The best negotiating tip I could offer would be to get yourself an agent. Negotiate it with the builder to include his/her paying a buyer agents' commission and then find a good local full-time agent who has experience with new construction.
There is no rule of thumb on how much to ask off a list price. As agents, we base our offers on comparable sales. So, you'll need that information in order to base an offer. Many times builders will not even negotiate on their asking price, or they will give you an "extra" included in the price. A local agent should know what the builder does generally when selling their properties.
The complete list of USDA homes offered for sale are listed on homesales.gov. These are the properties that have been foreclosed upon by the USDA rural development department. Basically, the rural residential properties that were financed using USDA financing when foreclosed due to non-payment are offered for sale by USDA. As USDA finances just about 1% of the total home loans, the number of homes offered for sale by USDA are quited limited. In most states, there are less than 50 properties available for purchase.
If you want to buy using USDA RD financing, the most important requirement is that the property be located in an eligible area based on the latest data provided in the rural loan map. These eligible area boundaries are clearly marked, and they can be accessed on the USDA site. For further details, visit http://usdalenders.org... more
It's so cool! One time when I was walking; I saw a pecan actually fall from a tree; bounce off of a car; a real car that used gas; wow, the pollution is so severe. It then rolled into the drain. The pecan, not the car.... more
Charlie. You're worry is validated. No tee sheet at the "oaks". Barton creek has too many members and guests. Not even a comparison. The real debate is Austin CC and live in Davenport ranch or terry town. Or live behind the gates at Spanish Oaks. That's a fair comparison.... more
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