If you’re looking to buy a home and have never bought new construction, you may not be aware of all the advantages. You can familiarize yourself with several of the benefits of buying new construction homes in the Valley below. Once you have, we would be happy to answer any further questions about communities like Monroe, priced from the mid $600s.
You’ll get to choose your floorplan
When you buy an existing home, the floorplan is the floorplan. If it doesn’t suit you, which it likely won’t if it hasn’t been updated to reflect modern tastes, that means you’re going to have to pour thousands of dollars into renovating. You’re probably not looking to do that on top of what you just paid for the home.
One of the great advantages of buying new construction homes in the Valley is that you have a choice of floorplans. Select the one that works best for you and you’re on your way!
New construction homes in the Valley come with a home warranty
If you’re buying an older home, you can also count on an air conditioning malfunction, or the hot water heater leaking, or the roof failing at some point. Often, one of these expensive problem occurs right after you’ve closed escrow! With a new construction home, you have a builder warranty should something go wrong. These builder warranties offer coverage “on workmanship and materials relating to various components of the home, such as windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and electrical systems for specific periods,” said the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). “Warranties also typically define how repairs will be made.”
Everything is brand new
Back to that old house for a minute. In addition to the closed-in floorplan that doesn’t work for you, the house is probably also filled with features and finishes that don’t reflect your taste and style. There’s just something special about being able to be the first person to live in a new home, and to be able to choose the details you want.
More energy efficient
“Building codes have mandated increasingly higher energy efficiency standards since they began to address the issue in the late 1970s, Kevin Morrow, senior program manager for the National Association of Home Builders’ green building programs, told US News. “Newly constructed homes use energy more efficiently in two ways, Morrow says. First, they tend to have a tighter-sealed building envelope that helps prevent conditioned air—cool air in the summer, warm air in the winter—from escaping. Features that create this envelope include higher-efficiency insulation, doors, and windows.” Green appliances used in new construction homes also “help reduce utility bills for new home buyers,” they said.
Smart home features
Smart Home features are included in many of today’s new homes. Monroe at Hazeltine offers popular features like Ring® Video Doorbell, Kwikset “Kevo” Keyless Entry at Front Door, and NEST® Thermostat.
It’s a great way to make new friends
In a new-home community, everyone is looking to start their life, or change their life, and it’s a good bet that many of the new buyers share the same goals. That means a great opportunity for your kids, and you, to make valuable and long-lasting friendships.
A healthier home
Everything from lead-based paint to outdated fire safety systems can prove hazardous in an older home. “If you purchase a resale home, consider that older homes have often been constructed using hazardous substances such as lead-based paint or asbestos and may have electrical wiring and plumbing needing a ‘bit’ of work to meet standards and codes,” said Bigger Pockets. “A new home is subject to the current building codes that require much higher safety requirements regarding materials used, plumbing and wiring.”
New construction homes in the Valley can be more affordable
If you think all new home cost more, look closely. Communities like Monroe in the San Fernando Valley are surprising buyers with their affordable prices from the mid $600s.
In addition, new construction homes in the Valley can prove to be a great value for buyers. “You can have more significant profits with the resale of your new home. A newer home is typically more appealing than an older home to most people,” said Investopedia. “In addition, a new home will require fewer repairs and less maintenance, which can save both money and time.”
Monroe is a transit-friendly community in the Valley offering single-family new homes with innovative designs, family-friendly floorplans, modern features, and prices from the mid $600s. Monroe is now selling; you can register here to make sure you are able to purchase one of the 24 homes. These spacious residences feature three bedrooms and four baths; spacious gathering areas; gourmet kitchens with quartz countertops, large eating bars, Whirlpool® stainless steel appliances, and Frameless, flat-panel European-style cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware in 1,961 to 2,025 square feet. The homes also have two-car attached garages.
Monroe is in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, convenient to great area shopping and dining at the Northridge Fashion Center, Westfield Sherman Oaks, and Westfield Topanga & the Village, plus recreation, entertainment, and acclaimed schools. The central location also puts the Valley’s major employers, including movie studios, aerospace companies, and healthcare, within easy reach. Medical professionals will love the fact that Valley Presbyterian Hospital is just two miles away.