Expert advice on new construction purchases

When exploring newer additions searching new construction, having an experienced Realtor with you is crucial. will be your guide when navigating the sea of new homes today to find one that's perfect for your family.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Salisbury with TMR Realty, Inc. as your real estate professional - (704) 245-6184

People that buy brand new homes in a development aren't happy when the homes that sell after theirs fetch a lesser price. Knowing this, the builder or developer often won't bend on price. (You'll appreciate this behavior after you've bought a home in a development of new construction!) Regardless, depending on the market and the status of the project, there's sometimes room for negotiation.

For example, if it's a recently completed home, you have little to no negotiating powers. But if the home has been sitting fully furnished, like a show or model home, and there haven't been many offers - then the builder might be willing to work with you. The longer the home has been on the market, the more the builder has invested.

In situations where a builder won't budge, try getting a break with other aspects of the transaction. Ask for help with the closing costs, or additional amenities, like appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a fence 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.

Just because a house is brand new, it can still have its share of flaws. Be sure to get a home inspection before purchase so that issues are handled and also negotiate a home warranty. Then, about 10 or 11 months after purchase it's worth it to pay for an inspection and get anything else repaired before the warranty expires.

At TMR Realty, Inc., 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 (704) 245-6184 to start the search for your new home today.