Thinking of buying a new construction home in one of the fantastic communities of the Triangle? There are so many reasons to choose to buy new… and the process isn’t really very different from buying a resale home. Here’s everything you need to know about buying a new construction home in the Triangle.
New Construction Homes in Raleigh
Why Choose New Construction?
There are so many reasons to choose to buy new... but here are the top three reasons buyers typically choose to buy new (or build) over buying a resale home.
Modern Designs & Amenities
Open floorplans, extravagant master suites, energy-efficient features... sounds like a dream home, right?
Everything is New
New roof. New furnace. New siding. New fridge, stove, and dishwasher. New... everything. And no worries about needing to replace anything!
You Make It Yours
Want to add your own finishing touches, or even design everything to your exact specifications? Now you can!
Spotlight New Construction Communities in the Triangle
12 Oaks (Holly Springs)
It's hard to say what's more impressive... the beautiful new homes or the absolutely amazing amenities of 12 Oaks!Learn More
Bella Casa (Cary)
You'll find a huge variety of homes... and lots of unique new neighborhoods popping up throughout the larger Bella Casa.Learn More
55 James at Midtown (Apex)
Live the Downtown lifestyle at 55 James at Midtown! These luxury townhomes are waking distance to all the fun of Salem Street.Learn More
New Construction Buying Guide
Ready to find that perfect new home in the Triangle? Here are the steps you'll need to take!
Find an agent
Beware of walking onto a new construction site without an agent... you just might find yourself signing on with the builder's agent, who's NOT out to protect your interests. Save yourself the headache and find your own agent first!
Research the builders
There are a TON of builders in the Triangle, and a lot of new homes and communities. But they definitely don't all offer the same quality, craftsmanship, or customer service.
Explore the community
Apex or Cary? Holly Springs or Fuquay Varina? Raleigh or Durham? There are so many choices... and so many neighborhoods within each. Definitely take some time to learn more about each area and its new communities to determine which is best for you.
Find out what's included
Those model homes sure look spiffy! But before you jump right in and buy a home just like them model, find out what features are included... and which are going to cost you extra. Add-on features can add up.
Determine What's Covered
Don’t ever assume warranties are in place. Check with the builder to determine exactly what’s covered, including the structure, roof, and appliances, and who’s covering them (i.e. builder vs. manufacturer).
Prepare to negotiate creatively
Don't bother asking for a price reduction; most builders are pretty set on their numbers. But that doens't mean you can't still get a good deal or maybe even a few extra features!
Even new homes can have flaws... builders do make mistakes! Wouldn't you rather know about them while you can still make the builder fix them... or walk away?
Ready to Find Your New Construction Home?
If you're thinking of buyng a new construction home in the Triangle, then it's time to contact us at Carla Freund Realty. We're here to help you learn everything you'll need to know... and find the perfect home in just the right location!