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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 67 blog entries about New Home Buyer Advice.

DFW Home Builders Take Steps to Avoid Inflation Risks and Now Sell SPEC Homes ONLY

BREAKING NEWS! Dallas Fort Worth and Texas-based home builders have had record business in 2020 and now in 2021, but not record profits as inflation has significantly minimized contractual profits estimated to be in the Billions of dollars. If buyers today think they can stop runaway housing inflation train by contracting to build from an empty lot months before closing, then they should know those days are now quickly coming to an end with an ever-growing list of DFW new home builders suspending build contracts in an effort to stop losses associated with monetary inflation.

Today, builders are turning away from traditional "build to suit" contracts on empty lots to contracting when new SPEC homes are ostensibly complete with known cost numbers to

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3 Steps to Navigate a Gridlocked DFW Housing Market

The Dallas Fort Worth Housing Market has never seen such a housing shortage as now, and that is occurring with a record-breaking 40,000 new homes built in 2020 and another 40,000 forecasted to be built in 2021 according to KRLD Radio. Additionally, KRLD 1080 Radio reported, "the median price for a single-family home jumped 16% last month to nearly $313K, the highest price ever in North Texas."

For generations, there has always been an ample supply of area homes for sale, especially new homes, and that has helped to keep home prices competitive and in check, but for now, that past norm is "out the window" as the DFW Metroplex struggles with a housing supply shortage and rising prices. 

And so there are new rules that apply to both locals and

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Find New Homes For Sale in DFW CLOSING in April 2021

April 2021 continues to experience a severe shortage of homes for sale. Prices, as a result, have been increasing sharply. New homes for many are the real solution to avoid bidding wars.

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 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.

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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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