Take it From us: Shopping Homes by Taber

Community Sales Managers in Taber Homes showing off included features.

Take it From us: Shopping Homes by Taber

June 19, 2024

At Homes by Taber, we take your satisfaction with your brand new Proudly Overbuilt™ home seriously. To help new home shoppers prepare for their Taber homebuying experience, our Community Sales Managers have shared valuable insights on what you can expect. Let’s explore common misconceptions, the benefits of buying new, included features, and advice directly from our Community Sales Managers. 

Common Misconceptions 

Misconception 1: Buying New is More Expensive 

Many people believe that buying a new home is significantly more expensive than purchasing an existing one. However, when you factor in the energy efficiency, modern amenities, and lower maintenance costs of a new home, the long-term savings can be substantial. Expensive projects that accompany used homes vastly outweigh the potential upfront price of a new home. 

Misconception 2: Customizations are not allowed 

Another common misconception is that new homes lack customization options. At times, prospective buyers may think that Homes by Taber is a custom builder or on the flip side, that the homes are cookie-cutterAt Homes by Taber, a variety of floor plans and design choices are made available to ensure your home fits your personal style and needs. 

Completed homes have been thoughtfully designed by our knowledgeable team with the most up-to-date, popular colors and design features. This option allows you to enter a new home where a professional designer has already made those decisions for you, following all the latest styles. It allows buyers to meet a quicker timeline and not stress about the building process because for some, the thought of building is too stressful. 

Homes under construction still allow customers to select various design choices, and our Community Sales Managers can inform home shoppers in real time what items are available in the home.  

Building from the ground up with a Homes by Taber floor plan allows you the opportunity to select your homesite, select your floor plan, make changes with our online personalization tool where pricing for each option is 100% transparent, and then visit our Design Center to select from an array of features, including but not limited to: 

  • Brick color 
  • Interior and Exterior Paint colors 
  • Tile  
  • Countertops 
  • Cabinet Style 
  • Cabinet Hardware 
  • Lighting 
  • And more! 

Misconception 3: New homes are “not built to last” 

While this may be true with some builders and new construction homes, Homes by Taber only uses the highest quality materials to ensure durability and longevity. It has been our mission to redefine what builder grade really means and has been the foundation for the Proudly Overbuilt value. 

Suzie: “A Taber home is an investment in your future of home ownership and can create an ease in everyday life you didn’t know was possible! The frustrations of your old used home become obsolete with a brand-new Taber home. No more worrying about watering your yard on hot summer days or thinking about replacing the roof or water heater anytime soon. Ease your mind with a worry-free home built to last for generations to come.”  

After relocating from Texas to the Oklahoma City area and buying a Taber home, Community Sales Manager, Suzie knew she wanted to sell them! Suzie’s firsthand experience with the excellence of Taber homes ignited her passion for sharing that experience with others. Her enthusiasm and belief in the product made her transition to a Community Sales Manager a natural fit. 

Benefits of Buying New 

Used homes require replacements and repairs for items such as: 

  • Carpet 
  • Kitchen appliances 
  • Water heater 
  • Windows 
  • HVAC unit 
  • Paint 

These unexpected expenses can cause significant disruptions in a homeowner’s life. After factoring in these repair costs, a new home purchase with Homes by Taber often saves you both money and hassle. 

Energy Efficiency Our Proudly Overbuilt™ homes are designed with the latest energy-efficient technologies, which means lower utility bills and a smaller environmental footprint. RESNET rated Homes by Taber as the 5th most energy efficient builder in the country and 1st in Oklahoma! 

Customizable Floor Plans Choose from a variety of floor plans and design options to create a home that reflects your personal taste and lifestyle. All floor plan options are live on the website so home shoppers know exactly what floor plan changes they may make and exactly what it will cost to make those changes. There are no hidden fees so shoppers can eliminate the fear of inflated home costs during the building process. 

