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Old 12-12-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Hi all,

We are looking to sign up for a Meritage home at Telfair, Sugarland. Does anyone know if there would be room for negotiation for a new construction? How much of the base cost on the home can be reduced? If not, how many upgrades can we expect as part of the negotiation.

We are really wary about paying too much than someone who was better at negotiating.

Thanks
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Katy Texas
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There is always room for negotiating with the builders, specially now. Let them know that you are also considering other builders, Perry is offering 25k off in Telfair, so start with a number higher than that, and see where it goes from there. Of course, it depends on the price range you are considering, the higher the price, the more you can ask for discount.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX
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I just talked to the sales lady at Mertiage. She said there are only 4 lots left, there is not much room to negotiate. just sent you a PM with other information
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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I just talked to the sales lady at Mertiage. She said there are only 4 lots left, there is not much room to negotiate. just sent you a PM with other information
Yep. It really depends on the location. Some areas have a little more wiggle room than others. But generally speaking, in any "good" area, new builds will not have too much room for negotiations. There are always things that can be done.

For the best deals, inventory is the way to go.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Bellaire)
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It is a lot easier to get free upgrades then to reduce the base price on a new built. Inventory they are much more flexible but keep in mind that they add a big padding to the list price for the inventory homes so they can knock that right off for you and make it look like they are making you a deal when they really aren't.
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