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Tips for purchasing a newly constructed home

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A newly constructed home has a variety of benefits. U.S News and World Report emphasized the advantage of limited maintenance needs on a brand-new home. Homebuilders are constructing homes with the intention of cutting down on upkeep.

"We are trying to look down the road and make things as easy as possible for the homeowner so he or she can enjoy living there and not have to be saddled with maintenance," said Patrick Costello, Forty West Builders' president.

If you are considering purchasing newly built real estate, contemplate these tips: 

Home inspections are necessary for new construction 
Home inspections are crucial for all real estate purchases. Newly constructed houses also require a thorough home inspection. Bankrate recognized not having a recently built home inspected as one of the top mistakes made when hiring a home inspector. A potential homeowner cannot assume that a newly constructed home is in tip-top shape.

Remember that while a home might be brand new, there may be factors that could lead to issues in the future. Improper foundation grading or unsatisfactory installation might be possible obstacles present even in new homes. If you purchase a new home without having it properly inspected by an outside professional, you run the risk of unearthing issues after you have obtained the house.

Inquisitr reported that in most instances, organizing a home inspection is a vital step in the process of buying a new house. Any issues an inspector may uncover helps you have confidence with your decision of whether to invest in a particular home. The report could serve as a negotiating tool if you decide to move forward with the purchase.

Negotiate customizations and associated fees
Redfin noted that builders do not typically reduce the listing price of a newly built home. Instead, consider asking the builder to customize specific elements of the home, such as appliances or a room's layout.

Builders may be willing to cover closing costs associated with the purchase of a new home. Discuss options and strategy with your real estate agent to obtain the best possible deal. When an agreement has been made, make sure that all settlements have been written into a contract to ensure they are fulfilled.

Know where to find new homes
As said by Zillow, it is unusual for homebuilders to use real estate agents when selling a new home. For this reason, a Multiple Listing Service may not contain new homes available in the area you are interested in.

Your real estate agent will be able to help you find homes that meet your requirements. Make sure to communicate that you want a newly constructed house and ask about options he or she is aware of in the region in which you would like to make your purchase.

Benefits of building your own home
If you decide to build your own home, finding suitable property to build is one of the preliminary steps. Find a real estate agent who specializes in land purchases, according to New Homes Source. An agent with expertise in property real estate can provide more resources and meet your needs with his or her wide range of knowledge. Selecting the location of your house is an especially appealing benefit to building a new home. 

An additional benefit to building your own home is the customizable options available to you.You are able to control everything from the number of rooms and the layout of the kitchen to whether you have a dining room or breakfast nook. 

The National Association of Home Builders suggested finding the best contractor for the job by first creating a list of possibilities. Local real estate agents, relatives and friends may help you create your list. Interview all options and make a well-researched decision you can feel confident about.