Questions to Ask When Buying A New Home for Sale in the Rio Grande Valley
Shopping for a new home is an exciting time, but there are also a number of things you’ll want to consider and should plan to ask as you start your search for your new home for sale in the Rio Grande Valley.
Whether you’re building or buying a new home in Mission, TX, here are seven questions Bentsen Palm developers recommend you ask to help you make the right decision.
What are the long-term plans for the community?
Well-planned communities account for what you as a homebuyer want: great location, amenities, top schools, proximity to jobs, shopping, dining, and entertainment as well as future growth. Our developers have carefully planned every aspect of our new homes to ensure both the environmental beauty of the community through natural landscaping and ecological preservation but also prepare for economic development so you see a continued return on your investment.
Are your preferred builders local or national builders?
Builders need a strong knowledge of local standards and codes, as well as how to build for the area’s environment. Homes that are built with climate specific features and building supplies ensure a home will hold up better over time for that particular climate. When it comes to our Rio Grande Valley new homes for sale, each of our preferred Bentsen Palm home builders were chosen for their high standards, local energy efficiency building expertise, and long-standing history of constructing beautiful, comfortable homes.
What are the standard finishes and what can I customize?
One of the biggest benefits of buying a new home in Mission, TX is having the option to personalize it to fit your taste and lifestyle. Our home builders offer plenty of exceptional standard finishes to choose from, but you’ll also have ample opportunity to customize it to best fit your needs and style.
Do you have preferred lending partners that understand your home building process?
Builders typically work with a list of preferred lenders that already understand their home building process, which makes it easier on homebuyers when it comes to securing financing for a new home. While you’re not obligated to use our lenders, be sure to ask your Bentsen Palm home builder about their preferred lenders to compare options.
Is there a Homeowners’ Association (HOA) or covenants for the community?
Buying a new construction home typically means you won’t be making any major changes soon, but it’s always best to review a copy of the HOA covenants to understand any restrictions, dues or other rules about the community and your new home. Be sure to request a copy of the Bentsen Palm HOA covenants when buying your new home.
What types of warranties do you offer?
New homes for sale in the Rio Grande Valley typically come with a 1-year workmanship warranty and 10-year structural warranties. You’ll also benefit from manufacturer warranties, including HVAC, washer and dryer, roof, dishwasher and more. Bentsen Palm home builders offer industry-leading warranties for their new homes.
Can you provide client references in this community and others you have built?
Touring a community with new homes will give you a sense of the quality construction of a neighborhood, but it’s always a good idea to speak with homeowners about their new homes to find the builder that best matches your needs when building or buying your new home. Bentsen Palm home builders were chosen for their high standards in customer satisfaction, be sure to ask for their list of client references and see for yourself.