Kathleen Herron, Realtor, HomeSmart Real Estate knows new construction

It's crucial to have the right agent present when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the Glendale area.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Glendale with Kathleen Herron, Realtor, HomeSmart Real Estate as your real estate agent - 623-229-5030

In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the builder and the length of time that the home has been vacant. Developers in new additions don't like taking lower than their asking price because buyers 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 the local market, a builder will often allow a few concessions.

Consider a property 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 just completed, don't count on being able to get a deal.

You can always ask for assistance in other ways when purchasing new construction. For example, closing costs are one way for you to save without lowering the price of the house. The same goes for amenities - ask for things appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty.That can go the other way around, too. If upgrades are already in the contract, try to get the builder to take them out - you might be able to install them later yourself at a savings anyway.

Just because a home is brand new, it doesn't mean that it is immune from needing repairs. 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.

Finding you a new home that meets your family's needs and matches your budget will be my #1 priority. Give me a call at 623-229-5030 to start the search for your new home today.

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