Are you looking for a new home? Instead of being overwhelmed by the home selection process, incorporate the following criteria into your list of essential new home amenities.
As you tour neighborhoods and consider building a custom home, keep in mind the energy efficiency of your prospective homes. Only 10% of the homes in the United States have been approved by the government-sponsored Energy Star program. The homes in the Oakwood Homes community have an energy efficiency guarantee, which means lower utility costs, greater energy savings, and a more comfortable home year-round.
A Welcoming Neighborhood
Whether you’re looking for a new home for your family or living alone, it’s important to survey the surrounding neighborhood. If you are retiring, you may prefer a neighborhood with many active seniors. Neighbors with small children will be perfect for you if you’re looking for playmates for your son or daughter. Speak with neighbors to find out if your potential new home is in a safe neighborhood.
A Convenient Location
If you have children, research schools in the nearby areas. Even if your child is only a toddler, you will eventually need an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school for your child to attend. Find out if your new home is conveniently located to reputable educational institutions.
An important interior home amenity is the finish of your new countertops and appliances. If you are purchasing a custom home, ask about your finishing options to get the best finishes for your budget. While more durable amenities such as tile or wood flooring may be more expensive upfront, they last for many years and are incredibly attractive.
When touring your prospective new home, take a moment to explore the outdoor areas. If you frequently host outdoor gatherings with friends and families, a spacious yard and parks or walking trails nearby may be just what you’re looking for.
At Oakwood Homes, our custom homes feature the above amenities and more. To purchase one of our affordable new homes, call our Colorado office at (303) 486-8526.