It's key to have the right agent as your partner when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the San Antonio area.
In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the developer and how long the home has been available. Developers in new additions don't like taking lower than their asking price because homeowners already in the area expect new construction to be comparably priced to what they already purchased. (You'll appreciate that same courtesy if there are undeveloped lots near the home you eventually purchase!) But, depending on how far along the project is and what the market is doing at that point in time, developers have been known to allow a few concessions.
Say a property has been on the market a long time and the builder is deeply invested, then you have some room. The same goes for show or model homes that have been sitting for a while. However, if a home was just completed, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.
In cases where a builder won't budge, try getting a break in other areas. Ask for them to pay a share of the closing costs, or additional amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty. Or take the contrary route. If a home is nearing completion, you can often save money by passing on suggested upgrades from the builder and installing things yourself.
Just because a home is brand new, it doesn't mean that it is immune from needing repairs. Be sure to get a home inspection before purchase so that issues are handled and also negotiate a home warranty. Then, about 10 or 11 months after purchase it's worth it to pay for an inspection and get anything else repaired before the warranty expires.
At Barrientos Properties, I'll make it my #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Give me a call at
210.826.4088 to begin the search for your new home today.