certified new construction co-brokers here to Assist You in your New Construction Home search
is New Construction for you?
Is a newly built home right for you? Do you want a home that you’ve helped design and that offers the latest in energy efficiency and design? Or a previously owned home that may need fix-ups, paint jobs, and walls moved around to create the types of open spaces that make sense today?
These are baseline questions that confront many home shoppers early in the process. Your own answers are likely to depend on your lifestyle preferences, financing needs and the priorities you put on features like high energy efficiency, functional arrangements of interior living spaces and your desire, budget and aptitude when it comes to repairs and capital improvements.
Don’t Buy a Home Alone
Unless you’re a real estate agent, a lawyer, a home inspector, an architect, and a construction worker, hire professionals to guide you through this process.
People You Need on Your Team
- A certified new construction co-broker
- A real estate lawyer
- A home inspector
Hire an agent who specializes in new home construction to represent you. Yes, the builder has an agent, but remember, that agent works for the builder, not you. Hire a lawyer to go over all the final paperwork to ensure your interests are represented.
Finally, do not skip the home inspection! Angie Hicks, founder of AngiesList.com, agrees. “Newer homes can have just as many problems as older homes, and it’s always better to know what you don’t know before the last piece of paper is signed.” Builders make mistakes; a home inspector should spot any problems before you move in.