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Why Build a New Home Now?

Competitive Price:

As difficult as it is may be to believe, in today's competitive housing market, a new home may cost substantially less than a similar existing home in a comparable neighborhood.

Your Health:

New homes are built with materials free of asbestos, lead and the types of particleboard and plywood that contaminate the air with formaldehyde emissions. Many older homes were built with these materials.

The Newest Building Codes:

Lee County's building codes have been dramatically improved since 1992's Hurricane Andrew.

Construction Quality:

Homes tend to be built better today than even 10 years ago. Appliances and building materials are constantly being improved by manufacturers as they strive to stay competitive.

New Home Warranty:

South Florida's climate is surprisingly harsh on homes. New homes come with the builder's warranty as well as numerous manufacturers warranties. A used home may need a new roof, air conditioner, plumbing or appliances.

Energy Efficiency:

New homes typically consume much less energy than homes built before 1980.

Custom Floor Plan:

Your new home can best incorporate your families need for space. A custom home is exactly that, a home built exactly for your needs, in the materials that best fit your budget and in the colors that suit your taste.

Modern Features:

New homes can be built around electronic equipment that didn't even exist 10 years ago! New homes can be pre wired for computers, multiple phone lines, cable TV, and surround sound entertainment systems.

Peace of Mind:

There is a very special feeling living in a brand new home. Everything in your new home will be shiny and new.


Steps to Building a Home _________Should I Build CBS or Frame

Consider an exclusive buyer-broker who will represent only you, not the sellers. Nonexclusive real-estate agents tend to show you their own listings first, since they won't have to share the commission if they represent both the buyer and the seller. Then they'll probably show you their firm's listings, since they stand to gain from those sales as well. It can help to search online first and target some homes that might be right for you, no matter who has the listing.!

The last thing you want to do is walk into an open house and start blabbing how much you can afford to the agent who has listed the house. That agent owes his or her allegiance to the seller and only the seller. If you're negotiating with a pro, you ought to have a pro in your corner, too.  Get an advocate on your side.  It's commonplace now for buyers to sign up their own agents to represent their interests in a deal. Look for a buyer's broker who will represent you and only you.