Buying a home for the first time is an exciting event, but buying a new construction home is improved as you will get to enjoy all new systems, appliances, and flooring. Here are some recommendations to help you buy a new construction home.
Choose a New Home
When you know you want to buy a new home, you will be able to ultimately choose between an existing new construction home and building a new home from a floor plan. If you choose a builder and a home floor plan, you get to also choose and purchase the lot where your home will be built upon. You have a bit more options and selection when you build with a home builder because you can pick the home features, style, and all other details in its construction. And if you already own your own land, you can opt for a home built right on your property with the help of a home builder.
If you don't want to wait for your new home to be built, you can buy an existing new construction home. Some home builders will construct various homes on a lot of land, then list them for sale with their sales agent. You can add some upgrades to the interior of a home that you choose or buy the home as-is without any additional upgrades.
Look at Lot Location
Another consideration you need to think about when you are buying a new home is the actual location of the lot and the home's orientation in the lot. When you plan your home construction, look at the direction the windows throughout the home will face and how the sunlight will affect the interior space of the home. For example, if you want a living room and kitchen that receives full sunlight in the morning or the afternoon, look at the home's placement on the lot. These windows should face east, south-east, and south to receive sunlight directly into these windows.
Also, look at the surrounding landscape around your lot and if it provides a lot of privacy with large trees or your late backing up onto a forested area. Your lot may be next to an empty field, but find out if the field will be developed and with what type of zoning.
Select Upgrade Options
You will also be able to choose specific upgrades when you build a home from blueprints that you select. Be sure that you choose upgrades that will provide you with the most value and increased potential equity for the future. For example, choose upgrades that would be difficult to make later, such as a large oversized garage or higher ceilings. Upgrading your kitchen's features, such as the cabinets and flooring can also give you a better home value.