Property and houses are expensive at the best of times. Indeed for many people buying a house is the single largest monetary investment they will ever make. Assuming a steady income, the larger the purchase, the larger the debt and the longer it will take to pay off. There are many Australians scratching their heads at the moment wondering if they will ever be able to afford a house of their own, let alone a modern new home. Despite that, buying a new house has the potential to save you money in the long run and give you peace of mind. I Here are a few pros and cons to investing in a modern new home.
Enjoy a Modern Lifestyle
The first and foremost benefit of a brand new home is a modern lifestyle. There will be no need to rewire the house or worry about the safety features to run a vast array of electrical and entertainment orientated appliances. A modern home can be built around a smart home controller, a computer that is in charge of moderating internal temperatures, co-ordinating security and can even order you groceries – all from a smartphone or a wall tablet.
Additionally, a modern home is designed for modern living, making effective use of the most refined techniques of architecture and fabrication to provide the best possible experience to occupants. Innovations in materials and developments in society’s understanding of our emotional and social needs have drastically increased the suitability of our residences to our busy and varied modern lifestyles.
Age does Bring Character
Older buildings carry with them personality from another time. There is something delightful about a building that is covered in vines and has garden paths that give you the feeling you are going to turn a corner and end up in Narnia. Due to the hard manual work involved in building a house with that kind of character is rarely found in new buildings and is close to impossible to put a price tag on. Age does require more maintenance and it’s important to consider whether your lifestyle will be able to cater for that.
Peace of Mind in New Structures
It will come as no surprise to anyone who has lived in a rental for any substantial period but old houses do break down. Tiles fall off the roof and plumbing can rupture leaving your toilet clogged for literally days at a time. What’s worse than damage you can see is what can happen underground and in your foundations, with shifting soils and incumbent termites wreaking havoc.
A new modern structure built right by professional builders will last for years. You won’t need to worry about repairs or reinstallations for a long while, but like any property you will need to keep up with maintenance. Another advantage of building brand new is that maintenance is usually taken care of by your builder for the first few years or as per your contract.
Contact New Living Homes for Your New Build
New Living Homes are expert professional builders across the Sydney region. We specialise in the construction of lively and comfortable modern homes and selling house and land packages. To arrange an inspection of one of our display homes or talk to us about how our houses can become your home, call today on 1300 366 766 or contact us online.