Tips from (the inside) of a New Construction Community

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Spring time in a New Construction Community is always full of energy, excitement and yes...buyers! The sound of hammers pounding on nails, saws drilling and bobcats hauling dirt and lumber - is the background music to activity in the sales office. 

Lago Los Serranos Construction


Today we are sharing tips from the inside of a new construction community from grand opening through closing.

Grand Opening and Phase One Sales are synonymous for those in the know.

Tip #1 -Buyers actively pursue phase one homes in the hopes of taking advantage of early pricing and early closings. Many communities are offering pre-sales release pricing prior to the Grand Opening events for wiley buyers. Some features may change as feedback from early buyers is offered and weighed.

Tip #2 - As the days heat up the refrigerator is usually stocked with water and snacks for thirsty guests but please do not the sales staff lunches. :)

Cut-off Schedule

Tip #3 -New Construction homes are "personalized homes built on a time schedule" therefore options are selected based on pre-determined cut-off dates.  Traditionally stages for selections are as follows:

Stage One

  •  Framing options, room changes (if offered)
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

Stage Two

  • Doors
  • Cabinets
  • Counters & backsplashes

Stage Three

  • Flooring
  • Appliances
  • Interior paint

Throughout the option selection/upgrade process homebuyers and the lenders are busy working on the loan submission and approval. Appraisals are ordered and inspections completed. The city issues a Certificate of Occupancy and the process is moving to the closing.


Tip #4 - Approximately a week prior to closing a Homebuyers Orientation is scheduled. This walk through appointment allows the homeowner to view the completed home, discuss maintenance and warranties with customer service and note any corrections which may be needed.

Tip #5 - Your sales team is waiting anxiously for a that special call which notifies us that the title to the home has been recorded in the new buyers name. We have received confirmation and the keys are presented to a Happy Homebuyer! 

Lago Los Serranos Townhomes

Please visit us at Chino Hills' newest townhome community!

Lago Los Serranos

15335 Lotus Circle

Chino Hills, CA 91709





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If you are considering  buying or selling new construction in the Inland Empire ~ Give me call or email me 

Cause We Like Em' New!


Kristal Wilson                                           

cell: 951- 288-7079

Shoot for the moon & if you miss you'll be among the stars



Comments (2)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good info for those that are new to buying a new construction home

Apr 09, 2018 04:52 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Knowledge is power, thank you

Apr 09, 2018 07:43 PM