Below is a guide to buying New Construction in New Jersey. Ronnie Glomb's expert advise and home building guide is second to none. 

 

Five things you won't miss replacing in a new construction home

by Ronnie Glomb

One of the best things about buying a new construction home is that you don't have to worry that things are going to break or fall apart not long after you move in. Replacing certain items can cost quite a bit of money, made even worse if everything seems to go wrong all at the same time. Forget the fret! Check out the following five things you won't miss replacing in a new construction home. 

The furnace

A furnace typically needs to be replaced every 15 to 20 years, but once it has to happen, you're looking at paying at least around $2,500. Depending on the type of furnace you need, you could pay upwards of $10,000 or more. Talk about a kick to the wallet. 

The roof

Not only are you going to have to pay to replace the entire roof, but you're going to have to deal with the noise of people hammering up there for at least a day or two. To rip out and replace a roof, on average, could cost you around $12,000. Asphalt is the cheapest with metal the most expensive. You can't exactly be without a roof, so it's an expense you're just going to have to deal with. However, with a new home comes a brand new roof you likely won't have to worry about replacing for decades. 

The deck 

Should you find that your deck is falling apart and you need to replace it, you're looking at paying around $6,918 on average according to HomeAway. You can't take the chance of it falling apart while  you or your loved ones are out on it, but when you buy a new construction home, you can be rest assured that you're standing on a sturdy deck whenever you step foot on it. 

The siding

The amount you're going to have to pay for your siding depends on what type you have as well as where you're located. According to HomeAdvisor, the national average is between $$4,510 to $11,799  to rip it down and replace it all. With a new construction home, however, it's not something you'll need to concern yourself with since all of the siding is brand new. 

The plumbing

Unless you're planning on getting acquainted with an outhouse, you're going to have to make sure your plumbing is working properly. The lifespan of supply pipes depends on the type you have, but most last 70 – 100 years. It's going to cost several thousand dollars to replace the plumbing, but you're not going to have to concern yourself with that in a new construction home. 

Replacing small things, such as smoke detectors and doorknobs, isn't usually a problem, but the same can't be said for larger repairs that need to be done. If you want to learn more about the benefits of buying a new construction home, please contact Ronnie Glomb at 973-865-5050 or visit www.NewConstructioninyourtown.com  

 

Five ways new homes reduce your monthly bills 

by Ronnie Glomb 

There are those who are under the assumption that new homes in new jersey are more expensive to care for than older homes, but that's not the case. Many that are built today are done so with consideration in mind to the cost of living there as well as the environment. New construction homes could actually result in lower monthly bills, saving you quite a bit more money than if you were living in a home that was built even a couple of decades ago. Below are just five of the ways that living in a new home could reduce your monthly costs. 

There's higher-quality windows installed 

Most new homes in your town have windows that are much higher-quality than ones that were used in the past. Many are double-paned with some even being triple-paned, which allows for less heat and cold going in and out when it's not supposed to. You also won't have to worry about pesky drafts happening. 

They include Energy Star appliances 

Forget about older appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens, that suck the energy out of your home. Old refrigerators alone can use up to three times more energy than newer models. New construction homes contain beautiful Energy Star appliances that are – as you can gather from the name – built specifically for helping to conserve energy. In turn, you save big bucks every month. The labels on the new appliances can typically tell you how much the operating costs will be per year so you won't have any surprises. 

New homes require new water heaters 

A water heater has to be replaced usually every decade or two, but the older they are, the less efficient they tend to be. With a new home, that's not a worry you'll have. As of April 2015, there were new federal rules put in place that require new water heaters be more efficient, which can certainly be beneficial for you saving money every month. 

They include updated heating and cooling systems 

New HVAC systems are basically self-regulating, so not only are they more energy efficient, but it's more money that gets to stay in your bank account. You also won't have to worry about choosing an HVAC system that works well with the size of your home because all that will already be done for you. 

There's less water being use

Did you know that a high-efficiency toilet, when used by a family of four, can result in a savings of around $2,000 in water bills through its lifetime? That's just the beginning when it comes to conserving water in your new construction home. From energy-efficient toilets to high-efficiency shower heads, new homes have them all ready for you to use and save yourself some money. 

Overall, new homes are said to be 30 percent more efficient than homes that were built even a decade ago. Want to learn about even more ways that new homes reduce your monthly bills? Call Ronnie Glomb at 973-865-5050 or visit www.NewConstructioninYourTown.com to find out more. 

 

Ways new construction homes in New Jersey save you thousands every year! 

by Ronnie Glomb 

New construction homes in new jersey are much more economical than many give them credit for. They can actually save you thousands every year compared to what you would be shelling out if you were living in an older home. You may be wondering how that's possible, but new construction homes are built with quality yet with a focus on how they can be more cost-efficient for their owners. The following are just some of the ways a new construction home can save you thousands every year you own it. 

There's less maintenance required

Older homes require quite a bit of maintenance, such as possibly having to repaint the outside of the home. However, new homes are built to require as little maintenance as possible. For example, many new homes have their exteriors coated with paint that protects the facade from mold, cracking, and fading, so chances are it will be several years before you even find yourself having to do it on your own. It's a lot less worry and expense that you have to deal with every year. 

There's a lot of “extras” already in place  

New construction homes include many more extras than older homes usually do. For example, there might be a new shower system in place, a security system, walk-in closets, wine cellars, and much more. It's far less money than you'll have to spend if you do it yourself throughout the years you own the home. 

You'll spend less making repairs 

When you first buy an older home, everything seems to be great, but it's often that a few months down the road things start to go wrong. Maybe the dishwasher breaks, the electrical wiring short circuits, or a doorknob breaks in your hand. A new lockset alone could cost you hundreds of dollars. Regardless of how major or minor the repair is, it's still going to cost you money. However, with a new construction home, you'll have much fewer worries about paying for repairs since everything was just purchased, built, and installed. 

Your new home is under warranty 

New homes can come with a warranty that could protect you for up to a decade. You're covered and protected, so there's going to be a lot less to stress about and pay for if something goes wrong. Make sure to read the fine print so you know exactly what it is that you're covered for. 

They're built to be energy efficient 

As previously stated, new homes are built to be more energy efficient, which means less money coming out of your pocket every month and for the duration that you own the home. For example, there's new appliances installed, water-saving toilets and shower heads, and a brand new furnace that's not only more energy-efficient, but that won't have to be replaced for at least another decade. There's no work you need to do to make the home more energy-efficient because it was already built and developed that way right from the beginning. 

Just imagine what you could do with all those thousands of dollars that you're saving every year. Want to learn more about how new construction homes can save you money? Call Ronnie Glomb at 973-865-5050 or visit www.NewConstructionInYourTown.com for more information.