Older question but an important one...If you are considering purchasing a new construction home it is very important to make sure you an independent agent protecting your best interests. A lot of buyers think there is no need to have their own agent when looking at new construction. in reality, THAT is when you need one the most. The sales people in the Sales Office work for the builder and have the builders best interest in mind, not yours. And, it doesn't cost you anything to have an agent with you....I posted a comment on my blog at http://www.johntherealestateguy.com/general/buying-a-new-hom
that deals with this exact issue.