Looking for a new home?   With all the new building going in the market, this is the perfect time to buy!    You should know before going in that you will be paying a lot more for the same home found on the resale market.  But it’s understandable that a buyer wants to be the first and only person to live in their home.  And there’s a lot to say about choosing the interior design of your own home and adding those finishing touches that no one could do but you!

Do you need your own agent when working with a new home builder?  Absolutely and here’s why!  Remember the same conditions apply in the purchase of a new home as in a resale purchase.  The builder is considered the seller and if you are the buyer you will have limited representation if you just walk through the door and start talking to the agent in the sales office.  Remember the builder’s agent is first and foremost working for the builder.  You’ll want to take your agent with you the first time you visit a new home subdivision.   In most instances when a buyer walks through the door of a new home builder without an agent, they most likely will forfeit their right for representation at a later date.

What should your real estate agent be doing for you in the purchase of a new build?   Your agent should be able to point out the pros and cons of the homesite to choose.  A builder’s agent job is to sell out the lots in one phase before opening the next phase.  In some instances you may want to wait for the next phase to open to get a lot with unobstructed views or other merits.  A builder’s agent is not going to guide through the process since it is their job to sell the lots as quickly as possible.

When possible, your agent should help you negotiate amenities and upgrades.  Also, if you are financing your home purchase your agent can help you compare apples to apples when it comes to the builder’s financing option compared to an outside mortgage company.  While your agent can not advise you, they certainly can help you find options that may save you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan.

Your agent can help you stay on top of your inspections throughout the building of the home.  Few builders recommend or promote outside inspectors or even offer an inspection of their own.  Your agent will be able to guide you in finding Arizona’s new home construction warranty information and be there for you should you experience a new home defect.   Your agent can also be there with you during the walk through!  Two sets of eyes are better than one!

There are some great new home developments underway in Scottsdale and the surrounding area.  Here are a just a few to whet your whistle!

Copper Sky Capstone in North Scottsdale is located at the corner of Pima and Westland roads with two model homes already built and a selection of 22-homesites.  This is a Taylor Morrison community that has been strategically located for proximity to the Legend Trail Golf Club, Troon Country Club, Grayhawk Golf Club,  The Boulders and the famed, TPC Scottsdale courses.

If you are looking for mountain views, you’ll want to check out the exquisite homes at Hidden Rock at Cave CreekLocated smack dab in the middle of the town of Cave Creek, Phase I is completed and they are currently selling home sites that nestle right up against Black Mountain.   This 60-home community includes Wright-esque designed town homes and single-family custom homes, some which are move-in ready now!

Looking for refined condominium living with the perks and amenities of Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons?  Optima Kierland is the current rage and is a leading seller of new luxury condos in North Scottsdale.  With over 20 floor plans to choose from and 16 distinct interior customizations curated by architect David Hovey Jr., few homes will look have the same look or feel.


In the DC Ranch area, new construction of the Sterling Collection at Silverleaf will feature high-tech Euro-condos with a backdrop of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  The neighbouring retail Market Street at DC Ranch and two private golf courses, Silverleaf and The Country Club at DC Ranch with support the exclusive lifestyle of this futuristic community boasting robotic valet and wall-mounted iPads that can remotely control just about everything inside your home — audio, video, lighting, climate and security!


Looking for a brand new home that’s on the market now?  Contact The Matheson Team who can help you find the perfect home, in the perfect community! Simply fill out the form below!


Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255