Buying a home is probably one of the most significant financial decisions you will make. So, it is crucial to be sure about the house and community before deciding. Visiting a sales center and model home is one of the best ways to know what you are getting for your money.

There’s a lot to take in, and it can be overwhelming when trying to make sure a house is a perfect fit for you. While virtual tours and floorplans can give you a good idea of what your home will look like, being there allows you to take a more realistic look and ask questions.

Browsing different styles and floor plans will help you envision the possibilities and decide which features are the most important to you. In addition, most model homes are staged with furniture, which will give you a good idea of how the rooms will flow and if your furnishings will work.

First, ensure that the location, price, square footage, and layout meet your needs because it’s easy to upgrade paint colors, tile, flooring, and appliances. Then, as you walk through the model with a sales associate, you can discuss those changes and the cost differential. Finally, ask questions about the builder’s reputation, structural integrity, and the quality of the materials used.

You will also want to check out the amenities in the community. Is the community gated? Does it have a pool, clubhouse, park, or fitness room? Are there book clubs and tennis groups? Are the yards fenced, and can the landscaping provide privacy? A lot of these questions fall under the Homeowner’s Association. Before deciding, you need to know the HOA guidelines.

It would be best to visit the community at different times. Look to see traffic in the morning if you’ll have to head out to work or take the kids to school. Is there a school nearby? Ensure your home is not located in the path of an airport takeoff and landing zone.

The sales associate can help you develop a timeline for your move-in. You’ll want to know which models are ready or nearing completion, what lots are available to build on, and when you can expect to move into your new home.

Passage Island Construction is an award-winning custom home builder offering eight models with various floorplans in Cross Creek Lake Estates in Sebastian. Stop by our and see our beautiful model home at 933 Yearling Trail, Sebastian, Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun. Noon – 5 p.m. Contact them today to learn more about how Passage Island Construction can help you build your dream home in this premier community.

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