The real estate market

The real estate market is hot and new home sales in the greater Charlotte
area have been on the rise with new communities popping up on both sides of
the state border! It seems that everyone is getting in on the action and
buyer demand is keeping pace.

It’s a very exciting time to be buying a new home. Interest rates are still
at amazing lows and the inventory that was so low in the first quarter of
the year, has stabilized and increased. Additionally, with the appearance
of new home communities, buyers that may not have originally been in the
market are looking at selling their current homes to trade in for something
new. New homes offer the latest designs, quality, comfort and style.

From a buyer’s perspective, new homes offer numerous benefits compared to
those in the resale market. For starters, they appreciate at a faster rate
making them great investments. With each new release comes a price increase
and buyers love the idea of purchasing a home in an early phase and having
“instant equity” before their home is even completed.

New homes are also extremely energy efficient which can save buyers
hundreds of dollars each month on utility costs. Many new homes offer
double or triple pane windows, saving you more money in both heating and
cooling season. By combining high-performance energy efficiency with state
of the art ventilation and air filtration the result is year round,
draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality.

And then of course there are the amenities. Oh, the amenities. The design
center process and the idea of creating and designing a home perfectly
suited to one’s taste is well...alluring. Why settle for someone else’s
choices when you can have a home that reflects your personal style? With
options to choose your floor plan, layout and the particular location of
your fireplace, you can easily have your dream master suite. Community
amenities are now built with a resort style feel with community centers,
pools and clubhouses. It’s quite common now to include the best new
schools, shopping and even hiking trails within the new communities, as

Couple that with the extended Builder Warranty – buyers feel protected if
something breaks, the builder fixes it. And in new construction
state-of-the-art circuit breakers, electric garage door openers, high
efficiency furnaces and air conditioners are part of the purchase. The
components of your new home feature the latest designs and building
materials and will offer years of enjoyment without need for repair.

Buyer Representation is just as important purchasing new construction as it
is buying an existing (resale) home.
There are many issues to consider and negotiate such as:
Which home options are standard and which are upgrades?
Does the lot you are considering have a premium above the base price?
What incentives/benefits are available for using preferred service
Some neighborhoods have Homeowner Association dues and a capital
contribution. Who pays that?

What deposits are required and are they refundable?
What is the building process and build time?
racking the building process – when can you and will you have 3rd party
inspections during the process
What is the value position of the home you are considering?
And so much more…

So what are you waiting for? New home construction in the Charlotte market
offers so many opportunities! And if you currently own you home, Jenny
Linich Real Estate can help you trade it in on a brand new one!

So contact jenny today at

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Updated: 31st January, 2018 8:23 PM.

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