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5 Reasons Why Huntsville Buyers Prefer New Homes for Sale

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: October 5, 2017

 Huntsville Alabama is an interesting real estate market because it caters to a very unique audience. A majority of the buyers are government employees or contractors. Conservative values lead to a desire for family friendly living arrangements. Southern rural housing bleeds over into urban desires thus the demand for land and space is higher. Currently moderate traffic levels allow for farther commutes to and from the workplace. Huntsville is continuing to trend to higher growth and may be the biggest city in the state within just a few more years. 

Given these traits, here is 5 reasons why Huntsville buyers want a new house to move into.

Designed to their Preferences

Engineering, mathematics and physics based jobs require a lot of planning and customization. With this desire to shape the future of our country’s defense or energy, this smart, science community is prone to desire control over their living circumstances and customization to how it is laid out. Buying an older home often will require remodels to fit their needs while working with a new home builder allows them to choose what they desire.

Family Values need Family Room

The Huntsville area has a high rate of children under 18 in the household, constituting about 28% of our total population. Conservative populations with a high Christian presence tend to value family and safety as a top priority. An old home can cause issues as a family expands. In a new home, a family can create the space they anticipate to fill.

Energy and Cost Savings

A smart population such as Huntsville tends not to be frivolous with its hard earned money. An older home is prone to breaking and leakage in both liquid and air. A new home is stout and tight, able to resist temperature change and retain the internal air.  Many new homes have double or triple pane treated windows and come with new Energy Star appliances. Many home builders are also open to installing solar panels if requested by the buyer (though usually not included in the price). Changing appliances, windows or installing solar panels on an old home can be extremely expensive.

Sneezes in the Breeze

One drawback to the Huntsville area is the allergy seasons. While government constitutes a lot of work here, agriculture and forestry are still major industries and create a lot of dust, pollen, and mold spores during certain seasons. A new home will have a state of the art ventilation system, free of these pests. It’s a big gamble when considering an older home.

Location of Choice

Huntsville is a large, spread out city that has grown around Redstone Arsenal in all directions. With numerous gates, the Arsenal is approached from several ways. Some have a commute of only a few minutes and others have a commute of 30+ minutes. But that time is not spent sitting on the highway in a jam as the area has done well to expand lanes with the increased population. The lower traffic has allowed many buyers to increase the geographical scope of their home purchasing options, allowing a plethora of quality home buyers to create communities in many surrounding areas. With close-nit, safe neighborhoods and great school systems, it’s really a no brainer for purchasing a new home for sale in the Huntsville area.

6 Features New Home Buyers are looking for

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: July 11, 2017

What do Homebuyers Really Want in Their New Home? 

  1. Open Floor Plan

An open floor plan is at the top of most homeowners wish lists. An open floor plan makes entertaining easy, maximizes space, and makes your home look bigger and brighter. Why not dedicate more square footage to the places you use most? Our homes are built and designed for the way you live. We call them EASYLIVING™ plans. The plans are functional, spacious, and comfortable while maintaining a sense of beauty and craftsmanship.

 

  1. Expanded Kitchen Islands

Who doesn’t want a large kitchen island? Kitchen Islands are Expanded to become the focal point of where you gather by increasing room for seating and food preparation. The Kitchen is the social center of your home, and a well-designed island offers a place for people to congregate. It serves a multitude of roles, from prepping for dinner, homework, or just a social gathering! While most people are venturing away from a formal dining space, this large island can act as just that. Which brings us to our next feature favorite!

  1. Flex Rooms

Building Flexibility into your home makes the space your very own! A formal dining room may not fit your lifestyle, but an office may be just what you need. Our home designs incorporate a ‘flex room’ that can be used as a study, formal dining, or a guest suite, that allows your family to choose what they would like to do with the space to fit their everyday needs.

  1. Drop Zones

A place to drop your mail is no longer enough. We have countless electronics; cell phone, ipads, tablets, laptops, etc. That doesn’t even include all the bags our kids carry along! Built-in Drop Zones are a great way to enhance organization. We offer a Desk, Cubby, or a Desk/Cubby Combo Drop Zone, but no matter which you choose each is a great way to eliminate clutter throughout your home with a great stop and drop location for things when you get home!

 

  1. Direct Connect Laundry™ Rooms

Homeowners love the innovation of our plans and the functionality and thought behind the design. The Direct Connect Laundry™ is an option in almost all Legacy Home.  This functional concept allows convenient access to the laundry room from the master bedroom closet.  If you just need to fluff something in the dryer, walk just a few steps and throw it in.  No more excuses for mountains of dirty clothes piling up in your pristine master bath retreat.  No more hauling piles of of clean laundry across the house with leaving a trail behind – now you can literally reach one hand in the dryer to grab that clean shirt and use the other hand to grab a hangar! Worried about privacy?  Locks are included on the door!  And if you just don’t want this feature, no worries, we can just take out the door and finish the wall!  We hear more positive comments from homeowners about the Direct Connect Laundry™ than just about any other EASYLIVING™ feature, including comments like ‘how did I ever live without that door!’

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