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WA state. New construction bying - room for negotiation?

I am a first time house buyer.  What are the rules of buying new construction homes? Is there room for negotiation? If yes, how low can you go?
  • November 29 2013 - East Side
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Being a first time buyer, I suggest that you find yourself a buyer agent who represent your interests as you negotiate with the builder.  How much is negotiable depends whether you are buying in a subdivision or the builder is building you a home on your lot.  As a rule, it does not suit the builders who are doing a subdivision to lower their prices, your most negotiable items are found on the Option list. 
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In the Seattle metro area including the eastside, new construction homes are selling like hotcakes.  This means there is little room for negotiation.     Find a good buyer's agent with recent experience in new construction to walk you through the process and give you a reality check.

The time for serious negotiation with new construction is when the new spec homes have not sold for 6 months or longer.
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