Build or Buy a New Construction Home in Tallahassee
Imagine stepping into your very own home where everything is brand-new and custom-designed. When you build or buy new construction, you can personalize your house from the ground up—and it's actually more affordable than you might expect!
If you're considering a new construction home, our team would love to help you navigate every step of the process. We have over 30 years of experience in the building industry, as well as insider knowledge on Tallahassee's top new neighborhoods. Take a look at some of our resources below or drop us a line for even more information.
New Construction Homes for Sale
Why Choose New Construction?
Even if you aren't building a house from the ground up, you'll be able to customize your new construction home by selecting your desired floorplan, finishes, paint colors, and upgrades.
When you build or buy new construction, you'll never have to worry about a leaky roof, old appliances, or other pesky maintenance problems—everything is brand-new!
Because newer homes are built to be energy efficient, you'll enjoy lower utility bills all year-round. Some houses are even certified to meet certain energy standards.
Unlike existing homes, almost every new home comes with a warranty. This means the builder will cover the cost of anything that goes wrong within a certain timeframe.
Tallahassee has some of the most breathtaking new construction communities in all of Florida—and many of them come with a host of top-notch amenities!
Buying a new construction home doesn't have to be difficult—at least not when you work with the right team of agents! Whether you're interested in buying a lot, working with a builder, or purchasing a completed home, you can trust us to be by your side through every step of the process. Here are a few frequently asked questions we often hear from our new construction buyers.
Should I work with an agent?
Absolutely! Even the most experienced buyers should work with a real estate agent to ensure they get the best deal possible. And because we specialize in new construction, we have the expertise you need to negotiate with your builder and craft the home of your dreams.
While it may be tempting to use a builder's representative, it's best to bring your own agent if you want a neutral third party that will represent your best interests. Our team can even draft up a contract between you and the builder, as well as arrange appointments on your behalf.
How long will the process take?
Depending on a home's size and the level of customization, most builds can take between 90 to 180 days to complete. However, this number can vary depending on weather conditions and the expediency of obtaining permits. Each builder has their own timeline, so be sure to check in with them before you commit to buying or building a home.
How do I choose a builder?
Choosing a builder is a personal decision, and it's not one you should make lightly. However, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of options, especially here in Tallahassee. Our team has personal relationships with many of the area's best builders, and we'd be happy to help you find the perfect fit.
As you research potential builders, take some time to get to know their quality of work, home warranty programs, sub-contractor suppliers, and current neighborhoods. It might even be beneficial to drive through some of their communities to get a better idea of what your home could look like. If you ever have any questions (or are looking for recommendations!), feel free to give us a call!
How do I finance a new construction home?
Like existing homes, new construction homes can be financed through a traditional mortgage. Some builders offer discounted financing through a preferred lender, but this isn't always the most cost-effective choice. There are also a variety of other options—such as bridge loans and new construction mortgages—that could be right for you.
We'd be happy to recommend some lenders in the Tallahassee area that offer mortgages for new construction buyers. If you're a veteran, you may even qualify for 100% financing!
Work with Tallahassee's New Construction Experts
Ready to craft your perfect home? We're here to help! Our team of new construction experts is always on-hand to offer expertise and concierge-style service—just give us a call to get started.