Please do yourself a favor: get an experienced Realtor to represent you before you begin looking at new homes. You need guidance as a first-time home buyer. You need professional advice, which a builder's salesperson cannot give you. You need someone who is familiar with contracts to look over their shoulder, because builders don't use Texas-approved contracts. Everything is stacked in favor of the builder, and the sweet saleslady who greets you at the model home is working FOR the builder, not for you! And they do not have a real estate license in Texas, either. They are not bound by the Code of Ethics, like Realtors are.
And here's the good part: It won't cost you anything, because a Realtor's commission is paid out of the builder's advertising budget. You may actually $ave money on the house, because a Realtor knows how to negotiate with a builder, and get you the best deal. You've got nothing to lose by engaging a Realtor to represent you! I watched many new subdivisions built in the 33 years that I have been selling houses in Texas, and some builders are better than others.
If you have any questions about how I operate, please feel free to contact Blanca Fraga at firstname.lastname@example.org... She is one of my current clients who is buying her first house in Fort Worth. You may email me with your questions, or call to set up an appointment. As I told Blanca, looking at houses is the 5th step in the process of buying a house, ---not the FIRST!
Have a blessed day!
ULTRA Real Estate Services --- Broker: Luis Martinez