New Construction Homes in Utah (2023 Updated)
The Utah housing market is booming. In fact, across the state, the average house price increased by 30% in just one year. Such a hot real estate market can be intimidating to many potential buyers, especially first-time buyers.
We know it’s easy to get scared away, but there are plenty of new construction homes in Utah available in safe, affordable communities. The key is to find the right new home builders to help you find the comfort and solace that comes from a pastoral home in Utah county. From open-concept single-family homes to private townhomes, craftsman style to quaint cottages, there is undoubtedly one of Revere Homes 30+ floor plans that fits your dreams. With numerous custom options available, discover your new home construction in Utah today.
Not sure how to get started? We’re tackling everything you need to know about finding the right new construction home for you.
In this article we will cover:
- What to look for in new construction homes
- New Homes Communities in Utah
- New Home Builders in Utah
- New Construction Homes in Utah County
- How to get started with a new construction home
Table of Contents
What to Look for in New Construction Homes
When looking at new construction homes, there are plenty of things to consider. Before you begin your house hunt it’s crucial to sit down and really assess what is important for you and your family in a new home.
Dedicate some time to crafting a master list of what’s essential, like the desired number of bedrooms and bathrooms, price (make sure to include closing costs), location, resale value, and other must-have features. Next, look beyond the obvious needs and consider your hobbies and lifestyle. Do you love to cook? If so you’ll want to have a large kitchen with plenty of counter space and storage. Do you entertain often? You’ll likely want an open floor plan. Do you have young kids that need to be bathed in a bathtub?
Asking the right questions before you step foot in a potential house is the only way to ensure you’re focused and will avoid any future issues. During the house-hunting process be sure to ask and consider these essential questions.
Is the construction company reputable?
Finding a reputable builder may take some time and research but it’s integral you work with someone experienced and trustworthy. Some ways to do this is to research a potential builder’s reputation through Google, BBB, Yelp, or Angie’s List. It’s also worthwhile to look through their social media accounts to view their work and see how they communicate with clients.
What is the location like?
The location of your new build home is about so much more than just the immediate surrounding area. While it’s important to consider things like the distance to grocery stores or whether or not you want to live on a quiet street, location dictates much more.
It will determine your commute, what school your children attend, proximity to extended family, distance to social activities like restaurants and movie theaters, and nearby attractions to explore on weekends.
It’s also important to do research on the safety of a potential location. You can do this by looking into specific statistics online and chatting to locals.
Is the lot included?
When looking at construction options, you’ll find that each plan comes with a base cost. This is the cost of the basic structure, the actual house itself, and the interior and exterior features.
What may not be included in the base cost of the land on which the house is being built. Check with the builder and make sure the lot price is factored into your new home’s base cost.
If the lot cost is not part of your base cost, follow up and ask what is included. Also, ask if there are additional premium costs and factor those onto your house’s base price. There may be premium costs that you can opt out of that the builder assumes you’d want.
How long will it take?
You’ll want to know how long it will take to build your new home. Of course, unforeseen delays can always happen with weather and other factors; however, you’ll want a timeline from your builder, and you’ll want to keep them to that timeline as much as possible.
Remember to ask if build time includes the time it takes to get permits, keeping in mind that permits may take between 30 and 45 days to obtain.
What warranties does this new home have?
Accidents happen, things break or fall apart, even in a brand new home, and you’ll want to be protected. You can, of course, purchase your own home warranty; however, it is not unreasonable to cover your house for, at the very least, the first several years of your new homeownership.
Ask what warranties come with your new construction home. You should be getting at least a short-term whole house warranty and a more extended structural warranty.
What will the future bring?
Predicting the future is obviously impossible. You might have a plan, but in reality, we have no idea what our lives will be like in five years. While you can’t plan for the unknown, you can consider your future and the future of your neighborhood.
Think about your family circumstances. Will you be having children? Will extended family ever need to move in with you? Planning for the future as best you can will prepare you for unexpected events and help avoid running out of space later.
Another thing to consider is the future of your neighborhood. While at first if it seems like the area is far from a grocery store look into new developments, most often amenities will appear close to new housing developments.
New Home Communities in Utah
New home communities in Utah are plentiful. Across the state new construction homes are popping up everywhere. Whether you want to be in the direct hustle of Salt Lake City, the luxurious slopes of Park City, or in a tranquil suburban neighborhood that’s within close proximity to all the amenities of a larger city, there’s a community for you.
