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New vs. Used: The Advantages of a New Heartland Home | Blog

At Heartland Builders, we believe your home should reflect you inside and out. And while a used home has all the “pieces,” it doesn’t have the heart. With a brand sparkling new home as your canvas, you finally get to put your wants and needs first — and make your home entirely your own.


From all-new systems and energy-efficient features to flawless finishes and flexible design, a custom, on-your-lot home in Grand Rapids makes life easier and more enjoyable every day. Take a look at the advantages of a new Heartland home vs. any used home you’ve seen before.

Buying a New Home vs. Used


Home Systems


Used: Old, antiquated systems that require repairs, and cause code concerns and maintenance issues

New: Immaculate plumbing, electric, heating, and cooling systems that run efficiently and save you money with your utility bills


Style and Design


Used: Design choices that reflect another family from another time

New: Wide open space and unique options that allow you to incorporate your personal style (plus, you’ll make all of your customization selections in our design studio with help from our interior designer so it’s easy and fun for you)!


Floor Plan


Used: A layout that’s completely out of your hands (and not in sync with your lifestyle)

New: A modern, flexible plan designed by you (with help from us) to fit your specific needs


Warranty Program


Used: Depending on its age, the home and everything in it are likely long past warranty coverage, so no warranties can mean large repair bills

New: Invaluable peace of mind for the next year (and beyond)


Energy Efficiency


Used: Missing today’s energy efficiency that you’re looking for

New: Expertly built with energy-wise construction that ensure optimal energy efficiency, water efficiency, and indoor air quality and best of all more money in your pocket on your monthly utility bills


The Area


Used: An unfamiliar location or lot that you didn’t necessarily want or choose

New: Land that you personally choose, in the location that fits your lifestyle perfectly


As you compare new construction vs. resale, be sure to consider just how much a custom home will enhance your daily routine. Aside from saving you money in the long run, a new Heartland home lets you live the happier, healthier lifestyle you want and deserve. This summer, we’re saying “out with the old, in with the new”… there’s no better way to live your life.


For more information about our custom, on-your-lot homes in Grand Rapids, give us a call at 616-205-5430.