Thank you and good luck with the most important investment!
Your best bet is to work directly with a Realtor who knows the area and can help you determine the neighborhoods you are interested in. Then visit each builder in that neighborhood to see what they have to offer (Floorplans, energy efficiency, standard items vs upgrades, etc). Your Realtor will help you to negotiate the price with the builder so that you can get the most home for your money. Realtors help you negotiate with the builder - regardless of which builder you choose. The builders want to work with the Realtors because they want the agents to bring back more clients. It's a win/win for you as the buyer.
Melissa Hailey - North Texas Top Team, Realtors
Coldwell Banker Jane Henry Realtors
Sure I could give a snap answer, but normally we sit down with you, spend time talking about what you want, what is available, how fast you want to move and a whole host of other questions.
If you would like to sit down sometime and talk about your options I would be happy to do that with you. There might be other options as well.