If you are ready to purchase a home in an area that you like but you don't want to have a home that you have to renovate yourself, new construction may be the only option for you. Unless a home has been totally renovated or hasn't been lived in long, odds are there you may not like the style or it may need repairs or updating.
Talk with a real estate agent in the area that works for a builder and sells new construction homes. Here are the things to consider before making the purchase.
New Construction Options
There are many benefits to buying a new home, especially if you get a contract underway before the details are finalized. Some benefits include:
- New heating and cooling appliances and systems
- Kitchen appliances are new
- Everything is what you want aesthetically
- Materials are under warranty
- The house construction is under warranty
- House is built efficiently
- You pick the layout
With a new home, you won't have to change things when you move in, worry about faulty appliances or old appliance problems, or deal with aged structural complications.
Newer Homes for Sale
There are people that build a new construction home and then have to relocate for work, want to move to a different area, or end up selling because they want to build again. This is an easy way to get a newer home that is modern and potentially still under warranty, but you won't have to wait.
Building a home from picking a lot to completion can take anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on the size of the house, the builder, and the amount of time the company spends on your build. Ask the real estate agent about new home construction properties only a few years old that are ready for purchase.
Express to the real estate agent that you want a house that has updated interior and exterior features if they want to show you a house that isn't relatively new. This means you won't have to move in and worry about a roofing leak or a leaky hot water tank. You may find you get more space for your budget with this option, along with a mature property or a neighborhood that is already established.
If you don't think you want to move into a home that has already been lived in, the new construction real estate purchase will be best for you. Building will take time, so if you want something today you may have to work with the agent to find newer listings.
To learn more, contact real estate agents in your area to find new construction real estate.