Purchasing new construction
Having the right agent with you is crucial when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the Greenville area.
In real estate, you can always negotiate. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and the length of time that the home has been available. Developers in new additions like to keep prices near their asking point because homeowners 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 the local market, developers have been known to allow a few concessions.
Consider a home has been on the market a while and the builder has a lot sunk into it, then you have some room. The same goes for show or model homes that have been sitting for a while. However, if a home was just finished, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.
In cases where a builder won't budge, ask for assistance with other aspects of the transaction. Ask for help with the closing costs, or extra amenities, like appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty. Or take the contrary route. If a home is nearing completion, you can often save money by passing on suggested upgrades from the builder and installing things yourself.
Just because a house is brand new, it doesn't mean that it is immune from needing repairs. Be sure to get a home inspection before purchase so that issues are handled and also negotiate a home warranty. Then, about 10 or 11 months after purchase it's worth it to pay for an inspection and get anything else repaired before the warranty expires.
At Re/Max Results, 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
264-252-9005 to start the search for your new home today.