I'm trying to find out how flexible builders are for new construction in this area. The Alaska market hasn't been hit as hard as the lower

Asked by Krichar7, 99654 Fri Apr 1, 2011

48. Are builders willing to negotiate and what's a reasonable and fair price? Also, what is the future out look for this area?

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Ervin Brandy…, Agent, Wasilla, AK
Fri May 1, 2015
The MatSu valley is practically the residential new construction capital of the US with 308 residential new construction listings sold/closed in the 2014 calendar year and only 21 expired or withdrawn. There are currently 114 pending and 139 active so this year is off to an excellent start! This year's numbers may be indicative of sustained growth and vibrancy for residential new construction in this area. Last year, some new construction homes sat for a bit, waiting to sell. - This is great for buyers, and perhaps, not so great for builders. However, others sold faster and this is a testament to marketing, location, & price range. This year will be no exception: with a great number of new construction homes on the market, buyers will have wide selection and prices will most-likely remain affordable so as to be competitive with each other. EVERYTHING HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING NEGOTIATED.

Regarding your question about what is a reasonable and fair price:
Find a REALTOR(R) you trust to give a Comparable Market Analysis for any home, new or used, that you may be interested in purchasing. Buyers Representation is free to the buyer and paid for by the seller. Ultimately, what is affordable and well within your financial means is the most reasonable answer here.

Happy home-hunting from Malcuit Duo!

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Bobby K. Cr…, Home Buyer, Pelham Gardens, Bronx, NY
Sat Jan 17, 2015
Try building a ranch of this size and you will find out just how much it will cost. This home is a steal at this price
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Broc Murri, Agent, Wasilla, AK
Sat Jun 2, 2012
The Market is great for Buyers now considering the low intrest rates.
For a free home search go to http://brocmurri.kwrealty.com

or contact me by:
Phone (907) 414-0683
Email Brocmurri@gmail.com
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Lanna Fergus…, , Wasilla, AK
Fri Apr 1, 2011
Hi Krichar,

Builders usually have a set price for their standard new construction homes. Upgrades will cost you more, and can extend time frame to close if changes are made along the way. If you are buying an existing new construction home, you may have more flexibility when making an offer, depending on how long the home has been on the market.
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Robert Bickel, Agent, Wasilla, AK
Fri Apr 1, 2011
Hello Kricher,
Are you looking to buy? Maybe I can help.
Most of the home builders that are still building are not to flexible.
If you are trying to build your own design then it really starts piling on cost because they need to run plans thur their drafter so the crews can do their jobs.
However if you wanting a new construction home of their design depending on the builder and who you use as your Realtor or if you decide to negotiate yourself (not recommended) there may be some room to negotiate for your best buy.
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