December 27, 2021 at 10:41am | Just Ask Matt

Benefits of Buying New Home Construction 

Just Ask Matt about buying new construction houses being built, and new subdivisions from Montgomery County, Harris County, Galveston County all the way to Bexar County. We have the scoop on preferred builders, new housing developments, and inventory/spec homes, as well as custom-built homes around Texas.

New Builds Offer Buyer Incentives & Set Prices

New construction opportunities offer lower upfront maintenance costs, design flexibility, and builder incentive programs, and mortgage loan options.

New built homes are set at a certain price, meaning there's less chance of a bidding war or an appraisal gap.

What is an appraisal gap? 

It is the gap between an offer price and the appraised value. If the appraised value is less than the offer price, then the buyer agrees to pay—out of pocket—the difference. Appraisals are done on behalf of the lending, or mortgage, party. New construction eliminates the concern of an appraisal gap.

New Builds are More Energy Efficient

New home construction offers more energy efficiency and require less maintenance upfront in the immediate near future. There may also be builder warranties and first-year home warranty with the opportunity to extend at a locked in rate for new builds.

New Builds Offer Design Flexibility to Make it Your Own

With new construction, or dirt deals as we like to say, you'll have an opportunity to select your design choices in the design center. If it's a new inventory home that is mid-construction, you might also get an opportunity to select a few finishing touches. Either way, you get a little of exactly what you want and to your tastes, rather than someone else's tastes.

Spec Home Standard and Design Center Upgrades: Is it worth it for a new build?

This is where a new home construction certified agent comes in handy too. They can help you distinguish between what the design center options are that are standard versus those that are "upgrades" and will add to the cost of the home, but not necessarily the value. A new build certified real estate agent will guide you through whether to, for example, stick with carpet now because a little down the line, you can hire your own contractor to install the hardwood floors of your dreams for far less than the design center upgrade. And carpet is a whole lot easier and cheaper to rip out than say the ceramic tile you "settled" on instead and still paid a substantial upgrade in cost (and added to your mortgage loan amount).

New Construction Built Homes Real Estate Experts In Houston

Leveraging the guidance and expertise of a real estate agent can help guide you through the same process of appraisals, inspections, walk-throughs, and closing. Your local real estate agent is your advocate in making sure you are getting the choices you made upfront and keeping an eye on construction dates and milestones.

When you choose the Matthew Guzman Team, we'll be able to expertly advise on any home construction builder incentives, home buyer programs that may help with down payments options, and offer possible lease buyouts.

Our team has New Construction Certified Real Estate Agents, Accredited Buyers Representatives, Certified Negotiation Experts, and certified Real Estate Negotiation Experts to advocate for you in the new build buying process.

We also have a 15-foot moving truck that we offer to our clients, for free (movers not included :) ). We can also help you sell before you buy, and get top dollar for your resale, making that new-build more within your reach.

Check out our new housing development communities in Kingwood, New Caney, Porter, Cypress, Magnolia, Tomball, Northwest Houston, Lago Mar, Texas City, Richmond, and Montgomery, Harris, and Bexar County at

Or give us a call at 281-973-5799, team line. We'll get you moving!


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