We’re a 2015 Energy Star Certified Home Market Leader Award Recipient!

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Posted on 26th April 2016 by Grand_Homes in Homeowner Tips |Texas

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We are proud to announce that we have received the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award for 2015! This award is recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for our commitment to building quality energy efficient homes. Last year Grand Homes built 328 100% Energy Star Certified homes, which is equivalent to:

  • Growing 14,104 tree seedlings for 10 years
  • Avoiding the consumption of 1,291 barrels of oil
  • Removing 117 passenger vehicles from the road!

Every Grand Home typically produces 15-20% savings over other new homes and as much as 40% energy savings over the average pre-owned home.

Here’s a helpful tip for extra Springtime savings:

  • Change the direction of your ceiling fans. This will force cool air down and warm air up, bringing that nice cool breeze down into your rooms where it belongs.

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Are you ready to find your energy efficient Grand Home? Click here to find your perfect community!

To find out more about what makes a Grand Home Energy Star certified, visit their website here.

Wylie’s Newest Community, Dominion of Pleasant Valley

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Posted on 14th April 2016 by Grand_Homes in Grand Openings |Real Estate News |Texas

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Grand Homes is excited to announce our newest Master planned community, Dominion of Pleasant Valley. This new community is adjacent to Muddy Creek Preserve in Wylie and will expand approximately 292 acres. 90+ acres of the land is dedicated to preserving the trees and natural flow. Access to recreational activity will be right in your back yard. The Dominion of Pleasant Valley will include a state-of-the-art amenity center with a pool, parks, playgrounds, plus miles and miles of hike and bike trails. If you enjoy sailing, water skiing, or fishing then you’re in luck because this community is only minutes away from Lake Ray Hubbard and Lake Lavon.

Depending on the exact coordinates of your homesite, your children will attend either Garland schools or Wylie schools. Both school districts are equally impressive, and will be close to home. There’s no need to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get to school anymore!

The location of this community makes access to major highways and corporate campuses easy as pie. Dominion of Pleasant Valley is only 2 miles away from President George Bush Turnpike, and from there you can get to wherever you need to go throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

DPV offers over 20 different unique and spacious floorplans which will allow you the room to let your imagination run wild. We have floorplans with children’s retreats and designated homework spaces, plus gamerooms and media rooms, not to mention gourmet kitchens! Whatever aspect that you desire the most is sure to be here.

Come see our Sales Consultants today and get started on your dream home!

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New Phase Opening in Hills of Kingswood

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Posted on 13th January 2016 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News |Texas

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Imagine living in a place where the community is tight-knit, you’re close to premier shopping and restaurants, and on top of that any recreational activity you desire is right around the corner. If you doubt that a place like that could never exist, then you’re wrong. Located in the 3rd Best Suburb to Buy a House in Texas by Niche.com, Frisco, Texas, there is such a place with pristine views and combines all the benefits of luxury living. It’s called Hills of Kingswood and it’s one of the most sought after places to live in the area. Hills of Kingswood is a gated, exclusive community and the best part is that a new phase has just opened up. This is your chance to get in while you can. The new phase brings oversized lots and also greenbelt lots. With that additional benefit now you won’t have to go anywhere to go on your morning jog, just simply walk right out of your door and off you go. If your family has a very active lifestyle but you want a piece of luxury, then this is the place for you.

One of the other perks of this community is the value of the homes in this neighborhood and the options are infinite. Homes range between 4-5 million dollars, but if that’s out of your budget then there are still options for you to choose from. We have floorplans starting out at the $550s and we are confident in knowing that we can build you’re the Grand Home of your dreams! You can check out more about the community and the floor plans here.

Below are a few examples of what your future dream Grand Home can look like!

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Call us today and make an appointment to start the process and make your dream become a reality!

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets this Fall

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Posted on 4th November 2015 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

 

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Dallas is #4!

“While there wasn’t a lot of movement in the hottest housing markets in October, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, according to the latest housing report from realtor.com.

In October’s hottest 20 housing markets, the markets received 1.8 to 3.6 times the number of views per listing as the national average, and they also saw inventory move 30 to 47 days more quickly than the rest of the U.S.

Additionally, they witnessed the days on market drop by a combined average of 19% year over year.

Denver regained the top spot this month as Los Angeles, San Jose, and Denver all gained the most relative strength in the ranked markets.

realtor.com said it reviewed listing views by market as an indicator of demand and median days on market as an indicator of supply, which led to the identification of the 20 hottest medium-size to large markets in the country.

Here are this month’s top 20 hottest housing markets.

20. Fort Wayne, Indiana

19. Modesto, California

18. Ann Arbor, Michigan

17. Boulder, Colorado

16. Detroit, Michigan

15. Oxnard, California

14. Nashville, Tennessee

13. Midland, Texas

12. Santa Cruz, California

11. Stockton, California

10. Los Angeles, California

9. Yuba City, California

8. Santa Rosa, California

7. Sacramento, California

6. San Diego, California

5. Vallejo, California

4. Dallas, Texas

3. San Francisco, California

2. San Jose, California

1. Denver, Colorado

The report explained that there are continued signs of a fall slowdown, with total listings dropping, leaving buyers with fewer choices.

