you thinking of building a new home? Thinking about a brand new
single family or condominium home? From starter homes, town homes,
patio homes, carriage homes, or custom estates, the Greater
Pittsburgh Area offers a great selection of new construction
Why Build a New Home Instead of Purchasing a
People are starting to live in their homes for
longer periods of time. The practical realities of home ownership
point to a new awareness of issues like energy efficiency, long term
livability, flexibility, and costs of ownership and operation.
Here are some reasons to consider building a new
Resale - New homes can resell more
quickly and at higher comparative values because of the
perception of the need for fewer repairs and updates.
Cost of Ownership Typically fewer
repairs, updates, and lower utility costs.
Quality of Construction Modern
designs, construction materials and techniques help create homes
that are more livable, more Earth-friendly, and more cost
effective to own and operate.
Livability - "Right Space" design
means having the best possible design for your lifestyle. Modern
room layouts and better outdoor/indoor space integration allow
for maximum functionality in a smaller amount of square footage,
and place emphasis on modern, rather than outdated, usage of
space in the home. You are paying for space that you will use.
Use a Realtor as Your Buyer Agent?
Before visiting a New Construction Site, please
consider the following:
Why make this purchase without the benefit of an
experienced Buyers Agent working on your behalf? In most
situations, the agent fee is already built into the cost of the
purchase and is paid by the Seller. This means that this service
would be provided to you without any additional costs.
It's absolutely in your best interest to contact an
experienced Buyer's Agent BEFORE you begin your new construction
home search. In order to best represent you, the buyer's agent would
like to introduce you to a home builder or new construction site and
register your potential interest prior to your first visit. This way
your agent can best assist you with this process.
There are many excellent builders in our area. If
you work directly with the builder's on-site salesperson, you will
not have the benefit of having an experienced Buyer's Agent
exclusively represent you. Your Buyer Agent can look out for your
interests throughout the selection, negotiation, financing,
inspection, and closing process. This trusted advisor can help you
throughout the transaction at NO COST to you.
Why No Cost
Builders usually set aside advertising, marketing, and sales
budgets to compensate Realtors. Builders actively and
enthusiastically want to work with Realtors, and the commissions
do not impact the price you pay. You will not pay more if you
work with a Buyers Agent, and in many cases you may pay less
because of their expertise and negotiation skills.
Here are some common questions you may be asking
about whether building a new home is the right decision for you.
Should I sell my current home before I build
a new one?
Do I enter into a contract to build a new
home before I sell my current home?
What should I do first?
What are my financing options?
Can I build on a scattered lot not in a plan
instead of in a new construction site? How can I find these
Please contact me to discuss the best possible
strategy for you. I would be happy to help!