Working with a builder could help turn your dream home into a reality

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Choosing a new and custom-home builder allows your dream home to become a reality with some major advantages over buying older and existing homes. The majority of homes currently on the market are previously owned, and they often come with time-consuming challenges such as repair, maintenance and remodeling. A new home may provide a more fulfilling, less stressful home-buying experience. Newly constructed homes offer personalization, and low maintenance can make a significant difference in free time, energy bills and overall quality of life.


Sometimes new can mean recently built homes that have already seen a previous owner, but newly built homes occupied for the first time can be customized to fit your family. Buying a new home is a big investment — just like buying a car, you wouldn’t want to buy a two-seater for a family of four, so consider working with a builder to help personalize plans to fit your family’s needs. Many new-home builders offer personalization of structural and design features, such as cabinets, countertops, appliances and more.

Energy efficiency

Buying homes with energy-efficient features can be good for your wallet. New homes are built with improved insulation techniques and tight construction, which retains heat and cool air. With constantly evolving construction techniques, newly built homes offer the latest and greatest heating and cooling systems, so you won’t need to worry about running your air conditioning for hours to stay cool. Newly constructed homes also come with eco-friendly appliances and water-conserving plumbing fixtures, which will reduce monthly utility bills.

Less maintenance

How many times have you wanted to spend your free time playing your with kids but had to fix the broken sink or make other repairs instead? Older homes can have hidden costs in repairs and updates that are sometimes missed in the inspection. A new home, like buying a new car, comes with peace of mind without the stress of constant maintenance — plus, you can finally get around to going for a family hike, or enjoy a day at the beach.

Financial advantage

New homes more often than not provide a warranty. These warranties can replace certain elements of a home, like windows, heating and air-conditioning systems and ventilation, if necessary. Another benefit includes the option to finance your personalized upgrades along with your mortgage in the original purchase price. With older or existing homes, renovations will come out of your pocket.

Less stress, more family time

The Seattle real estate market is becoming more and more competitive. Making offers and making time to visit prospective homes is never an easy process, and can bring unwanted stress into your life. Working with a builder will let you see the home-building process from start to finish, and saves the stress of house-hunting. Once your home is ready, the move will be easy, without any immediate repairs or renovations. This leaves more time to spend with family and friends.

JayMarc Homes is a top luxury home builder in the Greater Seattle area. For more information on move-in ready and custom homes, contact