New Homes Jacksonville and St Johns Florida

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Thinking about buying a newly built or new construction home in Jacksonville or St Johns Florida?  As the real estate market has rebounded, it's getting harder to find new construction homes in Jacksonville due to the demand for new and modern features within homes, and builders not been able to keep up with demand for new construction.  Use this page to find new construction homes and the newest communities in Jacksonville Florida including new home communities in St Johns County FL.  Many of these homes are still under construction, but they are all newly built homes this year.  New listings of new homes are being added daily, so come back often and check out the newest listings.  If you see a home you'd like more info on, please connect with us ASAP!

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New Homes For Sale in Jacksonville and St Johns

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There is something nice about a new home in Jacksonville that no one else has ever lived in before, and that's just what keeps people buying new homes.  It's also nice that everything in the home is new and with warranties, which reduces the financial strain that comes with typical expensive home maintenance repairs like roofs, HVAC, etc.  

Pros to Buying a New Construction Home in Jacksonville Florida

  1. It's brand new, and no one else have ever lived in the home.
  2. Warranty covers about everything for several years and often more.
  3. Everyone in the neighborhood is moving in at the same time, so you'll get connected with many of the neighbors quickly!
  4. Neighborhoods show pride of ownership in the first decade... when new, it's hard for the home to look bad from lack of maintenance.
  5. The new home will be a blank slate... you can customize everything the way you want it.
  6. You get to pick the carpets, floors, countertops, etc. 
  7. Choose your own floor plan that's right for your family.

Cons to Buying a New Construction Home in the Jacksonville FL Area

  1. It takes time... sometimes a year plus to build a new home.
  2. You'll underestimate the amount of time you will be personally involved in the building process with choosing colors, features, and actual time at the house during construction.
  3. Builders miss things and this will get frustrating... many people buying a new home have horror stories.
  4. You get to see how the sausage is made... Seeing how the home is built and by who it's built by, is sometimes more than many new home buyers can handle. 
  5. Random people will walk into your house during construction and you'll catch them.
  6. You'll underestimate the amount of money you'll need for upgrades from the builder.
  7. You'll underestimate how much money you'll need for all the little stuff not included from the builder.  

Do you need your own Realtor when buying a new construction home in Jacksonville?

Easy answer:  Absolutely!  The licensed real estate agent who works at the builder's model, is almost always both employed by the builder and NOT a REALTOR.  They are there strictly to represent the builder and the builder's best interest.  I can tell you this from experience as I started in real estate as an agent for a large national builder home builder in Jacksonville.  New home builders usually use their own written contracts for your purchase that has very tight timelines with very little wiggle room.  The best case scenario is to have your own REALTOR representation to make sure you get the best deal available, to make sure the builder isn't holding your feet to the fire when they've dropped the ball elsewhere, and to help you through all the inspections that you should be doing - even on a new home!  (Trust me - you wouldn't believe some of the issues that a home inspector can find on new construction homes).  

Realtor Commissions when buying Jacksonville new construction?

The Buyer doesn't pay their Realtor's commissions when they are buying new construction homes in Jacksonville FL. The commission on the buyer side is almost always (like 99.9% of the time) paid by the Seller side of the transaction.  The seller side is the New Construction home builder. This is not paid by the site agent / builder's Realtor... this is paid by the Builder.  The builder pays our fees at closing, you do not pay us.

Does the new home builder's agent make less if I use my own Realtor?

No - the "site agent" for the new home builder is paid the same regardless if you are using your own agent or not.  Frankly, you are missing out if you are not using your own Realtor... you need your own representation!  

Will you get a better deal by not using a Realtor when buying new construction in Jacksonville?

No - Absolutely not.  The builders have factored in your Realtors's fee into their cost.  They do not reduce the price of the home if you don't have a Realtor, and one of the big reasons for this:  They'd destroy their "comps" of recent sales prices.  Obviously, builders want to sell for as much as they can, so reducing the purchase price takes their business model in reverse.  

Does the new home builder want you to have your own Realtor?

YES!  Builders advertise their homes directly to us Realtors, trying to entice us to bring our customers to them.  Not only do they advertise to us, they actually offer many additional bonuses, incentives, gifts, etc.  This is part of their marketing expenses to sell the home, and they know where the ready - willing - and able buyers are:  with professional Realtors.  

Why does a new home builder want you to have your own Realtor?

Two main reasons:  #1 they know you are serious about buying a home if you have a professional Realtor willing to be engaged with you.  #2 Your Realtor will help you through the often long and tedious process of buying new construction, vs their sales agents having to help you. (remember their agents are there to sell homes and write contracts for the builder, on the builders behalf, looking after the BUILDERS best interest - not yours).  

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Listing information last updated on August 15th, 2018 at 2:38pm EDT.