By John Rives
With the recent rise in mortgage interest rates, many home buyers are ready to get off the fence and make a purchase before the rates go up even further. The biggest problem facing home buyers in the current market is low inventory of homes for sale. With a large number of buyers competing for a limited number of homes for sale, it can be difficult to find a home in a desirable neighborhood and buy at a good price.
There are still many home owners who would like to sell their homes but are waiting to see if the prices will continue to rise, or are still upside down on their mortgages and can’t sell until the prices go up considerably. This is keeping the inventory of homes for sale very low and making it difficult for home buyers to find a good home to buy.
Fortunately there is an option that is a win-win for home buyers. It can cost the same or less to buy a brand new home in the current real estate market as it would to buy a pre-owned home. One of the advantages of buying a new home as opposed to a pre-owned home is that you can purchase the home before it is completed, which can give you the option of customizing the finishes to get exactly what you want instead of having to settle for something that’s isn’t exactly what you were looking for. With most previously owned homes, the home buyer will have to spend additional money after they buy the home to change paint colors, wallpaper, and other finished to get the house they way they want it. New homes also come with a full warranty which you generally don’t get with an pre-owned home.
Another advantage of buying a new home is that they are much more energy efficient than pre-owned homes, the appliances are brand new, and the economic life of the house is longer. The new building codes offer up to 15% better energy savings than homes built in previous years.
McKee Homes builds beautiful open floor plan homes in desirable neighborhoods in the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC areas and gives home buyers more house for less money. Large open kitchens with granite counters and hardwood laminate flooring, plenty of storage space, mud rooms, bonus rooms and finished third floors are just a few of the features offered to families looking to get the most bang for their buck. Our neighborhoods are family-friendly and all within a short drive to Fort Bragg. We also offer detached townhome style cottages with exterior maintenance and lawn maintenance included which are ideal for busy professionals, military families, and retirees.
McKee Homes offers presale agreements for customers who want to select options for their new home such as floor coverings, counter tops, paint color and other available options. McKee Homes will work with you to make sure you are getting the new home that meets your family’s needs.
McKee Homes offers homes in some of the best neighborhoods in the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC area including The Cottages at North Ramsey, Forest Hills Pointe, James Creek South, Oakmont, Patriot Park Village, River Glen, Sinclair, and The Cottages at Carriage Creek and Valley Stream in Anderson Creek Club.
McKee Homes’ preferred lender is Caliber Home Loans. Caliber Home Loans provides excellent home financing services, competitive pricing, local processing and local decision making. McKee Homes has partnered with Caliber Home Loans in order to offer our customers priority treatment through the dedicated Caliber Home Loans team. Priority treatment means lower rates, lower closing costs, and faster close times. Caliber Home Loans offers VA loans, USDA loans, FHA loans, conventional, fixed rate, and adjustable rate loans. There are also no-money-down options for qualifying VA and USDA loans.
The McKee Homes website has detailed information about our neighborhoods, floor plans, and available properties. If you have any questions, you can start a live chat with one of our agents right on the website or just give us a call at 910-672-7296. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect home in the best neighborhood for your family.