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WHY NEW IS YOU: New homes VS older homes

April 20th, 2021 • 3 min read

Happy young family sitting on the couch and talking with a family counselor. Smiling parents with adopted children discussing with a counselor. Multiethnic family meeting a financial agent.

Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions a person can make. There are a lot of factors to consider. It can rightfully seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. We’ve simplified the advantages of purchasing a new home VS an older/resale home to help you make a decision that’s right for you, your lifestyle, and those you love. Home is where we spend the most time; it should be perfect. Let’s explore the exciting possibilities.


Move-in Ready is Amazing

A new home is ready for you to start enjoying. This means you won’t have to repaint, redo floors, bathrooms, or kitchens before you can move in. With a freshly built home, everything is in place and sparkling new just waiting for the first person to move in.  In addition, there are usually options to customize or upgrade some finishes before you move in to reflect your style.

Spaciousness for Real Living

New homes are thoughtfully designed by homebuilders and architects for they we live today. Better use of space, better flow from room to room. The modern kitchens include energy-efficient appliances geared toward smart living. The heart of the house has never been so stylish! Also, today’s 21st-century living is tech living. The new homes at North River Ranch offer Superstream, a fast, one gigabit of internet coverage that connects the whole 2,600-acre FiberOptic Community to the world. This makes working from home more accessible than ever.

Unsurpassed Quality

Knowing who built your home is a big deal. You want it to be someone you can trust with a proven record of quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. New homes usually come with a warranty for a certain period of time and homebuilders provide customer service to make sure any minor things found after move-in are taking care of for you. At North River Ranch, only reputable and trusted homebuilders are invited to build homes here. You’ll have a choice of six acclaimed and award-winning new homebuilders, including Neal Communities, KB Home, Park Square Homes, Homes by WestBay, David Weekley Homes, and Centex. Each one offers a variety of architectural styles and features. Finding one that feels like you is easy at North River Ranch.

Lifestyle Advantages

Making the most of fresh air, playing outside, staying healthier, and connecting to others is important. A new home experience in a master-planned community includes all of the above through meaningful amenities and events. The Brightwood Pavilion with resort-style pool, miles of trails anchored by the Greenway, the upcoming Bike Challenge Loop, working out at Avid FitPods and FitStations, running some errands at the future Village Center, and gathering together with neighbors to chat by the firepit under the night sky all await you. In addition, proximity to great schools is an educational advantage. Everything is here — good times, new friends, plenty of fun, and lots of smiles.


When you feel good about your neighborhood, life is good. The community’s aesthetic and beauty will be well-maintained. You can move in, experience peace of mind and start living your best life. North River Ranch has it all in place for you right now. Let’s connect and get you into your new home today.



About North River Ranch

North River Ranch is the flagship master-planned community for Neal Land & Neighborhoods, strategically positioned and carefully planned to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s families and active adults. It’s a fresh approach to development in southwest Florida unlike anything in the market today.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit