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New Construction Homes: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? Our free Ultimate Guide will help you learn all about new construction home purchasing!

Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? There are tons of advantages to buying these types of homes that make it worth your while.

For example, you don’t have to worry about repair or replacement costs, and they’re energy-efficient and following all the modern building codes. Most builders even offer some degree of customization, allowing you to choose certain design aspects of the home.

But choosing a reliable builder and location can be a time and labor-intensive process.

Fortunately, Rebate Haus is a real estate agency that specializes in new construction home buying.

Our years of experience in this space allows us to streamline the entire process for you–saving you time and money every step of the way.

If you’re new to the new construction home buying process, then this guide is for you!

By reading this guide, we hope you’ll feel informed and confident when purchasing your fresh new home.

Rebate Haus helps people find their new dream home every day!
Rebate Haus Team Helps people like you find their dream home every day!

What are new construction homes?

When people say they’ve purchased a new construction home, that means they’re the first people to buy a house and occupy it after it’s been built from the ground up.

In most cases, home buyers see and agree to the floor plan from the builders in advance.

The largest initial hurdle for individuals interested in new construction homes is the developing a relationship with a builder and advocating for yourself to get a fair deal.

Rebate Haus founder Chris Marti at a construction site
Rebate Haus negotiates new construction home deals on your behalf!

But what if all of this concern could be swept away and you could actually save money in the process?

That’s where the supreme value of Rebate Haus comes into play. Our key relationships with top home builder companies in diverse San Antonio neighborhoods allows us to negotiate the best deal possible on your behalf.

So all you need to do is focus on customization options and preparing for your big move!

Not only that, with Rebate Haus you’ll also receive up to 2% of the sales price in any new home community with any builder.

Who are the new construction home builders in San Antonio?

Because building quality and safety is the top priority for you, Rebate Haus only partners with the top builders in the San Antonio area. These builders are relatively large, with 1 to 2 production communities.

Here’s a list of the best builders we work with in the Greater San Antonio, TX area:

list of new construction home builders in San Antonio, TX

Questions about these builders? Give us a call for more information.

What qualities should you look for in a new construction home builder?

When working with a new construction home builder, trust, reliability, and quality assurance are the most essential traits. But how can you determine the quality of a builder’s homes?

Fortunately, the Rebate Haus team has worked with these companies for years and therefore we’re familiar with the homes and communities they’ve built.

We can show you photos, virtual homes, and in some cases even schedule in-home visits to see the homes for yourself.

If you have questions about warranties or floor plan modifications, we have the answers for you!

If you want to save time and stress doing extensive research on these builders and communities, get in touch with one of our agents today.

What is Rebate Haus’ Role in new construction real estate

Rebate Haus is revolutionizing the new home construction real estate industry. We’re a Top 5 new construction agent in San Antonio, and have saved clients over $2,000,000 with our rebate and listing programs.

Our years of hard work and helping families find the perfect home allows us to form strong bonds with diverse builders in San Antonio–all while putting money directly in the pockets of our buyers.

Rebate Haus is a generous company that gives back to clients with an amazing rebate program.
At Rebate Haus, our clients shape who we are as a company.

You may be asking, “so why should I choose to work with Rebate Haus rather than other realtors?“. Simply put, our greatest competitive advantage is our generosity.

Our mission is to save people thousands of dollars when buying a new construction home. We achieve this by not being as greedy as other realtors, and instead offering the most competitive rebate program in the market.

In other words, we’re willing to take a smaller slice of the pie in our commission if it means making you happy and providing you with cash savings.

Imagine if you could receive a few thousand dollars back after your home purchase? If you choose to work with Rebate Haus, then this dream will become a reality!

Here’s Rebate Haus founder Christopher Marti with more details:

Why buy a new construction home? Top 5 pros list

There’s many reasons people like to buy new construction homes. Here’s our list of the top 5 reasons why people like to buy new construction homes:

1. Low maintenance cost

The biggest financial advantage to buying a new construction home is the relatively low maintenance cost.

Since the appliances, plumbing, heating and air are all brand new, you shouldn’t have to worry about replacement cost for several years.

Moreover, ensuring your home and appliances are following the highest modern standards means you can move into your home free of worry from unexpected replacement fees.

2. Energy efficient

Buying a new construction home means you also get the most advanced energy efficient technology and highest grade construction materials, thereby reducing your monthly utility bills.

For example, insulated walls, ceilings, and energy efficient central air conditioning are two modern standards that lower this cost.

As a result, your new home will pass the necessary inspection from a third-party energy rater while saving you money month to month.

3. Move-in ready convenience

kitchen and dining area

When buying a new home, nothing is more satisfying than being able to move in with as little as you want, knowing that everything is brand new and ready for use.

Above all, you can move in confidently with the certainty that all your high quality appliances are up to code.

The state-of-the-art appliances for new construction homes include:

  • Dishwasher
  • Washer and dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove and oven
  • Microwave
  • Water heater
  • Central air and heating

4. Smart design customization options

When faced with too many options or no point of reference, your imagination can run wild. Planning out your dream home in the Sims video game is one thing, but in real life it’s completely overwhelming!

