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Top 3 Misconceptions About Shopping for a New Home

By Jennifer Nixon on April, 28 2020
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Jennifer Nixon
Jennifer Nixon

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Jennifer has 12+ years’ experience in graphic design, brand development, and digital media. She is passionate about architecture, typography, and black & white film photography.

Shopping for a home can be simple & stress-free - not only is it possible, you will be amazed at how easy it can be once you let go of these common misconceptions and focus on understanding what your needs for a home truly are.

 

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While there are many different paths to homeownership and the journey is different for everyone, at some point along the way you have to determine what you're looking for - knowing what to shop for is the key to keeping it simple and avoiding unnecessary stress.

By shopping smart, you'll be on track for a smooth buying process from contract to close.

 

Here are the top 3 misconceptions when shopping for a new home:

 

1. I need at least ____ square feet

 

While customers tell our team they need at least 2,000 square feet on a regular basis, regardless of the number you put in the blank you'll be surprised to learn why this is not a good place to start your search.

MUST READ: How Many Square Feet Should My House Be?

HELPFUL RESOURCE: How to Read a Floor Plan


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2. Building is too stressful.....where do I begin?

 

Many buyers are not aware that new construction communities have move-in ready homes that are readily available, giving you all the benefits of buying new and skipping over the majority of the construction process.

MUST READ: 3 Types of New Homes You Can Buy

 

The best way to discover the right new home for you is by visiting a model home and discussing what is most important to you with our team.

HELPFUL RESOURCE: Visiting Model Homes


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3. Landscaping is not enough & too sparse

Yes, it is true, the landscaping on new homes is not established. However, this gives you the opportunity to enhance the look of your home and make it unique from the other homes on the block!

It doesn't take long, but if you let it grow you'll see your flower beds start to fill in, your new tree will fill out and you can always add annuals for a pop of color to fill it in while the larger shrubs grow.

MUST READ: 5 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal


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When it comes to buying a home there are a few basics you need to know to get started, like understanding the how much earnest money you need, knowing the role your credit score plays in getting a mortgage, and the difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification to name a few.

 

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