We checked in with our homebuilders to ask them for a few tips for buyers before they purchase their dream home in Summerlin! Read on for some great tips to ensure your homebuying experience is smart and strategic!
From Richmond American Homes:
- Be sure you know the build timeline for your new home so you can manage your own expectations relative to when your home will be ready. Check the contract and ask about the average build time, which can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.
- Ask your builder if they can provide convenient, one-stop shop. In other words, do they have their own in-house lender that can process loan applications and paperwork quicker and more efficiently? Ask the same question about insurance that can immediately be applied to your new home.
From Pulte Homes:
- While cosmetic features and finishes are important, don’t forget to ask about what is behind the walls to ensure you are getting a quality-built, energy-efficient home.
- Consider the builder’s track record in Southern Nevada. How long have they been building here? Do they have a good reputation for high constructions standards and quality homebuilding? What about warranties? How closely will they manage the construction of your new home?
- In other words, don’t hesitate to ask all your questions up front!
From KB Home:
- Get pre-qualified for a home loan. That way, you will know exactly what you can afford and won’t waste your time looking at homes that are out of your price range.
- Make sure you ask about HOA fees and Special Improvement District fees so there are no surprises.
- Make a list of must-haves, i.e. required square footage, number of beds and bathrooms and other features you consider a necessity. That will help you narrow your search.
- Do your homework on the area. Ask about schools, shopping centers, walking trails, nearby parks, etc.
- Decide if you want to buy a new home that is built from the ground up so you can help “personalize” it. Of, do you prefer to move into an already built home that may not have all the features you want, but may be move-in ready. Both have advantages and disadvantages, so make sure you know your preference.