Real Estate Tips: Buying new construction? Yes, you need a Realtor®.

New Home for 2.25.14
With new home sales in 2013 up 16.4 percent over 2012, it’s clear that many homebuyers are considering new construction homes again.

And, since most new developments have an agent on-site, new construction homebuyers may wonder why or if they need a Realtor®. Let’s take a moment here to examine the question more closely.

Buying a home is likely the biggest investment you will ever make, so it’s generally a good idea to have a Realtor on your team.

A Realtor will help you learn about buying a new home, find a builder in your target location and budget, help you explore the latest building trends and become a more educated consumer. When looking at new construction developments, a Realtor can help you find and compare different communities, builders and floor plans.

If you make the decision to go with a particular builder, it is the on-site sales agent, who works for the builder, who will help you make flooring and lighting selections and write your sales contract. Your Realtor will help you negotiate the contract, explain the process and be your advocate throughout the transaction.

Using a Realtor as your representative in this transaction won’t increase the price of the home, nor will not using a Realtor reduce the price of the home.

Before you close on your purchase of a newly constructed home, you, your Realtor and the builder will do a final “walk-through”, providing an opportunity to spot items that may need to be corrected or adjusted. During the inspection, your Realtor can advocate for you and ask the right questions about:

  • The operation of the house’s components
  • The buyer’s responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep
  • Warranty coverage and procedures

Buying a newly constructed home can be more complicated than it first appears. Representation by a Realtor gives you peace of mind, and an expert set of eyes to make sure that you get the home you expect and deserve.

Tony Jarrett
Allen Tate 
Regional Vice President, Triad

Posted 2/25/2014

Real Estate: 3363 LakeShore Road S – Denver,NC

  

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3363 Lake Shore Road S – Denver, NC 28037

   Bedrooms:  4                           Full Bathrooms:    2                    Half Bathrooms:  1 Square Feet:  2,400-2,900                                                                 Lot Size:   .43 of Acre Great price for this full brick home in the treasured Westport area! Home updated w/granite, oil rubbed bronze hardware, marble & hardwoods. Large room sizes, elegant two-story foyer, home office on main w/half bath, level lot, circle driveway &16×22 deck. Nice open kitchen with room for breakfast area & a pantry. 4BR could be used as a bonus rm, if needed. Great home, price and location!! Too Late! SOLD


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Real Estate: 7455 Tallwood Drive – Denver,NC

  

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7455 Tallwood Drive – Denver, NC 28037

   Bedrooms:  4                           Full Bathrooms:    4                    Half Bathrooms:  1 Square Feet:  4,300-5,100                                                                 Lot Size:  1.12 Acres Beautiful lodge like home exquisite waterfront lot. Windows across the rear of home to maximize the peaceful lake views. Spacious and inviting Owner’s Suite located on main level with great lake views and luxurious bathroom. Soaring two story ceiling and a stone fireplace with custom mantel in Great Room. Great Kitchen with lots of counterspace and storage. Enjoy cooking with a view! Double screened porches and patios, enhance the entertaining features of this home. Lake views from most rooms. Hardwood floors, two fireplaces, oversized 3 car garage, private point like lot, and lots of wonderful architectural details. Located in the exceptional and gated community of Webbs Chapel Cove. Some properties that appear for sale on this website may subsequently have been sold and may no longer be available.
 
 

Real Estate: 21407 Rosslare Court – Cornelius,NC

  

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21407 Rosslare Court – Cornelius, NC 28031

   Bedrooms:  4                           Full Bathrooms:    3                    Half Bathrooms:  1 Square Feet:  3,100-3,700                                                                 Lot Size:   .56 Magnificent waterfront home in a quiet & convenient Waterford Point. 171′ of shoreline with private dock, boat slip & lift. Kitchen will please the chef of the home with high-end, commercial grade appliances, Miele coffee/expresso maker,warming drawer,steamer…it has it all! Two story Great Room with gas fireplace & lake views. Main level Owner’s Suite with great lake views & access to deck. Wonderful sunroom overlooks rear yard and lake. Private ensuite on basement level. Bonus Room currently being used as a 5th bedroom. Fabulous home and lake views from almost every room!  Too Late! SOLD

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Real Estate: 200 Hazelton Loop – Mooresville,NC

    

200 Hazelton Loop – Mooresville, NC 28117

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   Bedrooms:  3                           Full Bathrooms:    3                    Half Bathrooms:  0 Square Feet:  3,700-4,400                                                                 Lot Size:   .59 Fabulous Waterfront Home Under $600,000 with Full Basement and Private Pier/Dock w/Boat Slip!   Home Features 3 Bedrooms and 3 Full Bathrooms but Could Use a Room on Lake Level as 4th Bedroom. Split Bedroom Plan for Extra Privacy. Lovely Kitchen that Opens to Breakfast Area and Gathering Room with See-Thru Fireplace. High Ceilings, Lots of Windows and a Sky Light. Extra Large Deck, Screened Porch and Large Covered Patio Make Entertaining Outdoors a Breeze in This Home. Enjoy the Peaceful Lake Views and Sounds Year Round! Great Mooresville Location! Close to Shopping, Restaurants, Major Roads (I-77, Hwy 150, Hwy 73, I-40), Airports, Charlotte & More. Be Prepared to Fall in Love!  Too Late! SOLD


