helping you through the house-selling process

Selling real estate can be just as much work as buying. There are so many things to worry about as you prepare your home to list on the market. Then you have to worry about the real estate agent you will hire to help you get the house sold. After that, you have to worry about who will be coming in to tour your home throughout the week. Will you hold an open house? Do you take the first reasonable offer you are presented with? Our blog was designed to assist you through the selling process a little bit easier.

Three Benefits Of Shopping For A New Construction Home


As you begin your search for a new home, you may want to consider the many benefits of shopping for new construction homes. Aside from the obvious benefit of having a home no one has ever lived in before, there are many other great reasons to consider this option. Use this guide, along with the help of your real estate agent, to determine if a new construction home is right for you.

Manufacturer Warranties

When you purchase a new construction home, you may find that some of the materials used to build the home are covered under warranty. This can include the roof, siding, and windows. The builder may also have a warranty for the home itself. Have your real estate agent help you to get a list of all the warranties included with the home you are considering before you put an offer down. This will help you to get a better idea of the value you are getting for the price of the home.

Customization Options

If you select a home that is still under construction, there may be some flexibility with getting custom features added to the home. Keep this in mind as you tour the model home for the development, and ask about which features are standard and which are available upgrades. Remember that model homes often show you the "fully loaded" version of the homes being built, so if there is a particular detail you want in your new home, it pays to ask about it in advance. In some cases, the builder may be having difficulty selling all the homes in a development, so you may be able to negotiate a few add-on features as part of your purchase.

Low Maintenance Living

Unlike used homes, a new construction home is move-in ready. You won't typically need to worry about repairs or upgrades before you move in, and if you buy before the home is complete, you can dictate small details such as paint colors. With the included warranties on your new home, you may even be able to avoid regular maintenance for items including your air conditioning and appliances. This helps to make moving into your home a more relaxed and stress-free affair. Be sure to have the home inspected before moving in, and if you find any issues, work with your real estate agent and the builder to have them taken care of for you.

Talk to your real estate agent about whether or not a new construction home is in your budget, and work together to find a home that gives you all of the amenities you want in your dream house.  


22 February 2017