After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!
If you have been looking for a house, but nothing on the current market is appealing to you, you may want to find a builder. Even if you don't want to spend the time to build a brand new home, you may be able to get into a home that is being built, and still needs the cosmetics picked out.
Talk with your real estate agent or look at the MLS (multiple listing service) to see if there are listings that aren't completed or builders that are putting up houses in subdivisions or lots in the area where you are ready to live. Here are some of the things to consider when buying a new home.
Can You Get What You Want?
When paying for a brand new house, you want to make sure that you get exactly what you want. This means that you can get the type of cabinetry, flooring, backsplash, and other finishes that you love.
Try to find a house that isn't to this part of the building process or a contractor that is willing to compromise if they already had plans for the home's design. This way, it truly feels like a house you designed.
What is the Cost?
Look at the average cost per square foot for a brand new home. Compare this to the other options on the market. You will have to decide if you are willing to pay this price and if you can afford to pay for any upgrades that you want on top of this price.
The list price on a brand new house will be higher than the majority of comparable houses already on the market, so if you want something like a three-car garage or a finished basement, these are items you'll have to pay more for. Figure out what you can afford.
Do You Need a Low-Maintenance Home?
If you are tired of replacing appliances, fixing leaky roofing problems, or handling the other costly and annoying repairs that can come with living in an older home, it may be time to buy a new home. There will be a builder warranty on the house, and all of the new materials and appliances should have warranties, as well. This means low maintenance for you when you move in.
If you think that a brand new house with clean paint, new trim, and all the other details that attract you is the best way to go, you'll want to find local builders. See if you can find a house already under construction and just add your personal touches on it.