5 Things You Need to Know if You Buy New Construction

If you're like many people want to buy a new construction home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you probably already know that you need a real estate agent by your side to help you through the process. But with that said, here are five additional things you need to know before you buy new construction here or anywhere else in the country.

5 Things You Need to Know if You Buy New Construction

Check out these five things you should know before buying new construction:

  1. There will always be flaws.
  2. Your home warranty may not cover everything.
  3. You should always test all appliances.
  4. Double-check all the windows to ensure they open and close properly before you move in.
  5. You need a copy of your roof warranty.

Here's a closer look at each.

#1. There Will Always Be Flaws

No matter how new a home is, there will always be flaws. These may not be noticeable at first glance, so it's important to do a thorough inspection before signing on the dotted line.

The bottom line is that no home is perfect, so it pays to have realistic expectations and to work with an experienced real estate agent who can help you identify issues that your builder should repair for you. Don't get stressed when you discover that the home you just paid good money for does have some minor issues. You should only worry the issues are major, and even then, only if the builder is unwilling to fix them for you. Your real estate agent will be your guide through this process and can help you get where you need to be.

#2. Your Home Warranty May Not Cover Everything

When you buy a new construction home, the builder will provide you with a warranty. While this is great, it's important to be aware that not everything will be covered under the warranty. You should read through it carefully and make sure that any items you need to pay for are clearly listed. It's also a good idea to ask your real estate agent for advice on any items you may need to pay for in the future.

#3. You Should Test All Appliances

Before you move into a new construction home, it's important to test all of the appliances. Make sure that they are working properly and that there are no obvious issues with them. It's also a good idea to take pictures of the appliances before moving in, just in case something does happen after you move in.

#4. Double-Check All Windows

It's important to double-check all windows before you move into your new construction home. Make sure that they all open and close properly, and that there are no issues with the window frames. If there are any issues, you should contact your builder and have them fix it before you move in.

#5. You Need a Copy of Your Roof Warranty

Roof warranties vary depending on the type of roof that is installed on your home. It's important to get a copy of this warranty from your builder before you move in and to understand exactly what is covered under the warranty. If there are any issues with your roof, you should be able to rely on the warranty to cover any necessary repairs or replacements.

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