The one good thing about waiting for winter to end is that when it does it signals a season of great possibilities. If this is the year where you make the move to live in a community that reflects your personal priorities from living healthier to creating a home space for your interests and work, spring is a great time to make that happen.
Builders around the country are advertising new developments and designs that are driven by the priorities of consumers just like you. If you’re living in a home that does not meet your needs or is not in an area where you want to spend your time with your family and friends, then this may be the year to exercise your options. One great option for making a move to something that is a true reflection of you is to choose a new home over a re-sale as your next home base.
Whether you’re planning to purchase your first home or your tenth, when you’re moving into a brand new home there’s an opportunity to make where you live uniquely yours without breaking the bank while still being very much in step with leading home designs. Depending on the stage of construction and the options provided by your builder you can choose kitchen cupboard finishes, flooring types, basement designs, bathroom fixtures…the list can be extensive. In some cases the builder has established special rates with suppliers that help to greatly control the costs of incorporating features in your home that might cost significantly more in the wider marketplace.
Ultimately a newly constructed house gives you an opportunity to incorporate into your living space materials and designs that reflect the newest trends for comfortable and healthy living.
Renovation vs. a New Home
For those of you currently in a home and weighing the pros and cons of moving to a new home versus updating your existing home, you’ve got a lot to consider. Sometimes a neighborhood is so comfortable for us that the thought of leaving it seems unbearable.
But then again if you’ve dreamed of living in a more functional space or in a neighborhood with more options for outdoor recreation should you deny your family that lifestyle experience because you’ve gotten use to where you’re living? Rather than thinking about all the options, take some time over the next few weekends to actually “look” at your options.
See what developments are in your area and do some investigating to see what kinds of features are offered in these new homes and communities.
As an example, here at Craftsman Village we offer some interesting home and lifestyle features. Every home in our development offers a low maintenance exterior. Inside our homes offer high performance windows, airtight insulation and building materials that help to improve the indoor air quality. Of course our homes also feature energy efficient heating/cooling systems and high efficiency appliances.
But while we offer the best in new home design, we know how important neighborhoods and communities are to buyers. Nurturing a strong attachment to a neighborhood is one of the big reasons many people won’t move even when a home is no longer meeting their needs. We understand only too well at Craftsman Village and that’s why we’ve created a community that is uniquely designed to be a “neighborhood” that supports healthy, active and comfortable lifestyles.
Home is not just the space under a roof or between walls. The sense of home that we tend to fall in love with is a full package that includes our streets, our parks and the people who share your appreciation for healthy living and that sense of belonging to a neighborhood where people matter. Take a look at our community plan to get a better idea of the mix of homes and green spaces that are part of our Craftsman Village community.
As the weather warms up we encourage you to take a trip to the new home developments in your region and if you happen to be in Nappanee, Indiana, give us a call!