Mortgage Rates and Applications Point to Increased Homeownership

Potential homeowners may want to consider making a decision on purchasing a home for the new year. This seems to be the consensus moving forward with many potential homeowners. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, mortgage applications skyrocketed nearly 50 percent (49.1) from the previous week. The Refinanced Index also jumped 66 percent from the previous week, which ended up at the highest level since July of 2013. Along with these increases was the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index, which hit its highest level since September 2013 after increasing…

Why You Should Build Your New Home in 2015

It is the first full week of the new year and with every new year comes new priorities and new resolutions. The pinnacle for every person should be to become a better person and reach for higher goals. One of those goals should include purchasing a new home. There is no better way to start the new year than by establishing yourself and your family for the long term. According to Lowell Pinnock, Houston Division Sales Manager for Design Tech Homes, the best way to prepare for such a life-changing move is by scheduling a time for a free lifestyle and need consultation with one of the New Home Consultants fo…

Should You Move North of Houston?: The Woodlands, Montgomery, and Bentwater

It has been extremely obvious over recent years that Houston, and Texas in general, is the place to buy a home and live. With a tremendously strong economy and a state government that fervently supports businesses of all sizes, the Lone Star State continues to see an influx of new national and international residents. It's no surprise that the fourth largest city gets most of the hype, but it is also the small, surrounding cities that should be given recognition as well. The Woodlands Heading north of Houston, the first stop is The Woodlands, where numerous oil and gas, and energy companies have moved the…

Why Houston Is Experiencing Massive Growth

Houston and the state of Texas has been thriving and leading the nation for quite some time now when it comes to the economy. Job creation continues on an upward trend at a rapid pace and the construction of homes continues to follow suit. Just recently, Texas was named one of the nation's leaders in international home sales, Forbes reported Houston to be first in new construction building, and the publication, Big Builder, claimed the state had four of the nation's top 15 counties to build in. The numbers do speak for themselves. According to Lowell Pinnock, Houston Division Sales Manager for Design Tech…

Texas Has 4 of the Top 15 Counties to Build In

According to a recent article by Big Builder, four of the 15 best counties to build in are in Texas. The Lone Star State has continued to see an increase in job opportunities as more large companies continue to move in, which has directly affected the state's housing market. The positive housing market should come as no surprise to anyone. Although the demand has provided the escalation of home prices in Texas, it has not deterred home buyers from buying, and therefore not home builders from building. The median home value in Texas has increase by 5.9 percent over the past year to $135,400, according to Z…

Join DTH During September’s Events and Seminars

Design Tech Homes will be hosting and attending several events and seminars this month and we invite you to join us. Two seminars will take place at MainStreet America: the DTH Realtors Seminar and the DTH Home Building Seminar, respectively. We will also be an exhibitor at the 19th Annual Texas Home and Garden Show held at Reliant Center. The following is pertinent information about each event: DTH Realtor Seminar* Date: Sept. 11 (1-2 p.m.) Where: MainStreet America Guest Conference Center Summary: Join DTH for this Realtor Seminar to discuss and demonstrate how local realtors can utilize MainStreet Amer…

Details Matter: Frequently Overlooked Issues to Consider When Building Your First Home

You've done it — you've decided to build your first home. Congratulations -- building your own home can be rewarding and exciting! But we've all heard the horror stories of first-time builders who neglected to consider key issues that later came back to haunt them. Don't let that happen to you! You want to avoid these painful — and often costly — regrets. So what should you be paying attention to as you put together your plans? Here are a few important considerations that can sometimes get lost in the excitement of building design…