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Tips for Buying in New Construction

There’s been a nationwide shortage of homes, not just homes in Lakeville MN, but one way to benefit is by purchasing new construction. Not only do you get a home that is brand new, you often also get a home that has been finished to your personal tastes, letting you move in without making any changes. If you’re in the market for a home, consider buying brand new!

Whether buying new or old,  you need to make sure your finances are in order and that you’re pre-approved for a loan. This is an issue that is important for any home purchase.

If you’re financially ready to buy, then you do need to consider some factors. Some brand new communities can be a bit bland and bare – the stereotypical cookie-cutter community. They can also be far from what you want, be it school, shopping, entertainment, and more, adding to drive times.

However, nowadays, you’ll find that quality builders like Key Land Homes are looking to create communities that are within existing towns and cities with plenty of amenities just a few minutes away. Access to highways, grocery stores, schools and more are frequently planned into the new community. In addition, they often keep existing trees and greenery around to help the homes look more a part of the landscape. If this matters, make a point of looking for these kinds of new communities.

You can start your search by looking for new-build communities in your area of choice. Many will have model homes that you can tour and they will also have listings of open lots, homes that have already been built and are move-in ready if you’re in a hurry, and a list of home designs to give you a sense of what they offer and at what cost. Explore the model homes, take notes and photos, and then drive around the neighborhood, especially if at least one phase of construction has already been completed. That will give you a sense of what the community is going to be like.

Don’t forget to check the surrounding area and time your drives to your places of work, local schools, shops and other necessities to make sure it’s an acceptable commute.

You should also ask about what comes standard in a home and what is considered extra. This will have an influence on your budget and may have you considering other builders or communities.

Ultimately, you should always do your homework before starting to meet with builders. When it comes to designing and building your ideal home, it’s helpful if you have a clear idea in mind. Each change that you make, if you haven’t made a solid plan, is going to cost you money. Explore websites like Houzz and make the most of Pinterest to get a feel for what you want in a home, inside and out. Then make a list of what you must have and what you’d like to have. That helps when it comes to fitting the home to the budget.

Finally, be clear on every detail and don’t be afraid to ask questions. A good builder will want to provide transparency throughout the process so that you feel secure in this important investment. Key Land Homes is always happy to answer your questions. Start now by contacting us to learn more about our homes in Lakeville MN and how you could ultimately have a brand new home built to your preferences

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