When purchasing a home, the allure of new construction is undeniable. These homes, fresh from the hands of skilled builders, offer the latest in modern design and the unique opportunity for personal customization. New construction homes are also more popular than ever. In the fall of 2023, 30.6% of U.S. single-family homes for sale were new constructions, the highest share for any third quarter.
Blenheim Homes, a leader in creating high-quality new construction homes in Delaware, embodies these qualities, offering homes that are not just structures but canvases for personal expression and comfort. In this blog, we'll explore the nuances of new construction homes and what you should expect.
What Defines a New Construction Home?
As the name suggests, a new construction home is brand new, never before lived in, and often built to the specifications of the first owner. Unlike pre-owned homes, new constructions offer the latest building technologies, modern floor plans, and materials that meet current environmental and energy standards.
Opting for a new construction home means embracing a space tailored to modern living. Blenheim Homes takes this further by ensuring each home is a testament to quality craftsmanship and contemporary amenities. From advanced energy-efficient appliances to customizable design options, new constructions provide a fresh start in a space that's truly your own.
How to Find a New Construction Home
Finding a new construction home involves research, planning, and working with the right professionals. Here are some steps to guide you through the process:
- Define Your Needs and Budget: Start by determining what you're looking for in a new home, including size, location, and specific features. Then, establish a realistic budget, considering both the purchase price and any additional costs for customization.
- Research: Use online real estate platforms and builders' websites to find new construction homes in your desired area. Websites like this one offer detailed listings, extensive galleries, and information about their communities and available homes.
- Attend Open Houses and New Development Launches: Keep an eye out for open houses and launch events for new developments. These can be great opportunities to see the homes in person and ask questions directly to the builders or their representatives. You can sign up for our newsletter for updates on our new homes!
- Explore Neighborhoods: Drive around the neighborhoods where you would like to live and look for new construction sites or explore areas you know have new construction so you can make sure that neighborhood meets your needs.
- Work with a Real Estate Agent: Consider hiring a real estate agent specializing in new constructions. They can help you navigate the market, find properties that meet your criteria, and handle negotiations with builders.
When is the down payment due for a new construction home?
The down payment for a new construction home is usually due at the time of signing the contract or shortly after before the construction begins.
When do you close on a new construction home?
Closing on a new construction home generally occurs after the construction is completed and the home is ready for occupancy, following a final inspection.
How are property taxes assessed on a new construction home?
Property taxes are usually assessed after the home is completed, based on the property's value at that time, including the land and the new house.
The Customization and Building Process
Do new construction homes come with appliances?
New constructions sometimes come with the option to include modern appliances, but it is rare. Blenheim Homes offers extensive customization options, allowing buyers to choose finishes, fixtures, and layouts that reflect their personal style. We like to offer our homeowners the opportunity to shop for and choose their own major appliances that suit their unique needs, but we do provide hot hookups for the refrigerator, washer, and dryer to make installation easy.
Once you’ve picked the necessities out, it’s time to start the clock! The timeline for constructing a new home can vary, typically ranging from several months to over a year, depending on the complexity and customization involved. Want to speed things up? Blenheim offers “quick delivery homes” to get you in a new construction faster. As the construction nears completion, preparing for move-in involves a final walkthrough to ensure everything meets your expectations, setting up utilities, and planning the logistics of moving day.
In your journey to homeownership, choosing Blenheim Homes for your new construction home means more than just buying a property; it's about investing in a home thoughtfully designed for your future. With over 40 years of experience creating award-winning communities in Delaware, Blenheim Homes stands as a partner in every step of the process. In a Blenheim home, you're not just establishing a residence. You're crafting a space for life's memories and dreams to flourish. Blenheim offers:
- Parks Edge and The Ponds at Bayberry (55+ active-adult communities in Middletown)
- The Meadows and The Village at Bayberry (a family-focused community in Middletown)
- Valley Grove (a centrally located oasis in Hockessin)