November 17, 2017 at 11:02 am #39402
I am buying a new home with DR Horton through NACA. If I go through the preferred lender I can get 5k from the lender and 5k from the builder. Since I am going through NACA all the builder is willing to give me is $750. Just doesn’t seem right at all. It puts me at a disadvantage financially to use the builders lender and they know it. Any advice? I have already spoken to the VP of sales and I guess this is the best they can do so I am told.November 17, 2017 at 1:34 pm #39407
You need to play a little hardball with DR Horton. They apparently put a lot of pressure on their salespeople (similar to what Wells Fargo did) to get you to use their “lender”, since their name pops up most frequently with this kind of situation.
The fact is the “builder” and the “lender” are the same company. DR Horton has their own in-house mortgage brokerage, which they use as an additional profit center (i.e., get more money out of your pocket). It does indeed put you at a disadvantage, because of the higher interest rate, closing costs and so on that will actually cost you a lot more over the life of the loan using their “lender”, even with the so-called incentives. They make it look like you’re getting a great deal when in fact it will cost you more money (which of course then goes into THEIR pockets). that’s why the “builder” can suddenly offer more in addition to the “lender”. It’s the old “carrot on the end of a stick” enticement.
The bottom line is that you shouldn’t take “no” for an answer. They CAN give you the larger incentives even though you are using NACA, but this is a case where it’s going to be up to you to advocate for yourself and fight for the best deal possible.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgNovember 17, 2017 at 4:01 pm #39409
Thank you very much for your response. My first contract they countered at zero. After emails, calls, and tweets they agreed to 750 from the builder. I’ll try another round of calls and emails but at this point I might end up missing out all together. The subdivision is selling quick and prices keep going up. To be honest they know if I dont buy the lot someone else will.November 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm #39411
Hi @hrgr21, as I said in the other thread, they need to give you 5k with NACA ONLY IF you sign the contract that you will go with their preferred lender. When you bring NACA offer on the table, their preferred lender will default and therefore you will get the 5k. Also, you should get the 750, totaling 5750 towards closing costs! If you are doing upgrades in your house, you should ask for the discounts too, which all should go towards your closing costs (buying down) rather than decreasing the purchase price of the house! Stay focused and assertive. Best wishes to you! P.November 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm #39421
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