4 Reasons to Consider Move-In Ready Homes in Texas

What is a Move-in Ready Home, and is it Right for You?

Before moving, every homeowner must make a crucial decision: should you buy or build? Although both have benefits, buying a move-in ready home in Texas is the right choice if you want simplicity, convenience and a beautifully designed space that is ready whenever you are.

Explore our guide to help you decide which option works best for your family.

What is a Move-In Ready Home?

A move-in ready home is more than just a completed home. It is also a home that meets all legal code requirements. The home must be structurally sound, have a solid roof and have all electric and plumbing ready for the new owner. Homes that are move-in ready do not need furnishings, appliances, painted walls and floors or landscaping. While those are all things typically included when buying a new construction home, a home does not need them to meet the legal definition of move-in ready.

The age of the home is not a factor. A ready-to-move-in home can be a brand new build or a used home; it just has to meet all the legal requirements by a qualified home inspector.

Should I Buy a New Home or Used One?

So should you buy a fixer-upper or a new move-in ready home? That is totally up to you, but whichever you choose, ensure you get the most value for your dollar. Used homes typically have a lower selling point and benefit from lower taxes.

While it is true that buying a used home that needs a bit of work is cheaper, the cost of those renovations can quickly snowball if you are new to home renovation. What may seem like a few simple fixes can lead to more repairs, which can cause the overall cost to inflate to break even or possibly more than a new home. This is more common than you might think; according to Renofi, around 31% of renovations end up going over budget.

Overall, a ready-to-move-in-home makes it easier to budget throughout the home-buying process since you will not have to account for renovation costs beyond moving your belongings and possibly painting a room or two.

Why Should You Buy a Move-In Ready New Home?

At Perry Homes, homebuyers enjoy both convenience and customization. Whether you are searching in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston or San Antonio, we offer newly constructed homes that are either already finished or nearing completion in just a few weeks. Choose a floor plan that meets your needs, as well as a neighborhood that matches your family’s lifestyle. Then, start packing. Your dream home is waiting!

Here are four additional reasons why purchasing a new build home over a fixer-upper may be the right option for you and your family:


When you purchase a move-in ready home, you take the guesswork out of home buying. As we mentioned, renovations can be complicated — an extensive process that may or may not turn out the way you envisioned.

For example, Perry Homes makes buying a new home in Texas simple:

  1. Choose a neighborhood, lot and floor plan in your desired city with our Advanced Search
  2. Make an offer by the listed date; you will find out if yours was selected as soon as the next day.
  3. If your offer is chosen, you have 24 hours to enter a purchase agreement with Perry Homes.
  4. Your beautiful new home will be ready for you in as little as two weeks.

Also, you will not have to deal with getting quotes from contractors. You will not need to live elsewhere or in a half-finished home before you move in. And, it is much easier to get a loan and finance your home with a new property rather than a fixer-upper. From start to finish, everything about your home buying process with an inventory home will be more simple and less stressful.


If you need to be settled in by a specific date, a move-in-ready home is a perfect choice. Most homeowners can move within a month of purchasing, making this ideal for those on a tight schedule. Since there will not be a need for renovations, you can start moving your belongings the moment you walk through the door. On the contrary, a fixer-upper could take months before it finally starts to feel like home.


Inventory homes are up-front with their costs — what you see is what you get. Many people exceed their budget by thousands due to unforeseen complications with fixer-uppers. Although saving money with a renovation is possible, you really need to do your homework to understand what goes into fixing a home.

Move-in ready homes are a low-risk way to ensure you can afford the home you buy from the start. New homes also take the guesswork out of how your space will look when it is finished. Instead of starting with a blank canvas, you start with a masterpiece. All you need to do is add the finishing touches.

Modern Technology and Designs

Every new Perry Home comes complete with modern upgrades you would otherwise need to install yourself. Our Smart Comes Standard promise means your new home comes equipped with high-tech home tools like Nest® Thermostats, Ring® Doorbells, Wi-Fi light switches and more. These upgrades not only make life easier but lower your overall energy costs and provide more sustainable living. All appliances and finishes are up to date with forward-thinking designs that suit your style.

We Are Here to Help You

As one of the best home builders in Texas, Perry Homes’ Tradition of Excellence means your move-in ready home will feature superior design, higher quality and innovative technology. We back up our work with industry-leading warranties to ensure your home is always up to your standards. Our team of customer service representatives is here to make the home-buying process easy. We understand that your home is more than a roof and four walls. It is a place to build new traditions and memories – and we are here to make your dream home a reality.

Ready to call a Perry home your own in as little as a few weeks? Explore our beautiful, move-in ready homes in Texas’ most desirable neighborhoods to find your dream home today!

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4 Reasons to Consider Move-In Ready Homes in Texas

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