Stephon: “We are going to provide all the information up-front to ensure that we have a clear understanding of the process. During my five years with Homes by Taber, I have seen that we have floor plans plus additional options per plan that will suit your needs. I am a 2-time Taber home buyer, and I can provide insight on my personal experience and set a proper expectation of what to expect.” 


At Homes by Taber, we prioritize transparent communication to ensure you fully understand the home-buying process. Stephon, one of our experienced Community Sales Managers, emphasizes the importance of providing all necessary information upfront. This approach helps set clear expectations and fosters a smooth, stress-free experience. We pride ourselves on helping our employees to also become homeowners and it demonstrates our employees’ belief in our quality product. 

Living in tornado alley, Homes by Taber takes your safety seriously! storm shelter is the most valuable safety feature that could be included in any home and Homes by Taber is the only builder that includes them in every home they build. This is a safety feature that is crucial in Oklahoma and our Community Sales Managers see the comfort it brings to home shoppers, especially those moving to Oklahoma from another state.   

Teresa: “No more hiding in the closet or bathtub during bad weather. Your Taber home is your safe place no matter what is going on outside.” 

Modern Amenities Enjoy the latest in home technology and design, from smart home systems to open floor plans and high-quality materials. 

Low Maintenance New Taber homes come with new upgraded Frigidaire appliances, roofing, plumbing with a tankless water heater, and electrical systems, reducing the need for costly repairs and maintenance. 

Warranty Protection Homes by Taber provides comprehensive warranties, giving you peace of mind knowing your investment is protected. 

Smart Home Technology Stay connected and in control with integrated smart home features such as the Liftmaster smart garage system and a Beehive smart irrigation system included on every Taber home. 

Kevin: “Our services go beyond just providing fully sodded yards and complete sprinkler systems—we offer smart irrigation solutions! Homeowners can now enjoy the convenience of never having to manually adjust sprinklers or worry about over or under-watering during Oklahoma's varied weather. With our system, you can control everything from your smartphone, ensuring your lawn always looks its best, no matter where you are. Enjoy the luxury of hassle-free lawn maintenance and top-notch curb appeal with our innovative smart irrigation technology! 

Visit the Homes by Taber Dare to Compare checklist to compare all the included features of a Taber Home to other builders or to any used homes. 

Advice to you from the Taber Team 

Research and Prepare Before your meeting, spend some time researching our available communities and floor plans. This will help you have a clearer idea of what you are looking for and make the most of your time with our team. 

Ask Questions Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have about the process, features, or options available. Our Community Sales Managers are here to help and ensure you have all the information you need. 

Consider Your Future Needs Think about your long-term needs and how your new home can accommodate them. Whether it’s additional space for a growing family or features that will enhance your lifestyle, we can help you plan for the future. 

Trust the Process Buying a new home is a significant investment, but you can trust that Homes by Taber is committed to making the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Our experienced team is here to support you every step of the way. 

Ryan: “We are known for making the process painless, and we do everything we can to make the purchase of your home special. We build high-quality homes that are packed with value without overcharging with custom builder price.” 

Our Community Sales Managers value the importance of clear, consistent, and accurate communication with home shoppers and departments within the company alike. Your Community Sales Manager is there for you during the home-buying process to make your transition into your new home seamless.  

By addressing these common misconceptions, highlighting the benefits of buying new, detailing included features, and sharing advice from our Community Sales Managers, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what to expect when you choose Homes by Taber. We look forward to helping you find your perfect Proudly Overbuilt™ home. Come see for yourself why Homes by Taber is Oklahoma’s Favorite Builder! 


Our Happy Homeowners

We LOVE our new house built by Taber !!! I can’t say enough good things about the Taber team. Kevin , sales rep Hidden Prairie, was fantastic and very easy to work with. The design team, if you are building custom, made it so much fun !! And the Warranty Dept is top notch, everything was great !!! Thank you Taber - The Shults Family

Cindy Shults

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