5 Reasons Why Buying New Is a Smart Choice

When it comes to buying a new home, homeowners have two main options to choose between: buying new and buying resale. At Brookfield Residential, we truly believe in the benefits of buying new. And whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a growing family looking for more space or retirees looking to downsize, you’ll reap many rewards from buying new.

Here are the top 5 key benefits that buying a new home provides:

Unique personalization

When you buy a new home directly from a builder, you have the amazing opportunity to put your own stamp on your home, making sure that it matches your personal style and preferences. Everything from the exterior brick/stone/siding style and colour of your home to the countertops, cabinets, flooring and more can be selected based on your own unique style. As a result, your home will be exactly what you want and will feel like your dream home.

Better designs and layouts

Many older homes have small, separate living and dining rooms – a layout which feels too formal and unfriendly to today’s buyers. They’re also more likely to feature smaller rooms, smaller windows and lower ceilings. New homes, by contrast, are more likely to feature modern, bright, family-friendly layouts, such as open-concept kitchens and family rooms with large windows and lots of natural light. New homes have a better sense of flow and feel more open and inviting. This is ideal for both entertaining and everyday family living.

Owners of new homes also benefit from the smart wiring that distinguishes new homes from their older counterparts. In today’s connected world, smart wiring is essential in order to accommodate all of your electronic and technical requirements – from smart home products to security systems to entertainment systems.

An amazing sense of community

One of the benefits of buying a new home is the incredible sense of community that comes along with it. When families move into a new home community, there is a special sense of excitement and bonding that happens as neighbours come together to make lasting friendships. At Brookfield, we love hosting community parties and get-togethers to help new homeowners meet and connect. Fun community amenities like parks, trails, sport facilities, landscaped areas and gazebos also helps to bring new homeowners together, creating opportunities for interaction and connection amongst neighbours of all ages.

Energy efficiency

As the Ontario Building Code and building best practices continue to evolve, new homes provide the very best in energy efficiency as they are built to a high standard. This means more comfort for your family, better indoor air quality and lower costs on your monthly utility bills.


All new homes built in Ontario are covered by Tarion, the province’s new home warranty protection service. Tarion serves new home buyers and new home owners by ensuring that one of your life’s biggest investments is protected. The warranty protection provides comprehensive coverage against a range of potential problems, giving you complete peace of mind. It’s included in the purchase of every new home at no additional cost to you.

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