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Why Buy New?

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Lasting Value

New homes not only boast the latest amenities and materials, they allow you to select the finishes and details you love. Older homes typically have older, often outdated appliances, roofs, HVAC systems, materials and finishes. When comparing new and existing homes, consider the cost of replacing things you can see – outdated systems, appliances and materials – and things you can’t see – wiring and plumbing. A new home gives you a fresh start, with many years of worry-free living. With an existing home, it’s not always clear how well the homeowner maintained the property.

Contemporary Floorplans

Contemporary Floorplans

New home floor plans meet the needs of today's active families. Generally, existing homes have segmented floor plans that interrupt the flow of traffic through the home and don’t work as well with modern lifestyles.

Energy Savings

Energy Savings

New homes feature energy-saving technologies and appliances that help save you money for years to come. Existing homes were built to outdated standards that did not value energy efficiency. This creates higher monthly utility bills, which can be significant over the life of a home.

Up to Code

Up to Code

New homes meet today's rigorous building codes and are more structurally sound. Existing homes built to outdated building standards may not stand up to severe weather and unexpected environmental changes.



New homes are wired with an up-to-date electronic infrastructure to handle the demands of today’s cable, phone, computer and tablet technology. Retrofitting an existing home can be expensive and may result in unsightly wires running up walls, along floors and ceilings.

New Home Warranty

New Home Warranty

New home buyers get tremendous peace of mind, knowing their home includes a 2-10 Homebuyer's Warranty. This warranty covers structural elements, mechanical systems and workmanship. At best, an existing home includes a limited warranty; at worst, no warranty.

Customization & Finishes

Customization & Finishes

Purchasing a new home is a special opportunity to make it your own, with customized finishes that reflect your taste and lifestyle. An existing home’s finishes reflect another person’s taste; refinishing a home after a purchase is like paying for it twice.

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Easy Living

With warranty-backed construction, energy-efficient technologies and spacious, contemporary, floor plans, new homeowners can focus on their “want-to-do” list instead of a “have-to-do” list. In an existing home the “want-to-do” list takes a back seat to a “have-to-do” list that may seem never-ending.


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Design Center Process

Congratulations! You've chosen the perfect FrontDoor home. What's next?

Design Process

Choosing your perfect home is half the fun! Designing your interiors can be the most exciting, creative aspect of home buying. Our FrontDoor design team partners with you throughout the decision-making process to personalize your new home*.

After finalizing your purchase agreement, FrontDoor Communities will contact you to schedule your initial design appointment with a professional interior designer. We encourage you to gather samples and photos of your home décor preferences, including colors and furniture styles. This helps our designer understand your personal taste and lifestyle.

*Please refer to your new home contract for details on our design center process.


Preferred Lenders

There are many advantages to financing your new home with a FrontDoor preferred lender.

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We have secured prefered lenders to ensure that they provide competitive interest rates, sound mortgage counselling and a wide array of loan programs to meet your specific financial needs.

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Preferred lenders have a proven track record of on-time closings, allowing you  to move into your new home on schedule.

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Preferred lenders are in frequent contact with our New Home Sales Professionals to keep you updated throughout the home buying experience and to guarantee outsstanding customer service.

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Preferred lenders' extensive knowledge of your community, amenity packages and home features facilitates an accurate, seamless appraisal process.

FrontDoor Communities understands that choosing the right lender is an important decision. We're confident that our preferred lenders* can offer competitive mortgage financing options and provide an easy, on-time closing for your new home.

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