As a Realtor in Northwest Arkansas I have noticed especially in Benton County that new construction homes are going up again and the are selling as fast as they can get them built. This is good news for our area with all that happened a few years ago, we had empty subdivisions and most builders stopped building. I think we may have rounded the corner and are back on our way up, I am currently working with some clients that are building a custom and I also show lots of new construction and hold open houses for new construction homes. It is busy and people are building, buying and showing up to the open houses.
This is good news for our economy, our community, the builders, home owners and for the real estate market in general.
I love working with buyers and new construction is fun because you get to see the new ideas that builders are coming up with and see the different stages in the building in which most people do not see and some of the great things about a new construction home are the things you cannot see once the home is completely built.
I once said I would never build but after being involved in the process with my clients and seeing what is available out there and the great craftsmanship and energy efficient homes being built, I jut may reconsider.
I spoke with a local Realtor who represents one of the builders in Northwest Arkansas and she closed on 26 new homes in one month so I would say new homes sales are definitely up in our neck of the woods.