8 Fantastic Benefits of Buying a New Home

McHenry County home builderBuying a new home is like starting with a clean slate, especially when you choose Gerstad Builders. At our new home communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, buyers can choose from a wide range of floor plan options and individually customized designs to suit every need. Here are some of the top advantages of owning a new home.

Your home, your way. When you buy a new home, you don’t have to settle for someone else’s choices. Create your own personal style from the very beginning instead of having to strip down out-dated wallpaper or replace old appliances. The professionals at Gerstad Builders will help you select your favorite flooring, counter tops, cabinets and appliances to ensure that your home reflects your own sense of style.

A floor plan that fits your lifestyle. While older homes generally have smaller rooms, new home layouts include more open spaces with rooms that flow from one to the next. This makes life a lot easier when you are trying to entertain guests while preparing dinner! By selecting a distinct floor plan, home buyers can accommodate their specific priorities, whether it’s high ceilings to create an open space, larger walk-in closets for ample storage or additional windows to let in plenty of natural light.

Brand new features under warranty. Used homes often have out-dated products and appliances that may soon need to be replaced, but products in a new home are all brand new and under warranty. The cost to replace a roof, heating and cooling units, water heaters or counter tops can be significantly expensive, but new homes are equipped with the latest building materials and designs that will last several years!

Energy-efficient design. As energy conservation becomes more cost-effective and beneficial, new homes are generally far more environmentally friendly than ones built only five years ago. Thanks to the advantage of new technologies, new homes are built according to energy-efficient standards and practices. By using state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration features, home builders eliminate drafts and provide year-round comfort and high indoor air quality. These features, and several others, can cut costs on monthly bills and provide buyers with safer and more efficient homes.

Community amenities. Many new homes, including those at Gerstad Builders, are designed within master-planned communities to provide additional features for homeowners to relax and connect. Neighbors can get to know each other through common activities at community clubhouses or tennis courts, or enjoy close proximity to local schools, shopping opportunities and parks. Gerstad Builders offers several community amenities, including a tot park and green space for parents at Liberty Trails in McHenry , Illinois, and a four-acre park with tennis, outdoor basketball and walking paths at Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

The latest technology. Older homes built in the 1970s had very different electronic requirements than new homes today. In the current world of multiple gadgets, high-definition televisions and computers, new homes are able to accommodate these technologies with structured wiring, multiple outlets for inside and outside, security systems and updated lighting plans. These features can cost a fortune to replace in an older home, while the current technology in new homes reflects the way we live today.

Safety and security. For any homeowner, especially those with children, safety is a top priority. New homes are built according to the latest building codes and safety regulations, so you won’t have to worry about out-of-code violations of structural, electric and water equipment. New homes are equipped with state-of-the-art circuit breakers, high-efficiency air conditioners with environmentally friendly coolants, paints and finishes with fewer dangerous organic compounds and the ability to accommodate new technologies. When you know your home is built with the latest safety features, you and your family can feel more secure.

A home that is completely yours. By purchasing and customizing a new home, you’re creating your own dream rather than settling for the vision of someone else. Your home will reflect your choices, your memories and your personality, so you can relax and enjoy that “new home” feeling!

As the largest builder in McHenry County, Gerstad Builders has earned a solid reputation for helping home buyers find their perfect new home. Our professional staff can work with you to customize your every need to create a home that is uniquely yours! To learn more information about our new home communities in Poplar Grove, Richmond, McHenry or Williams Bay, visit the Gerstad Builders website.