Have you ever considered buying or living in a new development? If so, you’re not alone. North Texas is a beautiful place to live, and more and more new developments are being built to keep up with all the people who want to reside there.

During Q3 of 2023, developers began construction on over 13,000 new lots across the DFW Metroplex! The demand for new development homes is increasing regularly, and it’s easy to see why – a custom-built home truly offers many advantages compared to a pre-owned home.

However, if you’re contemplating the pros and cons of a new development versus a pre-owned one, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn more about the benefits of new development homes in North Texas!

1. New Development Homes Are Customizable

One of the main benefits of working with a custom home-builder is that you’re not getting just any off-the-shelf home. Home building is a dynamic and ever-evolving process, and we often see changes in consumer preference over time. You likely have specific items you’d like to see incorporated into your dream home, such as a dedicated workspace, an open or closed floor plan, or a home theater. (Read our latest blog on 7 Home Building Trends For More! )

If you want to see specifics like this in your home, you will need to do a lot of research to find your perfect home, and you likely won’t have much control over where you find your diamond in the rough. Your dream house is unlikely to just happen to be in your dream school district or ten minutes from the office. That’s why so many people turn to custom home-builders. By taking the time to design your dream home, you ensure you have everything you need in your home, wherever you need it.

2. New Development Homes Are Energy-Efficient

Utilities can be expensive, especially in a state like Texas. If you’ve spent time in the state, you know how hot our summers can be, and hot summers lead to high energy costs. But it’s not just summers! Our winters can get icy as well, which results in you spending your hard-earned money on utilities in adverse weather in both the summer and winter. This is, to some extent, just a fact of life. However, a custom-built home offers you unique advantages in terms of energy efficiency. Many older homes lack the most modern insulation and controls that new builds offer. If you’re looking to save on your energy bill in the warmth of a Texas summer or the ice of a Texas winter, a new build might be the right option!

3. New Development Homes Are Low-Maintenance

Older homes often have their charms, but they might not always be up to snuff when it comes to maintenance. Building codes and practices have changed, and the result is that sometimes older homes can be lacking. It’s often common for older homes to have pre-existing issues when the owners move in. If you’re looking to enjoy the home immediately, you might be a little crest-fallen to find yourself tackling issues like leaks, poor-functioning faucets, and drafty windows. A recently developed house will come top-of-the-line and thus spare you the headache of older, higher maintenance homes.

A custom-built home will come completely new and thus be relatively low-maintenance – a major benefit of custom-built homes. By hiring the right home builder, you can focus on other things and let the builder worry about the build.

4. New Development Homes Are Eco-Friendly (H2)

New developments can actually be exceptionally eco-friendly. As housing developers, we extensively review all our plans to ensure that our projects are safe, sustainable, and gentle on the surrounding countryside. This review process includes input from engineers and energy experts to guarantee that the resulting product is as ecologically sound as possible. This can include everything from building around trees to how our homes incorporate the surrounding landscape.

Plus, as we’ve mentioned previously, a new development can actually be more energy-efficient, thus saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint at the same time. By choosing a custom home developer, you also have insight into the process and can implement additional eco-friendly measures as needed. The result is that new home developments can be incredibly environmentally friendly.

5. New Development Homes Typically Have Nearby Amenities

At Maykus Homes, we pride ourselves on not only the houses we build, but the communities we support. Our neighborhoods, whether in Southlake, Grapevine, or Argyle, are some of the most livable in North Texas! Whether you’re interested in the historic Main Street of Grapevine, the hiking and biking trails of North Richland Hills, or Southlake’s list of festivals, there’s something for everyone in a Maykus Neighborhood.

Contact Maykus Homes Today

Are you ready to begin your next North Texas development project? Contact Maykus Homes today!

We are proud to offer:

  • 60 Years of North Texas Building Expertise
  • The Highest Quality Standards
  • An Intensive Neighborhood Selection Process
  • Extensive Environmental and Safety Reviews


At Maykus, we believe “it’s what on the inside that counts,” and that mantra influences how we build our homes and neighborhoods. Contact us today and build the home of your dreams in North Texas!