Newly constructed homes are one of the most popular real estate purchases for many reasons:
- Buyers do not need to deal with the inevitable wear and tear of a previously owned home
- The price of the property is not affected by the former owner’s personal attachments
- The house is pristine
However, as with every major purchase, it pays to be prudent.
Before you jump in and sign that contract, here are a few things you need to consider:
1. Get a home inspection
Even a new house needs to undergo inspection. The property may come with “one year bumper-to-bumper warranty” but issues may not rear their problematic head until well after the first year. Subjecting a newly constructed home to a home inspection at the outset may spare you future headaches – just to make sure the home is structurally sound and that every nut and bolt is in place.
2. Research the builder
Knowing who built your new home is important. Builders live and die on their reputation. Check out how their earlier developments fared. What are people saying about them on review sites like Yelp? Have their homes held up over time? Snooping around for answers will help you gauge the integrity of a builder.
3. Know what you need and want
Most new construction homes offer extra features to the basic model that is for sale. This can include upgrades to the rooms and other amenities. Before you sign up for extras, you can save yourself a lot of money if you’re clear about your needs versus your wants when it comes to buying a home.
Of course, having a competent real estate agent by your side is a great way to ensure that your purchase is indeed an excellent investment.
And this is exactly what the Higgins Group Real Estate can help you with. Check our listings here and find out for yourself what the Higgins Group Real Estate can offer you.