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-J-, Home Buyer in Rockland County, NY

2 Questions: Interested in purchasing a newly built home - what is the process of negotiating with the builder? How much room is there based on?

Asked by -J-, Rockland County, NY Sun Dec 6, 2009

the stated price?

Is Smith Farms different from Phillips Manor in New City, NY?

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Thanks all for your posts and suggestions. Sort of been on hold the last few months to see where the market shakes out.

But to follow-up on my original question: what is the loan process like for a new home? Just trying to get educated on this at the moment. Not necessarily looking at this development anymore as I have a personal view that it is overpriced, but am considering others.
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Hi J,

If you purchase a newly built home, you don't always have the chance to select colors, materials and colors. If you work with the builder during the building process you can have more input making it your dream home. Besides the 2 subdivisions you mentioned, there is a new 5 home subdivision in southern Ne City-Laurel Estates. If you are inerested in looking at that subdivison fell free to call me for more information on the lots, homes and pricing.

Maureen McEnroe
Joyce Realty
Pearl River, NY
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 6, 2009
Two different builders.....Smith Farm is Greenstar Dev, Little Tor Homes is Clarod Builders....Please contact me for blue prints, pricing, and lot choices, no problem, buying from blueprints can be fun!

Jo-Ellen Ashby
RVP, Weichert, Realtors
Nanuet, NY
914 584 8288
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 6, 2009
Thanks for your responses!

Any idea if Phillips Manor off N Little Tor Rd is the same as the new Smith Farms development?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 6, 2009
Why not contact any realty offices, interview a few agents and choose the one you like best--the Realtor can give you comps, negotiate on your behalf, show you as many properties as needed, do all required paperwork, etc. -- it's in your best interest to have professional representation--consider...a talented attorney ordinarily would not retain himself/herself as a client; surgeons do not perform surgery on themselves.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 6, 2009
There is no secret formula as to what any seller will take.....make an offer! All he/she can do is say NO or YES.....stress your merits: qualifications, nothing to sell, strong income, good credit, fast closing date.....a builder wants to sell just as much and more than a homeowner, it's less emotional w/a builder, it's business. Make sure you look at other homes in the same price range so you KNOW by the time you're ready to buy how his price stacks up against the other active listings.
Good luck,

Jo-Ellen Ashby
RVP, Weichert, Realtors, NY
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