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Thu Dec 29, 2016
John.rochestertrees asked:
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Lillytena answered:
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.
Good luck!
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Tue Apr 12, 2016
Llgraz asked:
My home is on the corner my mailbox is on riverbank rd but my house faces brought hall drive
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Sahar Samadian answered:
Everything in real estate is negotiable. Please contact a local agent who can provide you with the best deal and negotiate to your interest.

Good Luck!
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Renee Dickman answered:
It varies from state to state. For instance in AZ kitchen appliances are personal property but in IL they convey with the house. Check with a local broker for your state. As mentioned above the contract should spell out exactly what is included or not included. You can negotiate the contract either way. ... more
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Janice Maynard answered:
I have worked with several builders and just saved my clients a ton of money in Glendalough..... You CAN negotiate. But you need a broker to do it for you. A lot of the times the prices are what they are depending of the home but I have had 9 new construction deals this year and have had the price lowered or extra things added at no costs. What builder are you using? I am a core broker with a few of them and get showroom incentives because of my prior business with them. Call me if I can be of any help. I look forward to speaking with you personally.

Janice Maynard

"Moving on up" with Maynard Realty
Serving both NC & SC
Keller Williams Ballantyne Area
704-641-0626 Feel free to visit and like the page
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Ryan Harlan-Expert Broker answered:
Depends on a few variables, most national builders have marketing dollars set aside and appreciate paying realtors for brining all of their buyer clients to them so its not a big deal but often some have some rules defined in order to pay out your realtor. I would call your realtor if you are under an agreement and explain your situation. Best of Luck. Best to always use a good realtor when working w/ builders , the builders selling agents work for the builder and NOT you! Call Ryan 704/6084767 C/T or ... more
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good evening, Sandra:
There have been 14 homes listed as The "Santa Cruz". None are currently for sale. the field Model Plan is not a required field, but if this is the house you need, we can start in the communities where Shea built and send you updates daily to see if any Santa Cruz comes available. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click. ... more
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Keith Beavon answered:
I am NOT a pro. I DID read though that the banks don't want to issue a fixed rate loan on any house for more than the market value, which sounds likely. What that means is that if the house is under-water, they won't issue a mortgage for more than the going market price. So the owner would be forced to put up the difference in cash between the unpaid balance of the old mortgage and what amount the bank wants to invest in the house. ... more
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Wed Nov 17, 2010
Aaron Reed answered:
I worked for a builder for many years, and like everyone else said it greatly depends on the builder. Some already have a credit for the standard features built into the upgraded price however some do not. You will typically be paying a premium for an upgrade when you compare them to retail pricing but remember with the builder it is installed and if you buy at a retailer like Lowes or Home Depot you will have to pay for install anyway no to mention removal of the replaced item. It’s worth paying the upgrade price on items that are difficult to replace but items that you can replace by yourself (like a light fixture) you may want to consider dong your self. If you are a penny pincher like me :) remember to have a budget and stick with it ... more
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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Beth Gionis answered:
Hi Wanda!
A Buyers representation agreement is not just about the Realtor finding you a house. It's about having someone to work for you and on your behalf during the entire purchase process. It's the knowledge of the market and helping you make the right choices from the purchase price to inspections and all negotiations in between. As well as using the experience we have in the industry to help guide our clients in making the right decisions. I hope you were able to gain the benefit of all your Realtor had to offer during the building process because the site person works for the builder and has no duty towards the buyers at all. So many times we hear about folks who built and did not work with an agent - I could share many horror stories... I can tell you, that in todays world, finding a home for my client's is only the "tip of the iceberg" as far as what I provide in service. I hope you enjoy your home and remember that showing houses is the fun part for us and the work begins when we help make the initial offer to purchase!
Best of Luck,
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