Tips For Building A Home In A New Subdivision

Posted on: 9 May 2019

In many areas, metropolitan areas continue to grow and expand, meaning that new subdivisions are being built. Buying a new construction home in a new subdivision can be very enticing-- with a new construction home, you can choose your floor plan, make choices about the flooring, countertops, and fixtures, and also have the peace of mind of knowing that everything is brand new. But, in addition to thinking about the features of a new home, it is also important to consider the subdivision that you are buying in. Use the following tips when selecting a new home subdivision to purchase a house in:


In this day and age, many new subdivisions offer residents a number of amenities to enjoy. Almost all subdivisions have parks, open green spaces, and walking and biking paths. Some subdivisions offer even more amenities like a community swimming pool, a clubhouse for residents, and a fitness center. Before you sign a contract to have a home built in a new subdivision, think about your lifestyle and the amenities that you would like to have in your neighborhood, and make sure that you choose a subdivision that offers as many of the amenities that you want as possible.

Ask About HOA Dues

Having numerous amenities for you and your family to enjoy is a big perk of building in a new subdivision, but maintaining the amenities is something that all residents will have to help pay for. Almost all new subdivisions have homeowners associations (HOAs), and each household pays HOA dues. The dues that everyone pays goes towards maintaining the subdivision and its amenities. HOA fees can vary greatly from one subdivision to another, so always ask what you can plan to pay before you sign a contract with a builder. It is very important to select a subdivision with HOA fees that you can comfortably afford to pay even after paying your mortgage and other household expenses.

Look for Good Schools

Whether you have school-aged children or not, building a home in a subdivision with highly rated schools is always a wise choice. If you want to sell in the future, being in a good school district can make your home more attractive to buyers. Learn more about what elementary, junior high, and high school the kids living in a subdivision will attend before you choose a subdivision that you want to have your next home built in.