7 Reasons You Should Buy a New or Substantially Rehabilitated Home From the Urban League of Essex County
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions and life altering investments you will make. Whether to buy a fixer-upper, a gently lived-in previously owned home or a new construction or substantially rehabbed home are the choices you face. While aresold home or fixer-upper may cost less up front, the money you save now may go toward hidden future costs and repairs.
Meanwhile, our homes come with modern amenities and perks that can’t be found in older homes. Below are just a few of the benefits of buying a new home from the Urban League of Essex County. In keeping with our mutual goals with the National Urban League to ensure that every American child will be ready for college, work and life by 2025, we are committed to delivering innovative programs to support academic achievement, civic involvement, and the physical and emotional development of children and youth.
New Appliances, New Everything
When you purchase a new home, everything in the home is also brand new —including all your major appliances, roof, water heater and more. You’ll be getting the newest, best appliances in your kitchen, bathrooms (not to mention heating and air), so you won’t have to worry about how soon you may need a costly replacement.
In the past, many older homes weren’t equipped with green features and appliances.New homes are often built under stringent energy standards and codes, so you can look forward to lower electric and gas bills. Urban League of Essex County is building homes with the environment in mind, using practices that are both good for your family and the rest of the world, too
Did we mention everything is new? When you purchase a lived-in home, you inherit the wear and tear of previous owners. With a new construction home, you can look forward to worry-free years of not repairing a leaky roof, fixing the screen on the lanai or dealing with those squeaky kitchen cabinets —which means more time and money for the important things in life.
Today’s cutting-edge homes are built with floor plans and layouts that reflect the way we live, and they're also made out of materials that are built to last —especially if you’re buying from a trusted community organization like the Urban League, whose mission is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency. Many of the latest materials and building systems require less care and maintenance, as opposed to the mystery materials an older home would be made of
One of the biggest perks of buying a new home is everything is under Warrantee from the construction to the appliances. At Urban League, we offer our homebuyers a 10-year full structural warranty and a 2-year mechanical warranty on all our homes, with 1-, 6-and 11-month service inspections available. In addition to those, you’ll get a 5-year exterior paint warranty and a 5-year General Electric Factory warranty on all kitchen appliances.
Older homes are more likely to come with risks like outdated, toxic paints or flammable building materials. A new home will be up-to-date on modern safety standards, including safer circuitry, appliances with friendlier coolants and fewer toxic elements, and fire-safety features such a flame-retardant carpet and hard-wired fire alarms.
Higher Resale Value
When you find the perfect home, you don’t want to imagine moving out. But life happens, from new jobs to family changes. Should you decide to move, the resale value of your newer home will likely be higher than one that has been lived in multiple times. Not only will the features and appliances in a newer home be more modern and less heavily used, but you will also spend less time and money making repairs to your home in an effort to resell.
Homes from Urban League
If you’ve decided a new construction home is right for your family, we’d love to help you find the perfect ULEC home of your dreams. We have a number of homes on Fairmount Avenue with multiple floor plans to suit any family’s size or budget. For more information, contact Leonard Robbins, Director Real Estate Project Management, 973 624-9535 Ext.224, 973 558-1768 (Cell)