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March 28, 2019
Building a New Home vs. Buying a Resale Home
Building a New Home vs. Buying a Resale Home

Homebuyers in the Richmond area have many options for new homes.  Building a new home has many "pros" over buying a resale home.  We've compiled a list of reasons why building a new home can be more beneficial.

Quality Construction

Building codes have changed over the years providing home buyers with a safer, more efficient home. Homes built today use better quality materials and methods of construction. Building a new home affords the buyer with better overall quality than buying an older home.  

Efficient Use of Space

Today's modern floor plans allow for spaces to be used for today's lifestyles. Families with multiple generations living together can have space for everyone (think:  dual owners suites, additional family rooms, or gathering spaces).  New homes also offer more storage areas and larger closets.  

Ability to Customize

There are so many options from which to choose when you are building your home vs. buying an existing home.  At CraftMaster Homes, our buyers are excited to meet with our design team to customize their floor plans and choose from a variety options for colors, products, and finishes. Remodeling can be more expensive and time-consuming than customizing the floor plan to suit your family's needs.  

Energy Efficiency

Home construction today makes better use of quality, energy-efficient designs, and materials.  A new home designed today is 30% more energy-efficient than a home built even 5 years ago. Heating and cooling units are designed to maximize energy and will perform better than an older home, saving the buyer money. Homes built today use better insulation which adds to cost-savings on your monthly energy bill.  

New Products & Warranty

Newly constructed homes come with not only product warranties on new appliances but also a warranty from the builder.  After you move into a new CraftMaster Home, warranty service is provided for you. Your new CraftMaster Home is covered by a 2-10 Warranty, 1 Year Maintenance, 2 Year Systems, and 10 Year Structural.  

For more information on the benefits of building vs. buying resale, check out this article:

Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New vs. Used


CraftMaster Homes, five-time winner of the Home Building Association of Richmond’s Builder of the Year Award is one of the leading home builders in the Richmond area. With over 100 years of collective experience, the team at CraftMaster Homes brings professionalism and innovation to the entire home building process. The locally owned homebuilder has been building homes and trust in Chesterfield, Midlothian, and Hanover for over 20 years.