The links below will provide you with the most up to date new construction inventory for each of the communities in the Des Moines metro area. 

New Construction Ankeny

< $350,000

$350k - $500k

> $500,000

New Construction Johnston

< $350,000

$350k - $500k

> $500,000

New Construction Urbandale

< $350,000

$350k - $500k

> $500,000

New Construction Waukee

< $350,000

$350k - $500k

> $500,000

New Construction West Des Moines

< $350,000

$350k - $500k

> $500,000

New Construction Des Moines

< $350,000

$350k - $500k

The appeal of new construction can be very strong for some buyers.  The idea of not having to inherit somebody else's worn carpeting, personal taste in kitchen appliances or look at some kid's initials scrawled into once-wet cement that they didn't put there.  If this describes you, and you have always fantasized about buying a brand new home of your dreams, I'd love to help you with your purchase and make the process a pleasant experience. 

Here is the one piece of advice I can give you when considering new construction:  Hire Your Own Agent!

The builder's sales agents are paid to represent the builder, regardless of what they may tell you. Some will use high pressure tactics to persuade you to sign the contract. Due to the high volume nature of brand new home sales, lots of builder's agents are paid less than a traditional commission; some earn a salary plus incentives, so turnover is important to their livelihood.

Your own agent will represent you, be your fiduciary and is required to disclose the positives as well as the negatives about the transaction. Builder's agents don't discuss drawbacks.

If your contract contains a contingency to sell your existing home before buying, again, hire your own seller's agent to list your home. Be aware that buying before selling is not always in your best interest because hard bargaining goes out the window when you've emotionally moved out of your home.  Also, a builder's agent is more motivated to get you into the new home and may not be quite as concerned with the bottom line from selling your existing home.

I'll also review the builders financing package with you, review any covenants and HOA guidelines, verify options and upgrade pricing, review the builders warranty and make sure that all lien waivers are completed in full.