Purchasing a new construction home presents a unique opportunity to tailor your living space to your preferences. However, navigating the sea of options can be overwhelming without knowing what to prioritize. The Merchant Team is committed to helping our clients make informed decisions.

Here’s what to look for when choosing a new construction home.


Builder Reputation

Before anything else, research the builder’s reputation. A reputable builder not only guarantees quality construction but also ensures a smoother buying process. Look for reviews, ask for references, and tour their previous projects. Understanding their history and reliability can provide peace of mind.


Quality of Materials

The materials used in the construction of your home will impact its durability, appearance, and even energy efficiency. Inquire about the quality of the materials for the foundation, insulation, roofing, and interior finishes. High-quality materials might come at a higher upfront cost but can save money and hassle in the long run.


Floor Plans and Design Options

Does the builder offer floor plans that meet your lifestyle needs? Consider the flow of the house, room sizes, and storage space. Some builders provide customization options, allowing you to tailor your new home to your preferences. Make sure the design aligns with your long-term living needs.


Warranties and Service

A new construction home should come with warranties covering various components of the house, from the structure itself to the appliances included. Understand what warranties are offered and what they cover. A comprehensive warranty plan shows the builder’s confidence in their work.


Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Modern homes often have energy-efficient features that reduce utility costs and support a sustainable lifestyle. Look for features like efficient heating and cooling systems, quality insulation, and double-paned windows. Some homes also offer renewable energy options, such as solar panels.


Choosing a new construction home is an exciting journey that allows you to envision your future space. Paying attention to these critical aspects can lead you to a house that is not only beautiful but also functional, sustainable, and built to last.

The Merchant Team is here to guide you through every step of this process, ensuring you find the perfect new construction home to call your own.