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HOMEBUYING GUIDE

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At D.R. Horton, we understand the value and pride in owning a quality home.

Since 1978, D.R. Horton has helped more than 730,000 of our nation’s homebuyers achieve the American Dream.


We also understand it can be overwhelming at times. There are several aspects of the homebuying process, which is why we’ve provided a step-by-step guide to serve as a reference to simplify the process and help you to reap the benefits of homeownership for years to come.

The following is a list of steps to consider when buying a new home:

Determine Homeownership Costs

Homeownership is a big purchase and a lifestyle change. Before you begin looking at homes, it’s critical to know your finances. We recommend using our handy mortgage calculator to help determine your financial feasibility.

Get Mortgage Pre-Approval

Next, it’s time to begin the process of mortgage pre-approval. Our lending affiliates can help offer a positive home mortgage experience and provide you a good faith estimate that includes a list of anticipated costs you can expect to pay as part of your home loan and closing costs.

Search for a New Home

Location is a key aspect of owning a home. Our sales specialists are located inside the community in order to better serve your needs. Just click the magnifying glass at the very top of the page to search for an up-to-date map and see what communities are available in your market.

Visit Model Homes and Communities

Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a few communities, it’s time to pay an in-person visit. Schedule a visit right from the listing on this site, or use the address provided to drop by one of our locations during listed business hours.

Sign a Sales Contract

So, you’ve decided on your new home. Next, it’s time to sign on the dotted line. Our experienced sales agents are glad to assist you and can walk you through the entire purchasing process by answering any of your questions.

Close on Your Home

Even though you are close to the home stretch, you can’t pass “Go” until you’ve closed on your home. This might even include fundamentals such as closing costs, which can account for up to three to six percent of your home purchase. Luckily, working with one of our reputable lenders can provide you with this information early in the homebuying process.

Move into Your Home

Don’t forget to save for the move itself. It's a good idea to call around and request quotes from moving companies. Consider calling one of our referral moving companies who are a fantastic resource and can help ease some of the anxieties of moving. Once you have a good idea on the size and layout of your new home, it's a great time to determine what goes where.

Contact us to start your journey today!