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    10 Essential Questions to Ask When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

10 Essential Questions to Ask When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

Interested in new construction? We did some research to find out what essential questions you should ask at an open house or home showing.

1. How much do property taxes cost per year? This will affect the monthly cost of the home,

and you’ll need to have an idea of the tax burden before you commit to home ownership. Remember that taxes are often higher in urban areas than in suburban.

2. Are there any homeowner’s or maintenance dues/fees? While this may be disclosed up front, always ask. Even if you don’t see a neighborhood sign.

3. How much do utilities cost per month in the summer? Winter? The agent will give you a ballpark figure, but, again, these numbers will increase monthly cost of ownership. As a companion question, you may want to ask if the utilities are gas or electric.

4. What is the square footage? Builders should provide a figure for square footage, and that number is confirmed in the appraisal papers at the closing.

5. How long has the builder been building homes in your area? An established builder will have many older properties in the area for you to either view, drive by, or even tour (if for sale), giving you some idea of the craftsmanship involved. A newer builder won’t have that cache, but may offer more modern amenities, designs and floor plans.

6. How long has the builder been in the business of building homes? Experience always counts!

7. What training, credentials, and formal education does the builder maintain? Builders who have extensive or high-quality training and licensure, along with a commitment to continuing education, generally communicate responsibility and care with the properties they build. They are invested in their trade.

8. Can they provide testimonials [...]

Featured Brick Townhome

Located in the heart of the Triad, Kernersville, NC is a quaint town with a population of about 20,000 surround by rolling farm lands and history.

Trillium is a new, upcoming neighborhood with single family homes as well as all brick townhomes. This week Tradition Homes would like to showcase one of our exceptional townhomes.

508 Clematis Way

Gas Fireplace
Floored and insulated attic with permanent staircase
Double car garage with keypad and remote entry
Granite kitchen countertops with undermounted sink
Cultured marble bathroom countertops
Hardwood entry
Raised cabinets in both bathrooms
Utility sink in laundry room
Chrome shower door in master bath
Private covered porch

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