There are a lot of different options to consider when building a new home. Here’s how to narrow them down.
Buying new construction is a great choice, but before you do you should be aware of some key questions and factors that will influence your overall satisfaction with the home. Here are three of the most important ones:
1. Consider your wants and your needs. Each builder offers something a little different. There are new construction homes in every price range, too. From my experience, all of the materials that new homes are made out of cost the same, so you can be happy with a very basic, no-frills home. However, on the other end of the spectrum are fully customized homes where you can choose your floor plan, your materials, and even custom finishes. Which brings us to the next point.
Local builders are invested in you because they are invested in the community.
2. What finishes do you want? Each builder has a feature sheet that tells you what’s included in their homes and at what price. Carpet versus hardwood floors and tile versus fiberglass showers are just a couple examples of the finishes you’ll be able to choose. There’s not a right or wrong way to choose them because you’re going to get what you pay for, but just make sure what you’re paying is in line with what other builders are charging.
3. Consider local builders first. They are invested in your community and their reputation hinges on the satisfaction of their local customers. Also, if you have a problem, they can usually get someone out to fix it much quicker than a national builder can.
I’ve never seen a newly built home fall over, so don’t be too worried. However, realize that you have a lot of different options and it behooves you to take your time. If you have any questions for me about buying a new home or want any advice, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I would love to hear from you.