If you’re looking to take the leap into buying a home, you may be having trouble deciding whether to build a new home or buy an existing one. While buying an existing home can sometimes be quick and convenient, the long-term benefits of building a new home are far greater.
- Quality of Construction
New homes are held to stricter construction standards than older homes since building codes and construction techniques are continually changing and improving. Minto’s 10-Step Quality Assurance Program ensures that your new home meets Minto’s high quality standards at every step of construction. From your first Meet Your Builder meeting to your Pre-Closing Walkthrough to the Year-End Visit with your Minto MasterCare representative, you can rest easy knowing that your newly built Minto home is safe and sturdy.
- Low Maintenance
Older homes often come with older issues that can lead to costly repairs. When buying an older home, you may find that you’ll need to pay for a new roof, windows, HVAC or other critical features. A newly constructed home provides peace of mind knowing that each part of your home is new and saves you major maintenance costs.
- Better Energy Efficiency
Every new Minto home is built with high performance features that are better for the planet and your wallet, including Energy Star® appliances, LED lighting, smart programmable thermostats, water-efficient faucets and showerheads, and energy-
efficient dual pane windows, to name a few. This saves homeowners on their monthly utility costs, which can really add up over time.
- Your Vision Comes to Life
Are you dreaming of granite or marble countertops? Do you have a certain type of backsplash in mind? Which interior paint colors are on your must-have list? When you build a new home from the ground up, you call the shots. No need to spend years and thousands of dollars on costly renovations. The home you’ve always envisioned can be your reality when you build a new home.
Many builders offer a one-year warranty, but every new Minto home comes with a two-year material and workmanship warranty and a ten-year structural warranty. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong, it’s nice to know that Minto has your back and offers a convenient process for handling repairs. An older home typically doesn’t come with a warranty. Home inspections are helpful, but they may not catch everything. If you’re buying an older home, you should plan on having a cushion in your savings account for emergency home repairs. With a new Minto home, you can save that money for other things, like the dream vacation you’ve always wanted!