When a model home in a new subdivision goes up for sale, should you buy it?
A model home may be in excellent condition, filled with amenities and offered at a bargain price.
Most homebuyers in a subdivision need to wait for their houses to be built, but a model home is move-in ready.
However, the builder might’ve cut corners to finish a model home quickly, and it might have wear and tear from dozens of showings.
Model homes could be years old, which means you might not get full warranties or miss out on insurance discounts.
Before buying a model home, have it inspected and ask your agent for advice.