While exploring newer neighborhoods searching new construction, having a knowledgeable agent on your team is crucial. will be your guide when navigating the sea of new homes today to make an offer on the one that's right for your family.
People that buy new construction in a development aren't happy when the homes that sell after theirs fetch a lesser price, so builders aren't as apt to bend on price. (You'll appreciate this behavior after you've bought a home in a development of new construction!) Regardless, depending on the market and the status of the project, there's sometimes room for negotiation.
Say a property has been on the market a while 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 recently completed, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.
In cases 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 appliance upgrades, 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 house is brand new, it doesn't mean that it is immune from needing repairs. 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 Mapp Realty & Investment Company, 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
941-379-2448 to start the search for your new home today.