It's never too early to start looking for a home- it's the biggest investment people make in their lives and the more you look and do your research, the better you will be.
It used to be that people would look for an average of 6 months and around 56 homes before they bought...that was an old survey of 1,100 buyers in the 90's. It's all changed.
Now, people spend an average of 1-4 years discussing it, talking about it, thinking about it. Then they spend an average of 90 days of online research, looking at homes online, websites, etc. Then they go out and look at the ones they've narrowed down. (Based on a national survey of a homebuyers last year)
We have two new home communities in the area- Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County. There are 11 builders and over 12 homes under construction in different stages. The other is The Riverfront at Harbour View. We have 8 different builders actively building new models. I recommend you come out and see what they're offering, see the latest trends, and compare. It will help you formulate what you like and don't like in a home.
Good Luck! Please let me know if I can be of any help.
Mark Edwards GRI, CSP
East West Realty
Founders Pointe The Riverfront Liberty Ridge Gatling Pointe
757-238-9009 757-638-9100 757-288-7584 757-288-7584