As all you homebuyer’s know, buying a home is quite the undertaking. From the day you decide to get in the market to the day you start looking to the day you make an offer and are accepted, the process can be a nerve-racking one. If that wasn’t tough enough, what if you are one of the many people in Denver looking to buy a new build home in this market that is becoming a more frequent thing due to the amount of new builds popping up. There is something really exciting about buying a brand new home, getting to have say in what goes into the house, getting to picture what it will look like when it is complete, literally building from the ground up, all of these things can make any buyer look to new builds.
One of the words of advice I tell everyone when looking to buy a new build is to get yourself an agent and a good agent at that. Be sure you get an agent who has experience in new construction. It is so important to have an agent who is going to represent your best interests if any issues arise from how to make the best offer to making choices that can affect your home’s resale value. Also, make sure to get an experienced agent who isn’t affiliated with the builder, you want to just be sure that when it comes to getting what you want, the agent will only be focused on what is best for you.
When you hire a great agent they will help you with the whole process from start to finish like making sure you get everything in writing. It is imperative that you have all the details spelled out a-z when working on a new build from the agreed upon purchase price to what the home will be like when it is finished.
Remember when you are out looking at models of homes, that what you see isn’t exactly what you might get. Model home usually use a mix of materials and fixtures so when making your rounds make sure to inquire about what is available in your price range. And once you have all of that sorted out, make sure you get a guarantee from the builder when a completion date, again, in writing.
Don’t think to pass up getting your new build inspected once it is finished, new homes can have problems too! For example, make sure to get a sewer scope and test for radon (yes new builds especially new to be tested for radon!). Many builders will allow buyers to conduct an independent inspection and agree to fix anything that is not up to code compliance.
One thing I recommend to my new build clients is to check with the city to see what might be in store for the surrounding area. New builds can be in already established neighborhoods but many times, they can be out on new areas of land. Also do your research into the homeowners associations that are in the area because these could impact your potential new build.
If you are thinking about looking at a new build as your first or next house, I would love to help you as your dedicated agent. I have a lot of experience when it comes to new builds and know my way around the Denver market. Feel free to shoot me an email or give me a call and let’s sit down and discuss how we can make a new build your perfect home!