D.R. Horton New Construction Homes in San Antonio

Real Estate Agent with Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, TREC #0492321

I know there are many buyers who prefer new construction homes over pre-owned homes. As a nice incentive, D.R. Horton is offering Special Interest Rates on VA and Conventional Loans for the month of May, that can close on or before July 31st. You will want to have representation of a local real estate agent, who knows the ends and outs of buying new construction homes in and around the San Antonio area. Give me a call today at 210-789-4216. Take a look at New Construction homes being offered this month. 

Why should I use an Agent to purchase a new home?

The advantages of having an agent help you purchase a new home are the same as those for purchasing a resale home…knowledge of the market, help in finding the perfect home quickly, expertise in contract writing/negotiation, and closing assistance.  The builder has a professional representative watching out for his needs, and you need the same expert representation. Buying a new home is a little more difficult and time-consuming than buying a resale.  I can professionally guide you through this process.  I have experience working with builders, has access to a database of information about subdivisions, floor plans, etc.  I am also familiar with new home warranties and builders purchase contracts. It is very important that your interests be professionally represented when you are entering into a contract for a semi-custom or build-to-suit home.  These transactions are complex, and the contract details must be exact in order to protect you and to ensure you get exactly the home you want!

Is there any advantage to not using an Agent to purchase a new home? 

No. There is no financial advantage for you to buy directly from the builder.  Builders have a “single-price” policy, meaning you will be charged the same price whether your interests are represented by an Agent or not.  Just as in any resale, the Seller pays your Agent’s fee. REMEMBER – the Builder requires that your Agent accompany you on your first visit to the Builder’s sales office, or they will NOT PAY your representative’s fee  

Comments (15)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jerry... I've certainly sold my share of DR Horton homes here in the Charlotte area over the years. Buyers really need to understand why they need representation in new construction. Whenever I've spoken to someone who had a less than stellar experience with new construction I've found out that they did not have representation.

May 20, 2023 05:06 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

You and Nina Hollander, Broker are right on with your advice to get representation with new construction 

May 20, 2023 05:34 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. 

Bill Salvatore with Arizona Elite Properties 

May 20, 2023 06:15 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

When I think of DR Horton, it doesn't give me impressions of a quality builder, I hope that they are better in your area, haha.

May 20, 2023 07:19 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jerry,

Dr. Horton is smart to offer these incentives for their inventory. They have a well oiled machine with processes in place, affordable homesd and welcome representation for buyers who choose to buy their homes.

May 20, 2023 08:10 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, Nina Hollander, Broker Buyers truly need to understand why they need representation in buying a new construction home. Knowledgeable agents/brokers can certainly be of great assistance to them.

May 20, 2023 08:45 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, Lise Howe I have known so many buyers who thought they were getting the best deals going it alone without representation. 

May 20, 2023 08:46 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hello, Bill Salvatore - East Valley Enjoy your weekend, and sell a lot of homes!

May 20, 2023 08:47 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hello, Brian England I haven't had any concerns with DR Horton in my area. They have built some nice communities around our city. 

May 20, 2023 08:49 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, Dorie Dillard Austin TX. They do have some nice affordable homes in their inventory, and offering these lower rates will certainly help more buyers get into a new home.  

May 20, 2023 08:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with prospective home buyers.

May 20, 2023 12:44 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jerry, great deal for a DR Horton home!   They are a pretty good production builder here in Denver.

May 20, 2023 01:28 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Great post and a good suggestion, I know in my development built by Ryan Homes that many buyers were unrepresented and regret it now.

May 20, 2023 01:56 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Jerry-

We have several D. R. Horton homes in contract with our brokerage. I have found their offerings have enabled several of our first time homebuyers a chance to buy that they wouldn't have had otherwise.

May 20, 2023 09:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jerry It saddens me when I see buyers going directly to the builder without representation.... they think they are getting a better deal, reminds me of buyers who go to the listing agent...Endre

May 20, 2023 09:23 PM