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April is National New Homes Month!

Home buyers often look for a place to better suit their family’s changing needs and modern lifestyle in the spring, and it doesn’t get any better than a newly constructed home. During New Homes Month in April, the home building industry is sharing just some of the advantages of newly constructed homes.

“Newly-constructed homes today can’t be beat for convenience, safety, energy-efficiency and comfort,” said Fred Fortunato, President of the Home Builders Association of Delaware. “They provide outstanding value and an investment in your family’s future.”

One very important feature of brand new homes is peace of mind for a family’s safety. A new home was constructed with the proper permits, has passed recent and thorough inspections and conforms to current building codes. There’s no worry that renovations or repairs were done by an unskilled do-it-yourselfer, wiring is old or connected incorrectly, or outdated techniques or materials were used.

New home owners won’t be surprised with repair bills for issues such as structural defects, hidden water damage, faulty appliances or more that may not have been discovered during the home inspection of an existing home. A new home is under warranty and any issues that arise or appliances that fail during the warranty term will be fixed at no cost to the home owner.

Today’s appliances, entertainment resources and home automation systems require state-of-the-art technology capabilities. New homes are outfitted with the electronic and wiring components that can accommodate high-definition televisions, full-house sound systems, hard-wired fire and security alarms and more.

New homes are always move-in ready. Home buyers can work with the builder before construction begins to select the appliances, cabinets, countertops, floor coverings, paint colors, custom features and other design elements that meet their family’s needs and tastes. There’s no need to spend time painting, tearing out unwanted features or having daily life disrupted while a contractor makes changes.

Existing homes often don’t have features that cater to modern lifestyles, such as open space floor plans, walk-in closets and pantries, creative storage solutions and conveniently located laundry facilities—but newly-built homes do.

Finally, new homes are highly energy-efficient, which can save the home owner significant money over time and also helps the environment. New windows, doors and insulation better control the home’s interior climate, and ENERGY STAR-rated appliances and other modern components such as tankless water heaters and new HVAC systems help save costs on utility bills.

To learn about homeownership opportunities in Delaware contact our Home Builders Association at 302-678-1520 or

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America.


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