New Construction information, Treasure Coast Florida
Many people think buying a new home is more costly than buying resale. In actuality new construction is MORE economical and easier than resale.
1- New home builders offer many incentives. Including closing costs when using a preferred lender and title and sometimes even give you money towards your pre-paid items like insurance and property tax escrow. 2- New homes are built to the newest building codes and therefore have very low homeowners insurance premiums. Often we see premiums are 40-50% less than resale homes. 3- New homes are energy efficient . Normally we see energy bills 40-50% less than resale homes. 4- New homes have new roofs. That statement sounds silly but one of the biggest expenses of homeownership is a new roof with costs normally around $15,000-$20,000. With a new home you have a roof that will last you 20-30 years. Most resale homes in Port St Lucie were built around 2005/6 or got new roofs after the 2004/5 hurricanes. That puts most roofs at the 14-15 year mark, needing replacement in 5-10 years . 5- New homes have new A/C, Waterheater/Plumbing , Appliances. Also seems obvious. But at 14-15 years all those systems start to fail. Do you want to be replacing a $8,000 A/C or spending $4,000 on new appliances? $1,000 when Waterheater starts leaking.... 6- You get to pick your colors/finishes. Many resale homes will have a nice layout or location but be in need of painting, or not to your taste on countertops, paint colors, cabinets. With a new home you pick those things out up front and it is all done for you. You don't have the added expense and time of painting, or remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. 7. You get to pick location. Often it is hard to find the right home in the right location. With new construction you pick the lot/location and then the perfect home is built on it for you. 8. You don't have to compete with other buyers. We very often see the scenario of families searching endlessly for the perfect home and finally setting their hearts on the ONE! The home they fell in love with. The issue is usually the best homes have multiple buyers that feel the same way. With a new home you take out that stress and worry you won't get the home you set your heart on. You pick it and it is YOURS.
OK SO YOUR CONVINCED NOW WHAT????????? There are many dozens of new home builders in the Treasure Coast Market. Where do you start??? WITH US! The Burlace Team Realtors® 772-444-6696 or email email@example.com So Having a Realtor represent you with a NEW HOME BUILDER costs you NOTHING I repeat NOTHING. The builders pay the Realtor® it is built into their prices and if you don't have one then they just pocket more profit they don't pass any savings on to you. That is why you must tell them you have an agent (best if you bring us with you) upon going into a builder. The builder's salesperson represents and gets paid by the builder. You need someone on YOUR side. We act as a buffer for all the promises, boasts and bluster . We know how the business works and their best incentives. We are your personal negotiator and advocate during the whole process.
It is actually really important to have a Realtor® represent you in purchasing a new home. WHY? 1- We save you a whole LOT OF TIME! We know the differences between the builders, floorplans, incentives, pricing, the questions to ask and how to negotiate the best deal for you.
2- When you go into a builder in order to get any information from them the first thing they require is for you to register. Then they will keep calling you to try to make a sale. When you have an agent represent you we can take you to the builders that meet your budget and needs and they go through us.
3-New Home builders normally have several "Spec homes" and properties under construction. We can take you to those to see what the homes look like not just the "MODEL" with all the upgrades. Often the fully completed homes can be negotiated lower because the builders don't want completed homes sitting on the books. They are urgently wanting to sell them.
Have someone on your side the sales people in the Model Homes and sales offices of the new home builders work for the builders and are trying to keep their costs as low as possible.
Contact us at 772-444-6696 for more information on building your new dream home.
PSL / St Lucie County is a great place to purchase model homes or have a new home builder make a home to spec.
Whether you are looking to purchase a home in a development or want a home in a traditional neighborhood with no HOA we can help you.
We have partnerships with home builders and can match you with the home that meets your lifestyle and budget.
Production Home Builders- Port St Lucie has many companies that build homes on scattered lot ¼ acre home sites with no homeowner association fees (HOA). Many plans to choose from. Buying a new home has many benefits from builder paid closing costs, warranty, lower homeowners ins., lower energy costs.
Development Home Builders- Many new developments with HOA are being built all over the Treasure Coast. Learn the differences between them and what the benefits are for each development.