1. Interest rates are still near all-time lows. That makes new homes super affordable. Qualified Texas Veterans can borrow @ approximately 1/2% less than prevailing rates for 30-year fixed (1% less if 30% or more disabled). Contact your lender for details. Rates may change without notice.
2. Since October of 2011, energy standards have dramatically improved. With current standards, you could save $100 or more per month on your utility bill over a similar 3 year old or older home.
3. No one has ever used the tub or cooked in the kitchen in a new home. :)