Save money when purchasing new construction
While scoping out newer neighborhoods searching new construction, having a knowledgeable Realtor on your team can be the difference between a good home buying experience and a bad one. is here to help you navigate the seeming infinite number of new homes today to pick one that's made for your family.
In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the builder and how long the home has been vacant. Developers in new additions avoid bending on price because homeowners 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, developers have been known to allow a few concessions.
For example, if 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 completed, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.
In situations where a builder won't budge, try getting a break in other areas. Ask for help with the closing costs, or extra amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a sprinkler system 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.
While you should always negotiate a home warranty so problems can be fixed, get a home inspection before your purchase regardless. Inevitable problems can be repaired (by the builder) before you move in and larger problems identified before it's too late. Since an inspection is relatively inexpensive, some new home buyers get an inspection after being in the home for 10 or 11 months - that way, the builder can make the repairs before a 1 year warranty expires.
At Real Pro Properties, 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
(559) 440-9112 to begin the search for your new home today.