Save money when purchasing new construction

It's key to have a knowledgeable agent as your partner when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the West Lake Hills area.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in West Lake Hills with Anne Johnson as your REALTOR - (512) 917-5260

Buyers of brand new homes in a neighborhood aren't happy when the homes that sell after theirs fetch a lesser price. Knowing this, the builder or developer often won't bend on price. (You'll appreciate this behavior after you've bought a home in a development of new construction!) Regardless, depending on the market and the status of the project, there's sometimes room for negotiation.

For example, if the home is pretty much move-in ready, you have little to no negotiating powers. But if the home has been sitting fully furnished, like a show or model home, and there haven't been many offers - then the builder might be willing to work with you. The longer the home has been on the market, the more the builder has invested.

You can always ask for assistance in other ways when purchasing new construction. For example, closing costs are one way for you to save without lowering the price of the house. The same goes for amenities - ask for things an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty.That can go the other way around, too. If upgrades are already in the contract, try to get the builder to take them out - you might be able to install them later yourself at a savings anyway.

Just because a house is brand new, it can still have its share of flaws. Be sure to get a home inspection before purchase so that issues are handled and also negotiate a home warranty. Then, about 10 or 11 months after purchase it's worth it to pay for an inspection and get anything else repaired before the warranty expires.

At Anne Johnson, I'll make it my #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Give me a call at (512) 917-5260 to launch the search for your new home today.

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