What’s important to new homebuyers? The things they can’t change once a home is built.
Consumer data recently released says buyers in the market for a new home are looking for qualities in a home that must be decided at the time of purchase: quality construction, a safe neighborhood, great floor plans, and low maintenance costs.
All of these items depend on a builder who knows how to build a high-quality, energy-efficient home in a great neighborhood while not compromising design.
According to consumer research conducted by Builder Magazine of active home shoppers, “quality of construction” was at the top of this list for homebuyers considering new home construction. When asked why they would consider a new home over an existing home, buyers responded that a quality home has a smaller long-term cost of ownership than an existing home of lesser quality.
That’s what Greg Welch Construction believes, too. Newer, higher quality construction using sustainable materials, energy-efficient practices, and quality products that won’t degrade over the period of homeownership will ultimately cost homebuyers less, even though the initial investment may be greater.
With each home built by Greg Welch, there is a focus on three things that will last the life of the home: people-centric design, enduring craftsmanship, and green building construction.
People-Centric Design. Greg Welch Construction knows that our homes are a part of the lives of the people who live there. How we live, think, and play should be a part of our home design. Each Greg Welch home is uniquely crafted to meet the needs of the family who will one day occupy that residence. For those who desire to take full advantage of the Central Oregon outdoor lifestyle, there are large garages for storing equipment, and expansive mudrooms for taking off/putting on sports gear. For families, there are playrooms and media rooms. No matter what your stage in life—young family, empty nester, retired, newlywed, or single—there’s a floor plan and home with you in mind.
Quality Craftsmanship. It’s not just what you see that matters, it’s what’s inside that counts. Quality materials, thoughtful planning, and room design are the things that keep a house comfortable and resistant to the elements of time. Greg Welch believes a home should be built slowly, thought out carefully, and made lastingly. Better building products—kiln dried lumber, thick sheeting, quality windows—make a home that is stronger, more efficient, and sturdy. Greg Welch homes withstand the elements outside and in—from stormy conditions beating the outside, to thundering paws running in the inside.
Green Building Construction. Greg Welch Construction feels building an energy-efficient home doesn’t stop with meeting the status quo; it should
beat it! That means not just striving use eco-friendly materials, but to create a home that is sustainable over time. Products should be lasting, quality, and green. A well-built green home means it is efficient, creates less waste, lasts longer, uses less energy, and contributes to the overall sustainability of the community. That means not just meeting Energy Star and Sustainable Homes Professional standards, but beating them!
If quality construction, green practices, and livable floor plans in one of Bend’s many desirable communities are what you are looking for, let Greg Welch be a partner in your homebuilding experience. Find out more about Greg Welch and our building practices by giving us a call today at: 541.420.1497.