28 March 2014

What Should I Know When Buying A New Home in Tooele UT

I get a number of phone calls, emails and Texts each month asking "what should i know when buying a new home in Tooele UT" Almost all of these questions have to do with new construction and not just buying a house in Tooele that is new to them.

I have some answers about new construction on our website and have blogged about buying a new home pretty often, but this article from RISMedia covered some points that maybe i should share with you.

Q: What Should I Take into Account when Buying a New Home?


A: You can find out more about an existing property and neighborhood before you buy than you can a new home in a newly developed neighborhood. where research is mostly a history lesson, and a little shoe leather is needed. Buying a new home is more about understanding what's going on in that neighborhood and what's likely to happen.You want to ensure the neighborhood will not spiral out of control and lose its residential appeal. A remote area with lots of available land for future development can quickly turn into a fast food haven

Here are some thoughts.

  • Interview neighbors about what's  going on and ask if they would buy a home next door.
  • Ask the developer about future access to public transit.
  • Ask about entertainment venues, shopping centers, churches, and schools planned nearby.
  • you need to understand that the developer is interested in painting as positive a picture as possible when answering these questions.
  • Also review local zoning ordinances.
  • .Ask homeowners already living in a development about the builder.
  • Find out where the builder has previously built and speak to those owners to find out if the builder followed through on promises and needed repairs.
  • Ability to make changes. Most homes in a development resemble each other. But the developer may impose restrictions on house color, landscaping, renovations, and other items that a homeowner may want to alter.
  • Do not buy into the highfalutin images created by marketing experts. Form your own opinions about a property and only buy where you feel comfortable. After all, you are the one who will be living there. 


These are just a few tips about things you should know when buying a new home in Tooele UT. If you are considering purchasing a new home in the valley or having one built, give me a call. We have years of experience and have represented hundreds of buyers in the Tooele County market. Call me, Berna 435-840-5029.

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