While driving through newer neighborhoods looking for new construction, having a knowledgeable agent on your team can be the difference between a good home buying experience and a bad one. Marge and her team is here to help you navigate the seeming infinite number of new homes today to find one that's been built for your family. We have over 30 years experience helping people find, design and purchase new homes.
In real estate, you can always negotiate. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and the length of time that the home has been vacant. 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 current market conditions, developers have been known to allow a few concessions.
For example, if 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 recently completed, don't count on being able to get a deal.
In situations where a builder won't budge, ask for assistance with other aspects of the transaction. Ask for help with the closing costs, or extra 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.
Realize that just because a home 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.
At Remax Components, I'll make it my #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Give me a call at
410-877-4201 to start the search for your new home today.