Purchasing new construction

Having the right agent at your side is key when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the San Antonio area.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in San Antonio with David Bowman as your real estate professional - 210-325-9972

In real estate, you can always negotiate. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and the length of time that the home has been vacant. Developers in new additions like to keep prices near their asking point because homeowners 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 what the market is doing at that point in time, a developer will often allow a few concessions.

For example, if a home 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 recently finished, don't count on being able to get a deal.

In situations where a builder won't budge, try getting a break in other areas. Ask for help with the closing costs, or additional amenities, like appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a sprinkler system 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.

Just because a house is brand new, it can still have its share of flaws. Be sure to get a home inspection before purchase so that issues are handled and also negotiate a home warranty. Then, about 10 or 11 months after purchase it's worth it to pay for an inspection and get anything else repaired before the warranty expires.

At David Bowman, 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 210-325-9972 to begin the search for your new home today.

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