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Home Builders In Southeast Texas Don't Negotiate

2-4-2011 3-53-45 PM 
This smart chart shows the number of homes currently listed as new construction in the Beaumont multiple listing service (MLS), the median price and the average number of days those homes have been on the market.  It also shows the total number of homes listed as complete new construction that sold in 2010. 

But back to the headline, in Southeast Texas home builders don't negotiate.  At least not much it seems.  In 2010, there were 154 homes listed as new construction in the Beaumont multiple listing service (MLS) that closed.   Here's how much the home builders negotiated off the asking price in specific ares on average:

  1. Groves                      7%
  2. Lumberton              1%
  3. Orange County      1%
  4. Orangefield             4%
  5. Port Arthur             5%
  6. Port Neches            2%
  7. Beaumont W4        1%
  8. Beaumont N6         2%
  9. Nederland                1%

That's not a lot of negotiating.  Consider it was a slower than normal year for home sales and one has to be impressed that the home builders were able to stick to their asking prices the way they did.  There's something to be said for not over building a residential housing market with too much inventory.  (Just ask a lot of people in South Florida about that.) 

But don't be fooled, there are ways to negotiate with a home builder.  You can get a good deal on a new home in this real estate market.  Want to know more?  Just contact me.  I'll help you find the best deal out there. 




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