Save money when purchasing new construction

It's key to have a savvy agent as your partner when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the North Myrtle Beach area.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in North Myrtle Beach with Manning Realty At The Beach as your real estate professional - (843) 249-4994

In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the builder and how long the home has been available. Developers in new additions like to keep prices near their asking point because buyers 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 current market conditions, a builder will often allow a few concessions.

Consider a property has been on the market a long time and the builder has a lot sunk into it, then you have some room. The same goes for show or model homes that have been sitting for a while. However, if a home was just finished, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.

In situations where a builder won't budge, try getting a break with other aspects of the transaction. Ask for help with the closing costs, or extra amenities, like appliance upgrades, 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.

While you should always negotiate a home warranty so problems can be fixed, it's also imperative you get a home inspection before closing. Inevitable problems can be repaired (by the builder) before you move in and larger problems identified before it's too late. Since an inspection is relatively inexpensive, some new home buyers get an inspection after being in the home for 10 or 11 months - that way, the builder can make the repairs before a 1 year warranty expires.

At Manning Realty At The Beach, I'll make it my #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Give me a call at (843) 249-4994 to begin the search for your new home today.