Tuesday May 24, 2016
When shopping for a home, you may notice that pricing tends to focus on square footage more than the age of the home. While older homes can offer perks such as mature trees and prime locations, there are important factors to consider when weighing the benefits of old vs. new.
First, you'll want to consider the age and code compliance of the electrical and mechanical systems. Did you know that heating and electrical systems are among the Top 5 causes for house fires? Aside from the obvious safety factors, you'll need to consider that the sheer cost of replacing a home's entire electrical and HVAC system can be an extremely expensive task.
Older systems also contribute to higher energy expenses. With the new building codes in effect for Texas, new homes are more energy efficient than ever before!
To further illustrate the lifespans of home components, is a table to give you an idea of what to expect:
Wouldn't it be nice to know you have a good 8 years of peace of mind before you have to worry about these things?
Come Visit one of our model homes in Odessa (Enclave at Mission Ranch and Desert Ridge) or in Midland (Daybreak Estates) and see how a new home can fit into your budget, be customized to your lifestyle, satisfy new energy efficient codes, and provide you the peace of mind with included 1, 2 and 10 year warranties!