If you are looking to buy a home in this busy market, you may have noticed a few things. One, the selection is limited and a home may sell to someone else while you’re thinking about whether it’s right for you. Also, the price of an existing home is high enough that you’d expect something new for that price.
In fact, buying a new home is a great idea.
Here are six reasons to do just that.
Number one, the new home is built to your specifications. Not only can you customize the paint color and flooring, you may also be able to work with the builder to choose a home layout that will fit it exactly to your needs.
Second, you can decorate the home to your style from the start. Instead of spending days or weeks repainting, updating appliances or having a wall moved, you can move right in to a new home.
The third benefit of a new home is a warranty. Most homebuilders warrant their workmanship for the at least the first year, structure even longer and mechanical systems carry manufacturers warranties.
Fourth, new homes include the latest smart features. Hard-wired smoke detectors, accommodations for structured wiring, security systems, electronics and other smart features.
Number five, today’s building codes require increased energy efficiency. There is no wondering if the home has insulation in the walls or ceiling—new homes must include those features, along with insulated windows and other cost-saving ideas. New technologies have created more efficient heating and cooling systems. You’ll save money while staying comfortable all year long.
Advantage six is that you’re often part of a new, growing community. Many subdivisions offer amenities such as community rooms, swimming pools and other ways to connect with neighbors.
Lots and lots of new homes are being built all over town, giving buyers a variety of options. The Sales Team works with many builders in town so they can help you sort through those decisions.
It is important to have a Realtor represent you in any home purchase, including a new one from a builder. They can not only help you get the best price, but they can negotiate in your favor for who pays specific transaction costs, they can arrange for surveys, inspections, document preparation, start and completion dates for building, and other details. “In most cases,” Brian says, “the Realtor fees are paid by the builder.”
And if you are selling your current home because it is too small (or the kids have graduated and it’s too big) or for whatever reason, they can get your existing home sold for a good price and do their best to coordinate closings.
Call the Sales Team today!