8 reasons to buy a new home instead of used.
New or used is a question many homebuyers consider, so keep in mind there are lots of compelling reasons to buy a brand new home. Fresh interiors, energy efficiency and a healthier indoor environment are just some great benefits to newly built. Read on to discover more advantages to buying a home that’s never been lived in before.
If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’re probably envisioning clean interiors, beautiful flooring, modern appliances and your personal style reflected in every room. There’s also a good chance that old carpeting, outdated design and inefficient energy systems are not on your list — so get ready to say no thanks to used and get everything you really want with a new KB home.
As demand for newly built homes continues, discover some of the most compelling reasons why.
No one else has ever lived there, it’s all yours.
Imagine a home that’s never belonged to anyone else and built from the ground up just for you. Interiors are fresh and clean, the floor plan fits your specific needs and features reflect your personal style. In other words, you get to make all the design selections from top to bottom. From appliances and flooring, to your home’s bedroom count, you don’t have to compromise and live with someone else’s decisions.
Designed for the way you live.
Lifestyles and trends are constantly evolving, so naturally the way homes are designed should also change. For instance, the rise of smart technology and a shift toward working remotely are two of the most obvious ways we live differently today than we did even 10 years ago. To consistently deliver homes that reflect our customers’ priorities, we thoroughly research how people live to create homes they love. One great example is the KB Home Office, a dedicated, personalized room with the features and space you need to boost work productivity and creativity from home.
Wondering what else today’s homebuyers are looking for? Spacious, open floor plans, rooms with lots of natural light, plenty of storage and closet space, plus tech capability top of the list.
Personalized to fit your life.
Buying new gives you the opportunity to express your individual style, plus watching your home come to life is truly amazing! We know that home is the center of your life, which is why we offer our customers an extraordinary level of personalization that creates a level of value that can’t be matched with an existing house, whether it’s new or used. You get to choose the floor plan, exterior elevation, design style and where you live in the community.
The KB Home Design Studio is where you’ll have the most fun. You’ll enjoy expert advice and the opportunity to select from a wide range of design choices from flooring and countertops to lighting and appliances. You decide what you love, so every room reflects your personality and style.
More sustainable can be less expensive to own.
Eco-friendly initiatives can make an impactful difference for society, and the planet. Sustainable homebuilding has always been a priority for us, and KB was the first builder to make every new home ENERGYSTAR® certified, which helps save you money, reduce the overall cost of homeownership and conserve valuable resources.
Fun fact. ENERGY STAR® certified homes achieve a 20% energy-efficiency improvement on average, when compared to homes built to current code and even more when compared to used homes built 10 or 20 years ago. Additionally, just one in 10 homes built in the U.S. over the past few years meet this rigorous standard.
And there’s this. Each KB home includes standard water-saving features like WaterSense® labeled faucets, toilets and showerheads to help maximize water efficiency. On average, these features help save up to $500 annually on utility bills for our homeowners when compared to homes that lack these features.
A new KB home is a healthier home.
Did you realize that we spend 90% of our lives inside? With so much time indoors, working, learning and relaxing, our home environments should be as healthy as possible. That’s why we focus on supporting your health and comfort, and offering affordable new homes that can make a positive impact on your well-being. So, chalk up improved indoor air quality as one more great benefit to buying new vs. used.
Our design features are guided by the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS standards, including high performance ventilation systems that exceed code requirements and regularly introduce fresh outdoor air. KB homeowners also have the built-in advantage of eco-friendly products like carpeting, paint, insulation and cabinetry with low- or zero-VOC, as well as antimicrobial door handles that can help reduce the spread of germs.
A new home is often a smarter home.
With technology such an integral part of daily life, it’s no surprise that smart-home tech is a priority for today’s homebuyers. Many new homes offer smart-tech features that can improve quality of life with more convenience, energy savings, security and well-being.
Customer favorites include smart thermostats that learn homeowners’ patterns, smart phone–driven appliances like ovens and washers, plus safety features like video doorbells. And who doesn’t want high-speed fiber-optic internet? For many, technology that can handle demands of home offices, remote schooling and entertainment streaming is a must-have.
Experience peace of mind.
New homes are just that — brand new. Every KB home is built using the latest construction materials and methods and is up to current building codes — it’s also designed to modern safety standards. Significant problems are unlikely to happen, but if they do, they’re often covered under warranty, so you don’t have to worry about expensive repairs, hidden costs or having to spend extra money on renovations which is typical of older homes.
With our 10-year limited warranty on your new KB home, you can rest assured that customer service is just a phone call or email away should anything come up, whether it’s a question about appliances or a repair issue.
A partner every step of the way.
There’s no question that buying a home is a tremendous commitment in time, energy and financial resources. Having a team to support you throughout this exciting journey is truly one of the biggest advantages of buying new with KB. We’re a company built on relationships, and we stand by that — every step of the way. From choosing a floor plan to financing, design and construction, our team is 100% committed to your happiness. And that’s one more great reason to buy new vs. used with KB Home.
We make owning a new home an affordable reality.
Everything considered, nothing compares to having a new home all your own. It can also be more attainable than you realize. We offer a wide variety of new homes at affordable prices in desirable communities across the country — so you can choose the floor plan that best fits your lifestyle, personalize with favorite design options and benefit from materials and features that boost your health and well-being.
Discover how KB Home puts owning within reach and explore the possibilities of new in a community you’ll love.