When buying a home it is important to know the Price vs Cost per month. With New Construction for example, builders may offer incentives with their financing. You can research loan options with a lender of your choice beforehand so that you can compare the benefits/advantages of each and determine what is best for you. Be sure to also know the HOA's monthly fee and if there any other assessments as well.
More items to consider are Location & Lifestyle, especially in a retirement community. Would you like to be able to walk to the community park, pool, or community center? See mountain or golf views from your patio? Have sunset or sunrise exposures? Be close to your favorite restaurants or neighborhood grocery store?
Lots to review & consider! Your Realtor can help guide you through the purchase process to find the right retirement community and new home for you.
Happy House Hunting!
1. Builder will pay your agent IF you have your agent sign you in on your first visit to the site. Some site agents will also let you put your agent's name on the form if you just do a "pop in" on your own. Some builders are agent friendly, but some really stick to this rule. Best thing to do is to let the site agent know on your first visit that you have a real estate agent representing you. If they demand that the agent be present, then walk away; if they won't share information freely, it's a red flag.
2. You will have your own representative who will give you an objective opinion on floor plan, upgrades, lot premiums, etc. These are areas where builders have their greatest profit margin and will try to push some to increase their profits. They're in business to make money, right?
3. You will have an agnet who can discuss with you how the choices you make at purchase will affect your re-sale potential (what to spend $$$ on for upgrades and what will not affect your future value). Which upgrades are worth it vs. which ones are not? Which lot is better vs. another?
That said, 90% of the time, a buyer's agent will not appear to do very much for a buyer on new construction. The process goes great, the builder's agent communicates everything, and the process is a lot of fun.
It's that 10% of the time where something goes wrong that, if you don't have an agent, you will wish you did.
Matthew Tennyson, CRS, GRI
Keller Williams Southern Arizona
You have more options with your choices working with a realtor. You will be represented with the knowledge and experience to lead you through the paperwork from begining to end and end up with the home you want.
Many of the backround permissions for the developer are public record.
Look into the history of the developers and the builders.
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I have been selling greater Tucson since 1985 and know the area very well. Feel free to call me if you have any questions at 520-907-2218.
SellingTucson since 1985.