Buying A New Construction Home

Lake Charles LA New Construction Homes are always in demand and popular with Lake Charles Home Buyers!

Work with a REALTOR that will represent you during the purchase of a  New Construction home in Southwest Louisiana.

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What can Lake Charles LA  home buyers can  expect  with  a new construction home?    Depending on the phase of construction, a new construction home in Lake Charles LA may go under contract in the beginning phase, middle or finished phase of the home construction.  Understanding the process of new construction is important!

Depending on the progress of the new construction home being built, buyers of Lake Charles new construction homes may be offered choices of selections to customize their new construction home under contract.

If the home has just been framed up in the beginning phase or a slab just being poured,  the Lake Charles  home builder may offer the buyer preferred vendors  to choose custom selections of what the Buyer wants in the home.

  • Selection of paint and stain colors
  • Selection of Flooring
  • Selection of Countertops
  • Selection of lighting
  • Selection of appliances

The buyer may be able to select flooring and if wood flooring is chosen to be installed ,  the buyer may also be allowed to select the stain color and topcoat finish they desire.  Sometimes a home builder will already have finishes for the buyer to choose from such as a light vs dark option the builder already has selected.  This is going to vary from builder to builder and the phase of the home construction.

Buyers may be allowed to choose their own countertop preference and granite is a popular choice for  Lake Charles new construction homes.

Depending on the phase of construction the home is in, the buyer may be able to select their choice of granite.  Most home  builders will have an inventory of granite samples to share with a buyer who wishes to install granite counters in a new construction home.  If the progress of the Lake Charles new construction home is mid-way in completion the builder may have already determined the choice of granite to install.

 Builders of Lake Charles new construction homes will usually offer home buyers a standard  appliance package that includes, dishwasher, stove and microwave.  Should a Lake Charles home buyer want to upgrade to another stove or dishwasher, they may do so and pay the difference to the appliance vendor.  This will depend on the completion phase of the home and whether or not builder has already determined a package himself.

New Construction UPGRADES:

An upgrade is considered to be  anything a buyer may want that is not included with the contract and/or package the new construction home includes or the home builder offers.

If a buyer wants to select from other lighting options, the buyer will pay the difference and the lighting change is considered an upgrade.

If a home buyer asks builder to modify a new construction home to include more cabinetry, extended patio, additional gas or plumbing lines etc.  the builder will consider additions and/or modifications to the new  construction Lake Charles home as an upgrade and charge the home buyer the cost of doing so.

Depending on the construction phase of the home, Buyers of Lake Charles new construction homes who are still able to make their own selections may meet with either the builder or the Realtor to make all selections after contract is executed.  The buyer will be asked to complete all selections and color choices on home sheet that the Builder will keep and the listing agent will monitor during new construction phases.

It is important that buyers also keep a copy of selections and inspect the Lake Charles new construction home frequently in order to avoid any mistake.  Remember, builders use contractors and vendors who may not be aware of your specific choices— and mistakes do happen!

Most of the new construction homes in Lake Charles LA are the popular French Country designs.  Features that are common in Lake Charles LA new construction homes are:

  • wood floors
  • fireplace
  • granite counters
  • crown molding
  • high ceilings 9-12′
  • walk in closets
  • stainless appliances

For more information on new construction in Lake Charles LA contact Marilyn BoudreauxCentury 21 Mike D Bono & Co.’s in Lake Charles LA



Marilyn Boudreaux

Lake Charles Realtor

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