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Top 5 Reasons why New(er) Homes are Better | New Home Features + Benefits of Buying New Construction
#movetotexas #newconstruction #dfwrealestate Top 5 Reasons why New(er) Homes are Better | New Home Features + Benefits of Buying New Construction By “Newer” I mean NO OLDER than 2016. There is quite a bit of difference between newer and older homes. Not only are codes constantly changing, but interiors and exteriors of new homes have much more to offer. #5 - MODERN STYLES + LESS BORING! -Lighter, brighter colors on interiors making spaces feel more open -Lots of windows -Contrasting colors and modern designs - such as different colored islands, patterned tile accents, contrasting colors and textures in bathrooms and laundry rooms -Larger modern fixtures that make a statement such as black, gold -More square footage on one story - two stories are a thing of the past. -Mixed materials on the exteriors such as stone, siding, brick, metal roofs, + wood accents -Outdoor spaces such as front and rear porches, many times with fireplaces and wood accents #4 - BETTER FLOOR PLANS -Large open living rooms with high ceilings, many times flow into kitchen + dining -Less wasted space (ie. bedrooms plus flex or office, bonus room for play or media -No more formal living and dining rooms! -Functional areas like mudrooms, larger laundry rooms, much more storage + closet space, larger walk in pantries. -Bedrooms split away, private master suite with access to laundry room + garage #3 - BETTER STANDARD FEATURES -Granite, stainless steel appliances, tankless hot water heaters, upgraded cabinets, kitchen islands, walk in closets -Architectural details. -Sprinkler systems, gutters, landscaping, lighting, aerobic septics #2 - BETTER CONSTRUCTION -Building codes are updated regularly and everything from structural, framing, foundation, electrical & plumbing is required to be up to the newest, highest standards. -Highly energy efficient: foam insulation, EE appliances, double or triple pane windows -Smart home features, AC, security, appliances, garage doors, pools can be accessed remotely -Safety features such as GFCI #1 - LESS MAINTENANCE = LOWER COST Although you may pay a premium for new construction homes as far as price per square foot, maintenance costs are MUCH lower. -Builders provide warranties to cover structure, electrical, plumbing and more -Typically if anything does glitch, it is covered and techs will service for no charge. -Due to energy efficient features, utility bills are lower! Instead of pouring money into upgrades and repairs, you can pour money into fun stuff like outdoor living, additions, and decor! WORK WITH KRISTIN ======================== Kristin McNiel, JP & Associates Realtors (469) 878-6717 email@example.com 📱 Contact - https://www.kristinmcniel.com/contact/ 👍 FB - https://www.facebook.com/mcnielkristin 🔥 IG - https://www.instagram.com/kristinmcniel/ 🕸 Web - https://www.kristinmcniel.com/ #realestate #dfwrealtor #kristinmcniel #texasliving
Choosing the Right Floor Plan | Pulte Homes
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Melanie Loves Tampa Bay
Realtor's Advice on Buying New Construction Homes 🏠 | MELANIE ❤️ TAMPA BAY
Have you fallen in love with one of those perfect model homes in a new construction neighborhood? I love them, too. In this edition of Melanie Loves Tampa Bay, I'm sharing tips on how to be a smart buyer for new houses. Buying a resale house versus new construction are very different processes. #1 - WORK WITH A REALTOR Yes, real estate agents represent buyers all the time on new construction purchases. It can be confusing for you when you go into a model home and sales representatives provide all of the information and answer your questions, but they work for the builder and you should want someone representing you. Many Realtors like myself are familiar and specialize in new construction, and our input is valuable. #2 - UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT COSTS OF NEW CONSTRUCTION You may see that roadside sign that says "Houses Start in the 200s!" Then when you go into the model home, everything available is priced closer to $300,000? That's because the advertised price is for the cheapest model, with no upgrades or lot premium. CONSTRUCTION OPTIONS - Does your builder offer a bonus room option or the option to change a living room to a den, or that extended master bathroom? COSMETIC OPTIONS - These are the fun ones! Going to that design center to pick out your floors and cabinets can be the highlight of the building process, but you can also get a big dose of sticker shock. #3 - NEGOTIATING WITH BUILDERS Builders don't like to negotiate their base prices, they have to keep them similar because they are selling lots of the same models. As long as people are buying their homes, they have no reason to negotiate the price. However, builders are more receptive to negotiating "things" or "credits." Instead of asking for a $10,000 reduction in the price of the house, have your agent ask for a $10,000 credit at the design center that you can use for picking out that gorgeous kitchen. You can also ask for a closing cost contribution. Not every builder is going to give you credits. It depends on how popular their product is, but it certainly doesn't hurt to ask. #4 - CLOSING COSTS Every builder is different, but no matter which one you go with - pay very close attention to the closing costs. Most large builders in Florida push all of the closing costs (except for the real estate fees and a few others) over to the buyer's side. This can be thousands of dollars in extra closing costs that you wouldn't be paying if you were purchasing a resale house. #5 - CONSTRUCTION TIME EXPECTATIONS Say your builder estimates that it will take four months to build your house. That is their goal, but in reality, they can never be entirely sure when that house will be completed. Builders have to deal with weather issues, materials being supplied in a timely manner, contractors doing work correctly, permits, inspections, and so much more. It is a lot to manage and everything doesn't always move along smoothly. I hope this information helps all of you out there thinking about buying a new construction home. Give me a call if you're in the Tampa Bay area, and I'd love to help you! SUBSCRIBE to this channel if you want to learn about real estate, home ownership, or living in the Tampa Bay area: https://goo.gl/XStcGM FOLLOW MELANIE! 📱 http://melanielovestampabay.com INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/melanielovestampabay/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/melanielovestampabay TWITTER: https://twitter.com/melanietampabay SMITH & ASSOCIATES: https://melanieatkinson.smithandassociates.com/ 🎧 LISTEN ON THE GO WITH MELANIE'S PODCAST 🎤 https://anchor.fm/melanielovestampabay ITUNES: https://goo.gl/TGQrW7 SPOTIFY: https://goo.gl/y6T1i4 GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://goo.gl/C7BcAx Melanie is a Tampa Bay area Realtor with Smith & Associates. She loves Tampa Bay area area, houses, and helping clients buy and sell real estate. Follow this link to contact me: https://www.melanielovestampabay.com/youtube-landing-page Call/text me if you are looking to buy / sell a home in the Tampa Bay area! 813.616.2427 DISCLAIMER: All content provided on melanielovestampabay.com and the Melanie Loves Tampa Bay YouTube channel/social media platforms is for informational/entertainment purposes only. The owner of Melanie Loves Tampa Bay makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. Information provided is subject to change, please consult Melanie directly or another licensed real estate agent to receive the best expertise for your specific situation. The owner of Melanie Loves Tampa Bay will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.