Purchasing new construction

When touring newer neighborhoods searching new construction, having a knowledgeable Realtor at your side can be the difference between a good home buying experience and a bad one. is here to help you navigate the myriad of new homes today to pick one that's a match for you.

In real estate, you can always negotiate. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and how long the home has been available. Developers in new additions like to keep prices near their asking point because homeowners already in the area expect new construction to be comparably priced to what they already purchased. (You'll appreciate that same courtesy if there are undeveloped lots near the home you eventually purchase!) But, depending on how far along the project is and the local market, a builder will often allow a few concessions.

Consider a home has been on the market a long time and the builder has a lot sunk into it, then you have some room. The same goes for show or model homes that have been sitting for a while. However, if a home was just finished, don't count on being able to get a deal.

You can always ask for assistance in other ways when purchasing new construction. For example, closing costs are one way for you to save without lowering the price of the house. The same goes for amenities - ask for things an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a sprinkler system or landscaping, or an extended home warranty.That can go the other way around, too. If upgrades are already in the plan, try to get the builder to take them out - you might be able to install them later yourself at a savings anyway.

Realize that just because a house is brand new, it can still have its share of flaws. Be sure to get a home inspection before purchase so that issues are handled and also negotiate a home warranty. Then, about 10 or 11 months after purchase it's worth it to pay for an inspection and get anything else repaired before the warranty expires.

Finding you a new home that meets your needs and matches your budget will be our #1 goal. Give us a call at 772-713-7139 to start the search for your new home today.

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