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Should I Buy a New Construction Home?

Eddy Homes
December 18, 2023
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Should I buy a new construction home? That is a question many ask themselves when venturing into the home-buying process. With such a big purchase, it’s an important question to ask. Several things set new construction homes apart from previously-owned homes, but one we’d like to focus on is how well they coincide with your needs and lifestyle.

After 50 years of building homes in the Pittsburgh area, and now the Philadelphia area, Eddy Homes has helped many buyers find newly built homes with benefits that exceed resale homes in many categories. A new Eddy home includes what you need and want from the start and we have options located in areas where you and your family can thrive. Let’s explore more reasons why you should consider a new construction home.

Why Buying a New Construction Home Suits Your Needs & Lifestyle

One of the most well-known perks to buying a new construction home is the ability to personalize it. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of floor plan options that cater to how you live. For instance, you may need a private office space for working from home or prefer a first-floor owner’s suite for easy access. Being able to choose a home with the right amount of bedrooms and bathrooms or make some layout and feature choices is a major win. It also doesn’t hurt that new construction homes will have modern, functional, and open layouts that work for many homeowners lifestyles. Plus, whether you buy a quick move-in home or build from scratch, you will have designer finishes. No need to worry about spending time on making updates after moving in.

Benefits new construction homes

Speaking of updates, newly built homes are exactly that, NEW! Along with the benefit of knowing no one else has lived in it before, your new home includes brand new everything. From the roof to the foundation and appliances to systems, there’s no second guessing if things will need to be repaired or replaced short term like with older resale homes. Peace of mind that comes with a builder warranty is another benefit that may suit your needs better. Just imagine moving in, ready to enjoy your home, and finding out you need to dish out funds for a new water heater. New homes will provide you less stress and more time to live your life.

The comfort of a freshly built, new construction home that’s customized to fit your needs is all-around better for you and your family’s well-being. They’re built with better materials for durability and include energy-efficient features to improve comfort and lower utility bills. You can expect things like better indoor air quality, quality insulation, low VOC paints, and more. Another way new homes fit your needs and lifestyle better than a resale home is that many have smart features. These could be technology like smart thermostats, security monitoring systems, or smart locks.

New construction homes vs pre owned homes

Eddy Homes offers a proven process that makes it easy to buy and design a home that best suits you. Whether you incorporate a pre-selected Design Collection or customize your design from start to finish, you’ll work with an accredited in-house Design Consultant to perfect your dream home. Our Eddy Homes Design Studio is equipped with all you could need to personalize your home and bring your design vision to life! You’ll be guided every step of the way, from learning your style to making selections to budget, ensuring refinement, beauty, and continuity of design in your home.

Market Insights

With the shift in the housing market over the last few years, new homes are still a favorable choice. “In fact, newly constructed homes are playing a much bigger role in the housing market today than they have in at least four decades.” “[They] now account for about a third of all houses for sale, more than double the historical average.” Previously-owned homes on the market are near record lows and are unable to compete with new construction homes for sale because of availability.

New construction housing market

Regardless of mortgage rates, new home development hasn’t slowed down with permits for construction still on the rise. Buyers can also rely on quick move-in homes to be available while existing home inventory is low. The potential for builder incentives is another benefit new homes can offer to relieve uncertainty surrounding the current rates or other apprehension around home buying. In any case, as long as there are new construction homes available, demand for housing will remain strong.

Contact Eddy Homes Today!

The decision to buy a new construction home emerges as a clear winner when considering the numerous advantages it brings to your lifestyle and well-being. Eddy Homes, with its five decades of expertise, stands out as a reliable builder that prioritizes your needs. From personalized floor plans to the assurance of brand-new everything, we provide a stress-free and enjoyable home-buying experience. As you embark on this exciting venture, we encourage you to explore our communities and homes in Pittsburgh and the Philadelphia area

Already own your land, or are you in search of the perfect homesite? Our Eddy Everywhere program is ready to make your dream home a reality. From designing a home to match your lifestyle to helping you find land and exploring its full potential, our goal is to offer an “easy button” for bringing your vision to life. Learn more about Eddy Everywhere here! 

Take the first step towards a brighter future by contacting us today. Your dream home awaits – start the journey now!


About Eddy Homes

Since 1971, home buyers throughout the Greater Pittsburgh & Philadelphia Areas have relied on family-owned Eddy Homes to build their dream homes. We specialize in luxury homes, estate, traditional single-family, main-level owner’s suite, and townhomes. Our solid reputation is built on high standards for quality craftsmanship, personal service, and integrity.

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