The Fort Hood and Killeen real estate market offers many buyer options.  From foreclosures to auction homes to resale homes to new homes.  Our market is unique in many ways; particularly in that vast majority of the real estate sales here in Killeen & Fort Hood are VA Home Loan sales. We'll save the advantages of the VA Home Loan for our future blogs.  Right now let me point out 5 advantages of buying a New Home.  1. New homes in Texas come with a 2-10 builder's warranty which includes a one year bumper-to-bumper warranty.  2. Newly constructed home, you will have the option to customize upfront which would include kitchen appliances, flooring, counter tops, color-scheme, and possibly alternative floor plans. 3. New homes are usually prewired for the latest technology such as surround sound speakers, high speed internet, multiple phone lines, and cable outlets. 4. New homes tend to be energy efficient in design. They have better windows, insulation, and more efficient heating and cooling systems. 5. The materials used are less of a health risk compared to older constructed homes that were built prior to 1970 in which you have to worry about lead-based paint.  Oh, let me add that builders typically have more flexibility and room to negotiate terms of a deal than a home owner who is normally bound by the limits of his or her financial obligations on their mortgage.......