Home Financing Support from First Texas Homes

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Home Financing
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As a client-driven company, customer homebuilder First Texas Homes endeavors to provides businesses and homeowners with a range of services outside of construction. For instance, its website, www.firsttexashomes.com, contains resources related to financing and refinancing homes.

When searching for a financing partner for a home loan, potential buyers can use the First Texas Homes mortgage calculator to enter the size and duration of the loan they are seeking, the desired interest rate, and the total cost of the house. From here, the mortgage calculator computes taxes and insurance to provide potential buyers with a range of expected costs and a loan-to-value ratio. With this information, individuals can discuss financing options with First Texas Homes sales counselors. Counselors can also direct clients to trusted lenders.

Apart from providing guidance on home loans, the First Texas Homes website offers a number of other calculators, including those that help with paying off credit card debit and with determining whether renting or buying is the better option.

Choosing the Right Type of Homebuilder

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Harmon Ranch Property
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For approximately 30 years, First Texas Homes has built quality homes throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston. First Texas Homes provides its customers with design flexibility that allows them to incorporate their own vision to ensure a custom-made, welcoming home.

Before building a custom home, it is important to choose between a small custom homebuilder and a high-volume production homebuilder. A low-volume custom homebuilder usually designs and builds unique homes on a single lot. Buyers who have specific land on which they want to build, their own floorplans, and who want to be involved in every step of the process often prefer this type of builder.

On the other hand, production builders construct homes based on already designed home plans. Flexibility is only offered in some portion(s) of the design, including finishings, flooring, countertops, and appliances. These builders construct homes in specific regions, which are oftentimes master-planned communities. In contrast to what they can do with a small custom homebuilder, buyers cannot determine or change the basic layout of their floorplan with a production builder.

First Texas Homes’ Commitment to Customer Care

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First Texas Homes
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A builder of homes in Houston and the Dallas-Forth Worth region, First Texas Homes strives to instill a sense of confidence and trust in each and every client. To this end, the company takes special care in providing quality customer service prior to, during, and following a successful home build project.

This commitment begins long before clients engage with the company. During the hiring process, First Texas Homes ensures future employees will maintain a dedication to meeting customer needs. This culture of client care is shared by sales consultants and construction managers alike.

After a home has been carefully crafted and approved through a series of traditional code inspections, First Texas employs a private quality-control team that performs a second inspection, thereby ensuring projects achieve or exceed the company’s high standards. Customer care also extends to a 10-year structural and foundation warranty, which allows individuals to feel secure in their home investments.

The Dallas Cowboy’s New Home in Frisco, Texas

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The Star
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For over three decades, First Texas Homes has been building top-quality residential homes for customers in communities across Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. One area where First Texas Homes has seen amazing growth is the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, the location of The Star, the new home of The Dallas Cowboys’ corporate offices and practice facility.

The Star’s 91-acre campus not only hosts the Cowboy’s world headquarters, it also features a state-of-the-art indoor football stadium (the Ford Center), an entertainment district complete with shops and restaurants, a hotel, and a medical center. The campus will offer fans around the world an opportunity to look inside the entire Dallas Cowboys operation.

In addition to the Ford Center, amenities at the new facility will include the War Room, where Cowboys’ managers perform scouting and draft research; the Baylor Scott & White Sports Medicine Center, a non-profit healthcare provider focused on injury prevention, wellness, and research; and a huge LED sculpture by artist Leo Villareal titled Volume Frisco. All of these features are open to the public.

First Texas Homes and Electrolux Major Appliances Form Partnership

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Electrolux
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One of the largest privately owned custom homebuilders in Texas, Dallas-based First Texas Homes, Inc., has announced a partnership with Electrolux Major Appliances, an international appliance manufacturer with approximately 58,000 employees, nearly 100 years of industry experience, and an annual revenue of around $15 billion. The exclusive partnership will provide all First Texas Homes buyers with energy-efficient appliance options during the planning, construction, and finishing of their custom home.

Standard packages for new homeowners will include energy-efficient Frigidaire Gallery appliances, with the ability to upgrade to Frigidaire’s Professional appliances or Electrolux’s premium appliances. Both companies are known for offering a high level of craftsmanship reflected in high-quality products, and this partnership further solidifies their reputations by providing homeowners with unmatched flexibility and value. “This collaboration is a perfect fit,” according to Johnny Cope, general manager of Electrolux’s contract channel.

For more information on the parties to the partnership, visit www.firsttexashomes.com and/or www.electroluxappliances.com.

How to Ensure You Are Buying an Energy-Efficient Home

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For more than three decades, First Texas Homes has been building top-quality residential homes for customers in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth communities. A certified Energy Star builder, First Texas Homes offers a high level of design flexibility for buyers along with superior energy-saving construction techniques, fixtures, and appliances.

Buying an energy-efficient home is a great way to lower your utility bills, but sometimes it can be confusing to figure out what you should be looking for in an energy-efficient home. A very basic way to check for efficiency is by inspecting the lighting systems, appliances, fixtures, and windows and doors. You can ask whether or not Energy Star appliances were used and inquire about thermostat controls and the lighting systems and fixtures. Ideally, you will want a digital thermostat and fixtures that are low-energy and low-flow. Do not forget to consider the landscaping. There should be a landscape plan that is water and energy-efficient to keep costs down.

Beyond simply asking about fixtures and appliances, you can request copies of past utility bills for previously owned properties or request a utility audit. Past bills are an easy way for you to see how the energy costs have decreased over the past few months, but they are, of course, only available for existing homes. For new homes, you can request a utility audit. This provides you with a more accurate idea of the home’s energy efficiency and can include everything from checking the home’s air leakage to investigating insulation. You can also consider the size of the home, especially if there have been any add-ons or if you want to compare its energy efficiency with a previous home. Larger houses will naturally use more energy, so always take that into consideration.

First Texas Homes’ Energy Efficiency

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Energy Star Partner

 

Founded by a family with nearly 50 years of experience in the home building industry, First Texas Homes is a leading builder in the Dallas region. In addition to maintaining a focus on customer satisfaction, First Texas Homes is committed to energy efficiency and has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to Energy Star guidelines.

Energy Star is a voluntary Environmental Protection Agency program that began in 1992 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. An Energy Star partner for more than a decade, First Texas Homes offers a wide range of energy-efficient products in its homes that include:

-Tankless water heaters, which provide up to 40 percent energy savings
-Radiant barrier roofing, which reduces attic temperatures and reliance on heating and cooling systems
-Energy-efficient furnaces and sealed ductwork to reduce air leakage
-Energy Star certified appliances from Frigidaire and Electrolux
-State-of-the-art HVAC systems, recognized with a 16 SEER rating.