It can take years to complete construction on a new housing development. Buyers who move in first must endure construction noise, piles of dirt, sparse lawns, and depressingly few neighbors. Because of these drawbacks, builders may be prepared to offer better deals to early home buyers. If you're not up for an early move-in date, check back in when construction is nearing completion. By that time, builders are often willing to negotiate a good deal in order to wrap things up.