Sure, there are best practices for homebuilders, home sellers (as in real estate agents), and homebuyers…but what if you’re simply a home seeker? In other words, you’re a prospective homebuyer who’s still looking at homes to determine what’s best for your family? There are best practices for you, too. California West Communities, who developed popular communities of Rancho Santa Fe new homes like Crosby Villas, lays out some best practices methods for determining your:
Location: The experts at Crosby Villas expert you suggest a location that has the amenities, schools and overall environment that you feel comfortable in. You may want to visit several places at different times of the day, and even talk to local residents to get a feel for the area.” This can be a great way to decide whether you like the neighbors, too.
Needs: The experts tell us that when considering the purchase of any home, the needs of your family are paramount. If a home meets one or more major needs of your family, there are times that a higher cost may be worth it. Also consider whether the floorplan fits your lifestyle, in terms of the number of children you have, their ages, etc.
First and foremost: Are they in good standing with their owners? Crosby Villas
consultants recommend asking friends who have used the homebuilder about their own level of satisfaction, no matter how long they have been living in that builder’s home. Another idea is to check local and/or national news stories to look deeper into a builder’s reputation (Googling is the easiest way).
For more tips on best practices for home seekers, ask California West Communities about their Rancho Santa Fe new homes. Crosby Villas can be viewed by appointment by calling (858) 759-7911 Monday noon to 5 pm, or Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm to request details.