What to Consider When Building Your First New Home in Melissa TX


Building a home is a major decision. There are many things to consider when committing to such an endeavor. With your desired building location narrowed down, here are additional points to keep in mind as you plan to build your first new home in Melissa TX.

Budget Conscious

Building a home you can afford is imperative. Consult a financial planner and pre-qualify for a loan to know what you qualify for and stay within your price point. You not only want to have the house of your dreams but be able to decorate, furnish and enjoy it.


Do you prefer an open floor plan over a closed layout? Need a doggy door to accommodate your cute four-legged friends, a home gym to work out in, a formal dining room to host dinner parties, a man cave to watch the big game or an outdoor living space to entertain friends under the stars? Is working from home a requirement? Does your home need to be childproofed or handicapped accessible? Build your home to fit the needs and lifestyle of your family. Remember to leave room for future the future, like a growing family or your parents or in-laws moving in.


Altura Homes has partnered with the Design Group of Texas to make the selection process easy and enjoyable. As an Altura Homes customer, you will have a personalized appointment with a consultant to help you customize the home of your dreams. This is a fun and exciting time to select your cabinetry, lighting, flooring, doors, countertops, appliances, closet and storage space. We can also talk about installing a home intercom system to communicate with your family and play music throughout your home and other cool design features. 

Green Lifestyle

Building your home means an opportunity to incorporate green living. Consider using energy-efficient appliances, materials and insulation that will better the environment and save you money in the long run. You can maintain social responsibility by building green and still have the home of your dreams

Reputable Builder

You’re making a huge investment building your home. Therefore it’s important to pick a builder who will deliver your dream home. Do some good-old fashioned research, thoroughly vet each builder and make your decision based off of their work, reputation, customer satisfaction and your comfortability with the homebuilder.  

Selecting Altura Homes to build your Melissa TX new home means you’ll have classic quality and craftsmanship coupled with a decidedly upscale approach to new home design. We are caring professionals committed to meeting your needs and building you an exceptional home. North Creek is the newest community of Altura Homes, with homes priced from the $150’s. If you’re interested in building in this lovely community or purchasing one of the three available homes for sale, contact Todd Milligan at 214-769-1390.