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What To Ask and Look for When Touring a New Construction Home

January 6, 2022

Are you new to the Lehi, UT area and looking for a new home? Maybe you are just interested in a brand new construction home. You will want to make sure that you ask all of the right questions before committing to anything. It is always best to be informed about what is happening because it can help alleviate any concerns later on down the line. The premier new home builders in the Lehi area, McArthur Homes, go over some tips and questions you should ask while touring a new home that will ensure your new home has everything you need.

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Questions to Ask When Touring a New Construction Home

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What’s Included in the Cost of the Home? 

When you are touring new construction homes in Lehi, UT it is always best to ask what exactly comes with the home when new. This will help you determine if any additional costs may be included later down the line. During your tour of new construction homes, McArthur Homes does not have hidden fees or costs that might come up later on. They include everything in the new construction price so there are no surprises.

Am I Able to Choose any Upgrades?

McArthur Homes will allow you to choose your floor plan and upgrades when new. This is not a service that every new home builder offers, but it is one of McArthur’s great features. You can upgrade your new home to fit your needs exactly. This new home builder in Lehi, UT will make sure that everything is perfect for you and that they take the time to ensure it all meets your expectations.

What is the School District?

If you have children or want to have children in the future, it’s important to be aware of the school district and the schools your kids will attend.

For example, our new construction homes at Rockwell Ranch Townhomes benefit from being in an excellent school district, the extremely desirable Alpine School District.

What is the Neighborhood Like?

Another important question to ask when touring new construction homes in Lehi, UT is what exactly the neighborhood offers and if it will be good for your family. The neighborhoods surrounding our newly built McArthur Homes are all lovely areas that have lots of perks! They also have new shopping centers, parks and other outdoor activities.

What are the HOA Fees? 

When new, the homeowners association (HOA) fees for new construction homes will vary depending on the location and size of the home. This is something to ask about when you are touring new homes because it can add up quickly if not included in your initial price quote.

Our newest community in the Lehi Utah area, Rockwell Ranch Townhomes does have an HOA fee that helps provide residents with excellent amenities such as a pool, clubhouse, soccer field, playgrounds and more!

What Kind of Energy Efficient Features Does it Have?

Many new construction homes these days have energy-efficient features that can help save you money on your monthly bills. Ask the home builder if they offer any of these features and find out how much it could potentially save you each month. Some builders, like McArthur Homes, include upgraded insulation, low-E windows and other great options to make sure your new home is as energy-efficient as possible.

What Type of Home Warranty is Offered? 

Another important question to ask new home builders is what type of warranty they offer on new construction homes. Normally, new homes come with some kind of new home warranty. Ask your builder about this to see what it covers and for how many years the warranty lasts.

How to Take a Tour of a New Construction Home

Look Beyond the Decorations

When touring a new construction model home, it’s important to look beyond the decorations and envision what the home could look like with your own belongings in it. This will help you get a better idea of whether the home is right for you.

Review Floor Plan Options Before Visiting a New Home

Another thing to consider is the different floor plan options that are offered. This way you can look through all your options before going on a tour and know exactly which one will work best for you! Choosing a new house should be exciting, not overwhelming!

Explore some of the floor plan options at Rockwell Ranch Townhomes before you stop in for a tour. That way you get a feel for what model you would like to see.

Ask Permission to Take Photos

When you visit a new construction home for the first time, taking photos of spaces, features, and anything that stands out would be a good idea. However, if you want to do so, make sure you ask permission first.

Visit the Surrounding Community

When touring new homes, it’s important to also explore the surrounding community. Do some research on what the surrounding area has to offer in terms of parks, trails, shopping, entertainment and more. This will help you get a better idea of whether the home is right for you.

Take Notes While Touring the Home

It can also be helpful to take notes while touring new homes. This will help you remember what you liked and didn’t like about the home. You may also want to jot down some questions that you have for the builder so you don’t forget to ask them when you have the chance.

Take A Tour of New Homes in The Lehi, UT Area

Touring a new home is your opportunity to see what you want in your future, and it’s also the chance for the builder to show off their work. McArthur Homes always welcome questions at every stage of the process. Whether you’re looking to schedule a tour or just have one question on our homes’ features list, feel free to contact us today!

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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