What Buyers Look For in A New Home
The feeling of being rooted and an opportunity to build equity are among what most respondents say made them buy a home.
Home building giant Lennar asked its buyers about what they are looking forward to in their new homes.
Respondents to Lennar’s survey said that “one of the best parts of a new home is the pride of ownership. Plus, you’re investing in your future and building equity in your property, not your landlord’s.”
Additionally, many newly-minted homeowners look forward to having more space, and the ability to add personal touches to the home they call their own.
We asked Lennar home buyers what they are most looking forward to in a new home. From building equity to reducing expenses and more, these were the top 10 answers.
Owning & building equity
When we ask Lennar home buyers the number one thing they are looking forward to, they said owning and building equity in their new home. One of the best parts of a new home is the pride of ownership. Plus, you’re investing in your future and building equity in your property, not your landlord’s.
Home buyers may find themselves growing out of their current home or feeling a little cramped. Depending on your lifestyle, maybe you need an extra bedroom, home office or an open great room perfect for entertaining.
Location is incredibly important when it comes to real estate. Our home buyers share their excitement over moving to a new neighborhood, whether it be for the schools, shorter commute time, or being closer to friends and family.
A place to entertain, relax in privacy or let the kids and pets run around, literally in your own back yard. Doesn’t that sound nice?
Energy efficient features & latest technology
Lennar homes are built with energy efficient features and the latest in technology and design. Wiring, appliances and windows are just a few features in homes today that have improved greatly compared to older homes.
Adding a personal touch
Making a home uniquely yours is one of the many benefits of new homeownership. Home buyers look forward to selecting paint colors, picking out furniture and adding their own style to their new space.
Similar to interior décor, landscaping allows you to add a personal touch to the outside of your home. Whether you have a green thumb or are looking to go low-maintenance – your lawn is your canvas!
Golf, clubhouse, community pool, or walking trails – many Lennar communities are designed with activity and community involvement in mind. Taking advantage of community amenities is also a great way to meet your new neighbors!
Can you save money by buying a new home? The answer may definitely be YES. You may pay less for a new home than you did renting, and don’t forget abut potential tax benefits. Saving money? That’s really something to look forward to!
Combining households and sharing a mortgage can also reduce your living expenses. That’s why Lennar’s Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® is a great solution for so many families. Two homes under one roof can mean less money spent on utilities, childcare costs, landscaping and much more. Learn more about the benefits of Next Gen living.
Sense of permanence
The feeling of finally being home and settled is hard to describe. Our homebuyers tell us they look forward to putting down roots, making memories, and starting new traditions while maintaining old ones. We call that the joy of homeownership.
What are you most looking forward to in your new home? Let us know.
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