4 bed/3 bath
A lot of perks come with being the first owner of a newly constructed home. You can often select counter, cabinet and tile finishes, appliances and floor plans. For PUD’s (Planned Unit Developments), early buyers can often enjoy lower prices and their choice of the most desirable lot locations. But just because everything is sold as new, you still need to do your due diligence to avoid any unnecessary surprises. Delays, shoddy workmanship, product substitutions, misleading contracts and code violations are just a few of the unwelcome issues that may arise.
A new job brought Navaneeth to Seattle, an executive position which afforded him the opportunity to provide his family with the ideal Pacific Northwest life. One of his good friends was one of my past clients. With the referral in place, we got to work long before his next trip to the city. Our mission was to find the right house in the right neighborhood within the right school district. Once we landed on the house, he landed in Seattle to do a site tour. We met the builder and witnessed progress first hand. While my client toured the home, I poured over the contract and red flagged and renegotiated several points on the spot. A more detailed review followed as I negotiated in a warranty contingency, desired upgrades, and a must-hit move in date. I also reviewed the HOA plan to ensure the dues were fair and reasonable reserves were set in place to ensure the development’s long-term success. The life Navaneeth envisioned is now “everyday” in the house they call home.