0 Anonymous Asked: January 15, 2020In: Blogs Which type of property avaible for Sale in Hayward California? 0 property realtors haywardreal estate broker haywardreal estate listings haywardreal estate site in haywardrealtor companies hayward 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent optimalhomes 1 Questions 1 Answers 0 Best Answers 22 Points View Profile optimalhomes Added an answer on January 15, 2020 at 10:34 am 3 Things to know about buying a new-construction home Will this be the year you buy a brand-new home? Don’t be discouraged by news reports claiming that “U.S. homebuilding fell,” or “housing starts dropped.” The scary-sounding numbers are due to a drop in multi-family home building, not single-family. In fact, the single-family home construction market across the country is set to be just fine, with a surge in new building permits late this summer. Moving into a newly-built home is a lot like the first time you sit behind the wheel of a new car but on steroids. No stinky smells from whatever it was the previous occupant were cooking, no greasy range hood and walls, no dinged-up baseboards – everything is new and pristine. While these aspects may make you starry-eyed, there’s a reality to contend with as well. Today we share with you some things to watch for when taking on the purchase of a brand-new home. The builder’s real estate agent When you drive up to the new home community you’ll notice quickly how you’re directed first to the builder’s office before you get to the model homes. That guy or gal sitting in the office isn’t a receptionist, but the builder’s real estate agent. She or he will show you a map of the buildable lots available, talk to you about the community’s amenities and, naturally, the homes, before sending you on your way to view the models. If you fall in love with one, which is every builder’s goal, you’ll want to get the purchase process underway quickly. Hey, I don’t blame you, this is exciting stuff! And, what better and easier way to do it than to allow the builder’s agent to get the ball rolling? Ok, that’s the third time I’ve said it: “the builder’s real estate agent.” Sure, legally this agent can represent both you and the builder, but is it a wise move? Think about this: if it were legal, would you use your about-to-be former spouse’s attorney in your divorce proceedings? Why do you suppose that isn’t common practice? Here’s why: it is almost impossible for the builder’s agent to protect both the builder’s interests and yours in the same transaction. Since the seller pays for the buyers’ real estate agent at closing, it only makes sense that you have your own agent who will look out for nobody else but you. Avoid this problem by letting the builder’s agent know, upfront, that you have an agent. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.