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New vs Used: Top Reasons to Build Your Home!

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Thanks to advancements in products and technology and other benefits, today's new construction homes offer more perks than ever! Here is a list we've assembled to explain why so many home buyers are choosing to build new homes:

1. Your Home, Your Way

Instead of the headaches of remodeling, why not start with a blank canvas and select everything from the start? Especially when building with a semi-custom builder like Permian Homes, you are free to pick out all your favorite finishes, from cabinets and countertops to flooring and light fixtures. Your new home will reflect your style, not someone else's!

2. Choose a Plan That Fits Your Lifestyle

A Master Suite with French doors out to a patio? A room just for crafting? When you start fresh, you can be sure that your floor plan and room layouts will perfectly reflect your wants and needs. (This is also why choosing a semi-custom builder is a huge plus!)

3. Brand Spankin' New

When you buy an existing home, you never really know how well its components have been cared for, or how long it might be before something major needs replacing. If your builder has an extensive warranty plan like Permian Homes, you can rest assured that your home is safe and sound! You can also find peace of mind in knowing your home is comprised of building materials with today's technology, which means added years of quality and enjoyment.

4. Energy Efficiency

It hasn't been long since single-pane windows and batt insulation were the standard. With improved products and new energy codes, today's homes are remarkably more energy efficient than their predecessors. For example, Permian Homes installs blown or foam insulation and dual-pane windows (with Low-E coating and Argon gas between the panes for added performance) in every home. These two improvements alone are enough to see considerable savings on monthly energy bills!

5. Low Maintenance

One major difference between existing and new homes is the maintenance factor. New homes are utilizing products that require less care and that are specifically engineered to perform together. Permian Homes takes this into account by designing all their homes' exteriors to be constructed out of materials like brick, stucco, fiber-cement board and 30-year architectural shingles, which are all engineered to stand the test of time.

6. Amenities

With new homes, you'll find that many are now being built in "master-planned communities," which feature parks, clubhouses, pools and splash pads, walking trails, dog parks and other great exclusive perks. One of the communities that Permian Homes builds in, Daybreak Estates, is in it's 1st Phase of construction and already boasts a playground, large green space with soccer goals, and a splash pad!

7. Safety

As mentioned earlier, energy codes have come a long way in recent years. This means that electrical, plumbing and HVAC building codes have improved, as well. Replacing old plumbing or outdated electrical systems can be extremely costly. Also, with an older home, buyers need to pay extra attention to a number of features to be sure they don't pose as a danger. For example, garage doors haven't always had infrared sensors at the bottom, which cause the door to stop and reverse if motion (such as a dog or child) is detected.


So, now that you know the benefits... Are you ready to start building your home? Stop by one of our model homes and learn how simple, affordable and fun it can be to build your home with Permian Homes!