Friday, September 30, 2016

Buying a Newly Constructed Home is Best - Here are 6 Reasons Why.

Buying a Newly Constructed Home is Best - Here are 6 Reasons Why.

When it's time to look at homes for sale one of the first things to consider is whether to look for a used home or a brand new home.  Unlike buying a car, there is typically very little price difference in buying a used home or a brand new home because the pricing is dictated by the appraisal/housing market.

New construction offers homeowners just that: NEW. There will be no need for a termite inspection, although it will happen anyway. No need for remodeling existing kitchens and bathrooms to suit your needs. No need to catch up old maintenance items.  We thought these six reasons why buying a newly constructed home is best might make you feel better.

One. Floor Plan

New construction gives new homeowners a house designed their way. Are you just starting out and don’t need six bedrooms or five baths? Not a problem. Would  you prefer the master suite downstairs with a spa bathroom and an office off the master bedroom? Your wish is our command. Perhaps you need a gourmet kitchen and an outdoor kitchen and living room for entertaining. Can do. Trending now is wide open floor plans. Not only that, but new homeowners have a choice of floor to ceiling windows, huge Palladian windows and rooms with banks of windows on one wall. That’s double the amount of natural light, which is better for your body and mind, not to mention the power bill. Why bother with an existing home needing remodeling, when new build houses can give you all this?

Two. It’s Covered

Existing homes don’t give new homeowners a warranty on the appliances or anything else. New construction offers new homeowners warranties like the Bonded Builders Warranty that Brannon Builders provides.  These warranties often cover everything from the roof and plumbing to the stove and dishwasher. Even the windows and doors will have some type of coverage. Such warranties usually last for years, and in some cases last the life of the house or how long the owner owns the house. Added to this is the fact that the appliances, HVAC unit and more will be Energy Star qualified. No amount of money can buy that kind of peace of mind. So get in there and cook something wonderful to celebrate your new home!

Three. A Healthy Home

Chemicals were discovered about 60 years ago that were thought to be useful, helpful or good for us. They allowed stains on furniture and carpets to be removed with a spray and a wipe of a towel. Lead paint in older homes can lead to health issues. We know that the adhesives used to secure a hard wood floor can contribute to allergies. Buying a brand new home insures that the newest and safest products have been used to construct your new home. A brand new home is a healthy home.

Four.  Smart Homes

“Smart” is more than just a rage. It’s not even about coordinating things. It’s about communications. When new homeowners are sitting in rush hour traffic, they can turn the air conditioning or the heat to the desired degree preparatory for the owners’ arrival at home. It’s about communicating with systems that adjust window treatments in order to discourage home intruders. Doors can be locked or unlocked as the owners pull into the driveway with loads of groceries. Washers, dryers and dishwashers can be programmed to only run during energy-saving times of the day or night. Parameter lights can be programmed to turn on and off at certain times of the night. “Smart” was designed for convenience, but it came to mean saving money all around for homeowners. New homeowners want to integrate these things into their new home.

Five. Maintenance

What maintenance? Brand new things don’t need upkeep. Okay, new homeowners might need to clean out the gutters every fall, but that’s it. This is where those warranties kick in that we discussed above. New homeowners won’t have to paint the house every spring, because the siding never fades or chips. Unless harsh weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes regularly show up in your area, you should have no damage to repair the warranties won’t cover. Additionally, today’s building materials are so tech-savvy that even harsh weather doesn’t stand a chance of creating havoc. Homeowners will have many years of enjoyment of their home totally without worry.

Six. Charm

There’s a kind of charm in new things. New car smells. New paint aromas. The earthy scent of hardwood floors or wooden cabinets. The satisfaction of sinking the toes into brand new thick carpets. There is also charm in having friends and family gaze in open-mouthed wonder at the innovations new homeowners built into their new home. When work mates or networking associates visit, there is the pride that puffs out the chest when they admire and compliment new homeowners on their new home. Most important of all, we think, is the deep feeling of owning a home built your way with all your dreams built in to it.

When you are ready to look at new homes for sale in North Mississippi or if you just have questions about the process be sure to contact Brannon Builders.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Why Buying a Brand New Home is the Best Option

The most obvious reason to buy a newly constructed home is that everything is new, something we Americans love. But that barely scratches the surface of the multitude of reasons why buying a newly constructed home is best.

No Wear and Tear

Besides the fact that new things look great, there's also the fact that because they're new, there's no wear and tear to worry about. When you buy a home that someone else has occupied, no matter how well they've maintained it, there will inevitably be things worn out from use and will need repair at the least and at worst, replacement. That adds to the already hefty cash outlay for things like moving costs, window treatments, and the list of new things you'll need when you move in.

