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Considering Building Your Next Home?

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Evelyn Johnston in Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, New Construction

The housing inventory for purchasing a pre-owned home is slim.  Decisions need to be made almost on the spot, and Buyers need to have their pre approval in hand when viewing what few homes there are on the market.  Are you considering building your next home?

Single Family Building Permits are Up 14% State Wide for 2016, and that is just from January 1st to June 30th, 2016 as compared to the first six months of 2015, accordig to the latest data from the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as reported by The Indiana Builders Association.


New Construction Photo

What does this mean to you?  If you are considering building your next home, there more than likely will be a wait before ground is broken. Once the decision to build is made, it has been my experience, that future home buyers will choose the builder who is available to begin soonest, first.  That decision is not necessairily in your best interest!  The best of the builders are the booked out, well, because they are the best!

Elkhart County Builders Association Parade of Homes Plus event had record breaking attendance this year.  Buyers were out, some because they are considering building their next home, and some wanting to see the latest trends. No shoes were allowed inside the homes…unless you were wearing booties supplied by the builders.

Are you considering building your next home but don’t know the neighborhoods with new construction activity? Here is a website dedicated to new home construction in our local area.

Parade of Homes Plus

How do you know who the best of the builders are?  Chances are, you don’t! Real Estate Professionals, such as the agents working with Freinds & Neighbors Real Estate work with builders and houses every day.  We have been inside the homes while they are being built and we know who takes short cuts and who  corrects errors without the home owner even aware there was one. Some of our Builders are quality based and have integrity.

Are you considering building your next home? Give The People you Know, Like and Trust a call today!

We can be reached at 574-304-7148.