New Homes Get Their Cool Back

Posted by Howard Flaschen on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 10:54am.

New Homes Get Their Cool Back

Jacksonville, FL - So just a short while ago the soup du jour was finding a shortsale or foreclosure and picking it up for a steal.  Steal being subjective but there were enoughNew homes Jacksonville Florida homes out there to be able to end up with with one.  Albeit the home you were buying might need a new roof, some updating, to be rid of that circa 1970 stove, and some WDO repair, most were happy because they got a foreclosure or a shorty.  Well times, they are a changin'

Now that builders are leaner, more efficient, more attractive, and competitive its becoming cool again to step into some model homes while looking for a new home.  Builders are offering many of the upgrades, tremendous pricing, awesome amenities and peace of mind that makes them start to be the 'cool' place to be again.  

Shortsales and foreclosures aren't getting the steep discounts anymore.  As a matter of fact, theyre pricing is beginning to go up and sometimes dramatically in bidding wars.  Very often homebuyers are in need of spending $10-20K more for the home that was originally listed for a song.  That decompression time at Starbucks usually involves a conversation like this, 

"Wow, I know you told me that the market was hot for this stuff but wow...." 

Realtor, "mmmmm, hmmmmm"

"I thought you were just selling me."

Realtor, "mmmmm, hmmmmm"

"Wow"

Realtor, "mmmmm, hmmmmm"

It is what it is folks.  Shortsales and foreclosures are truly a part of the wild wild west, six shooters and all.  If you have thick skin and the patience of Jobe (and Cash) then perhaps thats the direction to go.  However, give homebuilders another look, their incentives, plans, communities, and guarantees sometimes make them a great alternative to marching through the jungle with a machete and some matches.

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Howard Flaschen

REALTOR / CDPE

904-237-5311

Howard@RoundTableRealty.com

1 Response to "New Homes Get Their Cool Back"

Angela wrote: Very Cool! :) Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 3:46pm.

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