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Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent on New Home Sales
Elizabeth Weintraub, contributing author on About.com's Guide to Home Buying and Selling, covers a topic you should care about if you're considering new construction for your next home.
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Lots of buyers, while well meaning, don't realize that they can hire a buyer's agent to represent them on a new home purchase from a builder. Buying new homes from a builder are really no different than buying a resale home. You're better off hiring a buyer's agent. For example, tonight I negotiated a transaction for a buyer in Natomas. She bought a brand new condo. Her next-door neighbor paid $237,000 for his condo, and it closed escrow two weeks ago.
My buyer bought the model -- which meant she got all the artwork and furnishings in the home, including a brand new gas BBQ grill -- for $22,000 less. You can bet her neighbor didn't get furnishings nor designer paint and window coverings. This buyer received $40,000 in upgrades, plus the furnishings. ... more
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