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Old 03-18-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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How flexable are builders when it comes to base price, incentives, etc here in the Raleigh area. I will be getting a realtor I just wanted to see if anyone who has brought new using a realtor had any luck when dealing with builders. Thanks
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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Depends on how hot the subdivision is.
Some build in some fat. Some don't give much at all.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Not sure that in today's market you can expect too much flexibility....there are probably multiple people putting in offers so can't ask for too much.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It depends! I think there is ALWAYS something extra to be gotten!!!
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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I would always go for neighborhoods where you know you can afford everything you'd want in a house, then hope that your realtor can get you some extras thrown in.

I would not fall for a neighborhood and hope you can get them to drop the price of the home, because that's less likely to happen unless it's not a desirable neighborhood or you're taking the most undesirable lots in a somewhat slow-selling neighborhood.

Even then, they tend to throw in "upgrades" and the base price stays the same.

In my experience, of course.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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My experience having bought in Jan 2015 is the builders are more likely to negotiate on having things added, while keeping the price the same e.g. a fence, other changes etc rather than reduce the price. However as others have mentioned it depends on the builder and sub-division. In the last 2-3 weeks the sub division I am in has suddenly picked up with multiple houses being sold that had been for sale for several months.
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