Tips To Know When Buying a Newly Developed Property

Tips For Buying a Newly Developed Property


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Stepping into the world of newly developed properties can be both exciting and daunting. There’s something undeniably appealing about being the first to call a place home – the pristine walls, the untouched appliances, and the modern features all promise a fresh start. But, as with any significant investment, buying a newly developed property requires a bit of savvy to navigate successfully.

From understanding the developer’s reputation to scrutinizing warranties and inspecting the quality of finishes, there are several key factors to consider before you sign on the dotted line. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, being armed with the right tips can make your journey into new property ownership much smoother. So, let’s dive into some essential advice to keep in mind when exploring the shiny world of new property developments – ensuring your dream home doesn’t turn into an unexpected adventure.

The surge of new project developments in the real estate market has many homebuyers starting to focus on new construction properties. When you buy a newly constructed property instead of a sub-sale home, there are many extra steps that must take place.


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To ensure an issue free process, here are 5 tips to know if you are considering buying a new project development:


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Buy from a reputable developer

Despite the fact that most property developers must comply with state and city regulations, you need to buy from a developer with a good reputation! When buying new construction, you will have peace of mind knowing a reputable developer wont leave the development half way completed.



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Maintain good communication with your developer

Starting with the pre-construction discussion (where you will go over all the details of your property with your project developer), establish a line of communication. For example, will the developer email or whatsapp you regularly with progress updates.  If you are an out-of-state buyer, will you receive weekly photos of the progress via email or whatsapp? Can you call the developer and if so, how often? How often can you visit the site?



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Look for developer’s incentives

The good thing about buying a new property is that you can add the renovations you need, the bathroom you want, or other upgrades to your home! However, there is always a price for such additions, and they add up quickly! So make sure you manage your budget well.

Some developers’ offer additional incentives that can help reduce the amount you spend on your home. Do your homework and see what sort of incentives the developers in your area are offering.



Expect extra time in the development process

There are many things that can impact the progress on your project development. One of these things is the weather, especially if you are entering monsoon season. Rain can delay the pouring of a foundation as well as other necessary steps at the beginning of construction, while floods can cause issues and slow your timeline.

Most developers already have extra time buffer added into their timelines, but if you are also in the process of selling your current home, you must keep that in mind! Nobody wants to be stuck between two homes homes for months or weeks.




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Visit the project site often

As we mentioned earlier, be sure to schedule time with your project development manager regularly to see the progress on your project. It’s easy for your project developer to report everything is going well, but if the site has not even commenced building, then you know to be asking more questions about what is going on.


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In wrapping up, venturing into the purchase of a newly developed property is an adventure filled with potential and promise. Remember, it’s crucial to go beyond the surface and really delve into the details. Do your homework on the developer, be meticulous about understanding your contract, and don’t shy away from asking tough questions about construction quality and future developments in the area.

Think long-term, considering aspects like community amenities, location benefits, and resale value. And, most importantly, don’t rush your decision; buying a new property is a significant commitment, and it’s essential to feel confident and informed every step of the way. With the right approach, careful planning, and a bit of due diligence, your journey to owning a newly developed property can be as rewarding as stepping into your brand-new home for the first time. 

Waiting for your new property to come to life is a wonderful experience that can sometimes come with hassles. To avoid some of these headaches, keep these tips in mind! If you are ready to put your current property up for sale and find out what new construction is available in your area, we can recommend a qualified real estate agent who can help you with the sale of your current home and the search for your new one.


Stay tuned with the for more up-to-date tips and guides for real estate marketing professionals.


Ben Liau

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