How do you find a brand new home — one that was only recently built?
After you decide you want to buy a new home instead of an existing home, cast a wide net by browsing print publications such as your local Homes & Land magazine, newspaper real estate sections and the Internet. Many websites that list new homes for sale, like www.homesandland.com, do so in a special section and let you narrow down your search by price and other criteria. Most new home builders head straight to the Internet when they’re trying to sell a new home, so it’s a great place to start.
Another way to find your new home is through a real estate agent who specializes in new homes and land for sale. You can hire a buyer agent, who will represent you, or contact agents who may be representing the builder or investor selling the new home. Many larger real estate firms employ agents with such specialities. You can also find these agents on the Internet. If you have your heart set on living in a certain new home community, ask the builder who is selling the homes, and give him or her a call.