Great question! I have clients who just purchased a new construction home in Ashburn at One Loudon and I am familiar with the builders there. They placed an earnest money deposit of $25,000 on a home that was priced around $600,000, which is right around 5%. The builders may also want a deposit check for a percentage of the total costs of any upgrades you decide to add to your home as well. There are a few items and clauses in the builder's contracts that you have to watch out for - feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss the process.
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