Save Yourself the Headaches of Buying a Used Home – Top Reasons to Buy a New Tanglewood Home

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When it comes to buying a new home, homebuyers often weigh the options between buying a used home and building or buying new.  There are certainly pros and cons to both, but there are three reasons that stand out when it comes to deciding on whether to purchase in a new home community versus an older neighborhood.


No Warranty – Depending on the age of the used home and unless the owner has recently made upgrades and repairs to update the home, you’re likely to find several things that require replacing from the roof to appliances. And even with updates, the home itself may no longer be under warranty from the builder or the warranty may not transfer to you as a second or even third homebuyer. Buying a new home in Bentsen Palm means the entire home will be new and under warranty. For example, Esperanza Homes, an award-winning builder in the Bentsen Palm community, offers a 1 year builder warranty, 2 year mechanicals warranty and a 10 year structural warranty on each of the Tanglewood new homes it builds.


Dated Mechanicals – Older homes aren’t going to have the latest in plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems unless recently replaced. If you’re having to replace any one of these three things, the costs are going to quickly add up. Electrical wiring and systems in homes that are more than 40 years old may likely need to be replaced or updated and can run the home buyer anywhere from $3,500 to $20,000 based on the size of the home and complexity of the wiring. While pipes typically have a lengthy lifespan, older homes built before the 1970s often used lead pipes, which can be extremely hazardous to your health and homes built between the 1970s and 1990s often used Polybutylene pipes, which are prone to breakage.  Tanglewood new homes are built with environmentally-friendly and high-quality materials that won’t require replacing. And should there be an issue, you’re covered under warranty.

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Inefficient – Home builders and construction experts are constantly innovating and developing ways to build higher quality homes. Homes built five years ago aren’t even as energy efficient as a home built today and those built 10 or 20 plus years ago have even lower efficiency ratings. New Tanglewood homes are built with the latest in energy efficient materials, including state-of-the-art windows, extensive insulation, high-performance heating and cooling systems and cutting-edge building materials. The more up-to-date your homes mechanicals and structural building materials are, the better in-home air quality you’ll have when heating and cooling the home or running appliances. You’ll also save on your energy bills.

Plan a tour of the gorgeous, high-quality Tanglewood new homes in Bentsen Palm today and discover even more reasons to buy new versus used.


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