New Homes Open the Door to Lower Stress, While Used Homes Can Build Up Costs

Lennar Dallas/ Ft. Worth

If a tree falls in your yard, you’ll hear it, all right. You’ll hear the sound of bills pouring in when you have to pay for the bite from all that bark. So it goes with an older home, with older trees, older roofs, older walls, older appliances—if the used home even comes with any—and older everything else.

That’s why more than 40 percent of Americans would prefer a new home over one with that lived-in look, according to Trulia, a popular real estate destination on the internet. The number of respondents in the survey’s other two categories— those who have no preference and those considering existing homes—are several points lower.

Of those who “strongly prefer” a new home, two-thirds say they want modern features. Lennar does just that in new homes for sale, with Everything’s Included®.

Lennar’s innovative approach to homebuilding means every home includes features as standard that most other homebuilders consider add-ons, passing additional costs to the homebuyer.

That’d be kind of like buying an existing home and having to add features you’d get in a new one, which also explains why two-thirds of Trulia’s survey respondents also said they’d prefer a new home in order to “spend less on maintenance and repairs.”

In an article titled “Why New-Construction Homes Are Worth More,” points out that the average resale home is 40 years old. Just think about how much maintenance we start needing when we leave our thirties!

Today’s homebuyers also prefer to worry about such things as fun with the family. New homes for sale are nestled in communities with amenities you don’t find in old-home neighborhoods. Lennar’s communities may include such features as swimming pools, athletic fields, playgrounds, parks and walking trails.

In addition to building quality homes, Lennar has built a quality reputation for site selection. In highly desirable locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, than 80 communities showcase more than 570 innovative, modern floorplans you can’t find in an old home.

Just as important, today’s homebuyers want today’s conveniences, namely energy-efficiency and contemporary technology. Lennar’s The World’s First Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design comes with robust internet, Amazon Alexa voice control and security features. And Lennar goes green with EnergyStar® appliances, WaterSense® faucets and more.

Want to save time, energy, money and wear-and-tear on yourself? Visit Lennar’s website to discover why a new home’s where your heart is. For a list of 10 reasons to purchase a new home, check out this article from

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