Don’t Forget to Ask Your Master Planned Community Developers These 3 Key Questions
Looking at real estate, whether for the first time or not, can be both exciting and frustrating for home buyers. New home buyers will be thrilled to purchase a home for the first time, but they may feel overwhelmed by choice. Even those who have gone through the mortgage process before may become frustrated if they don’t find the exact home they want. However, there is another option that can please just about any home buyer: working with master planned community developers to build a brand new home.
Are you thinking of buying a new home rather than searching for a resale? Here are three questions you should ask your master planned community developers:
What other communities have you helped build?
This is an important question to ask when you first meet with a developer. If you’re wondering what to look for in a planned community, look no further than the past communities that your real estate developers have built. Not only should you get the perspective from your builders, but you can also look up reviews or visit these neighborhoods to see if the residents are satisfied with your homes. When you meet with the master planned community developers about the home you’re interested in buying, be sure to ask what kinds of upgrades and changes are ahead for this latest community.
Which features come standard and which are extra?
These days as many as 94% of home buyers say they want Energy Star appliances, so new homes often have these. However, some features may be extra if you want upgraded stainless steel appliances or an island in your kitchen. Even an extra bedroom can be added to most homes depending on the plan you’ve chosen. Make sure you know the difference between standard and custom features, so you don’t wind up with any surprises when you sign your mortgage.
How can I customize the home if needed?
Today, there is no shortage of custom features that you can choose when working with a home builder. From adding a patio or deck to the home or choosing the type of floor plan you prefer, building a new house allows you to truly have the home of your dreams. Additionally, many empty nesters are also choosing to build new homes because they offer all kinds of convenience. Many modern homes can also be built with walk-in showers and tubs to provide extra safety for homeowners.
Have more questions about working with a home builder for the first time? Ask us in the comments.