Choosing the Best Builder for your Knoxville Home

  • Lisa Sinclair
  • 03/1/22

Are you considering new construction in Knoxville? New construction in Farragut?

Scrolling through floorplan options and going to a design center to make custom selections like tile and cabinetry is the exciting part of building a brand new home! But, buying in a new construction development can cause years of issues if you don’t choose a property with a solid, reputable home builder. Unlike resale homes, there are no previous owners to provide disclosures detailing issues with construction, lot, or property. You are relying on the builder to provide a high-quality home in both construction and materials.

As with any home purchase, doing your homework ahead of time can save you thousands of dollars over the long run. Start by researching the builder of the subdivision. Check for other projects, both current and past. Visit any projects still available and drive by the other properties to see how the homes have weathered. Watch for signs of repairs, such as new roofs or paint.

When visiting the model homes, watch for the quality of construction. Do the doors and drawers open and close smoothly? Are the floors finished at the baseboards neatly? Ask for a tour of unfinished homes as well. Check to see if the workmanship is uniform and careful.

Finally, have a home inspection before closing on your new construction property. A staple of the resales housing market, few homebuyers of new construction consider it. By taking the time to do your research ahead of time, you can make the right choice in a new home.

If you are looking at Knoxville new home construction in planned developments, an experienced realtor with knowledge about reputable builders in the area is vital. Goodall Homes, Smithbilt Homes, Ball Homes, and Saddlebrook Properties are just a few well-known builders in Knoxville. There are Knoxville builders to avoid as well and I can navigate you away from those.

Maybe you are looking for a custom built home in Knoxville on property you already own?  My top pick for custom home builders is Valiant Custom Homes.  I'll be happy to make an introduction to you to learn more about that process.

If you are considering new construction in Knoxville or even a land purchase to build your custom built home, reach out to me so we can discuss your options and I can help you navigate this exciting process.

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Lisa Sinclair is a premier real estate agent with a commitment to excellence and specializes in home sales in West Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Whether representing buyers or sellers, she helps her clients achieve their long-term real estate goals through her local market knowledge and professionalism, making her a successful and trusted agent throughout the greater Knoxville area.

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