The expanding area surrounding Salt Lake City is perhaps the current hottest market in Utah. The most popular new construction homes are being built in Lehi, Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, South Jordan, Santaquin, Herriman, Bountiful, Woods Cross, and North Salt Lake.
Revere Homes has two incredible new-build communities, Apple Hollow in Santaquin and Spring Run in Eagle Mountain. Both new home communities are a newly constructed refuge made up of single-family cottage homes and elegant townhouses. Each home is semi-custom designed with flexible and functional floor plans to suit your taste, style, and needs. You can choose from luxurious finishes like granite or quartz countertops and hardwood floors that transform your new home into a comfortable yet distinctive retreat.
One of the best parts about living in a Revere Home is the communal feel and plentiful amenities. Both single-family cottage homes and townhomes get to enjoy a community clubhouse which includes a kitchenette and gathering area, fitness equipment, media room, splash pad, and playground.
New Home Builders in Utah
Both the Salt Lake City-Ogden Area and Provo-Orem areas have a huge real estate market, with over 600 new home communities with houses available for sale and more than 135 homebuilders. In South Jordan there’s Fieldstone Homes, in Saratoga Springs there’s Woodside Homes, while Ivory Homes and Edge Homes build in Lehi and Herriman, Utah.
For Santaquin and Eagle Mountain, Revere Homes is the number one choice for new builders in Utah. Tucked in the safe, small-town of Santaquin, Apple Hollow is an idyllic refuge perfect for those with an active lifestyle. Looking for more hustle and bustle? Spring Run in Eagle Mountain is just 32 miles from Salt Lake City, but feels worlds away. With a range of single-family homes, cottages, and townhomes, you can personalize the layout, style, and size of your new home. Enjoy community-based amenities, spacious open floor plans, luxurious details, and so much more.
New Construction Homes in Utah County
Why consider new construction homes in Utah County? Utah County’s close proximity to Salt Lake City makes it a perfect spot for small-town living without sacrificing the benefits of being near a large city. With a population of around 636,235 in 2,144 square miles, there is plenty of space and activities for everyone of all ages. When it comes to outdoor activities there are lakes, mountains, slopes, and valleys ready to be explored.
Utah County is also a great place for families. In fact, almost 50% of households have children under the age of 18, meaning family-oriented events and entertainment are at the forefront of living in Utah County. With stunning landscapes, a young population, an increase in home values, and a lower cost of living, Utah County is an ideal suburban family community.
We build in two fabulous communities that are perfect for first-time home buyers and families. First, Santaquin, Utah is home to our Apple Hollow Community. With excellent job growth, rising home appreciation, a young population, great schools, and low cost of living this town has everything you need. With a population of only about 12,274, this quiet town masters the perfect balance of big city amenities with a small town feel.
There’s plenty of libraries, churches, public parks, community centers, and recreation spaces that hold numerous activities for both kids and adults. Looking for more? Check out 10 Reasons Why Santaquin is The Perfect Place For Your New Build Home.
At Apple Hollow, we provide a variety of flexible floorplans, decor options, and housing options. If you’re looking for a single-family home, we offer 6 different house types that vary from estate to cottage styles, plus middle or end-unit townhouses. With homes up to 2,653 square feet, finished basement options, and homes with four bedrooms, there is a custom new build home for you.
Second, Eagle Mountain, Utah is home to our Spring Run new build community. West of Utah Lake, this rapidly growing town of around 38,391 is a popular spot to raise a family. Home to 4 regional parks and about 35 local parks, Eagle Mountain is a great jumping off point for tons of outdoor adventures. Great schools paired with a more rural feel make this a great place to buy a new home and raise a family.
Spring Run also has flexible floorplans and custom decor options. This community offers 26 different home types ranging from quaint ramblers to two-story homes boasting over 3,055 square feet. View all the floorplans here, including our most popular Hayden plan.
Both communities offer homes with main-floor master suites, walk-in closets, upstairs laundry rooms, and so much more. Plus, you’re able to customize and personalize our plans to your tastes. Custom exterior options from stucco to stone, or full craftsman-style, ensure your home will never lose its unique identity.
How to Get Started with a New Construction Home
To get started with a new construction home it’s important to set an initial budget, get pre-approved for a loan, and find the right new build partner. A good new home builder will help guide you through the entire process, making sure you meet all the necessary criteria.
Here at Revere Homes, we pride ourselves on being experienced, creative, detail-driven home builders that listen and care about the people we’re building a new home for. We strive to be the best partner for you.
Ready to make your dream home a reality? Inquire about your new house or townhome with Revere homes today. Contact us to get started.
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