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4 steps to keep the home buying process moving

Categories: New Braunfels Custom Home Builders | Posted: April 12, 2019

Are you one of the many the market this spring for a new home or is that on the horizon for you in the coming summer months? If you have ever bought or sold a home before, you can know that there can be several hurdles or setbacks when it comes to finally closing on a home. While buyers and sellers set a closing date and plan to meet it on good faith, there seems to almost always be a setback that can jeopardize that timeline.  In some locations of the country, there is no wiggle room for closing delays. In other places, you may get a few days wiggle room but not much more. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier New Braunfels custom builder, shares tips that can help keep the buying process moving along to close.

The first thing to do when you get to the point of either buying or selling a home, is be sure to be realistic up front about timelines and expectations.

For example, if a buyer must sell their home before they can buy a new one, that needs to be understood and taken into consideration ahead of time. When a deadline can’t be met or is in jeopardy of not being met, it effects more people than just the buyer or seller. It can also cause tempers to flare, which is why from the get-go any deadline should be set very realistically to avoid any problems moving forward.

The next step to keep the process moving to final closing, is to keep the lenders involved in the loop in terms of anything going on. There is so much paperwork that needs to be dealt with today that you may need to send the same documentation multiple times. You don’t want to be in a frenzy trying to get your lender what they need last minute and not being prepared ahead of time.

Also, be sure to keep an eye on your rate for your loan, and if any delays will affect the rate. A delay to the seller could affect the buyer’s ability to purchase the home.

The third thing to keep in mind is to beware of last-minute surprises by the seller. If the seller plans to make fixes to the home before closing, be sure and put a deadline on those fixes so they can be done at final walkthrough. If the client is doing the work themselves, ask for them to put it in writing along with the date it will be done prior to the final walkthrough.

Last and very important, you will want to be sure to keep your finances stable until after the closing of your home. Even the smallest change could affect your ability to close on your new home. Be sure to hold off on buying a new car or applying for a credit card until after the home buying process is complete.

If something comes out of the blue to disrupt your finances during the closing period, just be sure to notify all parties and tackle the issues as soon as possible.

These simple tips can save you a world of headaches when it comes to closing on your home in a timely manner.




Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.


Green Building

Categories: Boerne Custom Homes Builders, Green Building, New Braunfels Custom Home Builders, San Antonio Custom Homes | Posted: March 29, 2019

green buildingWeston Dean is proud of its commitment to green building in each of the custom homes they build in the San Antonio area.  When new homebuyers start looking at custom home designs, they’ve usually decided on custom homebuilding due to the flexibility of floor plans as well as attracted to the idea of having everything wholly reflect their values and life priorities in their new home.  A green home not only is a commitment to being environmentally conscious and friendly in your daily life, but it also shows forethought into you and your family’s well-being.  Green built homes are economically advantageous (by cutting energy costs and using energy more efficiently overall) as well as offers a substantially healthier way of life day to day.  How is all this possible?  Just read on; we’ll tell you!

Healthy Living For You and Yours

Throughout many new home construction projects, you’ll discover that much of the building materials are imbued with chemicals, some of which are toxic, others just not nearly as beneficial to your health.  Paint, cabinets, and other parts of your brand new home may be home to surfaces containing formaldehyde.  This is not uncommon; many of these products naturally are introduced to adhesives or other chemical bonds with this.  While clearly unpleasant, the lasting effects are dire.  Formaldehyde releases a gas that can be present for years, affecting your daily life in many negative ways such as headaches and contributing to fatigue.  Weston Dean specifically uses alternative building materials without the present of this and other such carcinogens.

Additionally, a custom home by Weston Dean means that particular attention is paid to the ventilation throughout your home, increasing and maintaining a high quality of air to breathe and reduce the likelihood and development of mold, allergens and other unwanted air-bound particles.  Green building lets you live as you ordinarily would, doing all the hard work for you and your family.

Lower Home Maintenance 

When you add these higher quality construction materials with our custom building practices, you reap the benefits of careful craftsmanship that not only last years (and thereby reducing the costs for replacements over time), but creating full self-regulating systems set at your optimum level.  Our products last longer at little maintenance to you.  Even better, our building expectations far exceed the minimum standards.

Save Money While “Saving the Environment”

When you have appliances, insulation, windows, and other household necessities working more efficiently while pulling less energy to do their jobs, you save money month to month in bills and other areas of home maintenance. Our building techniques take advantage of natural resources (such as natural heat from the sun) as well as creatively utilizing the energy needed in general.  This easily amounts into thousands of dollars saved each year – who wouldn’t make that change?


Weston Dean invites you to contact us to find out more about our Green Building commitment and how we can make these benefits work for you!