Perks of buying a new construction home for retirement


Finally reaching retirement is a milestone that’s worth celebrating. During this exciting time, you’re faced with many decisions, including where you want to live during these golden years. Whether you decide on a 55+ community or a residential home, the type of home you choose will have a significant effect on the amount of care and attention you will have to devote to your new home. When it comes to new construction homes, the cost of maintenance is significantly lower. The majority of active adult communities in Central Florida, as well as across the US, are comprised of new construction homes. We’re exploring a few reasons why buying a new construction home can help save you money (and time!) in the long run.

Personal touch

When you’re building a home from the ground up, the amount of personalization is completely up to you. Working with builders like CalAtlantic, you're able to choose from customizable floor plans that best suit your needs. You’ll also be able to prioritize upgrades. Maybe you’re looking for a chef-worthy kitchen or updated floors; the possibilities are endless and up to you!  

Maintenance costs

The older the home, the more upkeep it will have. Why spend time maintaining your home's condition when you should be enjoying your new retirement?  A new construction home enables you to devote more time doing what you want. Whether that’s traveling, spending time with family and friends or picking up a new hobby. New construction standards are far more advanced than they were in the past. The goal of these homes is simple; empower the homeowners to enjoy their home, not work to maintain it. 

Eco-standards and lower bills

Every home in Harmony comes built with Eco-friendly construction standards. Green living isn't just a goal in Harmony; it's a reality. Our master-planned community homes are all built with green standards that are better for your health and the community around you. Green homes typically come equipped with updated appliances that will be better for the environment and your pocket. These homes often use low or zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and building materials that help protect your immune and respiratory systems from exposure to toxic chemicals. Harmony is proud to work with builders who are dedicated to building homes that protect our environment and those who live in them. 

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