Caroline Williams
Coldwell Banker Realty 512.786.2575

New Construction

Tips for Buying a New Construction home


Let a real estate professional like me help you navigate through builder lingo and contracts. 


Custom Home- one of a kind house that is designed for a specific client and for a particular location. Custom homes afford consumers the opportunity to control layout, lot size, and   accessibility.    

Production Home- builder can usually deliver the same size home for less money than a customer builder. Purchasing power in volume of materials and land. 

Inventory Home- AKA quick move-in homes or spec homes, inventory homes are either already under construction or completely built. 

On site- A sale person that represents the builder. The on site will work from the builder's model home. 

Phase Inspections-I Pre Pour inspection-inspect site preparation, form board, vapor barrier, plumbing 

                          II Pre Covering inspection- framing, electrical, HVAC  

                         III Final Inspection- foundation to roof 


       Having a realtor with vs going solo! 

Realtors look after your interests they do not represent a single builder or subdivision like an on site sales person. 

An on site sales person will not point out pros and cons to different locations or property features. 

Your realtor can help schedule inspections by working with the builder and on site for your convenience. 

Realtors are there to help you understand the contract, help builder be honest with what was promised, monitor progress, help find the perfect lot, and research the subdivision. 

 More Negotiable:                                                  Less Negotiable: 

  • Add-ons and upgrades                                                    Price 
  • Payment Schedules                                                        Forms 
  • Final Punch List                                                        Terms in the contract 
  • Closing date                                                             Floor plan change 
  • Lot price 
  • Landscaping 


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