What questions to ask when buying a new build house

Buying a new build house can be daunting, and if you’re a first-timer, it can get even more confusing. You will also need to do some calculations and estimates so that you can prepare the right budget for the new property.

To help you with that, we have prepared the following questions to ask when buying a new build house along with their corresponding answers: 

New build house

How much does it cost?

One of the tips for buying a new build house is to ask how much the property will cost you. When you prefer to buy a new build home, you’ll have to prepare a budget depending on what you want.

In most cases, new build house builders will provide you with a standard package that covers the construction costs as well as a few fitments.

However, if you want something more, you’ll have to pay for more. Therefore, we highly recommend getting a comprehensive quote with all the extra options you might need.

What are the pros and cons of buying a new build house?

There are certainly a lot of advantages that a new build property from luxury construction companies has to offer. For one, you can expect everything to be pristine and perfectly clean.

There’s also the fact that it requires low maintenance since you don’t have to worry about any repairs.

The downside, however, is that the property you paid for might not be actually built yet depending on the stage where the builders and developers are. This means you’ll have to rely on show homes just to get an exact picture of what the house will mostly look like once completed.

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What to look for in a new home builder?

Your new home builder should be able to define your needs for your property and provide you with an output that’s in line with those needs. It’s also ideal to go for a new home builder that has tons of experience in the field.

Extension specialists that have received high customer satisfaction are among the best options since it means that they have provided quality services in the past. Also, you should check if they’re licensed and have all the necessary permit and certification.

What should I include in my checklist?


You should consider a number of essential things in your buying a new build house checklist even before you consider looking for a builder. They’re as follows:

  • Check the location where the new house is being built
  • Make sure it has proper wiring for smart home technology
  • Negotiate on the price
  • Research a number of new build house developers
  • Plan for delays, and don’t move in immediately if the property is still incomplete

Now that you know what questions to ask when buying a new build house, the next best thing is to seek legal advice to make sure that everything between the deal is fair and equitable. Don’t make the mistake of going in blind, and make sure to ask the right questions whenever necessary.

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