Buying a New Home in 2020: Why It’s Still a Great Time to Buy

Buying a New Home in 2020: Why It’s Still a Great Time to Buy

There’s no doubt about it, the way people shop for a home in 2020 looks different from years past. But while there may be some differences, buying a new home at The Reserve can still be a seamless experience. And with currently low interest rates, it’s still a great time to buy.

Trendmaker Homes has move-in-ready homes and floorplans available, so you can choose the option that best suits you. With digital home shopping tools such as virtual tours and interactive floor plans, you can still find your brand-new dream home at The Reserve without leaving the comfort of home.

Virtual Tours

When you find a home you’re interested in at The Reserve, check to see if a virtual tour is available. Taking a virtual walk-through of the home can give you a better idea of how it feels to step inside and look around. It also allows you to compare floor plans, so you can get a feel for which space might suit you and your lifestyle best. Imagine kicking your feet up in the spacious great room for family time, or escaping for some “me time” in the spa-like master bath.

Once you’ve narrowed down your search and found a home you’d love to tour, you may be able to take a self-guided tour of the home, depending on availability. In some cases, there may be a model home or a quick move-in home you can tour. Our New Home Specialists will work with you directly to give you more information and potentially coordinate a self-guided tour.

Interactive Floorplans

Some homes at The Reserve may have an interactive floor plan you can use for another look at how the home feels. Here, you can see which options are available to create a home that’s all your own, whether it’s through adding a flex space, an extra bedroom or enhancing your indoor/outdoor living space. For even more fun, you can place “furniture” in the rooms for ideas on how you can arrange everything once you’ve moved in. 

Low Interest Rates

Why are low interest rates important? Most people typically take out a home loan or mortgage when buying a home, including 86% of buyers in 2019, according to a report by the National Association of REALTORS®. Having a mortgage with a lower interest rate can mean a more manageable mortgage payment. Or, it may make attaining the dream home you’ve always wanted a reality.

Currently, national interest rates are hovering below 4%. In Texas, you can find the most up-to-date interest rates here, including loan terms ranging from a 15-year fixed mortgage rate to a 5/1 ARM mortgage rate. If you are thinking about a new home, now is the time to take advantage of these especially low interest rates.

Come Home to The Reserve

Residents at The Reserve enjoy the best of Clear Lake living, from family-friendly amenities such as walking trails and green space, to an onsite H-E-B Marketplace and a number of great eateries nearby. The community is ideally located in the popular Bay Area community near shopping, entertainment and even more opportunities for fun. Situated east of the I-45 (Gulf Freeway) and south of Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8), residents are just minutes from both the Gulf coast and Downtown Houston.  


Don’t wait! The Reserve is now selling in its final phases and has limited opportunities remaining. To learn more about Trendmaker in The Reserve at Clear Lake City and the remaining homes for sale, visit our builder website:

Trendmaker Homes - Phone: 281-675-3335