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Savannah New Homes

Posted in New Homes, Savannah, Savannah neighborhoods with tags , , , , , , , on July 20, 2010 by savannahgeorgiahomes

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Would you like to live in a brand new home?  Be the first family to live there…..even pick out your carpet, tile and hardwood flooring, choose your cabinets, counters, decide whether you want brick, siding, stucco, stone and on and on?

If that’s the case buying a new home in Savannah may be for you.  Building from the ground up may take 4 to 6 months from start to finish but new home communities usually have homes in different floor plans at various stages of completion.  Even if you are looking to move into a new home in just a month or two, often you can still choose many of these custom features in plenty of time.

Savannah has a wide variety of new homes throughout Chatham county and in every price range.

Just to name a few……

  • Berwick Plantation
  • The Villages at Berwick
  • Chapel Park at Berwick
  • The Enclave
  • Legacy Square
  • Stonebridge
  • The Lakes at Cottonvale
  • Savannah Quarters
  • Sweetwater Station
  • Bradley Point South
  • Canebrake Village

Give me a call or send me an email and I would be happy to email you some new construction homes to to look through.

Remember, when you walk into a new homes community the on site agent represents the seller so make sure you have an agent with you on your first visit to the community. As an agent who is experienced in new home sales I can help you to negotiate the best price and upgrades for your money and look out for YOUR best interests…. not the seller’s.

Keep in mind, there is a lot to consider when purchasing a new home.  How long will they still be building in the community?  Is there a possibility that you may need to relocated before the community has finished construction?  If so, will I be able to compete with the builder’s prices if I have to offer mine for sale?  These are questions that a knowledgeable agent can discuss with you.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thomas Tolbert
Realtor / Sales Associate
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy 
912.303.8405 office | 912.308.6839 mobile (best way to reach me)
thomas.tolbert@me.com
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New Homes Communities in the Greater Savannah Georgia area

Posted in Georgetown, Home Buying Tips, Hunter Army Airfield, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Savannah neighborhoods with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2007 by savannahgeorgiahomes


Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Guyton and Port Wentworth have all seen a huge growth spurt of new construction is the past few years.  In the current market there is a lot of competition so builders are offering lots of incentives to attract buyers.  Some may offer to pay closing costs, free upgrades like granite counters or hardwood floor, upgraded cabinets, lighting packages and more.  Typically, the farther out from the immediate Savannah area, the more you can get for your money and often the lot size is much larger. Most of these communities are a short commute from midtown Savannah between 20 and 40 minutes drive.

If you’re not familiar with the outlying areas, a local realtor can give you information to help you decide which communities are convenient to your needs
It always surprises me that so many new construction home buyers just drive up to the model home by themselves.  Remember, that smiling face that greets you at the door works for the seller!  They are happy to see you come in on your own and have an advantage when you come in without your own realtor and can have you in their design center picking out flooring and kitchen counters before you know what happened! 

 A local real estate agent is familiar with many home builders and can objectively provide you with the comparison you need to make a decision.  We’re constantly updated with builder special, discounts and incentives from their competitors and can help you negotiate to get what you want.  I’m often amazed at the flexibility they have when an agent walks in with a buyer.  They know that the agent is looking out for the buyer and are most likely taking them to other communities so they have to be as competitive as they can.

Your own agent can objectively help you decide which community is right for you, and guide you through the whole process.  If an agent accompanies you to the community and signs you in then the builder is the one paying the agents commission, not you, but you will have someone on your side.   

I recently represented a buyer in a purchase in a new homes community for a buyer relocating from out of state.  It was down to the wire and the family was set to close on the property in just a couple of days and move in right away.  They were at their old home hundreds of miles away packing a moving van.  I stopped by their new  home to make sure everything was being finished properly on time.  To my surprise I  found that the gourmet kitchen that was included in the price, with double ovens about to be installed with only one oven and that the surrounding cabinets were being configured around the single oven.  I immediately called a meeting with the sales manager and the builder and got my buyer the ovens and cabinet configuration she had been promised and avoided a disaster.  

Any number of things can pop up,  you really need someone looking out for your best interests.
Whether you choose me or another agent, please do yourself a favor and get your own agent!

Thomas Tolbert
Realtor / Sales Associate
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy 
912.303.8405 office | 912.308.6839 mobile (best way to reach me)
thomas.tolbert@me.com
Building Our Legacy By Simply Being Better

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