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Ryland Homes in Indianapolis Introduces Two More Reasons Why Buying New is Better Than Buying Pre-Owned

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Ryland Homes brings two new energy-efficient initiatives to Indianapolis</i> </p>

Friday, June 01, 2012

Ryland Homes in Indianapolis Introduces Two More Reasons Why Buying New is Better Than Buying Pre-Owned12:33 EDT Friday, June 01, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Ryland Homes is proud to announce two more reasons why homebuyers in Indianapolis should buy new rather than used. Not only do those who buy new get the significant advantage of being the first to enjoy all that a new home has to offer, with Ryland Homes in Indianapolis' new energy-efficient initiatives, they also save money over time. Because new homes are built with the latest materials and techniques, they also provide enhanced energy efficiency. This can significantly reduce heating and cooling bills and, ultimately, the amount of money spent on the home each month. Ryland Homes Indianapolis Division - Westchester Kitchen (Photo: Business Wire) The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is a rating system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) which rates homes on a numerical scale. The lower the HERS Index, the more energy efficient the home. Ryland uses the HERS Index to provide customers a mechanism to evaluate the energy efficiently of a new Ryland Home. With the HERS Index, a previously owned home averages a score of 130, while a new home averages a score of 100. A new Ryland home is rated significantly better than both. Ryland Homes' new HouseWorks program also makes buying new an easy decision. The program provides a quieter and cleaner environment, along with the benefit of lower utility bills, through an extensive array of features in each new Ryland home. High performance windows, state-of-the-art plumbing, tighter construction and advanced framing techniques are just a few of the distinctive elements that Ryland's HouseWorks provides, which older, previously owned homes cannot offer. For a complete list of HouseWorks features visit RylandIndy.com. For 45 years, homebuyers have trusted Ryland Homes as a new homebuilder for truly livable designs, great neighborhoods, outstanding quality and a commitment to complete satisfaction in their new home. With a dedication to building homes that are energy-efficient and a better value to their customers, as well as a national strength rooted in local focus, Ryland Homes and its dedicated team prides itself on a day-to-day commitment to the customer. For more information, please contact Diane Morrison, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, at dmorriso@ryland.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50297286&lang=en Ryland HomesDiane MorrisonVice President of Sales Marketing813-281-1810dmorriso@ryland.comwww.ryland.com