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Old 06-16-2011, 08:25 AM
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Are new homes in TVs negotiable?
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No. But discounts are offered when a neighborhood is almost complete and a few houses are left.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:55 AM
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You will be lucky if you can negotiate the closing date.....so in one word NO...the price on a new home is not negotiable. That said if you are looking at a spec home..meaning a new home already built ....these house do come down in price and you need a very good agent to keep you abreast of what is happening or potentially can happen regarding its price. But again the price is not negotiable and offers on new homes are not accepted.
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Are new homes in TVs negotiable?
mj
no.

no way.

no how.

no where.

But it is still worth it. Don't dispair. It is a surprise we all have lived through.

Welcome, hope we can answer your future questions with a yes!!

Kindest wishes,
Gracie
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:27 AM
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In anticipation of your next question. There are many options that you can choose. Too long to list. But your agent will tell you the only options you have is what they offer. One option(s) that you just don't find on the website is that you can (for at least Designer homes) you can add say two feet to either side, add to the lania 2 to 4 ft., add to the width and length of the garage as well.

We spent 3 days in TV 2/10 and after viewing models just priced the heck out of the house we liked. (Now of course we changed the model we like)
Looking forward to our Lifestyle visit next April when the wheels of moving to TV really start in motion.

By the way, I got the feel of what TV is all about just perusing TOTV for the last 15 months...


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Old 06-16-2011, 10:49 AM
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Resales are a much better deal. Make sure you have your villages sales person SHOW you what they have for resales....then hire a good REALTOR to show you everything else...do yourself a favor and get a good realtor BEFORE you make any decisions!
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Resales are a much better deal.!
Not necessarly so. By definition a used house has be used. Everything in a home has a useful life and suffers some degree of wear every day. As compared to a new home the buyer of a "previously owned home" should try to be cognizant of the age and conditions of the physical plant and equipment in order to properly evaluate the relative value of the property. New homes carry contractual warranties and guarantees that have significant value in the event of unforseen issues. Resales can be a better deal if you understand the risks involved and evaluate them carefully.
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Resales are a much better deal...
Not always. When I was looking for a home here about 2 years one guy had his five year old home up for approx $45,000 more than I paid for my new one (same model). He had used it as a rental and it was well worn.
His problem was he paid more and didn't want to take a loss selling. Location may have been a bit better (to some) but not enough to warrent the price.
Lots of nice houses out there. Take you time you'll find a great fit.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:16 PM
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Again...you need a good REALTOR that knows the vallue of a home. Regarding warranties on appliances, A/C, Plumbing, etc....a good home warranty is significantly less expensive than a new BOND. Also a resale home often has upgrades done to the home. Maybe granite, custom window treatments, ungraded lixtures (plumbing and electrical). There is excellent value to a resale home that has been well cared for. Just because it is new does not nean it is better or a better value.
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In anticipation of your next question. There are many options that you can choose. Too long to list. But your agent will tell you the only options you have is what they offer. One option(s) that you just don't find on the website is that you can (for at least Designer homes) you can add say two feet to either side, add to the lania 2 to 4 ft., add to the width and length of the garage as well.

We spent 3 days in TV 2/10 and after viewing models just priced the heck out of the house we liked. (Now of course we changed the model we like)
Looking forward to our Lifestyle visit next April when the wheels of moving to TV really start in motion.

By the way, I got the feel of what TV is all about just perusing TOTV for the last 15 months...


Good Luck!
Just a note on the extensions, if you think you want to have extensions make sure you convey that to your sales agent so you can buy the proper size lot. Extensions on a begoinia/sunflower and iris/lilac can't be done on a standard lot (not sure about the smaller designer homes.) The extensions are actually pretty reasonably priced, but, the lot to fit it on can add several thousand dollars more. We just went through this process.
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Hi Byrnemj,

Welcome to TOTV!

As others have stated, new homes sell only for the listed price. If you are receptive to buying a resale, I agree with others that there are great deals to be had. As Challenger suggested, figure depreciation on appliances when comparing resale vs new. Also, add the bond on the new and the bond, if any, on the resale to the total price.

Do use an MLS Realtor in addition to a TV sales agent if you look at resales as they don't share listings. Get a written "buyers agent" agreement with the MLS Realtor.

Best wishes in finding your dream house and moving down to Lower Paradise! Please keep us posted on your progress; and if you have more questions, just ask! We're happy to help.

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Old 06-16-2011, 07:20 PM
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New may be the way to go. You need to do the "numbers" Resales may have a low bond or no bond but the roof, HVAC, appliances and plumbing have a "life" to them. How much has been used.(wear & tear factor). Many resales were purchased during the real estate Boom and are priced higher than new.
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In most cases, a resale is a better deal than new. Negoitation of the price, much lower bond, upgrades already there, no construction going on around you, mature landscaping. Naturally, have a certified home inspector check the house before settlement date and make sure everything is fixed before settlement date.
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EXACTLY right TBUGS...that is just what I was saying. And, very rarely will you find a resale home in the villages that has been abused and not cared for...if you do...move on. There are plenty to choose from and great prices. Negotiation is KEY and a strong realtor is a more important KEY! Good Luck
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EXACTLY right TBUGS...that is just what I was saying. And, very rarely will you find a resale home in the villages that has been abused and not cared for...if you do...move on. There are plenty to choose from and great prices. Negotiation is KEY and a strong realtor is a more important KEY! Good Luck
Linda,

You are right about negotiation.... but new is not always better and neither is resale.

It is all about the TOTAL cost of ownership. If you are swayed by no bond or nice window treatments, you may not be making a fiscally prudent decision. Conversely, if you are swayed by something all shiny and new, you also may not be thinking clearly.

Granite, painted driveways, window treatments may also be something one DOESN'T want.

So be like Santa Claus,

Make a list. Check it twice. Use a Realtor and a Villages agent. Do your homework here and on the TV website. Some of the plusses of a new home can't be quantified - such as everyone moving in around the same time. If you do it right, you will find your forever home that is just right for you - and new or pre-owned, it will be perfect.
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