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2010-11-07 21:52:20
Building vs. Existing- Utah Home Buying



After spending the last several weeks with a couple looking at new Utah homes & existing Utah homes, I had to ask myself which is a better deal right now?

Well after spending hours of research I have come to the conclusion that it really depends on what county you are in and the builder.

 I am astonished that Utah has so many different builders building the same exact home, but at different prices. We aren't just talking a few thousand dollars either! Some were $5,000-$70,000 more for the exact same home.

One builder amazed me when he built a home that was the same square footage, lot size, and upgrades as the other builders, but he finished 65% of the basement and he was only priced $6,000-$7,000 more.

The best part about this builder is he was willing to buy lots if he didn't have a lot in the area you wanted. The only catch was the lot had to be at a certain price to make this whole thing work. Either way I was really impressed by him and his work.

Out of all the builders I met with, there was only one builder not willing to pay a buyers agent commission. Needless to say I wasn't surprised to see him only doing a fraction of the building that his competitors were doing.

So please always use a buyers agent when building a new home. You need someone looking out for you, not the builder. Plus it won't cost you anything!

In conclusion, if you are debating whether to buy an existing home or having one built in Northern Utah, please give me a call so I can walk you through the pros and cons. I promise you that the call will be worth the savings!

Justin Robins, Realtor
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