January 2012

Deciding to Buy New Construction

When you are house hunting, there are so many options out there for you to consider.  Do you want to buy or rent?  Do you want a home where you share walls with others or do you want something that is free standing?  Do you want certain features in your home or are you not picky as to what you want?  Of course, then there are considerations such as square footage, the amount of bedrooms and a variety of other things. 

Chances are, no matter where you live, there is likely new construction that is going on that you can get into.  The best thing about new construction is that you are able to pick what you do and do not want in regards to appliances, features and colors.  But one of the downsides is that depending on what stage construction is in, you may have to wait a while before you are able to get into your home.  And if you are not a person who likes making decisions, you may find that you have to make a lot more decisions that you want to from paint colors, style of carpet or even the handles on the cupboards.

All Those Extras | How to Decide Which Are Right For You

When building a new home, you are presented with a long list of options, add-ons and extras. How do you know which ones you must have, which ones you need and which ones just won’t work? Here’s a few tips:

1.   Work with a Buyer’s Agent. They can get you a great deal on a new construction house, too. They also know what options will help you sell faster down the road. Ask.

2.   Ask the salesperson in the model which features everyone is talking about or selecting for themselves. Sometimes that gives you a hint as to what you will need to choose. If you are the only house in the subdivision that picked the tri-level floorplan, you might have a tough time selling later.