BUYER GUIDE — NEW CONSTRUCTION
Are you interested in new construction in the Naples areas? There are a lot of great reasons to invest in a new home, but there are many factors to consider in every new construction purchase. Compare the advantages and disadvantages, listed below, of buying a new versus existing home, then contact Team Paradise for more advice on the current Naples home market, financing options and help finding the perfect new construction opportunity for your needs.
Pros of Buying Naples New Construction
— Modern amenities/convenience. New homes are built to accommodate new technology, with plenty of electrical outlets, wiring for high-speed Internet access, etc. Most feature built-in appliances and central heating air. You can also select custom options such as whirlpool tubs, walk-in closets and more.
— Warranties/less maintenance. Builders will warranty against construction defects, and appliances generally carry a manufacturer's warranty. Building materials take advantage of new advances that make them more durable, requiring less repair.
— Energy efficiency. New homes are better insulated and built with more efficient heating, cooling and plumbing systems, meaning you'll save each month on utility bills.
— Health and safety. Hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead-based paint won't be found in new homes, and electrical wiring systems are built for heavy loads, so there's less risk of fire.
— Floor plans that fit today's lifestyles. Oversized family rooms, large gourmet kitchens, home theaters, high ceilings, granite tiles and double vanities are just some of the popular floor plan features found in today's new Naples homes.
— You make it your own. Often in new construction, you get to personalize your home by choosing paint colors, cabinet and countertop finishes, flooring and may other features, before building is finished. When you move in, your new home will already have the style and character to match your lifestyle.
Cons of Buying Naples New Construction
— Price. New homes cost more than existing homes. The price difference, though, might be worth it for the maintenance and energy cost savings you'll get. In hot markets, new homes may be overpriced?Team Paradise can help you decide whether new construction is really worth the asking price.
— Delays. New construction may run into "snags," preventing the home from being finished on schedule, which can delay your move-in. This can be especially difficult for families who are trying to sell one home and buy another at the same time.
— What you see may not be what you get. A floor plan, artist rendering or model home will likely include upgrades, landscaping or other luxury amenities. Make sure you know you exactly what you're getting for your money. Team Paradise works with builders regularly, and can help you sort through the options.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- "“We were looking for a house in a gated community in Naples in the 300k-400k range. After looking at dozens of houses we came upon Team Paradise's listing in Autumn Woods. As a realtor myself working for a different broker than David Burke and Greg Gorman I can tell you that this was the easiest transaction I've ever made in real estate. The whole team at Team Paradise was accommodating every single step of the way. From our first offer to the last signature at the closing table they were able to work with us and get us in our new house in under 30 days. What a professional outfit they have at Team Paradise, highly, very highly recommended.” "
— Selling Agent & Buyer Bobby Long (6/12) Realtor at Levitan McQuaid Realty Naples, FL