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What you need to know if you plan to buy a new home in 2019

Categories: Available Homes, Blog, Home Ownership, Purchasing a New Home | Posted: January 9, 2019

buying a home in 2019New Year, new you or New Year, new home! Both are going to take some planning and Ivey Homes has put together some important things to keep in mind if you plan to by a new home in 2019.

Real estate continues to be a hot topic and an overall great investment. If you currently own a home, selling has never been easier as resale inventory is low in most neighborhoods. We found this informative article by Zillow about buying and selling a home at the same time.  (click link) It gives great tips and some pros and cons of this process. It takes some planning, but not impossible.

When you’ve fully made this decision to move there are some other important factors that need to be considered. Here are a few:


  • It is never too soon to start the pre-approval process
  • Pay attention to your credit
  • Start saving for a down payment
  • Be smart and don’t stretch your mortgage budget too far
  • Understand PMI aka Private Mortgage Insurance

Selecting a Floor Plan and Homesite

  • Know your wants and must have’s in a new home
  • Think about what your current home does not have that you want in your new home
  • Do you want a cul-de-sac or green space
  • What do you want the home’s porch orientation to be to best catch the beautiful sunsets
  • Less yard, more yard
  • Start early. Ivey Homes build time is approximately 4.5 months

Visiting an Ivey Community

  • Need dedicated time with the Community Sales Associate? It is always best to make an appointment
  • Ask questions
  • Give yourself time for it to sink in, there are several decisions to be made

Don’t have time to build from the ground up? Ivey offers homes in many different stages of construction. Search Quick Move-In Homes

The Ivey team would LOVE to add you to our happy homeowner family. Ready to get started, just Contact Us!


Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC, with home pricing ranging from the low $100,000’s to Custom. For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County or Augusta, visit! Drop us a line with feedback or questions. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, too!



Caroline Ashe

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