Some people hate hand-me-downs; others like things with a history. When it comes to housing, new construction has a never-been-touched attraction, while existing homes have stories to tell. Buying a “used” home, you inherit years of wear and tear, and even some unwelcome “extras” - like worn carpets, hard to get rid of odors, out dated fixtures - all sorts of things that you’ll want to change (and that’s an extra expense). Your NEW home will be all about you from the very start. While newly constructed homes may cost more than similar pre-owned homes, they are less expensive in terms of maintenance and utilities.
As you consider whether to build new construction or a pre-owned home, here are some of the great things about a new PATCO built home:
Floorplan: If you opt for a custom-built home, we’ll work with you to create a traditional or modern layout that works for your life. If you’ve always dreamed of a formal dining room for family gatherings, it’s yours. If you prefer the popular "open concept" approach - kitchens and dining areas flow into family rooms so you can cook and oversee the kids or watch TV - PATCO has lots of designs.
Personalization: Even if you’re not opting for a purely custom home, and prefer to choose from one of our stock models, you can upgrade finishes, cabinets, countertops, flooring, choose your paint colors, and more. It might cost you a bit more, but adding your own personal touches may be worth it to you.
Efficiency: New appliances and home systems are more energy efficient. PATCO homes feature more efficient insulation and windows to create buttoned up homes that are less expensive to heat and cool than older homes. All of that translates into lower utility bills.
Smart and Healthy: “Smart” technology options allow you to automate internet, cable, speakers and even an alarm system. The use of low - and zero - VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and building materials, improves your homes indoor air quality.
Maintenance: Your new PATCO home will require less maintenance since everything from appliances to the HVAC system and roof are brand new. This means you can better predict monthly homeownership costs, since you’ll likely spend less to maintain your home. Our New Home Buyer Warranty - included with every PATCO home - protects your new home for years before you need to undertake any major repairs.
Amenities: Buying new construction often means buying a lifestyle. PATCO has communities in great Southern Maine locations. Our Colin's Meadow community in Alfred, Maine, for example, offers over 20 acres of shared recreational land. Perfect for peaceful hikes or exercising your dog!
Timing: The average time to complete your new home is 3 - 5 months, so you feel less rushed than scrambling with other buyers for an existing home.
Sound good? Give us a call today at (207)324-5574 - PATCO builds year round, so there's no need to put your dream on hold when the weather turns cold!