Houston Home Buyers

Building A New Houston Home From Choosing The Builder And Beyond!

Informed Houston home buyers typically make smarter decisions when it comes to an investment in Houston real estate. Whether to buy an existing home or have a new home built is yet another decision to make during the home buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, you can count on your Houston real estate professionals, The Zoller Group, to be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with a Houston home builder.

Below are some basic pointers to prepare you for the journey ahead.

Selecting the Right Builder For Your New Houston Home

Shopping for a large production or custom home builder can be a daunting task. Start by defining what architectural styles appeal to you and then seek out the builders in your area who offer those styles. Due diligence is essential. Ask friends for referrals and for firsthand accounts; verify the builder's state license status, if applicable; and check whether they're certified by the National Association of Home Builders. For more information on selecting the right new home builder, read more here.

The Builder's Representative and Your Houston Real Estate Agent

A builder representative's ultimate goal is to sell you a home. His or her role is to provide a wide range of information to help you in your Houston new construction decision making, from lot selection, building restrictions, roads and easements to inspections, warranties, rebates and upgrades. With the Zoller Group as your Houston real estate partner, you can count on our first-hand knowledge in new-home construction to help you wade through all the data and information. Meg and Jim Zoller will point out the downsides and upsides of each line item of your new home purchase. As your Houston real estate experts, we will also look out for your interests in reviewing the builder's contract, which often contains more legal jargon than consumer-friendly language.

It's All About Timing

Houston's market conditions greatly dictate a builder's incentive to make a deal you cannot refuse. When a builder has excess inventory on his hands, his carrying costs start adding up. When this happens, a builder might be more amenable to strike a favorable deal, whether it's throwing in upgrades or taking a bit off the asking price. A partnership with The Zoller Group, as Houston's real estate experts will help you know when market conditions are right for these benefits. Because of the experience and ability of Meg and Jim Zoller and their expert real estate team to monitor the market, we are constantly watching for builder closeout sales. Builders promote these special events when a new subdivision is near completion but empty inventory still remains.

A Quick Review Of A Purchase Agreement Between You And The Builder

While there are always exceptions, most builders require a deposit when a purchase agreement is signed. They also require that the buyer pay for any upgrades prior to closing. Remember, if you back out prior to closing, unless the agreement states otherwise, you will lose that money. Your Houston Realtors will assist in guiding you to help insure you understand every detail in the builder's contract before signing it.

Don't Risk Missing Out On Builders Closeouts And New Home Information!

Are you thinking about building a custom Houston home? If so, contact Meg and Jim Zoller, your new Houston home experts!

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