Fortunately, Rebate Haus works with diverse builders with various floor plans and aesthetics to give you an excellent starting point. This way, the core architectural considerations of the home will follow the highest modern standards, while still presenting you with customization options.

The result? You get a new home built by custom builders with your own design taste in mind.

5. New Home Warranty Protection

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Similar to when you purchase a car, a new home often comes with a warranty that protects the home itself along with everything in it. So in the unlikely event that your roof has a leak, the cost of repair will be covered under the warranty period.

New appliances, energy efficiency, move in convenience, customization options, and warranties are the top 5 reasons people choose to purchase new construction homes.

However, when you choose Rebate Haus, there is a 6th advantage: we’ll give you up to 2% of the sales price back in your pocket–regardless of the home community or builder you choose.

That’s thousands of extra dollars you’ll get simply by choosing Rebate Haus as your agent! So contact us today and take the next steps to getting buying your dream home.

Other frequently asked questions about new construction home buying

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While the topic of new construction homes is extensive, we hope you’ve found value in this guide so far. Below are some other important frequently asked questions that you may find helpful:

How to find new construction homes

Rebate Haus can provide you with all the builder and new home communities in the greater San Antonio, TX area. We also launched a parent service, Greater SA New Homes, which will be integrated with Rebate Haus platform soon.

Greater SA New Homes allows you to explore new home communities, builders, homes, and floor plans in San Antonio. If you want more details on the location of these communities, please contact us today.

Which upgrades are worth it in a new construction home and are they negotiable?

New home builders offer a variety of construction upgrades and customization options. But what are the most important structural upgrades to consider for the long term care of your home?

Here’s a few new construction home upgrades worth considering prior to building:

  • Wood floors as opposed to carpets
  • Electrical planning for future additions or possible appliances
  • Roughed-in plumbing in case you want to add an additional bathroom
  • Bathroom floor tiles if you want to spruce up your master bathroom
  • Radiant floor heating system

Here’s some upgrades that are commonly offered, but not necessarily essential prior to the build:

  • Appliances. Most people like being able to include the new appliances with their new home purchase. However, if you enjoy shopping for appliances on your own that’s totally acceptable!
  • Lighting. Unless your builder is known for their superior lighting options, you can save some money by just installing their standard lights and changing them out for ones you prefer later.
  • Outdoor space. If you want an outdoor deck or patio added, it’s a good idea to wait a year or so until the house has settled.

If you have a good idea of which of these upgrades you;d like to include in your dream home, our expert agents can help match you with the perfect builder and community for the job. We can also negotiate with the builder on your behalf to get you the deal of a lifetime.

In addition to our negotiations, keep in mind that you will receive a 2% rebate on your new home purchase. With that extra money, you can invest in other upgrades and additions other than what the builders have to offer.

New Construction and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

woman having a video call

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to change the lives of Americans nationwide, the new home construction home industry is also adapting. Here’s some of the trends and changes we’re noticing so far in 2020:

Fewer in-home tours, more virtual tours

Rebate Haus offers virtual 360° online tours of similar homes so you can experience the general look and feel of your new home safely from anywhere.

In some cases, Zoom or Facetime can be an effective way to tour a home as well. Contact Rebate Haus today to learn more about our virtual new home tours.

Increased demand for upgrades

We’ve also noticed a sharp rise in the demand for higher end upgrades in our new construction home projects. Because people are spending more time cooped up at home, we’ve found they’re more willing to spend on upgrades, especially in the kitchen and home office spaces.

If you’ve got a family but also need to work from home, privacy is a rare and prized commodity. Buying a new construction home is the perfect opportunity to plan ahead for the new reality: a bunch of people spending more time together under the same roof.

Unexpected delays

Unfortunately, there’s no telling how this pandemic is going to play out. There may be new mandates or stay at home orders that are outside of our control.

As a result of this uncertainty, you should anticipate some delays with the building process. On the other hand, if you need to move in quickly then you might also want to consider purchasing a model home, also called a spec home.

At Rebate Haus, we’ll always keep you updating on the building process, and alert you if any changes to the development time line occur. Our top priority is making sure everyone is safe and healthy, including our staff, our network of builders, and of course, our clients.


If you’re interested in buying a new construction home, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to help you to not only make an informed decision when deciding on your dream home, but to also save money while doing it.

Rebate Haus helps veterans and people of all ages and backgrounds find their new dream home
Rebate Haus helps people of all ages and backgrounds find their dream home–we even have a special program for veterans!

The journey to finding and buying your new construction home can be long and onerousness if you try doing it by yourself. Instead, let our real estate agents join you on that journey and help you get the best deal possible, as quickly as possible.

After your purchase, we’ll turn around and give you up to 2% cash rebate on the sales price of your new home.

Helping people find their dream home is our specialty, and our passion. So come join the hundreds of satisfied Rebate Haus homeowners and get the deal of a lifetime on your new construction home today.

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