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Are New Construction Homes Better Than Previously Owned Homes?

May 29, 2024

Buying a home is a huge decision. It’s especially important when deciding between buying a new construction home or a previously owned home. Though a used home may have some advantages, newly built homes are unbeatable for several reasons. No matter where you want to live, your budget, your desired lifestyle, or your “wish list”, there are new construction homes for sale that will suit you.

At Baessler Homes, we’ve always put our best foot forward in building exceptional new construction homes that provide a place to celebrate life's best moments. Here are a few reasons why buying a new construction home offers unparalleled benefits for today’s homebuyers.

The Facts About Buying a New Construction Home

Unlike new construction homes, existing homes have been lived in before by one or more residents. More often than not, they are fixer-uppers, needing an array of renovations and updates due to wear and tear and old age. 

New construction homes are brand new and have never been lived in. There are different types, like to-be-built and available (aka quick move-in). A to-be-built home has not been constructed yet. This allows you to choose the homesite, floor plan, and all the features and finishes. Available or quick move-in homes are in the process of being built or are already completed, and features and finishes are hand-selected to reflect the latest trends and styles. 

Some other benefits of buying a new construction home include:

All New Everything 

One of the most compelling advantages of new construction homes is that they provide a fresh start. When you buy a new construction home, you are the first owner. This means no inherited wear and tear, outdated appliances, or surprise maintenance issues. Everything from the roof to the foundation is brand new and built to the latest building standards. This fresh start translates to fewer immediate costs for repairs and maintenance, which is often a significant concern with older, existing homes.

Modern Amenities 

Newly built homes are designed with the modern homeowner in mind. They often feature open floor plans, high ceilings, and large windows that allow for natural light to flood the space. These homes are also equipped with the latest technology, from energy-efficient appliances to advanced security systems. This modernity is not just about aesthetics; it can lead to substantial savings in energy bills and improved overall comfort.


When you purchase a new construction home, especially one that is not yet completed, you often have the opportunity to personalize various aspects of the home with our professionally curated design packages. Such personalization is typically impossible with existing homes unless you undertake significant renovations, which can be costly and time-consuming. It’s a huge advantage to be able to infuse your design style from the start.

Smart & Energy Efficient 

New construction homes are at the forefront of incorporating smart technology and energy-efficient features, enhancing convenience, safety, and sustainability. The updated wiring allows you to easily set up smart thermostats, lighting, security systems, and Energy Star-rated appliances, allowing remote control of various functions, and reducing energy consumption and utility costs. Advanced insulation, efficient HVAC systems, and energy-efficient windows further decrease energy usage, leading to lower bills and a smaller carbon footprint.

Warranty Protection

Most new construction homes come with a builder’s warranty, covering various aspects of the home’s construction and systems for a set period. This warranty can provide significant peace of mind, knowing that if something does go wrong, it will likely be covered. On the other hand, existing homes may not come with any warranty, leaving you responsible for all repair costs. New home warranties can be used for materials and workmanship, plumbing and electrical systems, and even costly structural repairs.

Choose the Best Home Builders in Colorado!

Baessler Homes is not your average home builder in Colorado. With 50+ years of experience, we set ourselves apart by committing to strong core values to ensure we’re offering the best homes, the best quality, and the best customer experience. 

There are so many benefits to buying a new Baessler home.

  1. Dependable & Affordable. Given the choice, few of us would ever move into someone else's dream home when we could build our own. When you build your very own home, you are the first homeowner to use everything! And the products are under warranty. New construction homes use materials and are designed to minimize maintenance and increase energy efficiencies to cut your monthly bills. Just think of the cost to replace a roof or a water heater on a used home. All the more reason to buy new; there's no need to worry about the unnecessary expenses associated with used homes.

  2. More Energy Efficient. We're proud to prioritize attainability when it comes to building and selling our homes, and a big part of that includes creating a cost-effective future for our buyers. When you purchase an energy-efficient home, not only are you reducing your utility bills but you're contributing to a sustainable future. We think of every detail when it comes to maximizing efficiency for our homebuyers, incorporating features such as double-pane windows for better insulation, LED lighting to minimize energy consumption, and programmable thermostats that adapt to your lifestyle. Our comprehensive approach to energy and water efficiency translates to real benefits for you. You can look forward to enjoying an average annual savings of up to around $1,250 on utility bills, a significant difference compared to typical used homes.

  3. Modern Designs & Quality Finishes. You don't need to settle for outdated design choices when you can have a modern and stylish interior in your new home. Our Design Team offers carefully selected finish packages to cater to your preferences. We prioritize creating a home that suits your lifestyle, with many of our homes showcasing thoughtfully designed open-concept kitchens, comfortable master suites, walk-in closets, and numerous other features. Our commitment to quality shines through in our choice of premium brands such as Moen, LG, and Kwikset for hardware, appliances, and various fixtures throughout our homes.

  4. Safety & Peace of Mind. New homes are built to code to ensure that your home is a safe environment to live in. They undergo rigorous safety checks and have very strict standards. New construction homes are required to include hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, which will continue to run even if the battery dies. Older homes can have issues like degrading foundations, faulty electrical wiring, rusty steel plumbing, and more. These issues can cause anything from minor inconveniences from leaks or low water pressure to serious health hazards like electrical fires. With a new home, you can have total peace of mind knowing your family's health and safety will be secure for years to come.

  5. Special Financing Opportunities. Financing options for new construction homes are the same as for previously-owned homes (e.g., conventional loans, jumbo loans, and government-insured loans). While we understand that you have many choices when it comes to who finances your home, to help make the process as easy and smooth as possible, we have partnered with lenders who understand the “ins” and “outs” of new home construction. You’ll enjoy several benefits by working with our Preferred Lenders, including an incentive of $6,000 towards closing costs, rate lock programs to protect you from an interest rate increase, no charge for rate lock extensions due to construction-related delays, and no charge for closing date extensions due to loan related delays.

An additional advantage to purchasing a new construction home is the prime locations! We have new home communities in Evans, Fort Lupton, and Johnstown, Colorado.

Here are a few highlights:

Liberty Draw

  • West Evans, CO
  • A Variety of Single-Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Price Range: $302,000 - $422,000
  • 7 Floor Plans | 790-1,730 Sq Ft 

The Flats At Lupton Village

  • Fort Lupton, CO
  • Townhomes Perfect for First-Time Buyers or Right-Sizers
  • Price Range: $305,000 - $375,000
  • 3 Floor Plans | 790-1,385 Sq Ft

Mountain View

  • Johnstown, CO
  • Townhomes Walking Distance from Historic Downtown
  • Price Range: $320,000 - $390,000
  • 4 Floor Plans | 1,041-1,384 Sq Ft

Connect with Baessler Homes Today!

Choosing a new construction home offers numerous advantages, from modern amenities and lower maintenance costs to personalization options and peace of mind with a builder’s warranty. If you are interested in buying a new home, Baessler Homes is one of the most trusted home builders in Colorado.

Explore our range of newly built homes for sale with communities thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of today’s homebuyers, offering a perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and quality. Contact us today to schedule a tour and discover the right home for you!

We had multiple people try to talk us out of building our first home. From the surprise expenses and the stress of the building process, we had a lot of suggestions that it wasn't the way to go. However, the Baessler team defied all the criticism. They were upfront with all financial expenses and had an incredible team that walked us through, what could have been a stressful experience, but instead became very exciting and enjoyable. I would recommend Baessler to anyone and everyone. Thank you for building our dream home.

The Corliss Family | Greeley, CO