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New vs Used: Why New Is Worth More

It’s a common debate: a new home or a used one? Choosing new is the best way to guarantee you’re buying something completely updated and backed by a warranty. When it comes to deciding whether to build a new home or buy resale, you should understand why new construction homes are worth more.

The Real Value Of New Construction Homes

Why is a new home worth more than a resale? Consider these benefits that add real value.

#1. Everything is brand new so you don’t have to be concerned about the cost of repairs or replacement.


Forget about worrying how long the water heater will last or if the furnace will get you through the winter. You don’t have to look at the cost of replacing the windows with more energy-efficient ones. From the roof to the foundation—and everywhere in between—your home is all-new. And you have a builder’s warranty to protect you!

#2. You’re getting the latest and greatest in design trends and materials.


Only a new construction home will offer you the most updated features throughout the home. Unless you’re looking at a resale that has been completely renovated and updated, don’t count on a home that includes all of these great features: granite countertops, hardwood flooring, and special extras, like a walk-in pantry or a game room. Our quick move-in homes in San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth come with the most on-trend design selections already chosen for you! 

#3. Energy efficiency and indoor air quality are included.


A new home is, on average, 30% more energy efficient than a comparable resale built earlier. A home like the ones Kindred builds is even more energy efficient. If you factor in the energy costs to the monthly mortgage, you might find that even if the new construction home costs more to purchase, the energy savings offsets enough to make you reconsider!

#4. Resale value benefits the new construction home.


The resale home you buy today will be that much older when it’s time to sell it. If you were buying a used car, would you prefer one that’s newer and has fewer miles than something from the previous decade? Newer homes generally command higher resale value than a comparable home that’s years older. Buyers want homes with fewer “miles” on them and more current features.

Consider How Your Life Has Changed Recently

Is everything in your life the same as it was? The pandemic’s restrictions led to many lifestyle changes. People left their workplaces behind and set up shop at home. This transition required a dedicated home office space with privacy. It also meant more meals prepared and consumed at home, so the kitchen — already traffic central — became a bottleneck. 

Another change may have been the addition of family members to the household. Whether for financial savings or safety, aging parents or adult children moving in has created the need for additional living areas required for another adult. Being able to find a new home with all the living space your family needs creates a better life for everyone. 

The Value of New Home Design

Kindred Homes is a homebuilder in San Antonio & Dallas-Fort Worth that brings fresh ideas to homebuilding and  buying new homes. We understand lifestyle and home design trends, and have incorporated them into our new homes in Texas.

Seeing is really believing. Use our video gallery to browse our models and floorplans in San Antonio, and Dallas-Fort Worth. You owe it to yourself to learn the pros and cons of buying a new home before you make this big decision. Kindred Homes is here to answer your questions and guide you through the process of building or buying a new home.

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