When you decide to purchase a home, your first step might involve looking through all the local listings in your area to see what fits your vision and budget. However, if you’re looking for a home that meets your family's individual needs, consider opting for a newly constructed house instead. Here are a few advantages of having a general contractor build your next home versus buying a previously owned property.  

What Are the Advantages of Buying a Newly Constructed Home?

1. Control of Design 

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When you buy an existing property, you may need to make a few concessions regarding the property's design or invest in costly home remodeling projects to get the style you want. 

By contrast, a general contractor can work with you to create plans for your custom home to ensure you get all the design features you want from the beginning—such as those related to the square footage, floor plan, exterior, interior views, and landscaping. 

2. Minimal Maintenance

The pristine condition of a newly constructed home means you’ll be the first owner using any of the resources on the property and won’t likely run into maintenance issues. On the other hand, if you purchase a previously owned home, there’s a good chance that some elements will need extra care—such as having to rewire an old electric system or update appliances.

Rather than going this route, you can opt for new construction and have the final say in all features, allowing you to get the latest and best-performing equipment—such as washing machines, refrigerators, bathtubs and showers, lighting, and dishwashers. 

3. Modern Materials 

When you opt for new construction, you don’t have to worry about inheriting a property built with aging or inefficient materials. Instead, you can consult with a general contractor to choose construction materials that are crafted to comply with modern building codes and consumer standards. For example, you can select insulation that delivers superior energy efficiency for maximum utility savings or choose fire-resistant roofing materials. 


When you're ready to start planning a custom home, turn to Goodmen Enterprise. Serving prospective buyers in Minneapolis, MN, this general contractor is known for building homes that bring the client’s vision to life. Focused on your satisfaction, this team will refine design plans to your preferences, use premium materials, and deliver solutions to accommodate your timeline and budget. To learn more about their new construction and home remodeling services, visit this builder online or call (763) 312-4932.