No surprise; right now it’s a seller’s market when it comes to home buying. Homes are being sold at an unprecedented rate in the West Valley and throughout Phoenix. So, with so many choices available, what’s the benefit of buying a new build? We compared both new and resale options and we think you’ll be surprised at what we found: buying new not only provides a home designed to fit your immediate needs but will likely save you a significant amount of money in the long term.
Many existing homes require upgrades and updates to create the open, modern layout today’s homebuyers are seeking. A new build is designed with current trends and lifestyles in mind, including the extra space and privacy many now require as they work from home. In a new build you’ll find fresh floor plans that include designated office space, upstairs laundry rooms, modern appliances, finishes and features like high ceilings and spacious closets for storage. You won’t have to settle for what was popular a decade ago, nor will you need to figure out how to pay for the cost of a remodel to transform the home into what you really want it to be. For example, Toll Brothers Beacon in Estrella homes deliver on the modern trend and strong desire of homeowners to enjoy indoor and outdoor space. Each home is equipped with oversized, retractable glass doors and extended patios. The same is true for the luxurious William Ryan Homes in Estrella’s Harmony neighborhood. These homes include options for a pool house or casita, oversized sliding doors and extended covered patios.
Since the pandemic, home sellers have reported a significant increase in the number of multigenerational families living under one roof, creating the need for not only more bedrooms, but for separate living spaces to encourage both independence and togetherness. William Ryan’s Harmony at Montecito in Estrella offers several floor plans with a separate suite for adult children or aging parents. These suites include separate entrances, kitchenettes, and living space. The option to personalize your home to fit exactly what your family needs as it grows and changes, is appealing to buyers who don’t want to settle for what they see. Additionally, Taylor Morrison’s CantaMia neighborhood is designed specifically for those age 55 and up, providing a slightly smaller home with mindful touches to maximize convenience and a carefree lifestyle. Overall, new home buyers have a say in every step of the design process to make the home uniquely theirs.
Perhaps the most economical reason to purchase a new build is the consistent advancement in technology and sustainability. As science and technology progress, builders can construct homes using more efficient and sustainable products thus decreasing energy costs while increasing comfort and peace of mind. Estrella’s Landsea homes are designated High Performance Homes, building on the four pillars of sustainability, wellness, technology and comfort.
Any homeowner will tell you repairs can be costly and inconvenient. Buying new means your home and its features are under warranty. Additionally, new homes are built by licensed contractors who are held to high standards and are accountable for their workmanship. Existing homes may have had repairs, remodels or other work done by unlicensed crews not held to a professional standard.
Last, but certainly not least, qualifying for a mortgage loan on a resale home can sometimes turn up hidden issues that delay your move or cancel it altogether. Often securing a loan for a new home is a smoother process.
While pricing and square footage may be similar, the comparison stops there. By purchasing a new home, you find newer floorplans that live the way you want to live today, modern designs and new finishes throughout the home, warranties from top to bottom, lot selection, and significant energy efficiency through improved technologies.
The Estrella community offers a plethora of activities to enjoy, including more than 50 miles of community hiking and biking trails, more than 40 parks, and community amenities such as multiple resort-style pools, tennis and pickleball courts, horseshoes, several dining options including a café and two fully appointed fitness centers. There are also various community clubs, events, and volunteer opportunities through Estrella’s lifestyle programming. Estrella residents have access to excellent schools and a wide variety of conveniently located restaurants. There is no shortage of options to remain active, healthy, and connected in any Estrella neighborhood. Find your new home in Estrella at https://estrella.com/find-your-new-home/
Find your new home at Estrella.com and discover why 7,300 families already call this diverse, welcoming West Valley master-planned community home. Located in Goodyear, Arizona amongst pristine mountains and a dramatic desert landscape, Estrella offers new homes from seven builders, with 19 model homes to tour, and 39 distinct floor plans. Estrella amenities include multiple Residents’ Clubs, resort-style pools, and a waterpark, 72 acres of lakes, 50-plus miles of paths and trails, the Yacht Club of Estrella, the award-winning Nicklaus Design course at the Golf Club of Estrella, community welcome center Casa Lucero, and more than 40 signature andneighborhood parks.