Avoid These New Construction Mistakes

Dated: May 19 2022

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Brand new carpet, fresh paint, shiny appliances - what’s not to love about buying new construction? ⁣

⁣While that new home feel is intoxicating, buying new construction can be tricky without some initial know-how. So you can experience all the pros and none of the pitfalls, here are three mistakes to avoid when purchasing a new construction home.⁣

⁣Failing to research the area ahead of time. It’s easy to fall in love with a neighborhood and floor plan before doing your due diligence about the surrounding community. Ask around to assess what’s happening (or not happening!) in the area that may impact your home’s value down the road.⁣

Not thoroughly vetting your builder/developer. A builder can make or break your experience buying new construction, so make sure you do your research. And don’t just take his word for it - ask for referrals, read online reviews, and talk to your agent about what they know.⁣

Waiving the home inspection. Heads up! Newer homes can have just as many problems as older homes, so don't waive the home inspection. It can alert you to things your builder overlooked or didn't properly complete.⁣

⁣Do you have experience buying new construction? What do you wish you would have known beforehand? Share in the comments!


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Lainie Eilenberger, REALTOR⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Lainie Eilenberger

Nothing is more gratifying to me than the feeling I get from helping people meet their real estate needs. You can count on me to always do what's in your best interest. I pride myself on being honest,....

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