New Construction Wichita
As we discussed in an earlier blog post last week it is essential to DO YOUR RESEARCH when choosing new construction. So many buyers get caught up in getting the home for the lowest cost, but don't necessarily do as much research into the development itself.
Some of the best advice we give is to have people shop past communities from that developer. For example, Schellenberg Development has developed some of the best selling communities in NW Wichita. Fox Ridge, Forest Lakes, Hampton Lakes, and Reflection Ridge are some the standout neighborhoods when it comes to resale. Reflection Ridge was the very first public golf course to be developed on this side of town. These communities are well thought out, developed to gain value year after year, these are the things to pay attention to when shopping for a new home.
No one is going to want to buy a home in a bad neighborhood, and when you are in the world of building your home, the neighborhood is most likely not complete, so you really need to trust the reputation of the developer. It is important to be choosing a development that you know your home will gain equity in, so that when it comes time to sell your home, you will be able to make some good money on your investment.
Another great tool we tell people to do, is ask the resident's. Talk to the people that live in the communities, ask them how they like the neighborhood, if things are being developed like they thought they would be. The resident's living in the neighborhoods at the current moment are the BEST people to talk to. Now I will say, it is always good to get more than one opinion, because not everyone feels the same way about everything. But make sure to ask around, see what people really think. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, be sure it is not a rushed one!
Stay tuned for more advice on new construction!