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NEW HOME BUYER EDUCATION

STEPS TO BUYING NEW CONSTRUCTION IN TEXAS

Advantages to Buying a Newly Constructed Home

  • New homes will normally have better building codes and safety regulations to protect you and your family. Some new homes will even come with newer technology – WiFi thermostats, keyless locks, WiFi garage door openers.
  • New homes are more energy efficient which will save you money on heating and cooling costs, especially in Texas when it can be 100 degrees for an entire week in the middle of August.
  • When you build a new home you get to customize carpet, paint, brick, counter tops and other features to your exact tastes. Many builders have optional floorplans if you want to add another bedroom or covert a space into a media or flex room.
  • The costs of new appliances and major items like water heaters, AC, heating units are rolled into your 30-year mortgage – they’re part of your new home. Buying a resale home may mean you have to outlay $10-$20K in the first few years depending on the age of the home. This is fine if you have that money set aside. If not, a new home may mean less expense in the first few years.
  • A new home is “move-in” ready – no painting, no cleaning, no ripping up carpet. Just place furniture and go. And if something breaks, it is usually covered by the builder in the first year.

Working with a builder is more than just talking to the new home specialist in the model home. While the process seems easy, many people only focus on the lot and options at the design center. There are many other questions you should ask if you want to have a good experience, save money, and have a home you will love for years to come.

Step 1 : Take Our Texas New Home Buyer Course
Our new construction buyer's course gives you all the details on what to do before visiting a new home builder in Texas. Use the online resources to find builders and new communities in Texas.

Step 2 : Pre-Register With Us 
Our contact information is provided at the end of the course. You must register with us before visiting a new home builder if you'd like to receive special incentives. We'll contact you to understand your needs and where in Texas you're looking to buy.

Step 3 : Visit Model Homes / Sign Contract 
When you call or visit any model home, tell them you're working with us (details sent when you contact us in Step 2). When you're ready to sign your new home build contract, give us a call so we can validate there are no problems.
 

* Certain restrictions apply to receiving the cash back rebate and may require lender's approval if financing the home.

Most Popular Texas New Home Builders

Texas is big, and big means a lot of open space to build new homes. Many builders below will construct new homes all across Texas. Even with all the land in Texas, keep in mind that most major metroplexes like Dallas-Fort Worth or Greater Houston have little available land close to the downtown areas. This means that if you want new construction you will probably be at least 30-45 minutes outside of the downtown area in an "edge city" - for example, in Greater Houston, you may find a newly built home in Spring or The Woodlands. In Dallas, you may find a new community in Frisco, McKinney, or Prosper - all north of downtown.

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