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3 Ways New homes are less expensive to maintain!

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Are you debating whether to buy a new or an older home? Well according to data collected from the American Housing Survey (AHS) it is more advantageous to purchase a new home because they are less expensive to maintain. A new home saves homeowners money by insurance, lower maintenance and reduced utilities. Though there are other home builders in Alamogordo nm there is only one award-winning home builder in the area. We’ve outlined below the reasons why you should purchase a new home from French Brothers Homes.

  1. Lower Maintenance – Even though the sticker price on a resale home may seem tempting, the overall maintenance cost add up overtime and will cost you more money in the long run. French Brothers Homes use sustainable and brand-name products you can depend on for years to come. Our homes aren’t in need of immediate repairs like older homes. The AHS survey stated 26% of all homeowners spent $100 or more a month on various home maintenance costs while only 11% of owners of newly constructed homes spent this amount. In fact, 73% of new homeowners spent less than $25 a month on routine maintenance costs.
  2. Reduced Utility Bills – Utilities in a new home tend to be less expensive. On average, homeowners spend 28 cents per square foot per year on their water bill. On the other hand, homeowners average 22 cents on a new home. The median cost for a homeowner’s trash bill was 15 cents per square foot per year, with the median being 13 cents per square foot per year for new construction. All of French Brothers Homes include state-of-the-art products to increase your comfort and lower your energy bill. Our homes also use significantly less energy for cooling, heating, and water heating. This can save you roughly $700 annually on our average size home. The French Brothers Platinum Energy Package includes energy saving features that typically make a home up to 20% more efficient than other new homes and up to 40% more efficient than a used home built twenty years ago.
  3. Decreased Insurance Cost – Due to lower maintenance and reduced utility bills, the AHS reported the median cost for all homeowners of property insurance is 39 cents per square foot, while it’s only 31 cents per square foot for owners of new homes. A French Brothers Home is equipped with a one year, door-to-door and 10 year structural transferable warranty that’s backed and insured by the Quality Builders Warranty.

Call Tyler French or Tamatha Boles at 575-415-3324 if you’re looking for a newly constructed home that’ll save you money.

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