Shopping for real estate is an eye-opening experience. Visit several "resale" or "used" homes with a real estate agent, then go into a new model home. You're likely to see a vast difference. New Construction homes are just that - NEW. Think of it as getting into a new car vs the one you're trading in. For one thing, you have that distinct new car smell. But beyond that, there are no coffee stains on the seats or floormats. In a new home, every single item is new. There aren't any forever stains in the oven, no mold on grout in the shower, no stained carpets, no unknown allergins in the HVAC, no dinged walls. A new home provides the homeowner with a fresh, clean start.