Some people may prefer to buy a home that is completely new. If this is the case for you, you should consider buying something recently constructed from a builder. When doing so, there are numerous things to keep in mind, so read on for our tips when buying from a builder!
There are a few important questions to ask when viewing a newly constructed home with the builder. The first is to ask which features are standard, as it’s very likely they are showing you the best of all the homes. They may expect to get a better price from you for that reason, yet if some of the features are in each of the homes why should you pay more for it?
Following this, find out the builders long-term goals for the community. Maybe you’ll want to find a different area to buy in if they plan to build many other subdivisions within the community. Additionally, you’ll want to find out the builders policy on warranties within the home. Often with new construction they may offer a one year workmanship warranty and a 10-year structural warranty. This varies, so it’s important to find out from the beginning.
Last but not least, you should ask to be put in touch with a past client as this will give you an idea on how the home will age over time. Overall, have your realtor communicate with the builder as this is the best tactic for assuring all of your requirements are met, so always keep them in contact.