder who will help create your dream home: Above all, buying a new home is about you. One thing you should do when working with a home builder is specify exactly what you’re looking for, whether that’s the floor plan, the fixtures in the house, or other features of the house. This ensures that you get exactly what you want. You should also ask your builder about the home’s sustainability: houses today are being built 17% more energy efficient than resales, thanks to modern building codes. Make sure that your home offers energy savings, so you won’t have to replace doors and windows shortly after moving in.

Want to know more about what to look for in a new home or how to work with a home builder? Get in touch with a developer in your area, or leave a comment below. Ger more information on this topic here.


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