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By John Straub | Agent in Fort Worth, TX

New Home Builders in DFW

New Home Builders DFW Tip #2
What are the three most important things in a home, location, location, location... this is the oldest story in real estate and it is completely true. New home builders in DFW are acutely aware that location directly effects price and so should you!  Location not only effects value, but also the livability of your new home. I have worked with buyers on both sides of the table as the builder rep and as their REALTOR if the location is not right for you, pass!

Location should always be top of mind when you are looking at new home builders in DFW or re-sales. Specifically consider where are the grocery stores, gas stations, banks, jobs, schools/daycare, entertainment, family, and your job. Keep in mind that mileage is not always a good predictor of how close or far away someplace really is. For instance a doctor may only be 3 miles away, but add bumper to bumper traffic and it could take 30 minutes to reach the office depending on the time of day. Another reason to consider location is noise.  A quick search of maps can help you find out whether the home builder is building close to train tracks or close to an airport.  Google Maps is the method that I use as a quick way to look this information up before ever visiting the community. Also, do not consider just what is in or around the location you are considering today, think about the future. If there is vacant land near a neighborhood that you are interested in ask your agent to find out how that property is zoned. Your agent may be able to share if he or she has heard anything about construction projects in the area. There is a tremendous amount of information that I find on projects every day with just a little bit of research.

I hope you have enjoyed new home builders DFW and found the information informative. In the next post I will be talking specifically about the researching new home builders in DFW. If you have any comments on the material or questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly 817-729-4281 or

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