Oct 31, 2016

New Home Purchase vs. Resale


When choosing between a brand new home or a resale, a lot of homebuyers are concerned about the amount of time it can take for a new build to close. As a result, few homebuyers are aware of another option: the quick closing home. Quick closing homes are build in advance, with all (or some) of the features and fixtures already chosen for you, so it’s ready to move in. Here’s why you should consider a new build, quick closing home for your next move.

Energy efficiency

Generally, new build homes are more energy efficient than resale homes. New build homes have to meet certain building requirements for energy efficiency, so you know your home will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but it can also save you money on your utility bills. Energy efficiency is integrated throughout your home whether it’s windows, a brand new furnace, or a new roof.


Whether you choose to build your own home from scratch or buy a quick closing home, there is almost always the potential for customization. While new builds that you have input on from the beginning obviously offer more choices, you can often look at quick closing homes part way through their completion, giving you some say in features that haven’t been chosen yet.

Brand new home systems

When you buy a resale home, it’s not always obvious what you’re getting. While some people are lucky and find houses where the furnace, water heater, and other home comfort systems have all been recently updated, most resale homes come with older units. Buying a new home gives you the peace of mind that you won’t have to invest in a new furnace or other major appliances for many years.

New community with new infrastructure

Most new build homes, like those in Fusion Homes’ communities, are built in neighbourhoods where all of the local amenities and conveniences are relatively new as well. This not only means that you’ve got convenient access to brand new grocery stores and restaurants, but the roads and infrastructure of the neighbourhood will also likely be new and won’t need resurfacing or any major reconstruction in the next few years.

Less maintenance

One of the biggest selling points for new build home is that they require less maintenance than older homes. Many resale homes in the Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo and London areas are over 40 years old, requiring lots of upkeep and regular, yearly maintenance. New build homes are built to current building codes, have new roofs, and many more aspects that won’t require as much maintenance as an older home. With a new home in Ontario, you’re also protected under a Tarion Warranty for up to seven years.

Interested in checking out some quick-closing homes from Fusion Homes? Find your new home in one of our communities.

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