Why Your First Home Should Be New

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If you’re considering buying an older or pre-owned home, you may not be getting what you really want. Here’s why your dream home should be a new one!

First-time home buyers, this one is for you. You don’t have to settle for a home that was built decades ago or a fixer-upper that has a milelong to-do list. The Clayton team is a big believer in giving you the opportunity to put your hard-earned money toward a home that’s more than “just good enough.” We want you to find a home that will exceed your expectations, even if you’re a first-time home buyer. So, let’s take a look at 3 reasons why you should buy new for your first home.

New Homes Are Move-In Ready

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When you choose a new manufactured or modular home, it’s ready for you on the day you move in, with no need for expensive, time-consuming renovations. Plumbing, HVAC or electrical issues likely with a home that’s built to all the applicable codes and inspected before you move in. Plus, you will start out with brand new appliances, as well as conveniences like built-in storage, modern, spa-like bathrooms and open floor plans. Being the first and only person to bake in your oven, sink your toes into the carpet or enjoy your walk-in shower makes having a new home all the better.

You can also rest easier knowing our new homes come with a standard one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. Your limited warranty typically covers any defects in materials or the design of the home, with plumbing, heating and electrical systems included. It can also cover appliances made by a third party for defects from improper installation.

New Homes Can Be Customized to Your Style

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While Clayton offers both pre-owned and new, already built homes available for those looking to move in as soon as possible, choosing a totally new one gives you the ability to fully personalize your home before it’s built. Also, you can buy it without the hassle of competing with other offers, because your new home will be built specifically for you. If you are in love with the Lulamae or the Wilder home model, you don’t have to worry about another bidder snatching it up. However, this doesn’t mean every home Clayton builds is cookie cutter.

Once you’ve picked your favorite model, you’ll have the ability to customize your home with the must-have features on your list, such as a garage, office nooks, built-in entertainment centers, tiled showers with rainfall shower heads and more. Then you can personalize it to fit your style by choosing options like the configuration of certain rooms, your home’s paint colors, floor types and cabinet styles.

New Homes Have Energy-Efficient Features

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When you purchase an older home, it most likely won’t have energy-efficient or smart home technology built in. Energy-efficient features can help the environment and save energy in your home, which can also ease your utility costs. That’s why the Clayton team has incorporated features like an ecobee smart thermostat®, low-E windows, quality insulation and energy saving appliances into our new homes.

Clayton offers a variety of models to fit a range of budgets, styles and must-have features. Our manufactured and modular homes are also built with durability, affordability and sustainability in mind. Find your new dream home today on our website with our search filters for price, number of bedrooms, and options from high ceilings and drywall to flex spaces and front porches.

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