Benefits of buying NEW homes in Irvine and Orange County
The Irvine California area is booming with new construction, new homes, new subdivisions and condominiums. There are many benefits to purchasing a brand-new home but it’s best to know the downside as well so you are prepared during the home inspection and buying process.
One of Irvine’s newest communities is the Villages of Irvine. This master-planned community by the Irvine Company offers townhomes with two-car garages, multilevel living, and a variety of floor plans and price ranges. The Irvine Company has spent the last 150 years providing apartments and condominiums that feel like a home. They provide resorts, floor plans, designs and fully functional communities with a variety of layouts and amenities for home buyers and renters alike.
The Irvine Company features five distinct neighborhoods or subdivisions in the area including Orchard Hills™, Cyprus Village, Portola Springs®, Stonegate and Woodbury™. Each features a variety of townhomes, single-family properties and layouts from 2 to 5 bedrooms with two car garages and a variety of price ranges to suit just about every budget.
Roundtree at Pavilion Park are a variety of single family homes built by Lennar with home prices starting about $890,000. These homes feature two-story floor plans and a variety of layouts.
Taylor Morrison is also a prominent homebuilder in the Irvine area creating home such as Springhouse and Saviero. Irvine Pacific creates designs such as Jasmine and Central Park West is located at Madison Central Park West with condominiums built by Lennar starting from about $450,000.
Benefits to New Homes
There are many benefits of purchasing a brand-new home such as upgraded appliances, luxury designs, and a property that you can customize to make your very own. Since no one else has lived in this property, you can be sure that you will be the first one to spend the night in this brand-new home. You will typically have all of the latest designs, materials and appliances in your new home and many home buyers love creating a custom space just for them.
Downsides to new homes
There are some downsides to buying new property in that you will be the one to find errors, mistakes, or tweaks that will need to be corrected. Also, new homes tend to settle over the first year so it’s not uncommon to have cracks in the baseboards or walls that can be easily fixed and repaired. Also, landscaping is something that probably will need to be done once you move in and it will take a while to establish landscaping if you prefer larger trees, shrubs or plants.
You will also have the situation of dealing directly with the builder or developer even if you have your own buyers agent, which we highly recommend. This can get frustrating over time but many homebuyers find it refreshing to deal directly with the builder to customize and correct any errors before final move in.
Call me today for more information on new homes, new construction and properties within the Irvine California area.