No one likes hidden fees or costs. Sticker shock is often bad enough. But following up sticker shock with hidden costs is depressing and even demoralizing. The bottom line is that opting to buy new construction from a company like Toll Brothers can mean hidden costs and fees.
However, by knowing what those costs are ahead of time, you can avoid the shock. More importantly, you can plan ahead. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most common hidden costs that home buyers frequently face with new construction homes.
Surprise, Surprise… Stuff is Missing
Quite often you’ll find that your new home doesn’t have everything it needs to be move in ready. A range of items including everything from appliances and a home security system to window coverings may be missing. Whether large or small, these items can add up. In the end, you may have to spend thousands extra in order to move into a house that you thought was “ready to go.”
Even if you are buying at a prestigious community like Loudon County’s Stone Fox Estate or Camberley at Willowsford Greens from Winchester Homes, everything you need for optimal living will likely not be in place when you move in.
Inspectors Help Homeowners Avoid Hidden Costs
One of the single best pieces of advice you could ever get when it comes to buying a home is to find a great inspector. Unless you are an experienced contractor yourself, you may still want to opt for an inspector. Even if you are an expert, you may want a second opinion.
Having an experienced expert and independent home inspector is worth every penny. Many homeowners believe that just because a home is new that it will be free of problems, especially major ones. However, this isn’t necessarily the case and that means you’ll want to opt for a home inspector.
The Pain of Unnecessary Repairs
Buying a new home only to discover that you have to make repairs or alterations is a painful and rather expensive experience. Not only are repairs and alterations expensive but also they are also time-consuming. The last thing you want is to delay your move in date.
Finding out once that you move in that major items such as appliances have not be included is a very unpleasant shock. A good real estate agent like Marc Cormier or Tania Ivey will know what to look for throughout the building process.We are able to guide you and help you to budget well in advance of your move in date.
Marc and Tania point out, “We will ask your builder lots of specific questions. The more information you have the better off you’ll be.”