Here is a partial list of some of the home builders active in our area, predominantly in Killeen, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove:
Whom to Choose?
Fort Hood, TX Builder Homes For Sale
Pros and Cons to Buying New Construction
Buying a new home from a builder can be one of the most exciting and rewarding paths to home ownership. Buying a new build home can have a lot of great advantages. And a few disadvantages.
- Great Condition. Nothing’s perfect, but a new home with a reputable builder is pretty close. Just about everything has a warranty on it through at least the first year.
- Customize It. You can pick exteriors, upgrades, paint colors, flooring material, counters and more. Some builders can accommodate moving walls. For higher end custom homes, you can even get your home tailored to exactly what you want.
- Low Maintenance. Brand new, great condition – it will be a while before typical maintnenace costs start kicking in. Hopefully 15 years to the first HVAC issue, 25 years to a roof repair, etc.
- Builder Concessions and Perks. Builders will often make buying their home very easy, by doing things like covering most of all of the buyer’s closing costs, or contributing free upgrades.
- Energy Efficient. Efficiency standards are constantly improving, even from year to year. Even ‘cheap’ new built homes usually have good energy efficiency ratings.
- Works with All Loan Types. Some loan types like VA and FHA can have restrictions on the quality of home, prohibiting you from considering many foreclosures and some pre-owned options. They’re not going to have a problem with a new built home.
- Higher Prices. New homes in this area are going to start in the $120,000s and up, and builder homes are going to cost $10,000 – $50,000 more than comparable pre-owned homes.
- Spend Time Underwater. Buying a new home is like buying a new car. As soon as you take the keys, it has lost $1000s in value. That’s okay if you’re going to be in the house for a long time, but can really hurt if you have to sell in just a few years, owe more than it’s worth, and have to PAY to sell your home.
- Noisy. If builders are still building in your neighborhood, chances are it could be noisy with the sound of work.
- Long Wait. If the home is built and ready to go, it is just as easy as any home. But a to-be-built home can take 4 to 8 months before completion and move-in.
- Little Negotiation on the Price. Builders very seldom budge significantly on their price unless it is their last home or two in the area. Lowering the price of one home hurts the values of all their other homes in the same neighborhood. If that’s 100 homes, then lowering the price $1000 for you actually costs them $100,000.
Where to Start?
- Get advice from a local, Fort Hood, TX Realtor
- Compare both new construction and resale options
- Get free representation during the home buying process with a builder
- Compare and contrast several builders that may meet your needs
Let us recommend builders to consider!
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