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For those looking to take advantage of state-of-the-art home amenities while living in one of the most beautiful places on earth, new construction in Orange County should be at the top of the list.

Here, luxurious backyards and balconies of elegant Italian and Tuscan style properties look out over the hilly California landscape to the sapphire waters of the ocean.

The benefits of owning new homes in Orange County is that it combines this paradisiacal scenery with a modern home complete with all the amenities of contemporary life.

If this sounds like something you'd like to learn more about, read on for our tips for buying new construction in Orange County, CA.

Get a Home Inspection

Despite the fact that you’re buying a home that hasn’t been lived in before, you should still get a home inspector to check the builders' work.

This ensures that all the construction that’s been done is up to code and gives you ease of mind before signing off on anything, as this could cost you out of pocket once the builder’s warranty expires.

A home inspection is a small price to pay for the knowledge that your home has been built according to California safety standards, keeping you and your family safe. 

Use an Agent with Ample New Construction Experience

Purchasing a new construction home can be tricky terrain to navigate, with a lot of moving parts. It’s usually best to go through an agent that has a lot of experience with new construction homes so that they can help ensure quality work and value on your end. 

Agents can also help you negotiate deals with the building company to ensure that the house you step into on move-in day is just how you imagined it. 

Work With a Trustworthy Builder

Before you go with a certain builder or company, make sure to check out other projects they’ve done and see how happy previous clients have been with their work. 

Unbiased reviews from websites like Google are a great resource for finding out the caliber of a certain company's previous projects. 

This is also a great way to get information about what the neighborhood is like, as well as any hidden fees that may be involved in living there.

Get Involved In the Process

Many new construction homes allow for multiple customization options for buyers to make while the home is being built, so be sure to discuss this with the company to see if they can make these changes as they build. 

Many companies allow for the clients to customize many aspects of their home, from wall color and floor styles all the way down to the door knobs and drawer handles.

This is also a great way to save some costs, as home construction companies tend to give better deals on home details on the backend. 

Are you ready to make your next move into beautiful Orange County? Contact Jacqueline Thompson to discuss properties that are recently finished or still being built.

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