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Buyer Mistake: Not Using a Realtor when Buying a New Construction Home

I receive many questions, often from relocation buyers from other areas of the U.S. (or around the world) about  new construction homes. One of the main questions is...Why do I need representation when purchasing new construction?  I do understand why people ask this question. They are wondering what value a quality Realtor will have during the new home purchasing process.Building a new home, or buying a new construction inventory home (a new construction home that is at or near completion) can be very rewarding...but for anyone who has ever gone through the process, it can be very confusing and frustrating. I understand that clients do not buy or build homes every day, and they do not generally understand the changes in process and building codes that the new construction builder will follow. Buyers tend to get very frustrated with over-runs, additional upgrade charges, and mistakes that happen along the way.About 15% of the buyers I represent choose to go with new construction homes. Some build from dirt, some buy a home in some stage of completion, and some will buy a new home that is finished and waiting on its first family to move in! Regardless of the stage the home is in, As a Realtor I always have a considerable amount of work to do! 1. When building from dirt, I need to make sure the client selects a lot that will work best for their family...while also getting them the most potential return on investment when they do decide to sell. The floorplan they choose also needs to work well on the lot they chose. I need to make sure the lot and house they chose will not be a negative in the neighborhood (like the largest home in the neighborhood, or one that may back to future commercial pad sites). When building from dirt I suggest a phased inspection that has the buyers chosen inspector coming back at different phases of the building process to make sure the builder is not cutting corners or making mistakes.2. When a home is under construction, a buyer may have limited options, but we may be in a position to choose flooring, counter tops, paint color, upgrades like cat-5 wiring, and outside upgrades like an outdoor kitchen. Should you use gas or electric in the particular neighborhood? Does this neighborhood support granite and wood floors...or should you stay with less expensive alternatives. As an expert in resale I can help direct you to the best products for maximum investment.3. When a home is finished and just waiting on a new family, I need to go through the process of home delivery. We should have already determined that the lot is acceptable for future resale, the interior and exterior upgrades level is acceptable, and the builder is reputable based on past experience. I now need to go through the contract negotiations (my clients usually find out I can save them some money here!) the walk through process (usually first and second walk through), and the inspection process ( I strongly recommend an independent inspection to my buyers...I know the builder will say they pay for independent inspections...but I often find more issues with new construction than resale homes).4. No matter how the process started it always comes to the same conclusion...signing the final papers and becoming a resident of one of our fine areas or subdivisions. I will always attend the closing, go over the closing statement with you (this is the statement that gives you a breakdown of all charges and what you...and the builder are paying), and help with any final details.Remember during the purchase of a new home, the builder sales person works for the builder, the finance person works for the bank, the insurance person works for the insurance company, the only entity in the transaction who legally owes allegiance to you...and only you...is your single agent Realtor!My agenda is to represent you and I take that very seriously! Jeffrey DiMuria Waves RealtyBroker/Owner2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206Melbourne, FL 32901 Phone: 321.223.6253 e-mail:  Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com

Sold & Closed Golf front Condo in Melbourne, FL

My client was looking for an investment property that would not require a bunch of dollars to fix it up, and would make him some money from the first month on. This beautiful golf course condo was the perfect fit. With 2 master bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 screened in patios overlooking the golf course, an updated kitchen with granite and stainless, newer a/c and hot water heater, complex pool-clubhouse (did I mention the amazing views)...this might have been the best deal available on the Space Coast!If you are looking for an investment property, second home or your dream home, call me at 321.223.6253 or email at Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com You can also visit my website at www.WavesRealtyFL.com for info on every property in our local MLS. Jeffrey DiMuria Waves RealtyBroker/Owner2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206Melbourne, FL 32901 Phone: 321.223.6253 e-mail:  Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com

Sold & Closed 7667 N. Wickham Rd #909 in Suntree

Suntree is a beautiful community that surrounds multiple golf courses and has many lakes, parks shopping options, medical facilities and much more!My listing at 7667 N. Wickham Rd in Cypress Cove sold quickly and for top dollar. This 3 bedroom 2 bath condo has access to an amazing set of amenities including a pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, walking trails, laundry facilities and more. The Association even includes water!The new buyers will enjoy the open layout, split floorplan and outdoor balcany space!If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Suntree or any of our wonderful Space Coast communities please call me at 321.223.6253 or email me at Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com I would love to help! Jeffrey DiMuria Waves RealtyBroker/Owner2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206Melbourne, FL 32901 Phone: 321.223.6253 e-mail:  Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com

Under Contract in Just 2 Days Updated 4/3 in Melbourne, FL

This was a fun project. My client called back in November to get recommendations before he put this home on the market. I suggested updating the property (spending about $30-35k) rather than putting it out as-is. He was reluctant at first...but finally agreed.His only stipulation was that I pick everything out because he has zero taste! We got to pick out tile, flooring showers, tubs, toilets, paint and fencing!With the completed renovation last week, we got all the papers ready and staged the home. I then entered it in the MLS! On day one we received our first full price offer, on day two we received our second! We finally put a deal together late yesterday!He is happy because we brought it in under budget and added about 65k in extra $$$$$$If you are looking to buy or sell a home on the Florida Space Coast give us a call at Waves Realty! We can show you how exceptional service can help you get the most for your investment! Jeffrey DiMuria Waves RealtyBroker/Owner2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206Melbourne, FL 32901 Phone: 321.223.6253 e-mail:  Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com

New Listing in Melbourne AND Open House Sunday 2/25 11am to 3pm

Updated Melbourne Family Home!370 Tolley Ave, Melbourne, FL 32934 View Map THIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! 4 bedrooms (2 masters), 3 full baths, updated kitchen, baths, flooring, paint, fencing, electric box, water heater, A/C unit and more. Beautiful wood burning fireplace, gourmet island kitchen, over-sized two car garage and large .42 acre lot. The Award winning Brevard County Schools and proximity to I-95, Shopping and Medical Facilities make it a great value! NO HOA!!!DetailsAsking Price: $286,000MLS: 805690Sq. Feet: 2273Lot Size: .42 acreBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3HOA/Maintenance Fees: NoneGarage Size: DoubleYear Built: 1966Property Amenities- Range/Oven - Full Refrigerator - Microwave - Dishwasher - Fireplace - Kitchen Island- Attic - Patio - Grass Lawn - Fenced Yard - Central A/C - Central Heat- Tile floor - Family room - Bonus/rec room - Dining Room - Granite Countertops - Laundry area - insideContact Info Jeffrey DiMuria Broker/Owner Dir 321.223.6253 Email | WebsiteAll information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Jeffrey DiMuria Waves RealtyBroker/Owner2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206Melbourne, FL 32901 Phone: 321.223.6253 e-mail:  Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com

Jeffrey DiMuria, Broker/REALTOR®

2018 Melbourne Ct, #206
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: 321-223-6253
Email: Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com


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Jeffrey DiMuria | Waves Realty | Phone: 321-223-6253 | Email Me
Melbourne FL