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By Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan is the Founder, CEO and Co-Owner of Tampa’s Best Real Estate Agent Team, The Duncan Duo, the Host of The Duncan Duo Real Estate Show Sundays at 10am on 970AM WFLA. As the team’s Founder, CEO & Co-Owner, Andrew’s focus is on the growth of the company, marketing and promotion initiatives as well as motivating and coaching the team’s agents and leadership.

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Ever wondered if newly built homes outshine existing ones? Are there hidden advantages in opting for fresh construction? In the Tampa Bay real estate market, the inventory of available housing remains relatively limited. While there has been a slight increase in inventory, particularly in new construction homes, this uptick has positively impacted the market’s dynamics. Among the various segments of the market, new construction properties stand out as a hotbed of activity, offering opportunities for buyers across different price ranges.

“For prospective homebuyers taking an interest in new construction, understanding the potential advantages and drawbacks is crucial.”

For prospective homebuyers taking an interest in new construction, understanding the potential advantages and drawbacks is crucial. Here’s a list of what you can anticipate when purchasing a new construction home, discussing both the pros and cons of this decision:


1. Lower Taxes: Initial taxes are typically based on land value, leading to potential savings for homeowners.

2. Lower Utility and Insurance Costs: New construction homes adhere to higher building standards, resulting in lower monthly expenses.

3. Customization Options: Buyers can often choose features and personalize their homes according to their preferences.

4. Fresh Start: New construction homes are free from previous occupants, offering a clean slate for homeowners.


1. Potential Flaws: Despite warranties, new homes may have initial flaws or mistakes made during construction that need attention.

2. Quality Concerns: In fast-building communities, quality may suffer as some details could be overlooked or rushed.

3. Construction Disruptions: Ongoing construction activities in new neighborhoods can lead to noise and inconveniences for residents.

At the end of the day, while new construction homes offer enticing benefits such as lower initial taxes, customization options, and a fresh start, buyers must remain aware of potential challenges such as construction-related disruptions and initial flaws that may require attention. By partnering with a reliable real estate agent and conducting thorough due diligence, buyers can make informed decisions and fully capitalize on the advantages of purchasing a new construction home. As always, call or email me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.