While scoping out newer additions hunting new construction, having an experienced agent on your team 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 make an offer on the one that's been built for you.
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 on the market. 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.
Say a property has been on the market a long time and the builder is deeply invested, 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 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 extra amenities, like appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a fence 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.
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 RE/MAX Town Centre, 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
(407) 996-3200 to launch the search for your new home today.