If you're exploring newer additions seeking new construction, having a knowledgeable agent with you can be the difference between a good home buying experience and a bad one. will help you navigate the myriad of new homes today to find one that's made for you.
In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the builder and the length of time that the home has been vacant. Developers in new additions don't like taking lower than their asking price because buyers 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 what the market is doing at that point in time, a builder will often allow a few concessions.
For example, if a home has been on the market a while 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 recently completed, don't count on being able to get a deal.
In situations where a builder won't budge, ask for assistance with other aspects of the transaction. Ask for help with the closing costs, or additional 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.
At David Massey Real Estate, I'll make it my #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Give me a call at
(336) 226-9374 to begin the search for your new home today.