CALGARY, CANADA - AUG 31: Suburban estate home under construction in Aspen Woods on August 31, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. This estate home is typical of upscale Calgary suburban districts.; Shutterstock ID 215447524; PO: Cat Overman; Job: blog post
Jeff Whyte CALGARY, CANADA - AUG 31: Suburban estate home under construction in Aspen Woods on August 31, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. This estate home is typical of upscale Calgary suburban districts.; Shutterstock ID 215447524; PO: Cat Overman; Job: blog post

Zillow Porchlight is out with a tips & advice piece that gives readers a list of six questions to ask builders before buying a home.

Unfortunately for home buyers, new residential construction is coming at a steeper price: Last year the average price of a new home jumped to $351,000, up $100,000 from 2009, reports the NAHB.

Nonetheless, there are still ways you can save when buying a new home. It’s like shopping for a new car: You need the right strategy to nab the best deal.

Ask prospective builders these six questions in order to find the right home at the right price.

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