Looking for new construction around Richardson, Plano or North Dallas?
When exploring neighborhoods for new construction, having a knowledgeable agent with you is important. I'm here to help you navigate the seeming infinite number of new homes today to make an offer on the one that's made for your family.
In real estate, you can always negotiate. 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've 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 builder will often allow a few concessions.
Considering a home that has been on the market for a while and the builder has a lot invested in it, then you have some negotiating room. The same goes for show or model homes they have been holding for a while. However, if a home was recently finished, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.
In cases where a builder won't budge, try getting a break with other aspects of the transaction. Ask for help with the closing costs, or extra amenities, like appliance upgrades, 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 them yourself.
Just because a home is brand new, it doesn't mean that it is immune from needing repairs. 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 Washburn Realty Group, 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 214.477.1658 to begin the search for your new home today.