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What to consider when buying a new construction home

Couple on construction site of new house

Are you in the market looking for a new construction home to make your own? Here are a couple of things you need to consider before making the commitment.

  1. What is the community like? 

    And by community, we mean the entire locale, not just the residential development. Where is it located, and how far is it from services and amenities? Are there schools in the area, and if yes, how do they rate? Is the subdivision located in an established neighborhood or are there mostly new developments in the area?To get a better look at the community, visit the place and talk to your potential neighbors. Ask what it’s like to live in the area. As with buying any home, you’ll want it to be in a location that’s agreeable to your preferences and lifestyle.

  2. Find out as much as you can about the builder 

    If the builder has been in the business for a considerable period of time, you won’t have trouble searching for information online. Read reviews, check out their previous work, and do some digging if they have had any run-ins with the law.It would also help to determine as early as possible if the builder offers a new home warranty. Aside from being a testament to the quality of their work, it protects you from defects incurred (and the associated costs) within a certain time period.

  3. Work with a real estate agent 

    Find a real estate agent who specializes in new construction houses. They’ll be able to provide you with inside information about trustworthy and reputable builders to work with and can help you get in touch with other contractors to help you build your dream home.More importantly, a real estate specialist can help you navigate the ins and outs of buying new construction. Information may be easy to find online, but it can’t beat the insight an experienced real estate expert offers.

    If you’re interested in working with Urban Luxe Real Estate, all you need to do is connect with us at info(at)urbanluxere(dotted)com or 480.359.6519.

  4. Prioritize the square footage, floor plan, and location 

    You can fuss about upgrades later. In the early stages, focus all your attention on the location, the square footage, and the floor plan of the new construction house. How much home do you want to buy, and will it be enough for the floor plan you want for your home?Speaking of floor plans, it’s important you understand it as early as possible. Luckily, most builders these days use virtual reality tech and 3D renders so you can see how your home will pan out. During construction, visit the site as well.

  5. Stick to sensible upgrades 

    When it’s time to choose the improvements you want, take care not to price yourself out of the neighborhood. Choose upgrades that are similar to other homes in the community. For instance, if all of your neighbors opted for hardwood, it might be a good idea to follow suit.

Urban Luxe Real Estate can help you shop around for new construction houses for sale in Scottsdale, AZ. Contact our team of experts today at info(at)urbanluxere(dotted)com or 480.359.6519 to get started!