RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

JUL 2019

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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104 July 2019 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE {Blog Spot} FEWER COSTS FOR HVAC AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS With a new home, you'll have a heat- ing, air conditioning and ventilation system along with an electrical sys- tem that will likely last a long time. Many modern systems are made with parts that are designed for lon- gevity. The newest systems are also designed to run more efficiently so that less energy is consumed for the same output. This means that your utility bills will be significantly lower than with older systems. AVOIDING PLUMBING FAILURES Old pipes are prone to cracking and leaking, which can result in costly repairs to your plumbing system and other parts of your home. A recently-built home will come with a new plumbing system that will likely feature state-of-the-art pipes and fixtures. With a modern plumb- ing system, you'll also be less likely to experience faucet leaks that can make your water bill jump. COST-EFFECTIVE MODERN BUILD- ING DESIGN The best new-home builders who specialize in modern design can save you money by building a home from the ground up that can cut many of your household expenses. Advances have been made in re- gard to insulation materials and techniques. Low-E glass windows are just one of many new enhance- ments that weren't available when older homes were being built. BETTER ENERGY EFFICIENCY Energy efficiency is further en- hanced when a modern home has a new roof and foundation. Money is often wasted when old roofs and foundations have cracks that allow heat and cold air to escape from a home. Having a professional mod- ern home builder handle the roof ventilation will also help ensure that you don't lose more heat through your roof than you have to, easing the load on your appliances. Whether you're planning to stay for five, 10, or even 50 years, buying a new home can save you a great deal of money in repairs and main - tenance later on down the road. RE This article originally appeared on RISMedia's blog, Housecall. Visit us at blog.rismedia.com. Moving House? How You Can Save Money by Buying New by Meghan Belnap I f you're ready to move, you can save a lot of money in the long run by buying a house that's brand new. Many new homes on the real estate market today include features that are designed to reduce household expenses, which will make it easier for you to pay your mortgage, utilities and other important bills on time. Here are a few ways that buying a new house will save you money:

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