I always tell Sis, look for opportunity- it is always there! New construction is the way to go- if you're in the market to buy a house. Right now the lots have better prices than two years ago and builders are on the prowl for more contract work. Call your Realtor and get acquainted with more than one builder before you make the choice. Builders are like cars, there are a ton to choose from. Let the Realtor steer you toward the most reputable and also guide the transaction process. You'll be glad for the Realtor's experience which will translate into a fun experience. Building is fun, you just got to have the right team!