Gross!Â Is what she said.
Yes, my client at a recent showing was totally grossed out. It
happened when she walked into the master bath of a nicely staged 5 year
old resale house. The shower had a bit of mold that looked impossible
to treat and their were nail clippings on the floor next to the walk in
closet. Needless to say, she ended up choosing a newly minted spec /
inventory house by a local builder.
I really canâ€™t blame her after that experience.
Even though this true story is a bit drastic, there are several reasons
why purchasing a builders spec may make a lot of sense to you.
Here are a few reasons why buyers go new:
Homebuilder Warranty: Most new homes from a reputable builder come with a new home warranty.Â Most warranties from home builders in Indianapolis
for example will cover craftsmanship (nail pops, hair line corner
cracks, squeaky floors) for a year, mechanicals (HVAC) for two years,
the roofing system for five years and the structural integrity
(foundation) of the house for 10 years.
Great Perks and Incentives: Builders do not want
standing inventory. Just take a moment and think about it, carrying
costs can include mortgage interest, heating and cooling costs,
landscape maintenance, home maintenance, and even theft.Â Because of
this, buyers can take advantage of huge incentives on sitting inventory.
Everything from additional options and price reductions to financing
points are not out of the question.
Latest and Greatest Features and Options:
Handscrapped hardwood is all the rage here in Indy. Four year ago, you
couldnâ€™t find it in a house. You used to only find pot fillers next to
the range on very expensive homes, now they are everywhere.
Green Tech: There is no question that all legit home
builders are focused on utilizing materials that will make the home
more energy efficient. You now commonly find 90% efficiency furnaces,
low-e windows, better insulation, and wider roof overhangs on new homes.
Read more at our Indianapolis real estate blog.