Building Codes

New homes will, of necessity, comply with all state and local building codes. A used home may have complied with the codes that existed when it was built, but is likely in violation of newer building codes. The same is even more likely true when it comes to environmental codes, since these have gotten stricter in recent years. Another plus -- the electrical system in a new home is likely to be high-tech ready to handle all of today's electrical components and gadgets.

Home Systems and Components

Newly constructed homes will have all the latest technological advances in heating and cooling, low-flow bathroom fixtures, energy-efficient appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers and clothes dryers, etc. That means a newly built home will save you real money on energy bills and be eco-friendly in terms of water conservation too, just by virtue of the latest most up-to-date appliances and systems.

Even More Energy-Saving Advantages

According to Kevin Morrow, senior program manager for The NationalAssociation of Home Builders' green building programs, newly constructed homes use energy more efficiently in two ways:

  1. They tend to have a tighter-sealed building envelope that helps prevent conditioned air (warm air in winter, cool air in summer) from escaping. The more efficient envelope is the result of higher efficiency insulation, doors and windows. Many of today's windows are not just double-paned, but triple and even quadruple-paned windows that are designed to really minimize the transfer of heat from warm to cold or vice-versa.
  2. Green energy-saving heating and cooling systems are far more efficient than their predecessors. And although owners of preexisting homes can retrofit their systems, the cost to do so is pretty significant, and still won't result in the same energy savings that a newly constructed house will bring, given that the house itself won't be as efficiently insulated as a new one is.

Lower Maintenance is Built-In

Today's new homes are engineered specifically with the aim of reducing maintenance requirements. For example, exterior trim is often built with composite products instead of wood, which can rot or need repainting. Today's building engineers try to look ahead and design homes that won't saddle an owner with lots of maintenance chores (and bills) down the road.


In addition to using lower-maintenance materials, builders often offer warranties that stipulate that they'll take care of any repair work should it become necessary for at least the first year. In addition to that, most of the systems and appliances in a newly constructed home are covered under warranty for multiple years, leaving the homeowners free to just enjoy living in their new home. When you buy a resale home, even a home inspector may not pick up on hidden problems that only become evident in a couple of years, resulting in an unexpected expense for the buyer.

Fire Safety

Newly constructed homes often contain fire safety features that are not likely to be present in homes built years ago. Fire-retardant carpeting and insulation as well as hard-wired smoke alarms are a few of the fire safety features that help ensure safety in a new home. Older home usually have nothing more than battery-operated smoke alarms, which can fail to operate if their batteries run out. A hard-wired smoke alarm runs off of the home's electricity, and if the electricity fails, they have batteries as a back up, offering double the protection.

Better Financing

New home buyers are often able to take advantage of home mortgage perks made available through larger builders, who usually have their own mortgage companies, or they'll offer to pay down points on the loan or pay closing costs. A private seller of a resale home is not likely able or willing to offer that kind of help. Even without help from their builder, a buyer of a newly built home is an attractive prospect to banks versus a buyer of a resale home that needs an appraisal and is generally riskier for the bank to invest in.

Location, Location, Location

New homes are often part of developments with new roads, new utility systems, larger lot sizes, etc., that make them particularly attractive in terms of location. And developers often plan a development's location based on its proximity to good schools, nearby shopping, quick access to highways, etc., all adding up to good neighborhoods for home buyers.

If you're one of the millions of Americans that have decided to buy a newly constructed home, you've made a wise decision. If you're living in the Mid-South and are considering investing in a new home for your family, we invite you to visit a BRANNONBUILT new home just south of Memphis, TN in Southaven, Mississippi today!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Brannon Builders | Southaven, Mississippi |

Brannon Builders | Southaven, MS | New Home Builder

Brannon Builders is led by Hunter Brannon, who has been building quality new homes in the Mid-South for over 30 years. Located in Southaven, Mississippi, Brannon Builders specializes in quality home building at an economical price. Brannon builds new homes just minutes from Memphis, Tennessee in Southaven, Mississippi and Walls, Mississippi in Desoto County.
With over three decades of home building and construction project management experience, you can choose Brannon Builders with confidence. Residential or commercial, we stake our name and reputation on our work - everyday, on every project. 

Call to tour a BrannonBuilt new home today!

7165 Getwell Road - Building E

Southaven, MS 38672

Phone: 662-253-0114
Fax: 662-253-0115

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