New Homes are less expensive to maintain

New Homes are less expensive to maintain

The National Association of Home Builders publishes a blog entitled Eye on Housing.  A recent post by Robert Dietz states: “April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses.

Data from the 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS) offer proof. The AHS classifies new construction as homes no more than four years old.

For example, for routine maintenance expenses, 26% of all homeowners spent $100 or more a month on various upkeep costs. However, only 11% of owners of newly constructed homes spent this amount. In fact, 73% of new homeowners spent less than $25 a month on routine maintenance costs.”  Click here to read the full article.

In addition to being the first Low Impact Development on Whidbey Island, The Highlands is a Built Green® Community.  Built Green® is an all-encompassing approach to home building, starting with how we treat the land we are building on. With minimal site disruption, we are less likely to develop drainage problems, and more natural landscapes will require less care. More careful use of raw materials, and more engineered uses result in less forest destruction per home. Designing the building envelope to be tighter and better insulated keeps heating and cooling costs low, and helps us control interior air quality.  The Highlands provides all this and a connection to a warm, energetic and involved community  – Langley, WA!

The Highlands have a number of lots available with prices starting at $99,ooo.  The Highlands will work with any architect and builder you choose.  We encourage you and your architect to build a Built Green® house.  The elevations of any house plan must be approved by The Highland Design Review Committee.

Langley Builders currently has two homes available for sale at The Highlands:  The Finch on Lot 6,  Built Green® 3 star and The Peregrine on Lot 20, Built Green® 4 star. For more information on theses homes, click the For Sale tab above.

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