House Made Home
August 30, 2022
First-Time Home Buyers: What to know when buying a new home
Helping first-time home buyers make their dream of owning a new home reality is at the heart of everything we do. While we are constantly thinking of new ways we can offer affordable, quality new homes, we are also working to better serve home buyers through the home buying process.
With more than 30 years of experience, we’ve learned a few key things along the way that first-time buyers should consider –
1. Find a lender you can trust.
Your first step in the home buying process will be to get pre-approved by a home lender. Big steps in the process of buying a home, like determining your budget, are often much easier when you have a trusted lender you can turn to. If you're in the market for a mortgage lender, we'd love to help! We have partnered with loan officers/home lenders in Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa that we trust and that share our passion for offering you an excellent service experience.
To connect with one of our preferred loan officers (home lenders) for your new home in Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland or Odessa, fill out our contact us form and someone from our sales team will get you in touch with the right person to serve you!
Learn more about financing your new home here.
2. Do some dreaming and identify your non-negotiables
We all want a beautiful home. Do some dreaming about what you envision your home to look like. We encourage that! If you look at your ‘Dream Home’ Pinterest board, you might notice that it’s a ton of beautiful exterior photos or even photos of your ideal interior décor. We love beautiful things too! I mean, have you seen our interior options? However, we'd encourage you to think about it on an even wider scale.
When you meet with a member of one of our dedicated sales teams, they'll ask you several questions to help identify your non-negotiables. Think about what you are lacking in your current space. Think about your lifestyle at home and what you really need and want in a home for LIVING. This will help our team find the best floor plan to meet your unique needs. Do you like to entertain? Maybe you want a floor plan with a large kitchen island. Is the master bedroom where you spend most of your time or do you like to hang out in the main living areas? Do you need a home office or a secluded mother-in-law suite?
With a wide range of floor plans to choose from, you won’t have a hard time finding what you need in a Betenbough home, but thinking ahead about what you want will help when meeting with our sales team for the first time.
3. Consider home maintenance.
When you’re searching for your new home, a home warranty is one of the most important considerations you’ll need to make. Regardless of who your home builder is or if you buy a used home, your home will require maintenance and upkeep over time.
At Betenbough, we want each and every one of our home buyers to feel confident in the home they're purchasing. We stand behind the quality of our homes and even offer our homeowners a two-year comprehensive home warranty. Yep, you read that right! That's bumper-to-bumper coverage for two whole years! We are the only new home builder in West Texas to offer this benefit to home buyers, and we hope it gives you peace of mind from the day you begin building your Betenbough home!
Learn more about our two-year comprehensive home warranty here.
4. Get more home for less money.
Affordability is our expertise. In fact, we just launched new homes to offer an even lower price to home buyers. (Read more here.) Since our start in 1992, Betenbough Homes has provided quality new homes at the most competitive prices, allowing our West Texas homebuyers to fulfill their dream of owning a home. In doing so, we've given countless homebuyers the opportunity to begin building personal equity. Investing in a new home means investing in your future!
5. Yes, buying a home can be easy!
Well, if you’re buying a Betenbough home, of course…
Jokes aside, we have created a path to homeownership to walk alongside you every step of the way. It is our goal to make the home buying process as painless and easy as possible. Why? Well, that’s just what we’re in the business of doing!
Are you a first-time home buyer ready to start your journey to buying your new home? Schedule your VIP tour here!