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Table of Contents for Home Buyers from the Presale Home Concepts 101 Guide Book!

Written by Posted On Saturday, 30 September 2017 02:38

Section 1 – For Homebuyers ________________________________

Advantages of Buying a New Presale Home ………………………………………………………………….                               1

The Differences between Buying a Presale Home, a Custom Home, or a Speculative Home ….………                                2

Basic Loan Information……………………………………………………………………………………………                               4

Getting Pre-approval for Financing …………………………………………………………………..…………                                5

Evaluation Checklist: Should You Buy a New Presale Home? .................................................................                               6         

14 Reasons Why Buying a New Presale Home Makes Sense ………………………………………………                               7

Research to Find a Real Estate Professional and Mortgage Lender ..…………..………………………….                                8

Getting Organized for Your New Presale Home ………………………………………………………………                                9

Researching a Homebuilder ………………………………………………………………….………………….                              14

Homebuilder Research Checklist ……………………………………………………………………………….                              15

Model Homes Features Checklist ……………………………………………………………………………..                                16

Organizing a Possible Options List …………………………………………………………………………….                               22

Possible Options Checklist ……………………………………………………………………………………..                                23

Visualize How Your Home Will Look When Finished …………………………………………………….…..                               30

Some Tips if You Need to Sell Your Present Home ……………………………………………………..……                              31

Why a Homebuilder Will Require Cash Deposits ………………………………………………….………….                              33

Typical Problems a Homebuilder Faces …………………………………………………………………………                           34

What to Know About a Building Site ………………………………………………………………………………                         36

Property Information Worksheet ………………………………………………………………………………….                          37

Plat Map, Property Sketch, and Plot Plan Samples ………………………………………………………….                             39

Land Section Map ………………………………………………………………………………………………….                          40

PROs and CONs of Protective CC&R’s ………………………………………………………………………….                         41

The Walk-Through Inspection Prior to Closing …………………………………………………………………..                        43

Low-Cost Finish Detail Concepts ………………………………………………………………………………….                        44

Paint Sheen or Gloss Levels ………………………………………………………………………………………                        48

Helpful Hints on Making Construction Changes …………………………………………………………………                       49

Some Tips on Carpet, Vinyl, Hardwood, and Ceramic Tile ……………………………………………………                        51

Advantages or Disadvantages of Buying a 1-Level or 2-Level Home ……………………………………….                         54

Purchase & Sale Agreement and Documentation …………………………………………………………….                          55

Photos and Sketches of Finish Details …………………………………………………………………………..                        57

Various House Style Elevations …………………………………………………………………………………                         76    

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