9th Aug, 2013

Reasons to Buy New Homes in Fairhope/Baldwin Co.

Sometimes it pays to purchase brand spanking new. New homes in Fairhope Alabama subdivisions provide benefits that cannot be replicated in the resale market. That’s because a substantial number of homes in Baldwin County were built decades ago—long before today’s technological advances hit the housing market.

Many homebuyers prefer the older properties around Fairhope. These buyers appreciate the charm, prices for fixer-uppers, and the artfully landscaped settings of mature neighborhoods. At the same time, when buyers look at historic houses and cottages, reputable Fairhope real estate agents will usually point out a possible array of future expenses to anticipate.

Buyers could find themselves remodeling kitchens ($20,000-$40,000) or master bathrooms (starting at $15,000). They may need a plan to invest in capital improvements. These are projects such as removing walls, improving wiring to accommodate today’s technologies, trading out windows, adding insulation, replacing floors and roofs, and/or replacing heating and air-conditioning systems. Then, unless the previous owners recently kept the home maintained, they may decide to go for the complete interior and exterior paint jobs. It is more expensive and less efficient to retrofit a home than to build new.

On the other hand, today’s new Fairhope Al homes offer buyers in the Baldwin County real estate market popular open designs, definite style, excellent quality, and comfort. Fairhope homebuilders are well aware that customers want high-performance energy efficiency, state-of-the-art ventilation, and the new low-energy appliances. Builders routinely install double pane windows or triple-pane windows. Homebuilders use modern building products and building systems – components that require less upkeep. Most new homes in Fairhope come with high-tech systems and wiring, features that were not available 10 or 20 years ago.

Buyers working with builders on their custom and semi-custom homes in Fairhope’s newer neighborhoods prefer to pick out features that suit their tastes and lifestyles. For example, builders offer a variety of designs, cabinetry and countertops, paint colors, fixtures, carpets and floors. Many of these designs include cutting-edge elements for safety. Today’s options include things like infrared garage-door openers that stop if a child or bike nearby, environmentally sustainable coolants, and paints free of volatile organic compounds.

Builders offer an array of floor plans and work with architects on custom-designed homes. Property owners select many details including fixtures in the kitchens and baths as well as the lighting. Using modern computer equipment, designers can show property owners three-dimensional mockups as selections are made.

Featured Fairhope Alabama New Home Subdivisions:
Stone Creek

For information about Eastern Shore properties, contact Lucinda Briggs of RE/MAX by the Bay at (251) 423-7127.

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