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Real Estate Market: The Spring Market Recovery

It is looking like the long-awaited real estate recovery has taken off!  While the past few years have presented a few challenges to sellers and buyers alike, 2012 has come out of the blocks very strong – exceeding our expectations.  According to the January report from the Carolina MLS service which serves Charlotte and the surrounding counties, the MLS closed transactions increased 9.2% January 2012 as compared with January 2011.  However, the Allen Tate Company Charlotte region closed sales increased 21.7% – our growth is more than double the overall market growth!  What does that mean for buyers and sellers?  Great news on both fronts.  For buyers, you should be feeling more confident that the economic rebound we have seen in the past six months provides job security.  You also should be pleased with the incredibly low rates for qualified buyers – hovering around 3.25% for 15-year fixed and 3.75% for a 30-year FHA loan.  If you plan to be in the house for a shorter period, 5/1 ARMs are near 2.5%.  And that’s BEFORE the tax benefits for mortgage interest deductions!  For sellers, you are seeing more buyers in the market as indicated by the increase in sales activity.  Properties placed under contract so far in 2012 is nearly 60% above 2011 numbers.  This is a very strong signal that the housing recovery is here.  A word of caution – there is quite a bit of “shadow inventory” that comes in two forms.  The reported foreclosure inventory has yet to be consumed by today’s buyers.  Additionally, many non-distressed sellers who chose to wait for the recovery may now test the market again.  As this inventory enters the market, it is not likely that we will see appreciation for the short-term.  If you are interested in what the market is like in your neighborhood, call The Lee Ann Miller Team or visit our website at LeeAnnMiller.com.  If you use our TateMap Interactive Search function, you can see what the houses in your market are listed for as well as two years of recent sales activity.  

Real Estate: 7508 Bankhead Road- Denver,NC

  

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7508 Bankhead Road– Denver, NC 28037

   Bedrooms:  4                           Full Bathrooms:    3                    Half Bathrooms:  0 Square Feet:  2,400-2,900                                                                 Lot Size:   1.65  Acres GREAT Waterfront home on 1.65 acres and 350 +/- FT shoreline, updated with 2 gas fireplaces, concrete floor, tile bathroom/shower, large sun porch across back of home and more. Total privacy on this rare lot with room for expansion. Master retreat w/high ceilings to maximize lake views, private deck & a spa bath. Roof new in 2006, new HVAC dual fuel HP 2009, new water heater 2009, new plumbing 2008. Beautiful views! A great getaway, second home or private retreat. You will feel like you are on vacation 365 days a year!!!! Must see these views. Too Late! SOLD


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Real Estate: 144 Lake Top Lane – Statesville,NC

  

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144 Lake Top Lane – Statesville, NC 28677

   Bedrooms:  3                           Full Bathrooms:    3                    Half Bathrooms:  0 Square Feet:  2,500-3,000                                                                 Lot Size:   .47 Neat and clean,waterfront ranch/basement with 2800 + sq ft. Lake views from most rooms. Spacious rec room with room for pool table & fireplace. Office space being used as a 4th BR for extra sleep space. Low maintenance exterior. Nice open views, community boat slip on next door lot. Lots of deck & patio space for outdoor enjoyment. Some furniture negotiable. Appliances remain. Great floorplan for lake living in a great little neighborhood on the lake!   Some properties that appear for sale on this website may subsequently have been sold and may no longer be available.
 
 

Real Estate: 5842 Tipperary Drive – Denver,NC

  

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5842 Tipperary Drive – Denver, NC 28037

   Bedrooms:  4                           Full Bathrooms:    3                    Half Bathrooms:  1 Square Feet:  3,100-3,700                                                                 Lot Size:  .56  BEAUTIFUL HOME, popular floor plan w/OWNERS SUITE ON MAIN LEVEL. Lots of UPGRADES; INCLUDES: Second master upstairs,Hickory hardwood floors on main, upgraded light fixtures,granite,ss appliances,5th bedroom being used as a hobby room, oversized deck, large level yard w/professional  landscaping,3 car garage, 12 zone irr system & office on main. WOODED COMMON AREA BEHIND THE HOME FOR PRIVACY. Septic permit for 4 br. This home won’t last long at this price!  Too Late! SOLD

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Real Estate: 4541 Island Waters Drive – Denver,NC

  

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4541 Island Waters Drive– Denver, NC 28037

   Bedrooms:  4                           Full Bathrooms:    4                  Half Bathrooms:  1 Square Feet:  3,100-3,800                                                                 Lot Size:   .67 Your Dream Home Is Here! Be impressed w/ this custom home on large, cul-de-sac lot. Stunning features w/ a warm, inviting & open floorplan. Amazing gourmet kitchen w/keeping room & stone fireplace. Master retreat w/towel warmer, & custom closet. A real home theater, custom pool & spa, fenced yard & oversized 3 car garage. Screened porch w/heated floors & covered veranda for outdoor entertaining.Tons of storage and not a single detail spared in this home. Come see for yourself!  Too Late! SOLD

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