Looking for new construction around Clayton?

While scoping out newer additions hunting new construction, having the right Realtor at your side is crucial. will be your guide when navigating the sea of new homes today to find one that's right for you.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Clayton with Rhodes & Associates Realty as your REALTOR - (314) 252-8955

People that buy brand new homes in a neighborhood don't like to see houses sold after theirs go for less money, so builders aren't as apt to bend on price. (You'll appreciate this behavior after you've bought a home in a development of new construction!) Regardless, depending on the market and the status of the project, there's sometimes room for negotiation.

For example, if a home has been on the market a while and the builder has a lot sunk into it, then you have some room. The same goes for show or model homes that have been sitting for a while. However, if a home was just completed, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.

You can always ask for assistance in other ways when purchasing new construction. For example, closing costs are one way for you to save without lowering the price of the house. The same goes for amenities - ask for things appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty. That can go the other way around, too. If upgrades are already in the contract, see if you can get the builder to omit them - you might be able to install them later yourself at a savings anyway.

Realize that just because a home is brand new, it can still have its share of flaws. Be sure to get a home inspection before purchase so that issues are handled and also negotiate a home warranty. Then, about 10 or 11 months after purchase it's worth it to pay for an inspection and get anything else repaired before the warranty expires.

At Rhodes & Associates Realty, I'll make it my #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Give me a call at (314) 252-8955 to launch the search for your new home today.

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