New Construction Homes, What you should know........
Buying new construction is a little different than buying a previously-owned home. It is important to get familiar with how the process works. For one, because there is no previous homeowner, you don’t have to deal with a seller’s emotional ties to the property which typically influences the negotiating process. Whether you’re designing and building a custom home or buying a home that’s built on spec in a new subdivision, you’ll only have to work with the builder.
Nothing beats the feeling of being the first person to live in a newly-built home. Everything is shiny and untouched. You can buy a new construction home in one of three ways: buying a house already built on spec, having a semi-custom home built as part of a development (you can choose from a set of finishes and upgrades), or having a purely custom home designed and built to your exact specifications.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when interested in purchasing new home construction:
* HIRE A BUYER SPECIALIST
In general, builders’ model homes are usually staffed by agents who work directly for and represent the builder. It’s important for you to have a buyers specialist to represent your best interests, from advising you on how to structure your offer to be most appealing to the builder to making choices that can affect your home’s resale value. Some developments have site registration policies that require your agent to accompany you on one of your first few visits. That's what we're here for! To help YOU!
* THE PICTURE PERFECT MODEL HOME
When buying new construction, you almost never ever get to see your actual home or unit. You see a model home that is similar in floor plan to the home you are purchasing. Those model homes are always decorated and dressed to look amazing. The developers and designers employ all kinds of techniques to make the model home appear bigger than it actually is.
* DO YOUR RESEARCH ON BUILDERS
Ask your agent if they’ve worked with the builder in the past or are aware of their reputation. Visit other developments and talk to homeowners. Luckily, we have a great reputation with many local builders right here in the Wake Forest/Raleigh area!
Click the Wake Forest or Raleigh area Link above to view all New Construction Homes in these beautiful communities!!
* WHAT'S INCLUDED? WHAT'S EXTRA?
It is very important to find out exactly what upgrades are .....and what is included in the price you are being quoted. For example, you may think you're getting an incredible deal, but what you didn't think to ask was if the gourmet kitchen package was included. And, oh yeah, the amazing screened in porch isn't included in your basic package either. Once you start adding in those "wow" elements, the price can skyrocket from affordable to out of you price range.
* GET A COMPLETION CLAUSE
When purchasing new construction, you are at the mercy of the builder's timelines. What guarantees do you have the home will be ready on time? Your purchase agreement documents should specify a completion date.
* HOME INSPECTION?
Even though you are purchasing new construction it is in your best interest to get a licensed home inspector to thoroughly inspect your home.......New homes have problems too. It is a BIG mistake to try to save a few hundred dollars and bypass an inspection... It is money well invested.
* GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING
Verbal conversations are NOT binding....so everything important MUST be in writing and signed by all parties.
To View New Homes in the Triangle Area Please Click the Link Below
If you are interested in finding out even more about New Construction homes please feel free to contact me at 984-833-8113. As a Buyer Specialist at The Kima Real Estate Group, Keller Williams Preferred Realty, I am 100% committed to working for YOU, in your best interest to find you the home of your dreams...
Author:Peter Kima- Phone: 919-443-0300 Dated: January 6th 2016 Views: 504 About Peter: When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutti...
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When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutting edge. This family man's demanding work ethic was passed on from his parents. His mother, a first generation German-American, forged a new life in a strange country. His father, who has not missed a day of work since 1972, led by example. Peter does not rest until he's done everything in his power to help you achieve your goals. As a husband and a father, his understanding of the importance of a family's home is reflected in his every move.
When Peter is not helping one of his clients, he can be found volunteering his time running a charity Lobster Bingo event, cooking burgers at the local Fire Station to benefit the children in the community, delivering dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Wake County with his Kiwanis Club, collecting school supplies for the needy, or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. His favorite pastime, however, is spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Cole (12) and Camden (9 going on 20!).
Peter has resided in Germany, California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Having lived in North Carolina for over 10 years, Peter refers to North Carolina as home. Don't underestimate the value of Peter's moving experience. He and his team understand the rigors involved in making a family move. Rely on that experience to help you.
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"I recently relocated to Raleigh from Destin. Florida and was very fortunate to have Peter Kima as my real estate agent. After my first phone conversation with Peter, I was convinced that he would work aggressively on my behalf to find me a house that fit all the criteria I requested in a home. Peter got to work immediately and began sending me home listings to view prior to my trip to Raleigh.
Upon meeting Peter in Raleigh, I was very impressed with how organized and well prepared he was for our first day of house hunting. He made sure to keep my specific requirements in mind when choosing homes for me to view. Peter was very efficient and organized which was critical to me as I only had three days in order to find a home. I did find the perfect house and Peter worked diligently on my behalf from writing the offer to the closing. Since I was out of town, Peter arranged all of my inspections and made sure that all necessary repairs were made prior to my arrival in Raleigh.
I imagined it would be very difficult to coordinate all that goes into an out of state move but Peter made the entire process absolutely pain free! I would recommend Peter Kima to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate because he genuinely listens to his client's needs and goes above and beyond his duties as a real estate agent."