Purchasing new construction

If you're driving through newer developments seeking new construction, having an experienced Realtor with you is vital. will help you navigate the seeming infinite number of new homes today to pick one that's been built for you.

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

Buyers of brand new homes in a neighborhood don't like to see houses sold after theirs go for less money. Knowing this, the builder or developer often won't bend on price. (You'll appreciate this behavior after you've bought a home in a development of new construction!) Regardless, depending on the market and the status of the project, there's sometimes room for negotiation.

For example, if it's a recently completed home, you have little to no negotiating powers. But if the home has been sitting fully furnished, like a show or model home, and there haven't been many offers - then the builder might be willing to work with you. The longer the home has been on the market, the more the builder has invested.

You can always ask for assistance in other ways when purchasing new construction. For example, closing costs are one way for you to save without lowering the price of the house. The same goes for amenities - ask for things appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty. That can go the other way around, too. If upgrades are already in the plan, see if you can get the builder to remove them - you might be able to install them later yourself at a savings anyway.

Realize that just because a home is brand new, it doesn't mean that it is immune from needing repairs. 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 start the search for your new home today.

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