Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Your Guide to Buying New Construction Homes on Chicago's North Shore

No matter how long you've been searching for properties on Chicago's North Shore, or the location in which you're looking, you are bound to come across a new construction home at some point. And if after touring options in Glencoe, Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook, or Evanston, you ultimately decide that it's a new construction home that would suit you best, there are a few important factors to note.

You may not find them in the MLS
Oftentimes, new construction homes are not found in the MLS (or rather, readily available to you on real estate websites) as builders have a team working on-site, advertising in newspapers or other local media. If you're set on a new build home, let your agent know so they can find the best properties for you.

You could get an early discount
Early in the sales process, builders are eager to get as many contracts signed as possible to fuel future sales. This could mean great things for you as a buyer as there may be room to negotiate a lower price, but remember that you are then committed to the build and could risk losing your down payment should you decide you don't want to move forward before breaking ground.

They may offer you an upgrade discount
If the builder is nearing the end of the project, they may be more open to compromise. Even if they refuse to budge on price, they may be willing to give you a discount in the form of upgrades. For instance, they could offer you hardwood floors instead of carpet, stainless steel appliances instead of standard. In the long run, the upgrades may make for a better deal than any price drop!

Whether you're interested in new construction homes in Glencoe, Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, or Northbrook or older homes with endless character, I will be your guide! My years of experience as a North Shore real estate expert will help you find the best home for you and your family, at the best price!

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Janie Bress
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