Thinking about buying new construction?

Thinking about buying new construction?

Are you deciding if you want to buy new construction?  If so, there are a few things you should keep in mind when doing so.  

First, find a great agent to help you.  Getting an agent that is experienced in working in new construction will help you get the best deal for your money.  Most new construction builders have a relationship with a real estate agent so working with an agent that isn't affiliated with the builder will work in your best interest.  Builders do not have an emotional attachment to the properties so getting an experienced agent will prove effective when trying to negotiate price.  For example, most builders do not want to come down on the price to keep the values in the neighborhood up.  Instead of coming down on the price they may make other deals with you such as including some upgrades throughout the house.  From personal experience I was able to get a fence included and have my garage insulated and dry walled so that the builder didn't have to come down on the price.

One of the most important things you can do when looking for new construction is doing your homework on the builder.  You want a builder that is know for doing quality work on their properties.  Search online for previous homeowner testimonials whether they be positive or negative.  Finding an agent that has worked with previous buyers that have purchased through the same builder can help as well to get feedback.

Many builders will also have recommendations for lenders.  You shouldn't automatically work with that lender without doing your own research.  Even when not purchasing a new construction property it is important to check with a few different lenders to see what they can offer for you.  

If you are looking for new construction sites in your area of interest please let us know.  We would be happy to help you find your perfect house!  You can also check out our new tab on www.yorkteamhomes.com to see a couple new construction sites in Homer Glen and Lockport.

~ Kristen