new construction: New Home Prices Going Down Making Them More Affordable - 09/17/19 05:55 AM
Residential real estate developers in America are responding to a national slowdown in new home construction by building smaller homes that are more modestly priced. The demand for smaller, less expensive homes is growing, while the overall demand for new custom homes is declining. Prices decreased slightly, by about one-half percent, from the price levels in 2018 for newly-constructed homes.
Lower Profits For Builders
The median price for a newly-constructed home in America is $372,900. The median sales price of an existing home is $309,700.
American construction companies are feeling the pressure to build lower-priced homes along with the increased costs for imported building … (0 comments)

new construction: How To Cut A Great Deal On A New Home Construction - 11/01/18 12:41 PM
Savvy home buyers often get great deals on new home constructions by asking for deals and discounts and doing some up-front research. 
Home builders often dislike offering steep discounts in sales prices because they want everyone in the community to feel like they bought their property at a fair price. Maintaining sales prices also helps with future home appraisal values. It helps all of the buyers in a neighborhood to keep sales prices consistent and growing. 
Fortunately, you can still get great discounts that can reduce the cost of your new home.
Ask the builder if they can do the following:
Settle Closing Costs 
Closing costs … (0 comments)

new construction: Pros And Cons: Older Homes Versus New Construction - 09/24/18 09:41 AM
Opinions differ about whether home buyers are best served by purchasing an older home or new construction.
New homes enjoy that “new home” smell and the idea that you are the very first occupant can be very appealing. On the other hand, older homes resonate with nostalgia and many architectural design elements are no longer commonly used.
While some people feel strongly one way or the other, it’s a lot like comparing apples and oranges. The right home for any home buyer is the one that fits your lifestyle. Consider these pros and cons of new and older homes when making your decision.
Construction Differences
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new construction: New Home Construction Boom Expected - 08/28/18 01:22 PM
The housing market has been trending in a positive direction and economic indicators point to new home construction going vertical.
Following the housing bubble and sluggish post-recession economy, construction companies largely turned their attention away from new homes. Diminished values, high regulatory and materials costs served as deterrents to home-building.
But the economic revival the country is experiencing – coupled with a housing shortage – has builders poised to jump back into the single-family home game. Here are three reasons new home construction is expected to boom.
1: First-Time Buyer Lifestyles
Consider that the last big new construction boom occurred 12-16 years ago. Those so-called … (0 comments)

new construction: Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction - 06/14/18 07:04 AM
Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes.
The prospect of owning new construction is definitely exciting, but it doesn’t come without its own set of questions. If you’re in the market for a new home, and considering new construction, make note of the questions below when you begin your property search.
What are the long term plans for the community?
Unless you’re looking at custom homes on acreage, it’s likely new construction in your area will … (0 comments)

new construction: 5 Important Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction - 05/15/18 12:54 PM
Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes. The prospect of owning new construction is definitely exciting, but it doesn’t come without its own set of questions.
If you’re in the market for a new home, and considering new construction, make note of the questions below when you begin your property search.
What Are The Long Term Plans For The Community?
Unless you’re looking at custom homes on acreage, it’s likely new construction in your area will … (0 comments)

new construction: 3 Ways Buying New Construction Beats Buying an Existing One, Every Time - 01/19/18 08:30 AM
Are you in the market for a new house? Whether you are a first-time home buyer or are upgrading to get more space, you will need to choose between buying an existing home or building a brand new one. As you might imagine, there are pros and cons to each kind of home. But if it is in your budget, you may want to lean towards a newer home over an older one. Let’s explore three reasons why new construction homes are better than existing homes.
Customize Every Aspect To Your Tastes
Ask anyone living in a custom-built home and they are likely … (1 comments)

new construction: Why New Construction Homes Are A Top Choice For Today’s Home Buyer - 12/07/17 01:01 PM
Are you in the market for a new house? If so, you may have been comparing your options when it comes to open listings on the local market. One decision you will need to consider: do you want to purchase an existing home or build a new one? Let’s explore a few reasons why new construction homes are a popular choice for today’s home buyer.
A Home Designed (By You) With The Future In Mind
Ask anyone who has recently invested in a brand-new home, and many will share that all of the built-in technology was an essential factor. Today’s homes are designed … (0 comments)

new construction: Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Level In 7 Years - 01/27/14 10:58 PM
Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Level In 7 Years
 
The NAR provided great year-end news as existing home sales in December pushed 2013 sales of existing homes to a 7 year high. December’s reading of 4.86 sales of pre-owned homes came in at 4.87 million on a seasonally adjusted annual basis.
Although projections had been for 4.89 million sales, the December reading topped November’s revised sales of 4.82 million pre-owned homes.
December’s reading showed the first gain in existing home sales in three months. NAR reported that existing home sales for 2013 reached 5.09 million, which represented a 9.10 percent … (1 comments)

new construction: Builder Confidence Remains High, But For How Long? - 11/18/13 10:08 PM
Builder Confidence Remains High, But For How Long?
 
The National Association of Home Builders released its Housing Market Index  for November on Monday. This month's HMI reading was 54 against expectations of a reading of 55. October's reading was also 54 after being downwardly revised.
Readings over 50 generally indicate that a majority of builders surveyed are confident in current housing market conditions, but the current pause came after two months of decline in home builder confidence. While the short term index readings are lower than in past months, the HMI is currently 20 percent higher than last year.
David … (0 comments)

new construction: NAHB Housing Market Index Shows Builder Confidence Slip In March - 03/20/13 12:07 AM
NAHB Housing Market Index Shows Builder Confidence Slip In March

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for March on Monday.

The HMI measures builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single family homes.

A reading of 50 for the NAHB Housing Market Index (HMI) indicates that more builders are confident of housing market conditions for new single family homes than those who are not confident.

Home builder confidence fell for the third consecutive month with a two-point drop to a reading of 44 in March.

Several Factors … (0 comments)

 
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