If you are considering buying a brand-new home that has never been lived in before, then there are things that you should prepare yourself for, both good and bad. By having a realistic view when moving in to your new home you won't have as many surprised. Here are 4 things you should know about moving into a home that's brand new:
1: You may find yourself dealing with some critters for a while – When a new construction home is put up there will more than likely be critters that had been living on that property when it was empty. Some of them will continue to linger for a while So, don't be surprised if you have a few run ins with them for a while until they learn that the land is now inhabited and decide to move on. Sometimes, this will take you helping them to move along. Some examples of the critters you can find at your new home include snakes, moles, rabbits, insects and others.
2: You will get to enjoy everything brand new - When you move in a new home, you will get to enjoy being the very first person to sleep in the bedrooms, to use the bathrooms, to cook in the kitchen, to hang out in the living room, to use the outside amenities it may come with and much more. While you may need to give the house a dusting, vacuuming and mopping to remove any dust and other new home construction leftovers, you won't have to worry about cleaning up anyone else's dirt.
3: You may have to send something in on the warranty – Just as how when you move in a used home things can break due to the wear that has been put on them, when you move in a brand new home you can also end up dealing with issues when something hasn't been used before and is found to be faulty. The good news is once you get the bugs worked out of any appliances that have little things wrong with them, you will hopefully get to enjoy smooth sailing for a long time. Plus, the brand new appliances should all still be under warranty, so you can have them repaired under that. On the other hand, you may find that all your appliances work just fine and continue to do so for years!
4: The house will be solid – Aside from some things that may come up with an appliance or two, you can count on your new house to offer you a solid home. You won't have to worry about some of the things you would need to think about when moving in an older home like roof damage, termites, old wiring, etc.