If you are looking to buy a house and you think that building may be the easiest option to get everything that you want, you'll want to talk with your real estate agent about finding a builder. If you want to get into a house quickly, you may be able to find a house that has already started construction, while still finding the layout and details that you want. Here are a few things you'll want to consider.
Get Involved Early
The sooner you get involved with a property while it's under construction, the more things you'll be able to pick out. If the house is still being framed or the drywall is being hung, you should be able to pick out the paint colors, the flooring, the types of appliances and more. This makes the home more suitable for your tastes and wants, and it prevents you from having to change things in a new house, or having to change things later on.
Ask About Upgrades and Potential Returns
Would you like to make the investment to put in a higher grade of granite, have a three car garage, or to make the ceilings higher on the first floor of the home? Things like this are going to cost more money, and you want to make sure that you'll see a return when you sell the home or need to get it appraised. Talk with the builder and with a real estate agent to see what upgrades are going to be worth the return.
Talk About the Warranty
Find out what the builder warranty on the property will be. Many builders will guarantee the structural components of their home for a specific time after construction has been completed, and you want to make sure you find a builder that stands by their work and the house they build for you.
Building a new home is a great way to get a home that is going to be low maintenance, that won't need to be upgraded when you move in, and that will get you what you want right away. Talk with the professional home builders and your real estate agent to see what building company has the best homes for your style, and for your budget. If you can get a home that is nearing completion, you could get in within weeks of making a deal or the initial walk through.