The Case for Buying New Construction

By June 17, 2016No Comments

Whether you’re moving for work opportunities, making room for your growing family, or planning for retirement Martinique-floorplanand an empty nest, it’s important to weigh the benefits of deciding to buy new against purchasing an existing home.  Here are some of the great opportunities and advantages a new custom home presents…


Newer Materials for Healthier Homes

The last thing you want to have to worry about is your new home making you sick!  Custom home builders must be very careful about the products and materials we use in your new home.  Here are a few ways Frey & Son Homes increases the health and safety of your new home:

  • We mitigate mold and rot by employing proper building techniques and materials from foundation to roof.
  • We utilize passive airflow and fresh air exchange through proper placement of windows and doors.
  • We strategically place areas of high toxicity and combustible materials (such as the garage) away from bedrooms and primary living spaces in our floor plans.

In the end, with Frey & Son Homes you get a safer home that requires less maintenance and is more energy efficient, resulting in lower monthly utility costs!


Custom Designed for YOUR Lifestyle

From picking out your lot, to creating a space completely customized for your individual taste and style, the custom home design and building process gives you unlimited input into your new home design.  You decide what type of flooring, paint and hardware finishes your home will get.  At Frey & Son Homes we work with you to examine how you live in your home, how you entertain, the types of visitors you have, flow of traffic, hobbies, how and where you eat, how and where you work in the home, how your kids and their friends play.  We also look at the shape and topography of the home site to maximize views, account for slopes and maximize space and natural features.


Advanced Technology

A newly built custom home will incorporate the newest technological advances, and be designed with smart systems integrated.  The more energy-efficient mechanics of the house also help reduce utility bills for new home buyers.  Newly-constructed homes often include green systems and appliances such as high efficiency stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, furnaces, or air conditioning units that homes built years ago might not.  Existing homeowners can always retrofit their property or buy higher-efficiency appliances, but doing so requires a potentially significant expense.


Energy Efficient Features

Newly constructed homes tend to have a tighter seal around the walls, floors, doors and windows that helps prevent conditioned air from escaping.  Higher efficiency windows, doors and insulation make cooling and heating more efficient and save you thousands of dollars over time.


Quicker Appreciation

Of course we can’t control the economy or financial and housing markets, but when you buy new, the value of your home should appreciate quicker during the first 5 years you own it.  When you compare that with appreciation for an existing home over the same five year span, the advantage goes to the new home.


Less Maintenance

The features of newly constructed homes should also hold up better than those of existing homes, which may have experienced years of wear and tear.  Today’s custom homes are engineered specifically to minimize maintenance requirements.


Superior Safety Code Compliance

Newly constructed homes often include fire safety features that may not be present in properties built years ago.  We use fire retardant in our carpeting and in our insulation.  In addition, all newly constructed homes are required to include hard-wired smoke detectors that provide better protection than battery-operated smoke detectors, which can fail to perform if their battery runs out.



New construction and new appliances leave you with peace of mind thanks to all the warranties.  When you buy a resale home, even if you have a home inspection done, it still does not turn up hidden defects that you don’t find out about until you’re handed an unexpected repair bill.

Our goal at Frey & Son Homes is to make your homebuilding process an exciting and pleasurable experience.  If you’re in the market for a new home or have questions about the home building process, feel free to give us a call, (239) 495-8200.


About Us

Founders Bill and Barry Frey, principals of the Frey family companies, have been building exquisite custom homes since 1972 in Southwest Florida.  Named America’s Best Builder by Builder Magazine and one of the nation’s 50 leading luxury home builders by Professional Builder Magazine, Frey & Son Homes was recently presented with the Award for Excellence in Production by Custom Home Magazine.  Led by a team of visionaries whose sights have always been set on a higher plane, Frey & Son Homes has played a significant role in Preferred Builder Programs of upscale communities in Southwest Florida for over 35 years.  Mediterra, Bonita Bay, The Brooks, Audubon, Port Royal, Pelican Bay, Grey Oaks, Quail Creek and Quail West are some of the prestigious communities where Frey & Son has built custom, luxury homes.  Frey & Son Homes takes great pride in its reputation of creating grand homes that significantly enhances the customer’s lifestyle.