If you’re searching for a new custom Florida home in today’s active real estate market, you probably know millions of other people in North America are doing the same thing.
The residential real estate was booming before our recent global health crisis. Months later, as we continue to navigate it and reopen industries, businesses and activities, the residential buying, selling and building uptick has resumed.
It’s particularly robust now as many people are spurred to relocate from heavily populated urban areas, or to make the career or lifestyle change they might’ve put off pre-pandemic.
Florida’s a premier destination for new residents thanks to its subtropical climate, beaches, natural beauty and outdoor recreation options. Homes here are in demand as buyers seek new builds and resales, and prices have risen accordingly.
But, instead of chasing online listings, we have a more satisfying solution. Here’s our guide to buying a home in a seller’s market.
Bid the resale market goodbye
Buying in a seller’s market can be SO frustrating — you find the home you like in an area that fits your household and lifestyle, and the price is doable. But, by the time you or your real estate agent puts in your offer, the seller’s already entertaining multiple offers, and yours doesn’t make the cut.
A few days or weeks of this and you might be tempted to say, “I’ll just stay put.”
Nope! Here’s what you do…
Build instead of buy
You still must buy the home you build, but the advantages of building a new home over buying a resale in a seller’s market almost literally wrap around the block outside your current home.
First, building your new custom Florida home gives you control. You can chose your ICI Homes community, your home site and your floor plan rather than settle for someone else’s tastes.
Second, you can customize your home. ICI Homes has built communities all over Florida for four decades, and customization is one of our hallmarks. Every prospective ICI Homes customer can take advantage of a complimentary customization consultation with one of our talented floor plan designers. That person will help you select a plan, tweak one of our popular plans, or design something new — often at no or low cost. We like to say, “We move walls!”
Third, building gives you more time to sell your current home, de-clutter all that stuff we all put off addressing, and prepare and plan for the moving process.
But what if I need to move quickly?
If you must relocate quickly, scoring a move-in-ready home in a new community nets you a brand-new abode without waiting on the building process. Move-in-ready homes are built for walk-in customers with a quicker timeline.
Homes are selling quickly, so you still should be prepared to make a quick decision when you find a move-in ready home in one of our ICI Homes communities. But luckily for you, we have inventory homes available, and are building more homes daily. Therefore, in a seller’s market, your odds of finding a new home you love are much higher than finding a resale you love! And, you get the peace of mind of having a quality built, brand new home.
Our inventory homes range from completed homes to those in various stages of construction. Finding a move-in-ready home in its early stages may allow you to choose interior colors and materials. You can get the best of both worlds – a custom home with your own personal touches in less time.
Ready for your new custom Florida home? Talk to ICI Homes here.