3 Reasons Why You Should Build A New Home Instead Of Buying An Existing One

Welcome to Stanley Martin Custom Homes! In this video, we explain why you should build a new home instead of buying an existing house.

Here are the three reasons:

1. A Home Built For You

Finding the perfect home can be extremely difficult. Maybe you want to live in a very specific location and there aren’t many homes that fit your needs and budget. Or maybe, you have visited many existing homes on the market, and you don’t like any of them. Maybe there is something very, very specific that you are looking for.

There are many aspects of finding your “perfect home” such as location, public schools, local taxes, work commute, the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, the sizes of certain rooms, a first-floor bedroom, etc. It can be really hard sometimes to find exactly what you are looking for, which is one of the biggest reasons why you should build a new home instead of buying an existing property on the housing market.

When you hire a home construction company, such as Stanley Martin Custom Homes, you have a lot more options. You can customize the floorplans to your budget and your needs. Also, you can customize the exterior to have the exact look that you want. Additionally, you can get exactly what you are looking for in very detailed and specific ways, whether it’s the size of a bathroom or the location of a bedroom. Customization is a major benefit of buying a new construction home.

2. Energy Efficiency

One of the largest benefits of having a new home built is energy efficiency. Newer homes are almost always more energy efficient than older ones. Each year, there are new strategies and new products that help improve the energy efficiency of newly built homes.

In the long-term, you can save a significant amount of money on your energy bills. This alone is a major reason why you should build a new home instead of buying an existing one.

In addition, you can feel good about helping the environment and making a contribution to the fight against climate change.

Importantly, Stanley Martin Custom Homes takes energy efficiency very seriously. In fact, our new homes have a HOME ENERGY RATING SCORE (HERS®) Index rating of 56 (lower=more energy efficient) while the average new home has a HERS® rating of 100 and the average resale home has a rating of 130.

Our excellent HERS® rating is in large thanks to our award-winning home builder and SMCH President Michael Schnitzer. Mike understands the various nuances of energy efficiency. Check out our video of Mike explaining how he builds energy efficient homes.

3. Long-Term Investment

Having a new home built is typically an excellent investment, especially if you pick Stanley Martin Custom Homes as your home builder, because our homes are extremely energy efficient and are built to last. Additionally, the homes we build typically hold it’s value in the resale market.

One way to “flip a house” is to buy a lot with a small house and have it demolished to have a new home built instead of simply renovating it. Sometimes, renovation can be more expensive than new home construction. On the other hand, some people prefer construction over renovation because of the long-term investment.

Keep in mind, new construction homes also come with the latest technology and energy efficient strategies.

New and innovative floor plans, dedicated and experienced staff, tried and true processes, and great value.

Contact us today so we can get you started on the path to your very own Stanley Martin Custom Home.


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About John Jorgenson

Our sales partner John Jorgenson is also a REALTOR® for Long & Foster. He has earned many honors throughout his career. Most notably, he is the no. 1 New Homes Agent for Long & Foster since 2008, a Top 5 Long & Foster agent since 2011, and the NVAR Lifetime Residential Top Producer. In addition, Washingtonian Magazine named John as Washingtonian’s Best: 2015 Top Producing Real Estate Agent.

Furthermore, you can “like” him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.


About Stanley Martin Custom Homes

Stanley Martin Custom Homes was founded in 1998 by Steven B. Alloy and Michael Schnitzer. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stanley Martin Homes, who has represented the best in Washington, DC area Homebuilding since 1966. Importantly, we have paid our bills on time since 1966 and built over 1,000 homes per year!

Notably, the decorated Stanley Martin Communities of the mid-Atlantic region feature a lot of our custom homes. Moreover, we dovetail off Stanley Martin Homes and leverage their buying power. In addition, we use their architectural plans, accounting department, and purchasing department.

Before we pick up a hammer or saw, we pick up a pen and paper and listen carefully to what you want in a home. We discuss your family, your needs, and the way you live. Additionally, we figure out what features are most important and determine the best fit for your budget and location. Also, we can even explore your neighborhood to see what kind of home will fit on your lot most naturally. Then, we go back and start putting together a plan just for you.

Quality Matters

  • Our plans are newer and more innovative, with the modern features you desire, such as loads of storage space and gourmet kitchens.
  • We use higher quality materials and products – like low-E windows, High-Quality Housewrap, Denshield tile backer, and much, much more.
  • Our trade partners are true craftsmen and take pride in their work.

Furthermore, Stanley Martin Custom Homes has hundreds of floor plans to choose from and don’t forget all floor plans and exteriors are customizable.

We can’t wait for the day your new home will be ready for turning over the key.

We can build a new home on your lot in the counties of ArlingtonFairfaxLoudounPrince William, and Montgomery (Maryland). Additionally, we can build a home in the Virginia independent cities of AlexandriaFairfaxFalls ChurchManassas, and Manassas Park.

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