Thursday, September 5, 2019 / by Judy Hamilton
Thinking of buying a BRAND new home? There are some GREAT points I would like to share with you as well as some cautions. This is Judy Hamilton with Homes by Judy.
New Paint inside and outside. Brand new flooring. Appliances with warranties. Modern and current kitchens and bathrooms. Brand NEW roof and an air condition that meets the new standards in efficiency! Why WOULDN’T you buy a brand new home? I will be talking about why some buyers choose a resale home–a home they purchase from a seller rather than a builder. But today we are going to REJOICE in the beauty and freshness of NEW CONSTRUCTION!
Home builders today understand the airiness and appeal of high ceilings and lots of windows. We live in Florida, right, so let that beautiful sunshine in through your double paned efficient windows. Any home built prior to the year 2000 will often have a vaulted ceiling and 8 ft ceilings in the bedrooms and... older than 1990 sometimes the entire home has 8 foot ceilings. Often with a sunken living room which my father fell into when he entered our home for the first time in his 70’s.
Your first visit to a home builder needs to be with your Realtor. There are details that would take you years to figure out on your own so take the Realtor that has a new construction background. I have worked for 5 home builders and have built homes myself. I am happy to help. My services are free to home buyers.
Some of the things you need to be aware of:
Stay tuned for more info from Homes By Judy. And remember :do not visit a new home community without your Realtor.
- HOA and CDD fees
- Lot sizes
- Promotions the home builder is offering
- How to make sure you don’t lose the promotion the home builder is offering
- What to expect in the home building process and what your rights are
- What you should do to protect yourself prior to the closing.