Expert advice on new construction purchases

It's key to have a knowledgeable agent on your team when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the Hendersonville area.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Hendersonville with Amanda Hill as your real estate agent - 828-231-2017

In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the builder and how long the home has been on the market. Developers in new additions avoid bending on price because buyers 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 builder will often allow a few concessions.

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.

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, try to get the builder to remove them - 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 it's too late. 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 Amanda Hill, 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 828-231-2017 to launch the search for your new home today.

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