New Construction, Do You Really Know Your Builder/Contractor? Don't Slip Through The Cracks, Call A Realtor First
When deciding to build a new home in Madison or Huntsville Alabama why not call someone most familiar with the area...a respected and knowledgeable Realtor. This post is not meant to scare you, but it is written to get you to inform yourself about the contractor you've selected to build your new home. You can always perform an Internet search about potential contractors in the area you want to build. A great site to check out is by the National Association of Homebuilders and one of the better sites I've found is Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings, a wealth of information from Mandatory Binding Arbitration to Toxic Mold. You can search local chapters and find lists of reviews on contractors. When seeking general information about a future purchase click on the following link: Home Buying, or if selling a home you might try this link Home Selling for some great general information.
Recently a customer asked about a home that sounded too good to be true...at least to her. When she gave me the address I finished her sentence with the name of the subdivision...and yes I was familiar with that home even though it's not in my area, but it is in Alabama. The customer was drawn to the home because in the public remarks the home was claimed to have appraised four years ago in 2008 for $800,000 and yet now it was listed well below $200,000...if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! I already knew the home she was inquiring about required approximately $250,000 in structural repair and an additional $150,000 of cosmetic work due to vandalism from loclal teenagers breaking into the home and partying. The home is only four years old and never occupied. So in the matter of a few minutes I was able to explain what she was in for if this home was pursued. Happily she is not pursuing that home, but is allowing me, Broker of @Homes Birmingham to show her others. I'm also Associate Broker of @Homes Realty Group Huntsville. If you want an office that puts your needs above all others why not give me, Nick T Pappas, a call at (256) 230-5933 or send me an email at nick@nickTpappas.com. You may also try my personal website for all Northern Alabama Homes for sale.
It's hard to believe this home is only four or five years old when you look through these photos. Sometime you'll hear somebody say that a house is done settling, however this house still seems to be undecided about that. Inspections done over two year intervals show significant changes...I don't think it got the "settling is done" memo.
Don't slip through the cracks...call an agent familiar with the area that you want to purchase or build your dream house.
If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why don't you let me Google that for you! I also know outstanding agents in all states and Canada should you need help relocating to a new area.