March 12, 2021 at 10:06am | Kelly Fischer

Here’s what you should know about new construction in our area.

Just about every Saturday morning, my friend Karen and I take at least an hour-long walk to catch up, decompress from the workweek, and get away from other stressors in life. Since it’s been a little cold here in Florida lately, we’ve been walking near her house out in Point West. The weekend prior to the recording of this video, Karen pointed out something interesting. 

First of all, if you’re not familiar with Point West, it’s a very large community located out west of town (as the name suggests). For a long time, it had been surrounded by quite a bit of vacant land, but most of that has been bought up. As you can see from the pictures I’ve included in the video above, virtually every home has been built and sold. That leads me to my main point: The demand for homes here in Florida has been incredible, and new construction has been off the charts. 

Right now, there’s a push to find sellers whose homes are less than five or maybe 10 years old. It seems that people are very interested in newer homes because they meet more recent hurricane standards and offer the most modern quality finishes. (Side note: If that describes your home and you’ve been thinking about selling soon, we’d love to talk to you). 

      There aren’t that many existing homes for sale on the market.   

Back the topic at hand. Here is my top tip for buying a new construction home: If you’re dealing directly with a builder, order a home inspection prior to closing. Especially in this wild market, builders are cranking through homes and rushing to make changes for their customers. You want to make sure that nothing has been missed. If you need a list of local home inspectors who do a great job, we’d be happy to provide that to you. 

Cleared land, moving trucks, home frames that weren’t there the week before—you’ll see all of this if you look around our area; new construction is booming. However, there aren’t that many existing homes for sale on the market, let alone newer ones that match what buyers are hungry for. We would love to help you find a home that is a bit on the newer side. Likewise, if you’re interested in selling your relatively newer home, we have a long list of people who’d be ready and willing to buy it today. 

Either way, we look forward to talking with you. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, investor, or someone who simply needs information about the market, please feel free to reach out to us anytime via phone, email, or our website. Have a blessed and beautiful day!



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