5 home buying tips

By Jason Boone

If you drive around Bend these days it’s easy to see that there’s plenty of new home construction going on, especially in Bend’s best developments like Northwest Crossing, but even though buying a new home may be an exciting prospect there are 5 things you should do to make sure you buy the home that’s right for you.

Tip 1 – Make Sure You Get It Your Way

As someone who has been thinking about buying a new Bend Oregon Home you are in the unique position of being able to choose the design features and materials you really want in a home, but choosing what you really want does take work.

Take the time to search online, visit local home improvement stores and check out model homes in Bend so you can be 100% clear on the exact materials and features you are really searching for in a home because, this will make the builders job easier with serving you and it will also keep you happy with the home for years to come.

Tip 2 – Know Exactly What You’re Getting

After you’ve taken the time to tell the builder what you’re really searching for in a brand new Bend Oregon Home make sure you know exactly what you’re getting in the home you’re going to purchase by getting everything in writing.

Tip 3 – Confirm There Is A Process for Making Changes to Your Home

Let’s say you find out when you move in that the home has different fixtures or features than the model home you originally toured. To avoid the hassle of disputes with the builder make sure there is a process for making changes to the home after you moved in (if needed) so you will be completely satisfied with the home.

Tip 4 – Learn More about the Warranty

Although older homes don’t come with many guarantees after you buy them, with a new home you do get a warranty, and it’s important to confirm what exactly the warranty covers just so you can deal with problems after you move in.

A typical home warranty will cover things like: warped floorboards, water tanks which were not installed correctly or fixes to the exterior of your home.

One thing to keep in mind is that although a warranty will cover many things which may need to be fixed in a new Bend Oregon Home after you’ve moved in you will still have to purchase homeowners insurance to cover things like damage you may have caused in the home.

Tip 5 – Get the Home Inspected

Last of all, but most important, you will still need to have the home inspected even though you’re buying new Bend Oregon Home and not a used one.

Hiring an inspector to thoroughly inspect a new home is an important step before moving in because it will also enable you to confirm if the construction company skimped on materials, installed appliances the right way and built everything up to code.

If mistakes were made the home inspector can catch them before you move in and save you tons of time, money and the hassle of dealing with problems after you move in.

To learn more about what to look for when buying a new Bend Oregon Home or to view homes for sale in the area contact me, Jason Boone, Principal Broker with Duke Warner Realty | Skjersaa Group by calling me at (541) 383-1426 or by emailing me at Jason@sgbend.com.