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March 11, 2024

Quick Move-In Homes Explained

In the fast-paced world of real estate, where time is often of the essence, the allure of quick move-in homes is undeniable. These ready-made residences offer a solution for homebuyers seeking convenience, efficiency, and a swift transition into their new home. 

At Berks Homes, our team understands the nature of the real estate market over the last 3.5 years. Not only has the resale market been competitive, but bidding wars have some buyers feeling frustrated and temporarily stepping out of the market. As a new construction home builder, most customers in the market for a new home understand we have various new construction communities spanning as far West as State College, PA, and East as Northampton, PA. In these communities, buyers can come to the sales office, choose a homesite, pick out their floorplan, and go to the Selection Gallery to design their new home. The process from start to finish is not for everyone, though. Often, we find buyers do not have the time to wait potentially 8+ months from start to finish. That is where the streamlined convenience of Quick Move-In Homes comes into play.  

A Quick Move-In home is a floorplan and homesite carefully selected by our sales team within our most sought-after communities. This selection process hinges on two crucial factors: the popularity of the floorplan itself and the inclusion of our most frequently requested upgrades and amenities. Quick Move-In homes are typically the result of unsold lots within a community or a previous model home used for potential buyers to walk through. Most of our Quick Move-In homes at Berks Homes offer special incentives and discounts, interest rate locks, and Open House availability for you to tour and view the exact home you will purchase while it's under construction or waiting for its finishing touches.

Why Choose a Quick Move-In Home over a New Construction?  

Choosing a Quick Move-In Home over New Construction offers several distinct advantages. Below are a few reasons that a Berks Home Quick Move-In option may be the right fit for you. 

Streamlined Convenience

When searching for a new home, timing can mean so much to a potential buyer.  Often, individuals have time constraints or are eager to settle into a new environment promptly, which is why Quick Move-In homes offer a seamless solution. Quick Move-In homes cater to the desire for immediacy, providing buyers with the satisfaction of immediately stepping into their new residence. This instant gratification particularly appeals to individuals relocating due to job changes, family needs, or other time-sensitive circumstances. Timing can play a massive role in making a purchasing decision.  A Quick Move-In Home also lets buyers know precisely when the home will be completed so they can decide when to move in. As the demand for fast-occupancy homes continues to rise, developers increasingly offer Quick Move-In options to cater to buyers seeking a hassle-free home-buying experience.


From a financial perspective, Quick Move-In homes can also be advantageous. Buyers can save money in the long run by eliminating the need for interim housing or extended rental periods. Additionally, avoiding the costs associated with ongoing construction can contribute to a more predictable and manageable budget. 

Another consideration surrounding pricing is that Quick Move-In homes often have upfront and set pricing. Knowing the costs upfront allows the buyer to stay within their budget and know the total cost of purchasing the home instead of building a new home from start to finish. These homes are advertised to the public after the window has closed for making changes or adding options. The total price of a Quick Move-In home will include the homesite, the house itself, and any upgrades chosen.  As stated above, Berks Homes often offers special discounts or incentives on Quick Move-In homes, which can also lower the final purchase price.

Mortgage Rates

Given the current rise of interest rates over the last 12 months, knowing pricing immediately and being able to lock into a mortgage rate as soon as possible can benefit buyers. This gives them a better understanding of the total financial picture when purchasing a home. Berks Homes does sometimes offer interest rate locks on Quick Move-In homes, knowing they have an estimated home completion and delivery date to the new owner in mind.  

Eliminates Decision Fatigue & Uncertainties

One of the challenges of purchasing a home under construction is the uncertainty surrounding the final product. Will the finished home align with the buyer's expectations? Will construction delays occur? Quick Move-In homes alleviate these concerns by offering tangible, finished properties that buyers can explore and evaluate before purchasing. This transparency cultivates confidence and peace of mind throughout the home-buying process.

Decision fatigue can be a real struggle, too! Often, with new construction, there are many options and decisions to make during the building process. This can cause buyers to burn out, leaving them frustrated and ready to move! With a Quick Move-In home, we remove the decision fatigue for you. Our skilled and experienced Selection Gallery Consultants have already chosen our most popular options and upgrades for you to enjoy for many years.  

New Home Warranty Without the Wait

At Berks Homes, our Quick Move-In homes remain eligible for our Limited 10-Year Insured Warranty. During the initial two years, we emphasize the importance of paying close attention to your new home, offering support to our new homeowners throughout the first year. In the second year, we conduct thorough inspections to ensure all major systems are in optimal working order and promptly address concerns. Our structural warranty provides coverage for the entire 10-year duration. Moreover, our new home warranty is transferable to new owners, offering peace of mind if you cannot remain in the home for the duration of the warranty period.

If you think you are ready to move forward with purchasing a Berks Home property but are hoping to move in soon, visit our Quick Move-In Homes page on our website today to explore!  

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