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New Home Buyer Advice

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.

Found 64 blog entries about New Home Buyer Advice.

 Inflation Causes Real Estate Prices to Increase

For years, homeownership was the one asset you could always rely upon to protect you from loss of dollar purchasing power. Historically, as the purchasing power of the dollar diminishes, the cost of building a new house increases. Today, even if a home was built 30 years ago, its current market value would be indexed to the cost of building a new home, adjusted for a home's condition and location.

For example, if a home costs $85K in 1990, (30 years ago), it might easily be worth $250K in today's market. The increase in price is mostly caused by inflation. Said another way, over time your monthly house payment shrinks in relation to your monthly income, making your house payment more affordable. Then at year 30, your mortgage is paid off, versus

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 Invest in Yourself with Home Ownership

Why invest in a 401K retirement fund, if the benefit goes to someone else? It would make no sense, but every day, people do just that when they rent a home. Renting offers no payoff, no lasting financial benefit, other than having a temporary address. While past homeowners recognize this, many of today's younger buyers, struggle with the concept of homeownership. For some, it is a scary first step, but we've all been there.

Since you need a dwelling for basic survival, and you can pay off your investment while living in it, creating 100's of thousands of dollars of future funds, why waste another day of your finite working life funding someone else's retirement. Time, once spent, is gone forever. Oh, and if you think D/FW area homes are too

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2020 Homebuying Checklist

Smart Advice for How to Prepare to Buy a New Home

Some Highlights:

  • If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval.
  • Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step.
  • Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the homebuying steps specific to your area.
  • Need to discuss your specific real estate needs? Call Realtor® Mike Askins at

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Snow Day in North Texas-Photo at Manegait Entrance McKinney!

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.  

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Before You Spend $700K Are You Getting All This?

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 series of new homes on large 1/3rd acre+ estate lots at Prosper Lake on Preston

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KB Homes St Andrews Park Allen TX! Find LOCATION and VALUE!

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.

Get Your Fall Buyer's Guide, Learn About ARG's Services and Cash Rebate Offer

DFW New Home Buyers, Learn More About Buying a New Home at Years End TodayGet your free copy of ARG's Fall buyer's guide and learn about the advantages of buying in Q4 and why now may be the perfect time to buy your new home. This guide will help you understand

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Our Professional Buyer Services Can Help You Find Added Savings

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

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Great Summer Deals on Highland Homes in Dallas Fort Worth

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.

ARG Offers DFW's Best Free Move-up for Highland Homes!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

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Find DEALS on Brand New David Weekley Homes in Dallas Fort Worth!

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!

Check Out DFW's BEST Free Move-up!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

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Find New Homes on Greenbelts in Prosper Texas

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.

VOW MLS Means Maximum DFW MLS Listing Information at Your Finger TipsWe 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

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