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Purchasing new construction

When exploring newer developments searching new construction, having the right Realtor at your side can be the difference between a good home buying experience and a bad one. will help you navigate the sea of new homes today to find one that's right for your family.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Inglewood with Pat Douglas Realtors as your agent - 323754-8283

In real estate, you can always negotiate. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and the length of time that the home has been on the market. Developers in new additions avoid bending on price because homeowners already in the area expect new construction to be comparably priced to what they already purchased. (You'll appreciate that same courtesy if there are undeveloped lots near the home you eventually purchase!) But, depending on how far along the project is and what the market is doing at that point in time, a builder will often allow a few concessions.

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.

In situations where a builder won't budge, ask for assistance with other aspects of the transaction. Ask for help with the closing costs, or more amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty. Or take the contrary route. If a home is nearing completion, you can often save money by passing on suggested upgrades from the builder and installing things yourself.

Just because a house is brand new, it doesn't mean that it is immune from needing repairs. 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.

Finding you a new home that meets your family's needs and matches your budget will be my #1 objective. Give me a call at 323754-8283 to launch the search for your new home today.

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