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Advantages of Buying New and Custom-Built Homes

Categories: Custom Homes, Home Trends, Things We Love | Posted: June 16, 2016

Trulia Guest Blog

Advantages of Buying New and Custom-Built Homes

by Sam Brannan, Trulia


If you’re looking for the perfect home, you can always test your luck with the Bellevue real estate market, or consider the JayMarc custom home alternative. Choosing a new and custom home builder allows your dream home to come to you with some major advantages over buying older and existing homes. The majority of homes currently on the market are previously-owned which often come with time-consuming challenges such as repair, maintenance, and remodeling. Given these considerations, a new home may provide a more fulfilling 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.


JayMarc Homes Mercer Island Custom Home

JayMarc Homes Mercer Island Custom Build

Sometimes new can mean recently made homes that have already seen a previous owner, but newly built homes made 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 JayMarc to build a custom home personalized to fit your family. Many new home builders offer personalization of structural and design features. Personalized structural options frequently include cabinets, countertops, appliances and more for new homes.

Energy efficient

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 save you on 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? 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 a peace of mind without the stress of constant maintenance — plus, you can finally get around to going for a family hike, or a day at the beach.


JayMarc Homes Mercer Island Custom Home

JayMarc Homes Custom Build Kitchen

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 along with a warranty includes the option to finance your personalized upgrades and a mortgage amount in the original purchase price. With older or existing homes, you’re on your own in obtaining a mortgage, and renovations will come out of your pocket.


Beneficial for your family

The Seattle real estate market is becoming more and more competitive. Making offers, and looking at several homes is never an easy process, and can bring unwanted stress into your life. Working with JayMarc 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 in will be easy, without any immediate repairs or renovations. The more time you have with your family and your significant other, the happier you will be.


Are you looking to build on your lot in Bellevue, Mercer Island, Seattle, or Kirkland? JayMarc’s custom homes program would be a perfect fit to help make your dream home become a reality. Call 425.615.6203 or email

8 Responses to “Advantages of Buying New and Custom-Built Homes”

  1. Derek Mcdoogle Says:

    My brother and his wife are moving to a new area and have been thinking of building a new home. You mentioned that newly built homes made for the first time can be customized to fit your family. I didn’t realize that homes come so customized to fit the owners. I wonder if he has looked into this option. Do all contractors have different designs available?

  2. Alexa Upper Says:

    Hi Derek! All builders are different. We have a custom home program where you can completely design a home from scratch or use one of our existing plans and customize the interior. If you would like to learn more about our program, please contact Brenda at 425.615.6203 or

    Thank you!

  3. Rachel Lannister Says:

    You mentioned that custom homes are extremely energy efficient, and can save you a lot of money over time. My father has been thinking about building a home, and I wanted to learn what the benefits would be. With that potential money he could save, he could put it into making a nicer home. Thank you for the blog.

  4. Tomas Killington Says:

    My wife and I are currently in the market for a home. We are moving closer to my father because of his declining health, and we want a beautiful place he can enjoy. I didn’t realize customized homes are able to provide the exact amenities your family desires through personalized processes. I’ll be sure to remember these benefits moving forward.

  5. Alexa Upper Says:

    Hi Rachel,

    Our Custom Home Specialist would be more than happy to assist you. You can reach Brenda Gage at

    Thank you,
    Alexa Upper

  6. Alexa Upper Says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Yes, designing a custom home gives you total flexibility so you can make sure your homes acquires all of the needs of your family. If you would like to learn more about our custom homes program, please reach out to Brenda Gage at

    Thank you,
    Alexa Upper

  7. Frank Delaware Says:

    A friend of mine was telling me that he might want to get a custom home, and I was curious about how that would benefit him. It’s interesting that you say that they actually require a lot less maintenance to keep looking good. Since he doesn’t want to spend a lot of time fixing things up, it would be nice to have that option.

  8. Alexa Upper Says:

    Hi, Frank! Our Director of Sales, Brenda Gage would be more than happy to explain to you the benefits and process of building a custom home. Her contact information is

    We host a free Custom Homebuilding Seminar every month. You and your friend may like to attend. Our Custom Team goes over the build process and discusses permitting, finding land if you do not have property, working with an architect, financing, design and common mistakes to avoid!
    Many people also find our FAQ page to be helpful.

    Thank you!

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