Buying a modern house is a big investment and you want to get it right first time. Not only would you like to live in a great community but you also need a new construction home that fits your requirements.
It’s easy to get caught up with unimportant things when your home is developing right before your eyes. The problem is that you must stay focused and make sure all the relevant boxes are ticked. That includes ensuring you get the right advice and have your new home inspected.
Do You Need an Estate Agent?
Buying a new construction home makes many people think an estate agent isn’t needed. They depend more on the sales agent without considering their options. A realtor will work for you, not necessarily for their commission, which is why you should always be using one from the get go.
Carrying Out Research
Any modern house development can look highly attractive from the outside. That shouldn’t prevent you from doing your homework on the builders though – check if any court cases are pending and look at licenses, bonds and sub-contractors to be on the safe side.
Find Out What You’re Really Buying
Many new construction home companies will add on extras for a premium price – in other words you have to pay if you want certain amenities. Before you sign any contract, you should check what’s included in the price and what isn’t. List everything in detail and do a thorough check. In other words, assume nothing.
Have an Inspection
Just because it’s a modern house, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have an inspection. In fact, precisely because it’s a new build you will want to make sure that everything works perfectly.
Read the Fine Print
Any contract can stretch into many pages and the temptation is to glance over it and sign. Always make sure you read those terms and conditions as closely as possible – any contract is there to protect the builder more than the buyer and you don’t want to put yourself at a disadvantage from day one.
At Miraval in Mesa Verde, we understand that our customers are looking for the right place to settle down. That’s why we’ve created a beautiful and harmonious community for the more discerning modern house buyer. Contact us to find out more.