Buying A New Construction Home

Dated: 09/30/2017

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I love new homes!  I started my career selling new homes.  They are always under some kind of warranty and no one has ever "used" it. You may be able to pick out your own finishes or if you buy a new home that is already built or under construction it will have the most current fixtures and may even have some beautiful upgrades.  

Did you know that the sales rep in the model works for the builder?  They must treat you fairly but their responsibility is to the builder company that employs them.  You have the right to and should have your own representation,  by using a Realtor.  The builder pays the Realtor's fee for service, and will not give you a discount if you don't have one.  So, there is no reason to go it alone.  Just make sure your first visit to a community is with your trusted Realtor or at least let them know you are working with someone when you sign in.  During the process of building things can go wrong, and you should have someone in your corner.  

While your home is being built, you should hire a home inspector two times.  The first inspection should be before drywall goes in so you can have peace of mind that everything is done right.  The second should be after the power and water are on.  

If you have any questions about new construction, just ask your trusted Realtor.


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Beth Preston

Beth Preston believes that her client’s dreams and goals are first and understands that excellent communication is a must. With over 10 years of real estate experience in the greater Lake Norman, Be....

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