Newly constructed homes are a great investment that can save you thousands of dollars in maintenance and repairs compared to older homes. Buying new construction is a more complex process than buying an existing home so if you know how to prepare, you can avoid surprises along the way.
Here are some key things to do when buying new construction:
- Get Educated about the Home Buying Process
Buying a new home, especially if it’s your first one, can seem like a complicated process that leaves you with many questions. Fortunately, Minto has you covered with the HomeBuyers Club! This free service provides you with a personal HomeBuyers Club credit coach who will explain the home buying process in detail and help you come up with a game plan. They will help you overcome challenges such as qualifying for a mortgage, coming up with a down payment and overcoming a low credit rating. If you have an existing home to sell, the innovative Minto on the Move program can help you with that too, while saving you time and money!
- Look for a Reputable Builder
When buying a new construction home, you want to work with an experienced builder who is known for quality. Over the past 40 years, Minto Communities USA has built over 29,000 homes in 48 communities throughout Florida and South Carolina. With our MasterCareSM 10-Step Quality Assurance Program, you’ll be kept informed and supported every step of the way before, during and after construction.
- Verify Options and Upgrades
Builders typically provide new construction buyers with various options for finishes such as countertops, backsplashes, flooring and more. Check to see what features are included in the base price of your new home so you can decide if there are any items you’d like to upgrade based on our personal tastes and budget. Minto includes an extensive list of premium features in the base price of every new home. And for those who want to further personalize their homes, our design centers offer many upgraded selections and design options to create your dream home.
- Ask About the Warranty A warranty is an important part of protecting your new investment. Unlike most builders, Minto offers a 2-year material and workmanship warranty and a 10-year structural warranty on every home we build. That means you can rest assured that you’ll be taken care of in the unlikely event that something needs repaired or replaced after you move in.