Phone: (512) 785-5050
betty@bettysellsaustin.com

Austin TX New Homes FOR SALE

Do you want to live in a neighborhood where there are no homes you like but it does have empty lots for sale? Do you yearn for the feel of brand new hardwood floors, tile or carpet under your feet? Do you want custom features or a floor plan you just can't find in a resale home? Do you want to build a new green home instead of trying to retrofit a resale home? New homes are a way to get a home that is just the way you want it in every way. The right floorplan, the right neighborhood, the right custom features, the right interior and exterior finishes, the right landscaping, etc. In resale homes, usually at least one or even many compromises are made. Something, whether it be with the landscape or the home may be a compromise in resale. In a NEW HOME no one will have lived in your home before you. To some people, this is a huge incentive to buy a new home. Builder Incentives: The builder may offer monetary or upgrade incentives especially on homes that are already built or "inventory homes". On custom homes these builder incentives may not be present. I know great custom home builders. Call me at 512-785-5050 to start planning your own custom home!

Austin TX Green Homes 

There are many new green homes for sale in the Austin TX Metro area. In fact, a recent Austin American Statesman newspaper article said that 1 in 4 new homes in Austin are green. To build a new green home is wonderful because you can build in the custom green features you want. To some people building with all sustainable materials may be the most important feature. To others, indoor air quality may be the most important feature so you must build with no or low VOC materials, add a whole house HEPA filter or other features to improve Indoor Air Quality or IAQ. Maybe you want a net zero home with a full solar panel array where you make as much or more energy than you use. Maybe you prefer bamboo floors. Maybe you prefer custom stained concrete floors. Maybe you want recycled wood counters. Your wish is your reality in a new custom green home with the only constraint being your pocketbook.

Why Use a REALTORŪ ?

Won't I save money going directly through the builder in my new home? This is a common misconception when buyers are looking for a new home. Time and time again I see the problems in this reasoning. Buyers need someone to protect them, to look out for their interests. The builder's representative is paid by the builder to look out for and represent the builder alone. This means that the Builder Rep is there to get the builder the most money under the terms and conditions that are best for the builder. The builder representatives do not have to be licensed REALTORsŪ. As REALTORsŪ we must abide by strict ethical standards, be fingerprinted, and must put our client's interests first, even above our own. I can share a few observations I have seen that hurt the consumer. I know of a neighborhood where many homes now are in foreclosure are going to Short Sales because of the homebuyers who bought there not getting good information. What happened is that the buyers were pre-qualified and bought based on the tax value and tax amount of a bare lot. After the homes were built and the County Appraisal District finally caught up with the fact that there was a new home there now, taxes became so much that the homeowners now cannot afford their new mortgage payments. I also always hear of people who were told that the vacant space beside their home is a "greenbelt" just because it is vacant and beautiful. The new home buyers are mad when later they learn that it is a platted subdivision but was just not built on yet and now the builder is starting to bring crews in and start on a big building crusade. I feel so bad when this happens and wish the poor buyers had contacted me to work with them and guide them in their purchase.

Please call me, Betty Saenz REALTORŪ at (512) 785-5050 or contact Betty Saenz by e-mail to purchase a new home or to build a brand new home.