What Questions To Ask When Buying New Construction?
Monday Mar 26th, 2018
Have you made the decision to buy a brand-new home? Congratulations! Buying a brand-new home is an exciting experience and one that you should enjoy because it fulfills a big part of your hopes and dreams for you and your family.
Lets take a look at some of the possible questions you should ask the construction development company before you make the final decision to buy.
Which Are The Standard Finishes, And Which Are The Upgrades?
You may be touring a model home, but keep in mind that in model homes, developers display the high-end finishes, and therefore you should specifically ask about which ones are standards and which ones are upgrades and the differences in cost.
What Warranties Do You Provide?
There’s a warranty on almost anything we buy, a home is definitely one of them. Make sure to ask about the workmanship warranty, structural warranty, and manufacturer’s warranty.
Any Long Term Plans For The Community? And What Are They?
Your surrounding matters when you are buying a home. If the neighborhood doesn’t look complete yet, then there may be plans for further development which could mean noise pollution if you are one of the first ones to move into the neighborhood.
Can You Provide Me With A Contact Of One Of Your Current or Past Clients?
Yes, sure, they may provide you only with glowing clients, but it’s still a good start. You should collect references and search around for platforms (online or offline) where you can find reviews and any after-sales useful information about the developer.
How Long Will Building Take?
This is important information for many reasons, you need to know when to plan vacating your current home. You could be renting and this would involve giving notice to your landlord. Another thing is, you need to ask whether the timeline that they give you includes the time it takes to get permits.
Is Landscaping Included?
This may be minor compared to purchasing a home, but landscaping could set you back on your budget if you are not well prepared. And some developers offer a landscaping option so it’s a question definitely worth asking!
Are There Homeowners’ Rules And Regulations?
You need to be clear on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed on the property. This may come in the form of a homeowners association or simply rules that are set by the developers themselves.
For this and other matters, please don’t hesitate to contact me for any help you may need!