Published on : 19 October 20182 min reading time
Cameron Creek is a newer neighborhood to come into our neck of the woods. I for one and glad to see builders like MI bring their unique plans and neighborhoods to our area. CC will have a pretty broad mix of what it has to offer. Right now they are building their Charleston Alley Collection with models ranging from 2167 to 3118 square feet. They will have some plans with a master on the main and either attached or detached garages. They will have a couple of amenities including a pool and cabana, open green spaces with walking trails, and an amenities center with a fire pit. Great schools and location round this one out. (and oh yea, at some point they will be building townhouses)
Buying new is popular for many good reasons: you pick the lot, the floorplan, most of the interior features, and you can be eligible for a closing cost incentive with many builders. Just make sure when you walk in the door you know who works for whom.
First understand that real estate agents and builder “onsite agents” might represent clients on opposite sides of the fence but there is no adversarial relationship. We usually all want the same goal. They just work for the builder, not you.
Most builder representatives are really nice hardworking folks who do the best they can for their employer. But that is also a point that you should understand. Onsite builder agents are ethically and legally required to do whatever is in the best interest of the builder. Just keep that in mind if you decide to represent yourself in your home purchase.
If you are looking into new think about this: What benefit will I receive if I represent myself in the transaction?
Valid question. Most folks think it will save them money. The truth is builders don’t lower the price if you represent yourself. Confirm this by asking them. So if there is no benefit, why not have a knowledgeable, experienced, expert be your advocate in the transaction. I’ll have your back.