Navigating Real Estate Transactions

3 Things To Think About When Buying A New Home

If you have made the decision that you would like to build and purchase a new home, this can create a great future home for you. However, there are certain things that you need to think about when you are in the process of building and then finalizing the purchase of your new home.  

Find A Builder Who Can Meet Your Needs

The first step in the building process is to find a contractor to actually build your home for you. It is so important that you find a builder who is not only experienced at building high quality homes, but one that can meet your specific needs. For example, if you need your home built in a certain time frame, you will need to find a contractor who has the crew and other resources available to build your home in this time from. Doing this can create a smooth experience for you that is enjoyable for both you and your contractor. 

Make Upgrades 

When you are designing your new home, a lot of the time you have options for different upgrades. While some of these upgrades are most definitely worth the cost, others may not be. It is important that you know what items you are willing to pay to upgrade before you make any final decisions. This can help you to spend money on the upgrades that are important to you, but save on the ones that you don't really care about.

For example, you can upgrade your carpet to a thicker pad if this is something that is important to you. However, if you are happy with the laminate floors that come with the home, you don't need to pay more to have them upgraded to real wood. By doing this, you can ensure that you love your home, while still staying well within your budget. 

Create A List Of Repairs Before Closing 

When you do a final walkthrough of your home, this is your opportunity to point out anything that you may find wrong with it. Since it is very important that all of these things are repaired before you move in, it is a good idea to write down everything that needs to be repaired, and then proceed to have the home builder sign off saying that everything will be taken care of before you move. While you may trust your home builder, and feel that he is good on his word, it is best to write things down so that they are legally binding. 

Overall, if you decide that you want to buy a new home, it is important that you find a builder who can meet your specific needs, that you get the upgrades that are most important to you, and that you create a detailed list of repairs that must be completed before you close on your home. 

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Discussing Real Estate Transactions

Hi there, my name is Francesska O’Conner. Welcome to my website about real estate transactions. The real estate transaction process is particularly difficult to navigate without some guidance. Although real estate agents try to offer this guidance to their clients, sometimes a little information is lost along the way. I created this site to help explain the real estate transaction process from start to finish. I will explore both sides of the transaction process for buyers and sellers. I hope you will feel inspired to visit often to learn everything there is to know about real estate transactions. Thank you for coming by.



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