New Construction

Purchasing a newly built home is a great option for many homebuyers. When you work directly with a Realtor®, you’ll be guided through the process from start to finish at no extra cost to you. If you’re considering a New Construction home, you see the value of professional craftsmanship and design, new appliances, energy efficient features and a neighborhood that can grow into a close community. Here we’ll help you identify your needs and wants for a newly built home and how to prioritize what you are able to afford in your new purchase.

Found 9 blog entries about New Construction.

Why a newly constructed home is a good investment

A new construction home is often preferred by home buyers because it provides feelings of a fresh, new start. It’s a clean slate on which to begin writing the next chapter of your life. Aside from the emotional appeal, there are plenty of rational advantages to buying a newly constructed home that makes it an excellent investment.

Here are a few reasons why choosing a new construction is a sound idea:

Many customizable features

From choosing the lot, down to the little things like picking the number of ceiling fans, there are a number of customizable features in new construction homes. Most builders offer a set number of floorplans to ensure the houses in the neighborhood share a similar exterior aesthetic, but these floorplans often serve as

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How easy is it to build your own home?

If you have the time and money, building your own home is the only option that ensures the home is everything you want and need. Your imagination and your budget (and any rules and regulations the property must legally abide by) are your only limits. Unless you are buying all the tools and materials, donning a pair of carpenter’s overalls and a hardhat, and constructing it with your hands, building the home is a relatively easy and straightforward process if you seek out the proper guidance.

The steps to building your own home are:

Find the land

First, you need to find the plot of land you want. Speaking to a real estate agent who specializes in land purchases will help expedite the process. They will know the lots available that meet

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Which is Right for You? New Construction or Resale?

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer looking for your starter home, or you’re an experienced homebuyer looking for your forever home, there are a few key aspects to decide on before you begin your search for the perfect home. Certainly, you and your real estate agent have the basics of your home search covered and you’ve discussed the basics of your ideal home--you’ve settled on how many bedrooms and bathrooms, and you’ve selected special features, like a pool or a deck, that you want included. But have you considered which option is right for you when it comes to looking at new construction homes versus resale? While your real estate agent can provide professional guidance as you explore the options available, it can be helpful to research the

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Forget Buying a Resale House, Build Your Own Today

Whether you’ve owned multiple homes or you’re ready to take the plunge with your starter home, the first thing you’ll need to determine is if you want to buy or build your house. While some people stumble upon their dream homes when house shopping, more often than not people find homes that are acceptable and then come up with a list of features they want to change. Sometimes, trying to remodel or renovate an existing home and outfit it with the features you want for your life can be a timely process. It’s more likely that new construction will truly be what gets you all the customization and amenities you’ve always wanted in your home.

When people work with a builder on new construction homes, they can specify every detail. Here are ten

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5 Things to Consider When Picking a Builder for Your New Construction Home

New construction is the right choice for many people who are looking to build a home that is completely customized to suit their unique wants and needs. However, quite a bit goes into constructing a new home, and the first step is finding a reliable, experienced builder to help walk you through the process from beginning to end.

Below are the top five things to keep in mind when evaluating builders so that you can have total peace of mind as you move forward with the exciting process of home construction and ownership.

1) Outside References

Obtaining outside reference for any builder you’re considering should be your first step in the process. And remember, the builder-supplied references will likely be for jobs that went well and had

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5 Surprisingly Customizable Features in a New Construction Home

When you purchase a resale home, you also purchase its charms – for better or for worse. With a new construction home, you have a blank slate to bring your own idea of charm to life. Although some new construction homes that are attached to a planned development or subdivision have many predetermined aesthetic and structural attributes, there may be a surprising amount of room to customize if you simply ask and are willing to pay for the additional expenses. This may save you from saying to yourself, “you know what would be really be great,” after the home is already built.

The top 5 most surprisingly customizable features of a new construction home include:

1) A Custom Garage

The garage just may be the most undervalued room in the

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Benefits of a Realtor When Buying a New Construction Home

Buying a home--whether resale or new construction--can be a complicated process with layers upon layers of laws, regulations, bank dealings, inspections and more. Realtors require education and training just to be able to understand the process fully and become licensed. They are essentially given all the tools needed to firmly negotiate with a builder. Realtors can be one of your best assets in purchasing a newly built home.

Here are some common misconceptions about the new construction process:

“But I can make the deal myself.”

If you owned a large business, would you do your own taxes? If you were in trouble with the law, would you be your own attorney? You CAN do both of those things,but without a deep understanding of the legal

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How Can a New Construction Home Help Save on Energy?

New construction homes are built to meet or exceed the latest energy codes. They use new, energy-efficient materials together with modern design and construction practices that ensure greatly reduced energy use when compared to older homes. Many builders now use ENERGY STAR certified products, and ENERGY STAR certified homes have shown up to 30% in yearly energy savings. Let’s look closer at just how new construction homes save energy.

Insulation

When building a new home, your builder can insulate from scratch, using highly efficient spray foam insulation. Not only do newer spray foam insulation products have exceptional R-values (an industry rating for thermal resistance), but they fully cover surfaces and form tight seals in corners and

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Why Choose New Construction Over Resale?

Buying a resale home and tackling all of its years of problems seems so gratifying in the movies. It’s usually reduced to a short, playful montage. A little paint here, a couple nails there, a wrench to some old plumbing, some nods of self approval, and presto – a new home. Break out the blanket and hot cocoa. The reality, however, can be quite different. An old home can be a significant drain on money and time, and let’s face it, some of us just aren’t cut out to operate power tools. Some resale homes are in great condition and require little maintenance, but other houses can require more work. New construction homes are for those of us who aren’t that keen to use our time and energy on finding our inner DIY hero, and understand some of the

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