The first step in finding the new construction home of your dreams is to choose the right neighborhood. Sometimes, a single builder constructs every home in a specific neighborhood. Other times, several builders work in an area. Once you decide where you want to live, see which firms are building new houses and speak to a representative of the company.

After selecting a builder, you will probably have an opportunity to view a few different newly built homes in Miami. When you do, try to understand each one. If you select a plan that fits well with your needs, you will likely have a better experience.

Remember, not everything in the model is included in the base price. As such, ask what finishes and alterations is an additional cost. Also, don't forget to ask about the landscaping. Sometimes the builder only finishes the house and leaves the yard to the buyer.

Just because your new construction home is new, doesn't mean it is perfect. Thus, before you close, schedule an inspection to make sure everything is in good shape. If the inspector notices a problem, ask the builder to make necessary repairs before you close the deal.

You may also ask the builder if it offers a short-term builder's warranty. While these usually expire after a year or so, they may give you the peace of mind you need to fully enjoy your new construction home.