New Construction Appeals to Home Buyers

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive

For most of us, the appeal of new construction—a brand new home which your family is first to own—is undeniable. The idea of being able to select your own floor plan with a layout you like and upgrades built to order is hard to beat.

But home shoppers looking for new construction in Massachusetts should be particular. If their future home is to meet expectations, some sophisticated questions should be asked and answered before any agreements are reached. When eyeing New Construction, Ask Questions!

Home models are usually decked out with the best and most expensive furnishings and finishes, unlike more modest packages, where the unadorned dwelling is delivered without any fancy stuff. When you are viewing a home in a Metrowest new construction development, be sure to ask how much that specific model costs—as-is. You can bet that the figure will be substantially higher than the most widely-advertised low-end price…and when you question what features create the price differences, you’ll readily determine if those are features you consider indispensable. A little arithmetic, and you’ll know how much your home will run.

Some developers have better reputations than others, and you’ll want to work with the very best. Ask for references, of course, and do your own online investigation. Look at the previous new construction projects the developer has worked on and check whether they’ve had numerous complaints filed against them. Don’t necessarily trust every grumpy comment; but you can tell from the general level of satisfaction what you’re likely to experience.

New construction proceeds as a complex process—one where it pays to monitor progress to confirm that you’re getting exactly what you want (with no changes or alterations accidentally slipping through). Before signing on the dotted line, be sure you understand exactly what the construction process entails, and when and how often you’ll be able to enter the site to monitor progress.

Asking the right questions and monitoring finishing work is key in preventing unwanted surprises when it comes to new construction.

I have extensive experience with many local and national builders and have built my own home. I know the questions to ask and I know the quality and reputation of many builders.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about new homes and developments in Metrowest, I’m just a phone call away!

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Fred Cope
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John, isn't it amazing how an upgrade can lose its sign.  It can get frustating trying to confirm purchase price.  I wish money grew in my bank account as rapidly as it does when trying to keep up with the buyers impulses.

Stay warm and stay safe.  The Best of 2014.

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