How to Prep for a New Build

Are you thinking about buying a new home this year? Here are some steps to think about as your prepare to buy a new home. 

1. Meet with a trusted Realtor to look over your options and discuss the home buying process. They will be able to put together a home buying game plan for you and will be with you every step of the way from start to finish. It is very important that you have a real estate agent representing your interests with something as big as a home purchase. And the good news? Builders in Charleston will cover MOST, if not ALL of the cost for you to have buyer representation with a Realtor. We have a team of dedicated buyer agents who can help you find your dream home!

2. Consider whether a new home or a pre-owned one is right for you. Here are a few reasons to consider a new home. If you want the full list of 10 reasons to buy a new home, reach out today! Closing cost assistance - Builders will cover some, if not all closing cost expenses. Energy Efficient Homes - New homes are much more energy-efficient than older ones and will help you save on energy bills. Savings after closing - No costly remodeling and extra repairs after closing that you might have with a pre-owned. Warranty - Most builders have a 1-2-10 which will protect your investment for 10 years or more. Custom Features - You can pick all of the finishing touches on everything you want with your new home. 

3. Speak with a lender about getting pre-approved. The lender will look over your credit, assets, income to determine your buying power and you can discuss important questions with them like interest rates, terms, and budgeting. We have several trusted lenders who can help you get approved and ready to home shop! 

4. Start your home search! Based on your criteria, needs, and location, your trusted real estate agent will be able to advise you on the neighborhoods and builders that might be a good fit for you. A good rule of thumb is to focus on a "Hot List" which is your top three builders. Once you find a builder you will also want to narrow it down to your top 3 floor plans. This will help ensure you are able to make the best decision for your family. 

If you are considering buying a new home, don't wait! Reach out today and start the process with one of our trusted Baker Team buyer agents!