Choose new over used - and 8 reasons why

Why Buy New - Innovative Floor Plans


Innovative Floor Plans

New home builders design homes for the way you live today. Open floor plans mean that kitchens are integrated with the main living areas of the home – keeping families connected. Choices like granite countertops and stainless steel make a stylish backdrop for entertaining or a quiet dinner at home. Master suites provide a private oasis – whether they’re on the 1st floor, 2nd floor, or on a floor all their own. Walk-in closets accommodate even the shop-a-holic and master baths can feature double-sinks, soak tubs and separate showers.

Building a new home ensures that home offices no longer need to be created out of a converted bedroom, as they’re conveniently located on the main floor. And new homes can offer bonus and flex rooms, which allow you to customize your space to suit your specific needs.


Energy-Efficiency Reduces Utility Bills

Construction techniques, new products, Low-E glass, the latest HVAC systems, ENERGY STAR appliances and superior insulation all work together to save homeowners money on heating and cooling costs. In fact, combined, Dominion's energy efficient features can save you up to 40% on the average energy bill.

Dominion employs home building practices like stick-building, insulated corners, poured concrete foundations and basement waterproofing – all things that add up to lower utility bills.


Rigorous Safety Standards

New homes are built with materials that have been tested to meet strict safety standards. The latest paints, gas lines, wiring, plumbing and even drainage are all up-to-the-minute technologies that have improved dramatically over the past 25 years.

In addition, homes built today are required to have safety features like more smoke detectors (one outside of each bedroom), ground fault circuits, large egress windows in finished basements and proper ventilation for cleaner air.


Electronic Technology Easier to Install

Today everyone is online. Dominion homes are built with category-5 wiring, which makes them computer, fax and phone friendly. Retrofitting an older home can be extremely cost-prohibitive.

Media centers with features like surround sound are becoming ever more popular. And since great rooms, finished basements, bonus rooms and lofts are great gathering spots – they make a perfect place to set up a home theater.


Personalized Space

One of the best things about buying new is the ability to personalize your space before you move in – without lifting a finger. One visit to Dominion’s Decorating Studio and you’ll have chosen your siding, shutters, cabinets, countertops, faucets, flooring, lighting fixtures, railing systems, paint color, and all the other things that make your new home your own. A decorating consultant will be on hand to guide you through the selections and make the process absolutely painless.

Anyone who has ever lived through repainting, refinishing, redecorating or re-carpeting knows that it can take months or years (and lots of money) to convert a used home to fit your style.


High-Performance Exterior Finishes

Building a new home can mean less maintenance. The exterior upkeep on an older, used home can be a drain on both your finances and time. Natural materials like brick, stone and stucco require little or no maintenance. Vinyl, aluminum and composite materials need very little upkeep, either. And with a 25-year warranty your shingles will hold up for years to come. That equals a lot more free time for you each weekend.


Communities Designed With You in Mind

With amenities like walking paths, bike paths, parks, playgrounds, pools, fire pits and clubhouses, you’re not only likely to meet your neighbors, but to make new friends.

Dominion’s neighborhoods are carefully planned years in advance so that shopping, dining, entertainment and good schools are close at hand. So when you build a new Dominion home in Columbus, OH and Kentucky you’ll know you’re becoming part of a thriving community.

All of our communities are built with sidewalks for safety. And with plenty of green spaces and tree-lined streets, the neighborhoods mature beautifully as well.


Customer Service & Warranties

When you build a new Dominion home, you can rest assured that you’ll be taken care of before, during and after the sale. We pride ourselves on our proven track record of building great homes. In the event you have a question or concern regarding your home after the sale, our Customer Care department will be there to help.

With most used homes, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a short-term protection policy against major systems and appliances breaking. At Dominion, we stand behind what we build. Which is why your new home will come with both a mechanical and a structural warranty against defects and breakage.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a move-up buyer or a down-sizing buyer, real estate experts suggest that you consider the benefits of buying a new home. And with six home collections to choose from and locations throughout Central Ohio, Louisville and Lexington, Dominion is sure to have the perfect new home for you.