April is New Homes Month!
The home building industry is celebrating New Homes Month in April, just as many families begin to think about buying a home that better suits their needs during the spring home-buying season. With the housing market continuing to improve, consumers can take advantage of competitive home prices and low interest rates to find the perfect newly-constructed homes for their families.
“Newly-constructed homes can suit the specific requirements of today’s families,” said Gary Hill, NCHBA President. “There are so many different makeups of homebuyers, from empty-nesters to multigenerational households, and new homes can meet the needs of these varied families.”
New home floor plans are designed with modern lifestyles in mind, and include open layouts, high ceilings, walk-in closets and conveniently-located laundry and home office accommodations. New homes are also wired to safely accommodate the usage of modern appliances and components technology home components such as high-definition televisions, and sophisticated lighting, audio and security systems.
Home buyers may also consider “universal design” features, which enable residents to live comfortably and stay in their homes even as they age. It can make things easier for children, as well. Some examples of universal design features include sloped sidewalks and stepless entries that create easier access to the home, lever door handles that make it easier to open doors, lighting and interior finishes that illuminate common paths and raised dishwashers and clothes washers and dryers which are easier on the back, to name a few.
A newly-constructed home or condominium can also offer energy-efficient features, such as tankless water heaters, ENERGY STAR appliances and HVAC systems, which make the home more comfortable and can save the home owner significant money over the long term.
Find a new home builder in your area by contacting your local Home Builders Association.