How much time does it take to complete a new construction home and close in Tampa Bay w/ DR Horton?



Andrew Duncan, Tampa's #1 Realtor with guest Scott Eckley from DR Horton discuss how quickly DR Horton can complete new construction homes in Tampa Bay and what the averages are for different elevations and brands.

They have 3 brands: Express, Horton and Emerald.

The Express brand is more for the first time home buyer because it's more price and payment sensitive. These homes take about 5-6 months to build.

The Horton brand is for those consumers who want one that is more customized - their lot, their colors, etc. It usually takes about 6-7 months to construct.

Last is the Emerald brand which is their luxury brand. This would take about 9-10 months to construct.

For those who don't have the time to wait, DR Horton's goal in every community is to have at least 6-10 inventory homes. Some of them at some form of construction but are ready to go. Some you can close as quickly as you get your mortgage approved while others may take about 60-70 days.

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Home Inspection Updates from BPG Home Inspections on The Duncan Duo Show



Andrew Duncan, Tampa's #1 Realtor, talks to Chuck Bakker and Randy Noon from BPG Home Inspections as they give Tampa Bay Inspection Updates and Advice to listeners on The Duncan Duo Show.

BPG Home Inspections cover from Citrus County all the way to Bradenton, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. They cover from Tampa to Orlando
all the way to Lakeland. They cover the whole central market.

Chuck Bakker is new to BPG but aside from his years of experience in the home inspection busines, he also has 30 years renovation experience which could be very handy when they have buyers who have lots of questions about how much repairs are going to cost or about how things will work in the house.

So what is the role of a home inpsector? They are there to see what the systems and make sure all of them work. Home inspectors are probably the least biased person in the whole transaction. They remove the emotion from the whole experience.

Andrew believes that the real estate agent, specifically the buyer agent, has no business being at the home inspection because it adds more pressure to an already tense situation. It's not like their presense is going to change anything or affect the home inspector's mind. He share some instances where agents would argue with the home inspector because he's trying to keep a deal together.

Randy talks about how some sellers being present during the inspection which could also add pressure to the situation. What some sellers don't realize is that home inspectors are not there on their behalf. They work for the buyer and they are there to make sure that all the systems are working in the home they are planning to purchase.

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How The Duncan Duo handles a low appraisal for a seller



Andrew Duncan, Tampa's #1 Realtor, has a talk with David Diaz of Waterstone Mortgage about The Duncan Duo team effectively handles a low appraisal.

He goes through a few scenarios and steps they take with the seller if an appraisal comes in low. Ultimately it's up to the seller to make a decision but some of the options are: to dispute the appraisal and provide other comps; to put the home back on the market because they don't agree with the appraisal and if there were multiple offers; sometimes appraisers view things differently; and sometimes they might encourage the buyer to choose another lender to get a new appraisal; or lowering the price.

Sometimes the seller would agree because they don't want to go through the hassle of putting the home back on the market and wait 30-60 days again for another buyer; and if there is enough interest in the home, due to the supply and demand, some buyers end up paying the difference in cash if the appraisal comes in short.

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