Save money when purchasing new construction

Partnering with the right agent is key when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the Burlington area.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Burlington with David Massey Real Estate as your real estate professional - (336) 226-9374

In real estate, you can always negotiate. However, with new construction, it depends on the builder and the length of time that the home has been vacant. Developers in new additions avoid bending on price because homeowners already in the area expect new construction to be comparably priced to what they already purchased. (You'll appreciate that same courtesy if there are undeveloped lots near the home you eventually purchase!) But, depending on how far along the project is and current market conditions, developers have been known to allow a few concessions.

For example, if a home has been on the market a long time 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 just finished, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.

In situations where a builder won't budge, try getting a break in other areas. Ask for help with the closing costs, or more amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a sprinkler system 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 can still have its share of flaws. 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.

Finding you a new home that meets your family's needs and matches your budget will be my #1 goal. Give me a call at (336) 226-9374 to start the search for your new home today.

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