Dan Haeck
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services

New Construction Homes

Row of New Homes 

Important Note:  In the new construction text below, there are several links placed here for your convenience in navigating the many different home builders available to you.  Feel free to visit these home builder sites but...… if you engage with the pop up chat boxes, email, or call these builders directly, you must indicate that you are working with us to represent you for your new construction process in order for us to be able to provide the benefits outlined below.  If you do not specify that you have a Realtor, they will register you as unrepresented.  Remember, these builder representatives are working for the builder, not you.  We represent your best interests from beginning to end.

So you are thinking about building a new home and the reality is setting in that it may be more to consider than you originally thought.  If you are looking for new home communities or builders in Pittsburgh, let The Dan Haeck Team help you through the process of New Home Construction in Pittsburgh. We have sold many new construction homes with many different builders in communities all over Western PA.  Contacting us will definitely help you understand your different options, save you time, and may save you thousands of dollars.  

When you decide to build a new home, it helps to understand that there are a few very different paths that you can take to reach that goal.  First you need to decide if you will be building on a stand alone lot, or in a community.  Building on a stand alone lot will involve purchasing the lot, usually with cash as it can be difficult to get a loan for vacant land.  Then, after you own the lot, you can use the lot as a down payment on the construction loan for the new build.  There are many difficulties and hidden expenses when taking this path but none that can't be overcome. Some of the considerations with building on your own lot include the terrain, subsurface conditions, tree removal, grading, access to utilities, utility tap ins, permits, zoning, and finding a builder that builds on stand alone lots.  These issues may be worth your effort and expense if you are looking for a new home to be built in a secluded, private area with lots of trees or with acreage.  Here are some of the home builders we work with that will build on a stand alone lot: Wayne Homes, Schumacher Homes, KHovnanian Homes, S&A HomesCosta Hombuilders.

Another path and a much easier path is to research and choose a new home community that is right for you. When building in a new home community, the builder and developer work together to handle all of the lot site work, zoning, permits, utilities, etc. making this a much easier path to your new home.  Each builder and community will offer different home styles, price ranges, building quality, size of lots, and new home options that are available for you to choose from. We are here to help you sift through the many different builders and communities prior to visiting the few that actually meet your criteria.  We will explain what school districts each community is served by, the location of each community, the type of homes built in the community, and the starting price that you can build a home for in the community.     

We have formed relationships with the builders, developers, and new home community managers and can share our knowledge and experiences with you.  You will know what to expect from each builder and community by the time you make your decision on which ones to visit.  We can set appointments, research communities, and act as your buyer agent to work through any questions or issues that may arise during the process. We will also determine what lot discounts, special promotions, and other discounts that may be available to you for each builder at the time. We do not charge you anything to represent you for new home construction.  Most new home builders pay Realtors a commission directly without any affect on the price of your home making the decision to use a buyer agent to represent you a simple choice.  Here are some of the home builders that we work with and build in new home communities: Ryan Homes, Heartland Homes, Maronda Homes, Dan Ryan Homes, S&A Homes, Costa Homebuilders, Eddy Homes, and there are many more spec and custom home builders.  Many times, we can find you a new construction home that is already built or underway with short delivery time.  

Be sure to ask us how we can save you thousands of dollars when you use our team for new construction.