Expert advice on new construction purchases

While scoping out newer developments hunting new construction, having the right agent with you is important. is here to help you navigate the sea of new homes today to pick one that's a match for you.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Harmony with RE/MAX Select Properties as your real estate agent - 5078864221

In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and the length of time that the home has been available. Developers in new additions avoid bending on price because buyers 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 current market conditions, a builder will often allow a few concessions.

Consider a property has been on the market a long time and the builder is deeply invested, 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 completed, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.

In situations where a builder won't budge, try getting a break in other areas. Ask for them to pay a share of the closing costs, or more amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty. Or take the contrary route. If a home is nearing completion, you can often save money by passing on suggested upgrades from the builder and installing things yourself.

While you should always negotiate a home warranty so problems can be fixed, it's also imperative you get a home inspection before closing. Inevitable problems can be repaired (by the builder) before you move in and larger issues identified before they become your problem. Since an inspection is relatively inexpensive, some new home buyers get an inspection after being in the home for 10 or 11 months - that way, the builder can make the repairs before a 1 year warranty expires.

Finding you a new home that meets your family's needs and matches your budget will be my #1 objective. Give me a call at 5078864221 to start the search for your new home today.

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