Buying a home should not be this difficult!!!

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Buying a home should not be this difficult!!!


This is a follow-up to the previous post “10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes”


Now that you’ve read the “10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes” let’s look at it from a different vantage point.  The above items are all referenced to mostly buying an existing home.   Now let’s compare the same 10 items as if you were to BUILD A HOME;

1.Not Knowing What You Can Afford:

In today’s market you can actually get much more for your money by Building, with the right Builder and the right set of circumstances of course.  If you are like most people, you think the real value is in the existing market, and if that’s the case, like most people you are wrong.  No matter what you buy, you will be essentially buying at the market price, and even though the common knowledge will tell you it’s a deal since the home you will be buying is substantially lower in price then it was 3 years ago, IT IS STILL AT TODAY’S MARKET PRICE and by definition market price is NOT a deal.  If you were to build with us, we will build for you below the market price, that means on the day your house is ready, you will already have equity in it.  You are getting a better home with an extended warranty below the market price… That’s a deal.   No matter what kind of house you can afford, you CAN AFFORD MORE of a house if you Build!!!


2.Skipping Mortgage Qualification:

When you are looking for a hose to buy there are a lot of steps you should take and a lot of times the destination of your steps might be far apart from each other.   When you build every step is synchronized, not only are you getting a home exactly how you envision it, but we will also make sure that the only thing you have to worry about is picking out the wall color.  We have been working with the “one time close, land and home package” loans.  As a part of our “easy 6 step process” we look out for you more than most professionals would.  It is in our best interest to make sure you get the lowest rates and closing costs, so we work directly with your lender or ours to make sure there is no “funny-business”.  While you are in the construction stage, we will make the first four payments of your loan, in most cases that means you will not be making a mortgage payment until your home is move-in ready.


3.Failing to Consider Additional Expenses:

Here is more good news; with us the” contract price” is actually the Contract Price, meaning unlike other companies we will honor the price even if: the lot requires additional work and material after the foundation is dug, the driveway is longer than standard, you want to change the colors of the home, etc.  We will honor the contract price and we will put that in writing.  If you are buying a house, you have to always calculate for additional expenses: home maintenance, home improvement, home repairs, etc. after all it’s not like the house you are buying has a warranty that’s worth talking about, well our homes do.  All our models come with a 3-6-10 year “piece of mind warranty, the complete details of the warranty can be found on our website , but in layman's terms you don’t have much to worry about for 6 years when it comes to the maintenance or repairs of your new home. On top of that, we will throw in 1 year of free lawn maintenance and snow removal.  So additional expenses you might be considering when building with us is a new flat screen or a family vacation and not home repair.


4.Being Too Picky:

No such thing here, you are getting a 100% custom home where and how you want it, so go ahead and be Picky.


5.Lacking Vision:

If you, for whatever reason can’t decide or don’t want to be bothered with picking out the details in your home, choose from one of our perfected models. If you want to take a more hands-on approach, we will happily help you pick out everything for your home.  There are no restrictions to creativity, we want to make sure you will love your home from the minute you step into it and keep that feeling for many years to come.  Whether you want a ready house or want to pick out every single foot of your home, rest assured that we will build you a home that you will be happy with.


6.Being Swept Away:

More good news, ALL our models come standard with upgrades.  The price of the model does include; hardwood floors, upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, floor and wall tile, 9’ 1st floor ceilings, jet-tub, custom shower, and more.  Go ahead and be swept away, it won’t  cost extra.


7. Compromising on the Important Things:

When it comes to compromising we have only one thing to say;”If you are not Building with Pocono Luxury Inc., you are compromising.


8.Neglecting to Inspect:

Yet another reason to build.  Every home has to pass through various stages of inspection by the municipality’s and bank’s inspectors.


9.Not Choosing to Hire an Agent or Using the Seller's Agent:

You have the added comfort of knowing that the bank that is ending you the money to build the home will go through great length to protect your interests, because by protecting yours they are in fact protecting their investment.


10.Not Thinking About the Future:

The best way to get a head start on the future is to make sure you are making good choices at the present.  Building a home with Pocono Luxury Inc. is a good start.  We will give you a better value, better home, better warranty.  Call us today and see for yourself.   


Thank you for reading.


Pocono Luxury Inc.



Comments (4)

Lydia Pollard
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc. Brokerage - Mississauga, ON

Great article...good comparisons.

Aug 07, 2010 04:49 PM
Pocono Luxury
Pocono Luxury Inc. - East Stroudsburg, PA

Thank you.

Aug 07, 2010 04:59 PM
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

Thanks for a great list from a different perspective. Many people think building a home is easier! And I guess it can be if you look over the points you mentioned! 

Aug 07, 2010 06:04 PM
Pocono Luxury
Pocono Luxury Inc. - East Stroudsburg, PA


My pleasure.  Thank you for reading.



Aug 08, 2010 05:25 PM