The process of buying and building a new home can be very intimidating and very exciting. The mere thought of a gorgeous kitchen, huge closets, open floor plan and all the other modern amenities will lure the best of us into the impeccably staged model homes of the builders. You will need to decide on the communty, the builder, the floor plan and finally all the options that you would like to add. Some builders will include certain options and/or offer a credit toward other options. But they can add up fast increasing your purchase price significantly. You can not ask enough questions. And it is best to have a buyer's agent with you.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

If you are looking for new houses under $200,000 be sure to take a look at what the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has to offer. The attached link is very useful in explaining their programs which could include financial incentives such as downpayment assistance and closing costs.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Morrow Heights in Highland Springs-Very Affordable Homes

Morrow Heights in Highland Springs is a new 22 site community with houses starting at $156,950.00. They currently have two ranchers ready to go at $164,250 and $179,950. They are 50% sold out. They are having an Open House this Sat(11/21) and Sun(11/22)from 1 to 4. These properties are listed with Long and Foster and are built by Leland Homes. You can call Chuck Jenkins with Long and Foster at 804-397-9389 for more details.

I do not represent the broker listing this property or the builder and do not guarantee any offers. I am an buyer's agent and will be happy to represent buyer's of these properties,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ryan Homes Offers $1500 for Military Personnel Plus get $500 more...

Check it out! This coupled with the First Time Home Buyer's Tax Refund could be great for any military moving to Fort Lee. Specifics are on the Ryan Homes website (click the title of this post)although I do not see any deadlines. There are 7 communities that qualify. They are Castleton, Cypress Woods, Watermark, Stoney Glen South, Adams Park, Silverleaf and Belfair Townes. These communities run from $130's to the upper $200's. If you use me as your Buyer's Agent, I will match their offer with an additional $500 for all offers by 12/31/09 and closings by 1/31/09 The $500 will be applied to closing costs at closing, and proof of military status required

I do not represent Ryan Homes nor guarantee the Ryan Homes offer. Please visit the website for full details from Ryan Homes.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Holiday Incentive from Orleans

Orleans has a Holiday Incentive of an additional $5000 incentive for a signed contract for a pre-sale by 12/31/09 for the communities of The Ridge at Hunton Park and Thomas Mill New Homes. Let me know if you are interested and I will get all the details for you.

I do not represent Orleans nor do I guarantee this offer on their behalf.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Great News on the Homebuyer's Tax Credit

The house has passed the 2010 Homebuyer's Tax Credit and it awaits The President's signature. It extends the first time buyer's tax credit and adds a credit of $6500 for current owners that have used their home as their principal residence for 5 years of the last 8 years.
You can see the NAR brief by clicking on the title of the post.