Wasilla New Construction…A Good Buy
Jay and I have been showing a lot of homes in the $175,000–$200,000 price range in Wasilla and Palmer over the past few weeks.
It has become obvious that new construction is a pretty good buy in that price bracket. We have sold several new homes in the $175,000–$200,000 this year that are really great buys. The new owners end up with a home with all new appliances, a new roof, new paint…everything new. And they they paid less than the asking price on many of the 20–30 year old homes on the market.
The downside is that they generally have to wait a little longer to close, usually 4–5 months instead of one or two. They also have to plant grass for a yard in the summer. But that is a great trade-off for a brand new home that comes with a warranty.
For example, we are working with a builder that is ready to build a nice ranch style home, just under 1,300 square feet real close to Colony High School. This house has a two car garage, a split floor plan, (master on opposite side from other two bedrooms), two baths and a two car garage. Price…..$195,000.
The house in the above photo is listed with Saundra Hutchins of RE/MAX of Wasilla. It is 1,384 square feet on a lot off of Spruce near Lucille in Wasilla. This house is to be built by Goy Construction. It is a great house for the money…only $188,000.
Than there is Steve Orr Construction. We have sold lots of his homes over the years. He specializes in homes that are finished on one floor and unfinished on the other. A great example is his Maple model. It’s 2,240 square feet for $177,600. This is brand new, with a lot, well and septic included. You can pick your own lot and he will buy it as part of the deal. There is a $35,000 lot allowance included in the price. He is represented by Joe Cassidy at RE/MAX of Wasilla.
No matter who the builder is, we represent you…the buyer… in getting your house built to meet your needs. Just give a call at 907–232–7900 to talk about new construction.
Right now in this price range, new construction is more than 25% of the whole market. You can see why, many of the smaller builders are putting out a great product for the money.
If you would like a list of new construction houses that are currently on the market just drop me an email telling me the price range you would like to view and I will send it on to you.
Click on the contact link in the right column to send the note.
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