Things To Do Before Buying A New Home

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Things To Do Before Buying A New Home

Buying New Homes Instead Of Previously Owned Options

When you look for a home for your family, there are several options. You could build a home to meet your specifications, which is always nice, but it takes a lot of time. You could buy a home that someone previously owned, which can also work, but might take some effort, time, and money to personalize the space and set things up the way you want them. Or, you can seek out new homes and purchase the one that best suits your needs. If you’ve already settled on buying one of the new homes available on the market, use these tips to help you get just what you need.

Tip 1: Hire An Agent

You could drive around neighborhoods and call the agents listed on the new home signs in front of the house in order to take tours. But keep in mind that those agents have the builder’s interest in mind and not necessarily yours. If you want someone working for your interests, having your own agent is a good idea. You don’t want to be talked into anything that isn’t really best for you because you don’t have your own representation working on your side.

Tip 2: Find Your Own Lender

It’s nice to be pre-approved for your loan so you know how much you have to spend on a new home. If there’s a certain builder that interests you and you plan to buy one of their homes, you don’t have to use their lender as well. In fact, you may not even get the best deal with that lender. Seek out your own lender separate from the builder you have in mind and figure out what works best for your needs.

Tip 3: Verify Options And Upgrades

If you catch a new home before it is completely finished, you may be able to have a say on certain renovations to make the house truly your own. You could pick the flooring, wall colors, light fixtures, and other such items. You will want to know what your options are and what upgrades are possible as well as what they might cost you. Being able to upgrade certain items before your move-in is a lot less stressful than while you live there.

Tip 4: Check Out Builder Reputation And Neighbors

When you are looking into new homes, you want to know what the builder’s history is like. How successful are they and have they been building homes for a long time? Are those homes still around and withstanding the local elements? If you find a new home that interests you in a development, talk to the neighbors and see what their experiences have been like with the builder, the area, and the community in general.

Getting New Homes That Appeal To You

Looking at new homes is very exciting. You might have a special floor plan in mind, a  specific size, the number of rooms, and other things. Keep in mind that it’s not just all about the house.  The community and location of the home is important as well. Contact San Elijo Hills to look at some of the new homes we offer in our development.

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