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Friday, October 4, 2013

Advantages of New Homes Over Old Ones

When families are looking for new homes to rent or buy, they usually look at and compare many housing options during their search. There are some advantages that searchers need to be aware of in order to compare houses properly.
Newer Materials
One advantage that recently constructed houses have over older ones is the condition of the materials used for the structure. Many of the older houses have materials that may have already been compromised due to exposure to the elements. This can mean that the wood used for some parts of the dwelling might not be as strong as it originally was. Concrete parts of the older house might also be not built to the recent standards, which means that there is a possibility that it can crumble or crack.
Safer Fixtures
It is not just the structure that might succumb to age but also the fixtures that may be found in the older dwelling. The wiring might need to be checked for safety concerns, and the plumbing might also have some quirks due to age. New homes are constructed following the most up-to-date and safest standard in construction. The safety of the family is a priority for renters or buyers, and it is always a good idea to check out how structurally sound the building is before committing to a mortgage or rental lease.
Pest-free
Cleanliness is also another concern that renters or buyers might overlook when searching for a place to live. When they are brought to see the house, brokers usually make sure that this is presentable and clean. New homes have a distinct advantage of not yet having pests because no one has lived there. Pests tend to frequent older domiciles because they know where to get their food in these houses and may have already invaded. Pests tend to bring germs and bacteria that can infect humans, causing sickness and diseases. Common pests are cockroaches, rodents, and ants. New constructions are usually not occupied by these pests because there is no food source yet.
Modern Appliances
One other thing that is comparable between older houses and new homes is the capacity the more recently constructed ones have to accommodate newer appliances and equipment. The innovations that develop by leaps and bounds often have an impact on the lifestyle of homeowners. Many of these homeowners like to have their appliances with them when they move. Older homes may need rewiring or other updates to accommodate these luxuries.

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