I worked with a family last year who purchased a Taylor Morrison home and they took my advise and used their incentive money for a pool and other structural items such as central vac. They purchaed the cabinets that they wanted and put in the tile that they wanted, but they held off on the wood floors, decorative door handles, upgraded plumbing and light fixtures. I just had lunch with the wife on Thursday and she told me that she was so happy that they listened to me. They love their new home.
More than likely, Taylor Morrison will not give you more off the total price. Keep in mind, you have already signed their contract. The design center options are a hugre profit center to for the builder.
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Our house was done so quickly that we have had over a year of repairs with them. Everybody they send out to do repairs needs training themselves. We had a painter come out that had never really painted before and left paint on our driveway. He didn't even know that he had to put on a base coat of paint so we had to have our walls repainted after he came.
The whole process has been a nightmare for us. If anybody reads, this, read the BBB reviews before you choose a builder. I wish we did. I would have never have chosen Taylor Morrison. Any company that doesn't try to achieve an A standard with BBB, is not worth working with. Our Taylor Morrison in our area, is probably down to a C.
The quick answer is: yes. everything is negotiable. Ive found it is better to negotiate additional upgrades rather than price. In other words, set a budget and get more for your dollar.
Best of luck with your new home!! Have a great time at the design center. I am like a kid in a candy shop at the design centers, always such fun!
To any other buyers who happen upon this question -- TAKE A BUYER's AGENT with you when you buy new construction. It does not cost you anything and it can save you money and sticker shock. Sorry, opto.
In the past 2008-2010, yes $30,000-$40,000 was shaved off lots of my deals, but know it is tougher and tougher, because of the demand is high. People standing in line for new home purchases...