The real estate market is booming as key economic indicators are pointing up again. There’s no better investment to make to secure your family’s financial future than real estate. If you’re buying a new home, here are ten great tips for making your purchase a total breeze:
1. See the Specs
There’s no better way to determine whether you will like a new home than to check out the model. Walk through the model. Open drawers. Check out the closets. You can see the construction and detail quality for yourself.
2. Talk to Others
If you’re hiring a contractor or developer to build your perfect dream home, make sure you talk to other customers. History does tend to repeat itself, and happy prior customers are a great sign.
3. Compare Online
Do you homework online. Nearly everything you want to know about new home construction is available to you online with a quick search.
4. Use a Trusted Builder
Reputations are built on hard work and honest interactions. Builders who are known and trusted in your community are a safe bet. You can also go check out other new home developments in your area, see what options you have and what you like or dislike about different layouts.
5. Use a Contractor Who Has Been in Business Longer
It’s better to hire someone with a history of building homes than to hire a newly formed company. Experience counts- you don’t want to pay a new builder to learn on the job.
6. Select Products You Know
When you buy a new home, you will get to select finishes such as sinks, bathtubs, flooring, lighting and more. Take the mystery out of selections by using a brand you’ve come to love.
7. Call the Better Business Bureau or Angie’s List
You can also check your new builder’s company out by calling a business group such as the BBB or Angie’s List. Sometimes, these groups can help you avoid problems by pointing out issues with the builder or company.
8. Check References
You should ask your builder for personal client references. Then, call the references. After you call them, if they are satisfied with their home, drive by the home and check it out for yourself.
9. Buy In a Known Neighborhood
If you are buying a new home, be sure to buy in a location that you already know. If you are new to the area, check out the schools. Check out whether there are conveniences nearby such as shopping and libraries.
10. Compare Prices
When you buy a new home, you will be given an estimated per-foot building cost. Compare these costs to other builders for similar finishes so you know that your builder’s pricing is in line with competitors’.
There’s no better way to build financial security for your family than the purchase of a home. New homes are a blank canvas to inspire and invigorate us. When you purchase new construction, you get the be the first person to live in a beautiful brand new space tailored to your own specifications.