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Tips For Buying New Homes in Boise Idaho Main Idaho Real Estate Insights
Congratulation! You have decided to buy a brand new home. Who wants to inherit someone else's problems with a foreclosure? Who wants to live in a home with out-dated appliances, old and dirty carpeting with toe nails and hair in it? How much longer does the roofing have left in it? There?s something incredible about walking into a new home that is void of fingerprints and other signs from a previous home owner. Here are a few tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

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Buying a new home in Boise Idaho

  1. Investigate the Home Builder's Reputation.
    The Better Business Bureau is a good starting point for investigating claims made against any Boise home builders. You may also talk to the neighbors  about whether they were pleased with their decision to buy in the neighborhood or not. You should also talk to clients about how the home performs, including any warrnaty issues and if their homes seems energy efficient to them?
  2. Verify Option and Upgrade Pricing.
    As you make your selections, your builder will let you know about the different prices, but be sure you look over the final summary and be sure your lender is willing to finance up to that amount before you sign. If the total amount goes over what your lender is willing to finance, some buyers end up paying the difference in cash.
  3. Consider The Builder’s Lender.
    Definitely look into the builder's preferred lenders that may be lower than your own bank or credit union. A bank that has a relationship with the builder and trusts thes builder may see less risk in lonaing you money. Make sure you get a Good Faith Guarantee on all quotes so the lenders can’t renege on the loan.
  4. Don’t Forget To Hire A Home Inspector!
    People often feel they can skip the expense of a home inspection when they buy a home from a home builder. However, it’s always a good idea to have a licensed and accredited inspector check out the home. After all, builders have dozens of sub-contractors working on thousands of individual parts within the home. There is always a remote possibility that something will not be perfect. Remember you are also covered under the builders warranty as well as any manufacturer warranty. There are also several third party warranties you buy.

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Posted by tlangford at 10/14/2011 1:27:00 PM

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