Quality without compromise. We know that when you're searching for a new home in Tampa FL, you want to find the right home that fits your style. A new home is a big decision and a big investment, you want to make sure that your investment is worthwhile. We care about the quality of your new home because we care about the future of your family.
That's why we build the quality of home that we do. We can help you upgrade into a new home you will love. A home that is new, more efficient, low maintenance, more modern, and that fits your style. You'll have the peace of mind that your home is not just another cookie-cutter home in the neighborhood.
Arjen Homes focuses on building confidence, one home at a time.
What are your goals?
What are your needs?
What are your dreams?
What are your preferences?
We take a personal interest in actualizing your answers. Providing you with a gratifying home buying journey is absolute priority and through professionalism and experience we ensure this goal is met. In the years ahead, we want you to appreciate the care that was taken to design and build your home—a reminder that Arjen Homes was the right choice for you
We design each floor plan with creative sensibility. Each home blends style with flow, reflecting the way you live, relax, entertain, and do the things that matter to you.
Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll make in your lifetime. There are no shortcuts to building a quality home. It takes construction knowledge, respect for true craftsmanship, and unrelenting pride in a job well-done.
Clients who work with Arjen Homes aren’t interested in a cookie-cutter home. We believe your home should be something you love walking in every day after work.
Your home should have style and character. Your vision is our undertaking, your dream, our purpose. At Arjen Homes, we build our homes to stand out.
Let Arjen Homes be the Luxury Modern Home builder that will bring your dreams to life. Contact us today to learn more and start the process.
Buying "new construction" is a bit different from buying a previously-owned home. For one, because there is no previous homeowner, you don't have to deal with a seller's emotional tie to the property, which typically influences the negotiating process. Whether you're designing and building a Luxury Modern Home or buying a home that's built on spec in a new subdivision, you'll only have to work with the builder.
As with buying a previously-owned home, you have to figure out your budget and secure financing before you even begin house hunting. Get pre-approved by a bank or mortgage lender. Decide how much money you want to invest in a new home. And don't overlook the extras like property taxes, insurance, furniture, window treatments, landscaping costs and maintenance that can drain your bank account.
If you're considering buying a newly-constructed home, follow these five steps to guide you through the process:
Nothing beats the feeling of being the first person to live in a newly-built home. Everything is shiny and untouched.
You can buy a brand-new home in one of three ways: buying a house already built on spec; having a semicustom home built as part of a development (you can choose from a set palette of finishes and upgrades); or having a purely custom home designed and built to your specifications.
But before you get caught up in the sparkling new paint and granite countertops, evaluate your situation and see if new construction fits your lifestyle. Here are some questions to ask yourself, particularly if you fall within the first two methods of new-home buying:
New homes are typically far from the city center; will you mind the commute?
Are you willing to coax a new lawn into existence, and can you wait 20 years for sapling trees to mature?
New houses tend to be built right on top of each other. Do you mind the closeness and potential lack of privacy?
When buying in a new subdivision, consider working with a buyer's agent who knows the area well, can set up home tours and walk you through the closing process. When researching real estate agents:
If you have your own agent, tell him up front that you're interested in looking at new homes. He must accompany you on your first visit to any new subdivision; if he doesn't, the builder's sales rep will get the full commission if you buy a home there.
When researching neighborhoods:
Look online for listings for new home construction.
Drive around the neighborhood and check out the amenities and the quality of the homes.
Walk the community. Ask homeowners about their experience.
Go to model open houses, keep a journal and take photographs. Don't try to cover every model house in the area in one day.
Check with the developer about potential homeowners' association (HOA) fees and rules; some are incredibly expensive -- and strict. They may not allow storage sheds, certain paint colors or finish materials, solar panels or even vegetable gardens. Be sure to find out if the HOA can assess penalties for infractions.
Ask whether cable and Internet are readily available and from what companies; your new house will be wired for cable but that does not mean the cable company offers service to your neighborhood.
If the development is still under construction, you'll be dodging giant contractor trucks and facing jackhammering at 7 a.m. for a while.
Research the zoning laws for the neighborhood, as they can change quickly.
Visit the city planner's office to see what's in store for a particular location.
Ask your agent about plans for the area.
Whether you're buying a new home that's being built or building a new home from the ground up, you can choose the builder you work with.
When researching builders:
Ask local real estate agents if the builder has a good reputation in the community.
Visit your builder's previously constructed homes; ask the occupants whether the craftsmanship has stood up to time, use and weather.
Ask the builder about amenities and upgrades. Amenities are features that benefit the entire community like a clubhouse, health and fitness center or a gated entrance. Upgrades refer to added features or items you pay extra for to enhance your home, like certain types of flooring or appliances.
Get a feature sheet on the line of homes you're interested in and read them very carefully, then compare feature to feature. Find out what comes with the base home price.
If you don't understand exactly what the builder is offering, ask and take notes. There are no dumb questions. Not knowing can cost you real money. Some things to keep in mind:
If the stove is included, visit the showroom to see the model. If you're offered the basic stove and you're a gourmet cook, it makes sense to buy the upgrade.
Make decisions on upgrades early in the process -- every change costs money.
Have a good idea of what you need and want. They are two different things when it comes to upgrades..
Once you decide to buy a new home, make your sales contract contingent on a final home inspection by a professional you hire. Never assume that because a home is newly constructed, it isn't going to have defects. If possible, have the home checked during each phase of building, when potential problems are easier to spot. If the builder objects to this, consider it a red flag.
Protect yourself with warranties. All new homes come with an implied warranty from the builder stipulating that any major defect of the structural integrity of the home must be repaired. Ask for a builder's warranty for a period of time following move-in (a year, for example) that covers any defects in craftsmanship. Preferably, this warranty should be backed by insurance.
Home warranties vary in length, what they cover and typically run from one to 10 years; the manufacturer covers appliance warranties. Make sure any warranty you receive explicitly states what is covered and what isn't, and what the limitations for damages are.
Builders often have in-house mortgage lenders or ties to an outside lender. New homebuyers can use the builder's lenders or find their own financing. Contact at least two lenders and compare terms, fees, rates and points.
You are committing 30 years of your life to the process of homeownership. Learn as much as possible about the mortgage process by reading everything you can find.
If you're not comfortable with the legal process, get an attorney. Remember, sign nothing until you fully understand the meaning of the words.