Expert advice on new construction purchases

While scoping out newer additions seeking new construction, having a knowledgeable Realtor at your side can be the difference between a good home buying experience and a bad one. will help you navigate the myriad of new homes today to make an offer on the one that's a match for your family.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Southwest Florida with The McGuire Group as your real estate professional - 941-702-HOME (4663)

In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and how long the home has been available. 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 what the market is doing at that point in time, a developer will often allow a few concessions.

For example, if a property 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.

You can always ask for assistance in other ways when purchasing new construction. For example, closing costs are one way for you to save without lowering the price of the house. The same goes for amenities - ask for things appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty.That can go the other way around, too. If upgrades are already in the contract, see if you can get the builder to take them out - you might be able to install them later yourself at a savings anyway.

While you should always negotiate a home warranty so problems can be fixed, it's also imperative you get a home inspection before closing. Inevitable problems can be repaired (by the builder) before you move in and larger problems identified before they become your problem. 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 The McGuire Group, We'll make it our #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Give us a call at 941-702-HOME (4663) to launch the search for your new home today.

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