Each year, new businesses spring up in Marysville and Union County, with more people flocking to our town every day. If you are considering building a new home here, it is important to understand the options available and the benefits of working with a realtor throughout this process.
A History of Expansion
For many years, Marysville has been expanding north. It started in the late ’90s with Mill Valley and Northwoods and over the years, our city has expanded north from there. In addition to Mill Valley and Northwoods, the area referred to as ‘Mill Valley’ is comprised of The Woods of Mill Valley, Mill Valley North and the newest area: The Woods at Mill Valley North. These individual neighborhoods have grown into a wonderful community and are now home to two elementary schools, one intermediate school, a neighborhood swimming pool and several parks.
Making Moves to the South
Lately, our town has been growing in another direction – south. We now have two new developments on the south end of town off Weaver Road.
The first development is Fischer Homes’ Adena Point. Adena Point is a beautiful new community with many homes already built and lots still available for building. Fischer offers “The Designer Collection” series at Adena Point with homes starting in the low to mid-200’s. There’s a neighborhood park and several lots back up to city parkland.
The second developer on Weaver Road is Westport Homes. They have yet to begin building, but will be located directly south of Adena Point in Weaver Ridge. They will also start building in the low to mid-200’s and have 29 floor plans available. Currently, you may visit their model in The Meadows at Millcreek in Ostrander until the model is built at Weaver Ridge.
Fischer Homes also has another model and several lots available in Walker Meadows south of town off of SR 38. They will be building their “Masterpiece Collection” series there, which will start in the low to mid-300’s. Their model is currently being built and should be available to tour soon.
The Home Building Process – What to Expect
If you have never built a brand-new home, the process is very exciting, but can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect.
When you walk into a new home model, you are usually greeted by a ‘sales rep’ or ‘new home consultant’ who works for the builder. They will give you info on the new homes and begin to walk you through the process. Because of this, many people don’t realize or consider the option of using their own realtor to assist them with this process.
Below are several reasons why it is important (and of no cost to you) to have a real estate agent to represent you in a new home transaction.
- That friendly and helpful salesperson works for and represents the builder’s interest and the builder’s interest only. Shouldn’t you have independent representation?
- An agent can give you objective, professional advice and insight during all phases of the process, such as contract, construction, walk-through, and closing.
- An agent is your exclusive advocate and will help you understand your contract and obligations, including when to schedule construction inspections.
- While the sales representative will always give the appearance that sales prices are non-negotiable, an experienced agent can use recent and historical sales data to aid in the negotiation. This data is not always readily available during new construction.
- An agent has knowledge of and can leverage contracts, real estate law and the real estate community if things go awry with the builder.
- A buyer’s agent costs you nothing as the builder has allocated a sales commission to be paid to a buyer’s agent, as most consumers are represented for the above reasons. When a buyer does not use a buyer’s agent, the builder either pays their sales representative a higher commission or pockets the savings.
As a lifelong resident of Marysville and Union County, I am so excited to share my community with others. My love for this town and the people who live here is what inspired me to become a real estate agent, and is also the driving force behind this blog. If you have any questions about moving to the area or buying or selling a home, I am here to help, as your Marysville, Ohio expert! Give me a call or send me a message any time.