Is buying a new construction home the right move for you?
Buying a new home in a planned community like the Cottages at St. Cloud in Oceanside is a great opportunity if you want ready-to-use amenities, easy shopping options, and excellent schools. But buying in these communities also comes with hurdles and conflicts you might not be prepared for.
So what should a new home buyer do? I would recommend hiring an exclusive Cottages at St. Cloud buyer’s agent before you even set foot in the sales office.
In new communities like the Cottages at St. Cloud, the buyer’s agent commission is built right into the price of the home, and the developer/seller typically won’t discount that amount for if you decide not to use an agent. And if you go into the sales office first without an agent, developers often won’t pay the commission to an agent if you hire one down the line - which means that commission goes right back into the developer’s pocket! So it truly is in your best interest to use a buyer’s agent for the Cottages at St. Cloud right from the start, especially when you understand the benefits of using an expert buyer’s agent.
As an experienced San Diego buyer’s agent, I will work based on your specific needs and goals (not the builder’s) - your budget, your ideal home location and size, your “must-haves” and your “can live withouts”. I can show you the pros and cons of a community like the Cottages at St. Cloud so you can make a truly informed decision about whether the community meets your needs or whether you should look elsewhere. I will also show you resale homes in the area so you can compare and go in armed with as much knowledge as possible! Remember, these are all things that the builder’s sales office agents will not be doing for you (because they work for the builder).
Having an experienced San Diego new home buyer’s agent can make a huge difference when looking for a new construction home. Even if you’ve gone through the process before, every new home purchase is different, and it helps to have an expert on your side! I’ve helped many clients purchase new construction homes (see this review from Michael and Christina), and I can help you save money, avoid hassles and conflict, and get into your new home quickly and painlessly.
So, are the Cottages at St. Cloud a good option for your next home? Here’s a little about the community:
Located just five miles from the coast in Oceanside, this North County community offers 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums with 2 or 2.5 baths and 1,4700-1,933 square feet of living space. The condos are available in two townhome-style floorplans or a carriage-style floorplan. All floorplans are energy-efficient and come with a two-car garage. The Cottages are priced starting from the mid-$400s.
The community at St. Cloud includes automated gated access, a fitness center, a junior Olympic pool and spa, and a community clubhouse. Downtown Oceanside is just minutes away, offering a range of dining and shopping options. The neighborhood also offers easy access to the I-5 freeway and the Coast Highway Sprinter station, making for easy commuting.
Exclusive Buyer Agentsdo not list homes for sale and never represent sellers. They have no "inventory" to try to sell you. They can represent you in purchasing any home. They are specialists at representing buyers only on the buyers' side of the transaction. Exclusive Buyer Agents work to get buyers the best price and terms when they buy a home.
If you have excellent credit and plan to buy a home or condo in San Diego County within 90 days, contact Justin Gramm to hire an agent on your side of the transaction. More about Justin Gramm on Google+. Call Justin at (858) 437-2662 or E-mail.