Dallas Realtor And New Construction Advisor Debbie Murray at Allie Beth Allman & Associates recommends using a Realtor when purchasing new construction. Builders have their own sales contracts written by their own attorneys. Their contracts are not promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission, which are designed to not favor either the buyer or the seller. Debbie has years of experience working with local homebuilders, representatives, and builder contracts. “Having representation when negotiating upgrades, and desired floor plans and features is key. Understanding the construction of foundations is critical in North Texas”, says Debbie. She remembers selling a builder home twenty years ago when the garage door opener was not included in the list price of the home. Some builder contracts specify that the home does not have to appraise. And many builders consider the buyer walk-through the buyer’s opportunity to inspect the home. A true home inspection is conducted by a Texas Real Estate Commission licensed inspector, and not a builder representative and a buyer. Lastly, home builder warranties vary by builders. Understanding your future structural and mechanical warranties is crucial when purchasing a new construction home.
Hire Debbie to represent you when building or purchasing new construction in the Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, and surrounding north Dallas areas. Contact her today at 214-558-1004.