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News > Some "little" Details you may have forgotten to consider when buying a new Scottsdale Condo

published on 2017-06-24

We're back to the go-go days of new construction condos in Scottsdale, with new developments starting to deliver inventory now as well as others just beginning construction.  If those snazzy model photography shots make you dream of owning everything brand new, here are some things to consider.

What's the Construction?

If sound proofing is important to you, then concrete and steel construction is the way to go for condos.  You won't hear the people above you walking around or have to appreciate their musical styles.  The concrete and steel building is also tops for longevity, so you're investing in something that has a longer life span.

All highrises, like the new Envy in downtown Scottsdale, have concrete and steel construction.  Midrise condos can be either wood frame or concrete and steel.  Though only 4-stories, the luxurious Enclave at Borgata is constructed of  concrete and steel.

However, wood frame construction is less expensive, and helps to keep costs down for you.  If you consider a wood-frame condo building, how the builder handles construction to keep noise down is important. 

What's the Warranty?

We see a large range of warranties between new construction condo and townhome builders.  Some builders will give buyers the ability to have an inspection either before closing or after and have the items found in the inspection or your walk through to be included in a "punch list" that the builder will fix.  We've had good experiences with the builder of Corriente condos just north of McCormick Ranch.

However, other builders won't fix the small things that aren't structural or operational.

What's the Competition?

You might think you've found the perfect place when you walk in the builder's model.  They do a great job of fixing up their models so you can imagine the best possible interior to live in. 

But before you get too enamored with a certain community, it's always a good idea to check out the competition, not only for new condo and townhome communities, but also the older stuff.  Unless cost is not a factor, we always suggest doing  a full review of not only pricing of your favorite, but also what else is out there. 

You can buy a new construction condo or townhome yourself, but a real estate agent is free for you to use, as long as you have your agent accompany you to your first visit to the new home sales office.  After that, you're on your own with the onsite sales agent that represents the builder, not you.  Contact us to get help from an experienced condo and townhome specialist.



Though not guaranteed, information and statistics in this article have been acquired from sources believed to be reliable.

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