The hidden costs of new construction

New construction has the allure of everything brand new… no one has lived in the house before you. Price can sometimes feel like a deal, but don’t overlook all the time and costs you will incur with your new home when you move in after you close.

Here is just some of the work the sellers have already done on a current listing of mine… a lot of time and money invested, plus time for trees and landscaping to grow!

  • Underground sprinkler system installed
  • 800 sq ft paver patio installed
  • Window treatments purchased and installed
  • Boulder retaining walls installed
  • Cedar privacy fence installed
  • All trees and landscaping done including perennial gardens
  • Mature trees providing privacy
  • Hot tub electrical installed
  • High end light fixtures from Southern Lights versus builder basic
  • Reverse Osmosis water system installed with five ports including ice maker
  • FLO by Moen professionally installed to secure your home and conserve your water
  • Bosch washer and dryer

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – shensrud@homesmsp.com

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