Buying a newly constructed home is an exciting prospect given that you will be the first occupant of the house and its warranty will still be valid. However, your joy can be short-lived if you don't confirm these four things first:
Status of Cable and Internet Connections
New buildings are usually constructed in new neighborhoods, and such neighborhoods may not have adequate internet and cable connections. Therefore, if cable and internet connections are important to you, confirm that the major providers are operational in the area before going ahead with the purchase. For example, a freelance worker who needs to be always connected to the internet cannot afford to live in an area without connectivity. Remember that just because your building has been wired doesn't mean that you will get cable and internet services; confirm that the providers service your area.
Available Social Infrastructure
New constructions tend to be located outside major urban centers, which means they may be far from essential social infrastructures. Therefore, you need to research the neighborhood to confirm that the relevant infrastructure such as hospitals, good schools, social housing and anything else you might need to make your life better. You don't want to settle in an area only to realize that the nearest nursing home isn't near enough for you, and you need to check in your aging parents.
State of Construction
If you are buying a new house, then it's possible that the area is still witnessing ongoing constructions. If that's the case, then you should be prepared for constant noise and dust pollution until the constructions are complete. This can be a long time if your house was one of the first ones to be completed in the area. Some people may not mind the pollution too much; but it can be a headache if you spend a lot of time at home, for example, if you work from home.
Standard and Extra Features
Lastly, it's possible that your house won't be complete by the time you are starting the purchase negotiations. If that is the case, then you need to be clear on the difference standard features to expect and the possible upgrades. You don't want to purchase a home thinking that it has built-in wine racks only to later find out that the wine rack was an optional and not a standard feature.
Hopefully, you won't have any problem with your new construction purchase. Get the assistance of real estate professionals as early as possible to ensure that is the case before you buy a house.Share