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Old 02-01-2011, 11:17 PM
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I am in the process of looking for new houses to buy in a month or two. I need ur suggestions/feedback on 'is it better to hire a realtor for purchasing a new home from builder and why?' if yes,then who pays the realtor? secondly is it a good idea to get the termite inspection and home inspection done for a newly built home or its a waste of money?

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Old 02-01-2011, 11:27 PM
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Your Realtor will be paid by the builder. Most builders have a marketing fund for that so it doesn't matter if you use a buyer's agent or not, the sales price will be the same for you.

Most builders use pre-treated wood. However, do get a mechanical inspection especially if you are building from dirt, you want different inspections during the building process.

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