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The Advantages of Buying a Modern Home in a Planned Community

January 29, 2015

As technology becomes more advanced, so does the home building process, and this in turn allows everyone to live in comfortable and more efficient housing. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planned communities popping up all over the nation, where modern homes are created as the ultimate living experience thanks to energy efficient appliances, customized floor plans, and security measures to keep families safe.

If you are looking into buying a new home, choosing a house in a planned community may be the right choice for you. Here are three features of the modern homes you’ll find in a master-planned community:

Energy Efficiency

The older a house and its fixtures are, the less energy efficient it tends to be. The main advantage of modern homes is that they are created with efficiency in mind, and on average they are 17% more efficient than older homes due to the sustainable building codes recently put into place. They feature all new windows and doors, which are perfect for keeping heat in and drafts out. These houses often come with brand new appliances that are Energy Star certified and can provide tax advantages in some areas. Having these brand new fixtures in a home can mean that repairs and upgrades won’t need to take place for some time.


One of the biggest advantages of buying a new home is that you get to choose what you want that home to look like. Modern home plans are often incredibly spacious, with large kitchens, high ceilings, and open floor plans that make a home seem breezy and bright. When you’re working with a home builder, you have the opportunity to choose one of several floor plans or modify one if a custom option is available. You can also select add-ons for your home, such as additional space in the garage, a large back deck, jacuzzi tubs, and other luxury amenities.


Above all, moving to a planned community can bring you and your family peace of mind. These communities pride themselves on the safety of their residents and often have security staff patrol the streets. Many communities also feature other amenities, from pools and golf courses for a day of fun to sidewalks with street lamps for leisurely strolls at any hour.

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