One of the most important services we provide is advice for new home buyers. In this blog we discuss common issues, tips, things to avoid, and builder info. Whether it's builder related, 'must have' features or common pitfalls, we'll try and cover it here.
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It's days like today that remind us how important a new home can be with regards to their energy efficiency and greatly improved occupant comfort. Even homes built ten years ago do not compete with today's energy-efficient new homes. New homes offer a number of important homebuyer advantages that you won't find in older homes.
Today's weather will revert back to near 70F in just a few days, but with 8 weeks of winter still remaining, who knows what weather extremes await before warmer weather arrives.
Here is an excellent large luxury new home value on a hard to find Greenbelt and Cul-de-sac lot! In fact, I would be remiss, if I did not bring this big 4 bedroom home with 5.5 Baths to your attention. What is even better is this hidden gem of a Prosper community, priced from the upper $400's to the $700's features large .3 to .5 acre lots, and no PID or MUD taxes to increase your monthly housing costs. I believe that new home buyers are smart to base their home buying decision on the overall measurable value before settling on a new home. I am happy to report, that is where Bloomfield Homes scores surprisingly high on value and quality, for their well-located luxury-level new homes on large 1/3rd acre+ estate lots at Prosper Lake on Preston.
I think we all know that location is the one key element that gives real estate its special value. That is why St. Andrews Park just East of the Allen Event Center, Top Golf, tons of shopping and restaurants, might be your perfect new home location solution if you don't want to travel further north and desire to be part of a convenient lifestyle. With just 30 lots remaining, KB Homes has several affordable, energy-efficient floorplans ready for you. This community won't last long.
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Just because Drees Custom Homes in Dallas Fort Worth is not advertising their rock bottom new home prices in MLS, doesn't mean they don't exist! Home values are not based upon what the seller says they are worth, but what a buyer is willing to pay and that takes negotiations. Some communities with higher buyer demand maintain good margins for the builder, but not every community carries that prestige and not every homesite and floorplan earns top dollar.
Some communities are closing out, some are just getting started and need contracts, and some are just under performing on sales forecasts. That is where buyers can carry a biger stick into negotiations and cut a very nice bargain. Just click the Red Link Bar to begin viewing DFW area Drees Homes
It's Summer and time to DEAL on a cool new Highland Home throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Currently, Highland Homes are discounted in MLS up to 13%, however, we can negotiate, as independent Realtors® who work 100% for our new home buyers, additional savings not shown in MLS. With steep discounts, closing cost incentives, a 3% BUYER CASH REBATE and available mortgage rates starting at or below 4% on 30-year money or 3.25% or less on 15-year money, you might just be able to buy the new home you have been wanting before the end of summer.
For years I have helped scores of Dallas Fort Worth new home buyers save more money using my services, than going it alone and I can do the same for you. If you have a home to sell, my Full-Service FREE
Find great DEALS on NEW David Weekley Homes in Dallas Fort Worth! Use my David Weekley MLS and Price Reduction Finding to find homes that meet your needs and budget. Currently, David Weekley is offering MLS price reductions up to 13%. Then contact Realtor Mike Askins, for further COMP analysis and price and concession negotiations, then get PAID 3% of your new home's sales price when you CLOSE! Yes, I said you get "Paid!" In fact, if I can't help you SAVE more money than what you can do on your own, there is NO OBLIGATION to use my new home buyer services, that have collectively helped over a 1000 new home buyers save millions!
If you have a pre-existing home to sell, I can use your rebate credit to eliminate most, if not ALL of your 6% listing
It is so easy to take control of your online new home search with DFW New Homes Realty, especially when honing in on Prosper New Homes on Greenbelts. Our amazing and very exclusive VOW MLS search based system gives you a true virtual real estate office experience, and the ability to get really detailed in how you select, sort and locate homes you would consider.
We offer nearly DOUBLE the MLS listing information when compared to other real estate websites, giving you the advantage you'll need to quickly sort through homes you want, versus those you don't. See Listing Example.
Then, should you engage me as your Realtor, I get to work finding the builders bottom line, pulling COMPS, (see a recent example of a "Deal Priced Prosper New Home") and
Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts.
For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not always been the case. Gallup explains:
“Between 2008 and 2010, covering most of the Great Recession period that saw plummeting home and stock values, Americans were as likely to name savings accounts or CDs as the best long-term investment as they were to name stocks or real estate.”
This year’s results showed that 35% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 27%. The full results are shown in the chart below.
November new home sales beat expectations from CNBC.
This morning Rick Santelli reported a surprise ~17% uptick in new home sales for last November. It is my opinion that the December sales report may be even better. As real mortgage interest rates decline, and as the Federal Reserve signals it will remain neutral with future rate increases, home sales are responding positively.
Benzinga is reporting that an industry analyst is turning more bullish for builder stocks in 2019, suggesting a modest correction to the upside for home builders.
If you put off buying, you might want to reconsider. Banks are competing for your mortgage business and that has driven rates down from their 5% peak last year. New home prices, although still