Here in Michigan we often hear this question. The fallacy of subdivisions developed by one company has often been that the builders must be using substandard products or â€œcutting cornersâ€. The reality is usually that the organized builder reduces expenses by buying in large quantities. Everything from the land to the nails are purchased less than an individual would be able to. Many times portions of the houses are interchangeable which saves time and money. The savings make it possible for a buyer to have a home for a price less than would have been possible if purchased elsewhere. The builder normally has sufficient quality control measures in place to ensure that the house is built with the standards that the buyer would expect.
We always advise that a buyer enlist a professional inspector when considering a home to purchase. This includes homes of all ages, builders, and subdivisions. Having the professional opinion of the inspector will help give confidence to the buyer that the quality of the house is what is expected.
Your Buyerâ€™s Agent can also do research on how similar homes are selling in the subdivision, to help come up with an offer price.
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