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A recent Lending Tree survey found that nearly 40% of Americans are contemplating moving in 2022. They also learned that nearly half of those people are planning on buying a home. If you find yourself in that group of people, you've got a lot to consider.
You're probably weighing your options of buying versus building, a condo versus a home, and an established community versus a new community.
Living in a new home and new community has a lot of perks and benefits. Outside of the obvious newness, there are a few things you should consider when deciding on building and buying in a new community.
If there is anything the last 20 years of technology advances have brought consumers, it is convenience. Need a new toaster? Order it online. Want to watch the latest hit movie? Open the Netflix app on your phone and enjoy — even on the frontrunner train home from work!
Woodside Homes has taken a similar approach to its homes and communities, in the sense that every amenity and luxury you could need is built-in.
Parks, green spaces, trail systems, retail centers, pools, exercise rooms and equipment and more are all a part of what you will find waiting for you in a new-build community.
If a sense of community is what you're after then a new-build community is what you want. Most new-build communities are planned with a sense of community in mind, where neighborly relationships can be fostered with ease.
In a planned community, you'll typically find plenty of other similarly aged families, making for a great place to raise a family.
When asked by the Parade of Homes how she enjoyed living in her new-build neighborhood, Vivian said, "We're loving it here … it's literally like one big family. We've all become fast friends, and everybody helps each other out."
From the layout of home plots to the mutual enjoyment of communal amenities, community-oriented neighborhoods are all about having you belong.
The latest designs
Buying an older home can be a challenging project. Design trends have changed a lot since the 60s, and remodeling to modern specs (and code) can be expensive and exhausting. Buying a new home means you'll have the best, most modern designs and construction standards ready from day one.
Inside the newest Woodside Homes, you'll find large rooms and open floor plans as opposed to smaller, more isolated rooms found in most older houses. Open, grand kitchens with islands and large windows are all the rage now, too — something you won't find in many older homes.
For your cars, most new homes have two or three-car garages, whereas many older homes have only one. Bathrooms are also far more luxurious than they have been in the past, with soaking tubs, toilet closets, his and her sinks, and more.
Energy cost savings
With the rising cost of everything these days, moving into a new, energy-efficient home is something you almost can't afford not to do. A new home is going to be more energy-efficient than just about any other home on the market, saving you a bundle on your monthly utility bills.
Additionally, new, energy-efficient appliances pair nicely with new Woodside Homes layouts, as well as smart thermostats and other technological advancements that will save you money as compared to older homes of comparable size.
If you've always wanted a home that was solely yours, then a new-build home is the way to go. Building a home, you'll have the final say on details like flooring, cabinets, paint, appliances, and other features. Home shopping can be a hassle, but when you customize your home how you want it, the shopping experience is a lot of fun and something to look forward to.
Looking for your new home? Find yours at one of the several new communities built by Woodside Homes.