new construction homes

Reasons to choose a new construction home

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Whether you’re a first time buyer, want to move to a newer property or simply need to upsize or downsize, a new build home is a great option. There are many new construction homes for sale that are ready to move into at just a moment’s notice. These new construction homes often come with great incentives for buyers, offering different promotions and payment plans. 

We have put together reasons to choose a new construction home. Maybe it’s the perfect way to buy for you!  

Move in straight away 

The great thing about a new construction home is there is no waiting for it to be built. It’s already there for you to simply sign the papers and move in! 

Attractive upgrades 

New construction homes are created to be sold quickly, so they are often equipped with attractive upgrades without the extra cost. If you find the home just before completion, you may even be able to tailor these upgrades to what you want. 

Competitive pricing 

These types of spec homes are constructed to be moved into straight away and as builders invest their own money in them, they want to sell them quickly. If they have stood empty for some time, there is a chance you can request a lower price. 

Low maintenance 

New construction homes require very little maintenance. If you move into an older home, you may need to carry out repairs and ongoing maintenance, with a new-build home, you shouldn’t need to carry out this type of work for years. 

Good locations 

New construction homes are usually built in neighbourhoods with many good local amenities. By purchasing one of these homes, you are usually placing yourself in a prime and attractive location.

The list of pros for new construction homes seems endless. If you are looking for a quick purchase that you can move straight into with little work and hassle-free, this is the perfect type of home for you. 

 

How to find the right new home builder

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Finding the right builder for your new home construction is crucial when creating your dream home. Your home may be the one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so finding a new home builder who is experienced in the work you require is vital. If an amateur makes mistakes, they can be extremely costly and time-consuming, so it’s important to get it right from the start. 

We’ve put together our top tips to finding the right new home builder for you. Renovating and building is often a large job, but it can run smoothly and professionally if you find the right builder

Clearly define your needs 

What style home are you building? What is your budget? What size home are you building? You need to ask yourself all of these questions and make a clear brief of exactly what you need and want. Some builders may specialize in certain types of home and use particular materials that you would like to use.  

Create a list of potential builders 

Once you have a clear plan of what you want, you can then begin to create a list of potential builders for your project. Ask around for recommendations, read reviews online and speak to different builders to find out if they are capable of carrying out the project. You can even ask to see examples of builders work to get an idea of what they have worked on in the past. 

Gather quotes 

Find out different quotes from different builders and what they include. It’s best to receive a detailed breakdown before you begin any work, so you can budget and not be stuck with unexpected costs once the build has started. 

Question your builder 

When you have found a suitable builder who meets your needs, you then need to ask them questions to ensure they are the right builder for you. Take a look at our post listing some of the important questions you should ask a custom home builder. 

5 Top Buying Tips for a New Construction Home

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While there are some similarities with buying an existing property, purchasing a new construction home does have its own unique aspects and challenges. If you’re looking for a modern build in Orange County, for example, you are going to be limited to areas where these homes are being built in the first place. 

1.    Our first advice when thinking of buying a new construction home is to do your research as fully as possible. That’s not just finding out about the industry but also looking in detail at any community you want to move into. 

2.    Having a good level of knowledge and educating yourself, will reduce the chances of things going wrong and will save you money in the long term. We also advise researching the builder, including any subcontractors they may work with. 

3.    Unless you have the money already in the bank, you are going to need to organize a lender for your new property purchase. It’s not a question of settling for the first one you come across and who agrees to lend you a mortgage. It’s down to the best deal you can get. Shop around for a partner who really delivers what you need and be prepared to take your time. 

4.    What comes next once you have chosen your ideal property and community? There now follows the negotiation – what you are going to get for your hard earned or borrowed cash. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a competent realtor on your side, no matter how great the new construction home looks from the outside. 

5.    Finally, you need to ensure that everything is in writing and that you read those documents carefully and get a lawyer to go through them for you. The last thing you want to find is that you are put at a disadvantage because of some missed or misunderstood small print. 

If you’re looking for a new construction home in Orange County, be certain to check out the Miraval community currently being built in Mesa Verde. Contact us today to find out more. 

 

 

 

 

Buying a New Construction Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

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There are several advantages in looking at new construction homes, not the least of which is hopefully bypassing  the maintenance and refurbishment issues that come with older properties. 

At Miraval, a custom home builder that believes in covering all the bases for our buyers, we’re providing a location and property that ticks all the right boxes. 

One thing you need to look at when buying a modern home is how a new construction business includes its features. Are they standard or do they come at a premium price? On our Mesa Verde site, all our properties come with modern interiors and the amenities you expect from a premium builder. 

Even if you’re buying a brand new property, you’ll want to get the best price from a custom home builder. It’s a good idea to check if they offer special deals or incentives if you, for example, using a certain title company or lender. 

Another avenue you will want to explore carefully is the warranty that comes with new construction homes. The last thing you want is the warranty running out when you most need it or not really covering what you thought it did. Checking over the conditions and what the warranty applies to in the home is important. 

You will also want to understand how the community is going to develop around you. At Miraval, it’s not just about building beautiful homes, we’re also focused on creating an exclusive community that means something to the people who live there. 

When you’re looking at an area with new construction homes, keeping these things in mind is important. At Miraval’s Mesa Verde, we combine modern construction with timeless design, bringing together all the amenities you could wish for. Mix that with our exclusive community and the perfect location, and you have a custom home that fulfills all your dreams. 

Contact us today to find out more.

 

 

 

 

New houses for sale at our award-winning Miraval development

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We’re excited to announce that we will soon have a number of luxury contemporary homes for sale as part of the phase two development at our prestigious Miraval Mesa Verde site. If you hadn’t previously heard of Miraval, let us clue you in … because this premium housing development isn’t just one of the bestselling modern home communities in Orange County in recent years, it’s also an award-winning development that was honored at the SoCal Awards in 2016.

The particular accolade Miraval Mesa Verde picked up was the prestigious prize for Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home priced $1.25 Million to $2 Million, presented by the Greater Sales & Marketing Council and the Building Industry Association of Southern California. That’s no small achievement – in 2016 there were over 500 entries in the category, with six top industry professionals judging a range of new construction homes throughout Southern California.

With architectural design by the internationally renowned DAHLIN Group, phase one of the Miraval Mesa Verde development by Pinnacle Residential and Collective Housing Supply was an exclusive collection of ten luxury family homes in the first new home community to be built in Costa Mesa’s historic Mesa Verde area in many years. We’re delighted to have expanded our original ten-home development with new homes for sale under phase two – extending the Miraval community while delivering the same award-winning excellence in design and construction.

With each Miraval home offering more than 3,300 square feet of expansive luxury building on sites exceeding 7,500 square feet, Miraval Mesa Verde’s unique architectural design is deliberately crafted to deliver an integrated experience of indoor and outdoor living, perfect for the Southern California climate. If you’d like to learn more, get in touch today to arrange an individual tour of our luxury homes for sale at Miraval Mesa Verde. Contact our team at 714-313-3241, or use our online contact form, and we’ll arrange a private viewing at a time and date that suits you best.