While driving through newer developments seeking new construction, having the right Realtor on your team is crucial. is here to help you navigate the seeming infinite number of new homes today to find one that's a match for you.
In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and how long the home has been available. Developers in new additions avoid bending on 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 the local market, builders have been known to allow a few concessions.
Say 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 just finished, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.
In cases where a builder won't budge, ask for assistance in other areas. Ask for them to pay a share of the closing costs, or extra amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, 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 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 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.