Buying New or a Resale Home

Buying a home is a major investment, and whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran in the real estate market, the decision to buy a new home versus a resale can be a critical one. While there are pros and cons to both options, there are several compelling reasons why purchasing a new home may be the better option.


From flooring and cabinetry to paint colors and countertops, purchasing a new home provides an opportunity to personalize your living space and finance it with your home loan. Our professional designers at our Design Studio are here to assist every step of the way. 

Smart Technology

New homes come equipped with state-of-the-art technology and energy-efficient systems that result in reduced utility costs and increased comfort. For example, Docente’s smart BrilliantTM switch allows control of lighting settings, temperature control, home security, and much more, all at the touch of a button.   Ring TM video doorbells provide peace of mind and convenience, and all Docente homes come pre-wired with a whole house mesh network WiFi System. 

Warranty Coverage

New home buyers receive a New Home Limited Warranty. New homes are less likely to require repairs, which can save homeowners significant sums of money in the long run. The warranty also gives homeowners peace of mind knowing that should any issues arise, they can quickly and easily get them resolved, reducing the stress that comes with homeownership.  Intracorp has a 1-year warranty which covers specific “fit and finish” elements of the home, while other portions of the home will have longer extended warranty coverage from the manufacturer. Additionally, an Intracorp home is covered by a limited structural warranty, which generally covers the foundation, framing, and structural hardware, and lasts up to 10 years.  


New homes are typically more energy-efficient, which can reduce monthly energy bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By using modern materials and construction methods, new homes are designed to keep the hottest and coldest temperatures at bay, keeping your home comfortable.  Each home at Docente includes solar roof panels and residents can elect to purchase or lease their energy plan.

While there are pros and cons to both new homes and resales, purchasing a new home provides numerous personalization options, increased comfort, reduced utility costs, and peace of mind. With warranties in place and less need for repairs, new homes are a wise long-term investment. 

Click Here for a list of features you may not find in a resale home that are included at Docente.