If you’re house hunting, you may be torn on whether or not to buy a new build or a resale property. Although many resale homes can seem like a good deal initially, they often come with hefty repair and maintenance bills. When it’s all said and done, is buying a new construction home really that much more expensive than purchasing a previously occupied home? In this blog post, we’ll be discussing why we believe purchasing a new build is a great investment for your wallet and peace of mind! 

If you’re stumbling across our website for the first time, welcome to Hearthside Homes! We’re a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, Missouri. Since 1987, we’ve built nearly 2,000 long-lasting homes. We currently build in the Kansas City, Parkville, Kearney, and Liberty areas. Our homes range in price from $350k-$700k. You can check out our available listings here. Don’t forget to check out our gallery! Also, you can click here to learn more about the other communities we build in. Without further ado, let’s explore a few reasons why you may prefer a new build instead of a resale property. 

1). Less Maintenance

A major perk of purchasing a new home instead of a resale property is the lack of maintenance required! Are you the type of person who wants to spend your weekends tackling repairs and home improvement projects? If not, purchasing a new build will give you more time freedom to enjoy your favorite hobbies! 

Of course, a new build means new materials are used from top to bottom! This means you won’t have to worry about the functionality of your furnace, water heater, air conditioning unit, kitchen appliances, roof, doors, windows, and more, for YEARS to come! Plus, most of these appliances will come with a warranty, offering extra protection. This can ease a lot of stress and financial burden.

2). New Home Warranty

Speaking of warranty, a good home builder will stand by their work! No two home builders have the same warranty policy, so it’s important to inform yourself before buying a new build. At Hearthside Homes, all of our new construction homes come with a 1-year home warranty. We truly care about the people we are building houses for and we want you to have a safe space to call home. You don’t get this kind of warranty with an older resale home!

3). Awesome Resale Value

Once you settle into your new home, moving will likely be the last thing on your mind! However, some seasons of life can surprise us with the need to relocate. In general, listing a newer home will be easier to sell than one that has been occupied by multiple homeowners. Buying a new construction home can not only fit your needs right now, but it can also be a good investment for your future!

4). Unique To Your Style

Yet, another perk to buying a new build are the modern finishes. Newer homes tend to be designed with current trends in mind. From hardware to light fixtures, cabinetry, paint colors, flooring, and more, a new build usually has an updated appearance. If you purchase an older home, you may have to spend a pretty penny to swap out outdated fixtures, ugly paint, and tacky wallpaper. 

If interior design is extremely important to you, you may want to consider working with a home builder from start to finish. Hearthside Homes of Kansas City is a semi-custom home builder. What is a semi-custom home builder, you may ask? Essentially, our clients can either purchase one of our expertly designed spec homes or build with us from the ground up. Those who choose the build experience can pick one of our pre-designed floor plans and build it in one of our preferred communities. Then, they’ll get to make aesthetic decisions to personalize the space, such as paint, flooring, cabinetry, hardware, and more!

5). Modern Safety Standards

You can breathe easy knowing that all the features of your new home have been built up to modern safety standards. The building materials are guaranteed to have been made with up-to-date fire-resistant materials. In addition to this, the alarms will be brand-new and the heating system will meet modern safety regulations. Cue a big “sigh of relief”! You can feel safe and relaxed in a newly built home.

6). Energy Efficient

Because older homes have outdated insulation, they require more energy to heat and cool the entire home. Newer homes often feature the latest energy-efficient systems. Homes built today usually meet or exceed Energy Star and WaterSense standards, which are national code standards for energy efficiency. This includes energy-efficient washing machines, low flush toilets, and window treatments. All of these features lead to lower energy bills. This way you can save each month on your energy bills all while doing the environment a solid!

Looking For A Builder In Kansas City?

We hope you enjoyed hearing our take regarding the benefits of purchasing a new build over a resale property. If you’re looking for new construction homes in the Kansas City area, we invite you to check out our current listings! At Hearthside Homes, we understand that buying a home is a big deal! You want to make sure the home your purchase isn’t one you’ll regret in the future. That’s why all of our homes are inspected by third-party experts. In other words, we hire impartial third-party industry leaders to review each of our new construction homes! This comprehensive assessment involves a: 

  • Cosmetic inspection
  • Third-party HVAC duct cleaning
  • Third-party sewer line inspection
  • Third-party home inspection

Many home builders don’t subject themselves to these extensive inspections. At Hearthside Homes, we want our buyers to have confidence in their purchase! That’s why we hire impartial pros to look over our work. In addition, we proudly offer a 12-month warranty on all of our homes. We even have a Warranty Manager on our team to make sure you have a go-to contact to reach out to if needed. You’ll have peace of mind when you buy with Hearthside Homes! 

Don’t Hire The Wrong Builder!

Just like any business, no two home builders are created equal. At Hearthside Homes, we prioritize customer experience and satisfaction. Did you know Hearthside Homes of Kansas City has over 100 5-star reviews on Google? Click here to check out our Google reviews and hear from some of our happy customers. Our client, Becky, shares on Google: 

“We purchased our Hearthside home in August and could not be happier. We put the offer on the home part way through the building process and were still able to choose our options for finishes. We lived out of state during the building process and the website they used was so helpful and cool to see how things were going every step of the way! It was even regularly updated with pictures. Everyone we dealt with was so responsive and helpful. Now that we’ve been in our home a couple of months the quality is evident! Highly recommend.”

Become A Hearthside Homeowner

Want to learn more about becoming a Hearthside homeowner? Follow all the behind-the-scenes fun on our social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Get started on your Kansas City new construction home by filling out this form on our website. We’d be happy to answer your questions at (816) 781-0234. We have 2 story, 1.5 story, reverse, ranch, and split style floor plans available. Click here to learn more about them. Plus, click here to learn more about our Design Center located at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068. Happy house hunting!