Looking for new construction around Lawrence?

While exploring newer neighborhoods hunting new construction, having an experienced Realtor at your side is vital. will be your guide when navigating the myriad of new homes today to find one that's been built for your family.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Lawrence with Miller & Midyett Real Estate as your agent - 785-843-8566

Buyers of new construction in a neighborhood aren't happy when the homes that sell after theirs fetch a lesser price, so builders aren't as apt to bend on price. (You'll appreciate this behavior after you've bought a home in a development of new construction!) Regardless, depending on the market and the status of the project, there's sometimes room for negotiation.

For example, if a home has been on the market a while and the builder is deeply invested, 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, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.

In cases where a builder won't budge, try getting a break in other areas. Ask for help with the closing costs, or more amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a fence 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.

While you should always negotiate a home warranty so problems can be fixed, it's also imperative you get a home inspection before closing. Inevitable problems can be repaired (by the builder) before you move in and larger problems identified before they become your problem. Since an inspection is relatively inexpensive, some new home buyers get an inspection after being in the home for 10 or 11 months - that way, the builder can make the repairs before a 1 year warranty expires.

Finding you a new home that meets your needs and matches your budget will be our #1 priority. Give us a call at 785-843-8566 to begin the search for your new home today.

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