Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Things you wish you knew when building a new construction. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate If it is new there shouldn't ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ If it is new there shouldn't be any problems...yet.<br/><br/>You won't know until it is too late. &nbsp;Sometimes you have careless construction workers that may miss a nail or two on the drywall. &nbsp;The only way to prevent that is during the construction a proactive developer come on site and constantly check on the work. &nbsp;However, like I said, no way to really know.<br/><br/>These days, developers use cheaper materials as well. &nbsp;It is all about profits. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ 2013-03-07T01:50:00Z You said that you are purchaasing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ You said that you are purchaasing a new construction. May I ask you if you meant that you are purchasing a presale in a subdivision from a builder or that you purchased land and you engaged a builder to build your own plan? My answer would depend on that. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ 2012-11-27T16:49:00Z As a real estate professional ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ As a real estate professional with experience in new construction sales, the first thing you should do is find a local Realtor in your area who is experienced in new construction sales to represent you. A knowledgeable agent can look out for your best interests, not the builders. &nbsp;Best of luck!&nbsp; Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ 2012-11-21T15:52:00Z Here's a link to Zillow's ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ Here's a link to Zillow's guide on <a href="http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/What-You-Need-To-Know-About-Buying-New/">buying new</a>. <br/><br/>Be active in the process.&nbsp;&nbsp; We walked through almost daily, and often found things that weren't being built to plan.&nbsp; The sooner you catch them the better.&nbsp;&nbsp; Keep a great relationship with the general contractor and your buyer's agent. <br/><br/>All change orders cost money.&nbsp; Budget appropriately.<br/><br/>A home inspection is important, even with new construction.<br/><br/>A change that costs $100 in construction can cost $1000s after construction. <br/><br/>New construction doesn't usually include landscaping.&nbsp;&nbsp; Budget appropriately.<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Things-you-wish-you-knew-when-building-a-new-construction/469088/ 2012-11-20T18:45:00Z