The median age of inventory is now 81 days, up one day from September but down three days, or 7%, from last year.

‘October saw little change in the for-sale housing market other than the typical seasonal decline in demand and inventory,’ said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com. ‘Collectively, the inventory metrics speak to a stable and strong housing market that has moved into the slower part of the year.'”

This article was written by Brena Swanson for HousingWire.com. The original article can be found here

 

Last Chance at Mira Lagos

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Posted on 23rd October 2015 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Grand Openings |Real Estate News

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Our new model is open and ready for business at Las Brisas at Mira Lagos in Grand Prairie! Las Brisas is the final phase at Mira Lagos, a prestigious, master-planned community that features three amenity centers, waterways, greenbelts, swimming pools, parks, playgrounds, trails, community activities and more!

 

Las Brisas offers cul-de-sac, greenbelt and lake view lots within a beautiful stone and iron fence. Not to mention that this is the only phase in Mira Lagos that includes an exclusive, private gated section!

 

2844-Terrosa-GrandPrairie-Texas-TrueHomesPhotography-Web-12843-Mariposa-GrandPrairie-Texas-TrueHomesPhotography-Web-7If you’re looking to move in quickly, Grand currently has five, move-in-ready homes to choose from! Ranging from 4 – 6 bedrooms with 2 – 3 car garages, our two-story open floorplan homes feature hardwood floors, elegant staircases, customizable lifeSpaces, kitchens with granite slab countertops and built-in appliances, and luxurious oasis drop in garden tubs in the master.

 

If you’d like to be a part of the building process, we’re sure to have something that will meet your family’s needs! The floorplans we offer at Las Brisas feature our unique, semi-custom open floorplans that boast 3 to 6 bedroom options and run from approximately 2080 to 5345 square feet.

 

Las Brisas at Mira Lagos is located within the highly sought-after Mansfield Independent School District and is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth.

 

Give us a call today at 817-453-7803 to set up a private tour or visit GrandHomes.com for more information!

 

2015 Best Places to Work Nominee!

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Posted on 18th September 2015 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

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BPTW-Web-logoAs part of our mission statement mentions, “Our Mission is to improve the Quality of Life of our Employees…through the Grand Homes Experience.” This is why we were honored to be nominated as one of the Best Places to Work in Addison! Voting has begun and will end on September 25. Here is what has been said about our company:

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Grand is in the “Large Company” category which includes four other companies with over 125 employees each. We encourage anyone who would like to support Grand to vote often. Voters may vote once per day, per valid email address (multiple votes per e mail on same day will be disqualified).

If you would like to support us, please Click Here

1. Once you click on the link, scroll down to:

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( Use the drop down box and click on Grand Homes)

2. Scroll to the end, enter your name and email address and hit “Submit Form” (you can un-check the “sign me up” box)

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You will receive a confirmation email to let you know your vote has gone through.

Thank you for your support!

9 Years in a Row!

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Posted on 10th September 2015 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

CCA 2015_whitebkgrdGrand Homes is proud to announce that we have earned The Consumers’ Choice Award for Business Excellence for the ninth year in a row!

The Consumers’ Choice Award™ was established in 1986 to identify and promote business excellence. It is unique in North America as the winners are determined by consumers and are not selected by a panel or committee of judges.

Their mission statement professes, “The CCA is dedicated to identifying and promoting businesses that exemplify superior customer service, integrity, and professionalism. Our goal is to recognize and nurture business excellence through customer service reviews and recommendations for the benefit of local enterprises and the customers they serve.” Grand Homes strives to meet and exceed these key factors to give our customers the best home buying experience possible.

The most exciting thing about the 2015 Consumers’ Choice Award™ is that, in addition to the traditional nomination and 3rd party polling, voting was also open to the general public.

Grand Homes is ecstatic to have been selected to receive this prestigious award. We would like to thank those consumers who nominated and voted for us and look forward to providing enduring value, quality and style to our DFW homeowners through the Grand Homes Experience for many years to come.

Click Here for more information on the Consumers’ Choice Award™.

 

Labor Day Week Super Sale!

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Posted on 21st August 2015 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

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Save over $22K this week during the Labor Day Week Super Sale! The Hardwood Flooring Special that was originally scheduled from July 28, 2015 through August 16, 2015 has returned through Labor Day – September 7, 2015.

But that’s not all!

In addition to the $8,000 value of the Hardwood Flooring Special, you can save up to $14,650 with the Grand Exterior Package! When you take advantage of this deal, you will receive $4,650 in Exterior Stone and ½ OFF an Upgraded Elevation (up to $10,000 value).

That’s up to $22,650 in savings on your new, home to be built when you use both promotions and sign between August 31, 2015 and September 7, 2015!

Wait! It gets better!

Both of these promotions can be used in addition to your community’s current promotion; some of which include discounts on custom design options and/or a swimming pool, as well as the $13,036 Energy Star MAX Package!

The new Grand Exterior Package is offered at all of our Grand Homes communities while our Hardwood Flooring promotion is not avilable at our Mira Lagos and Bower Ranch neighborhoods. These promotions are not valid on Showcase Homes. See sales consultant for additional information.

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Way 2 Go, Plano!

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Posted on 31st July 2015 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

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3a4a0ddWalletHub has named the City of Plano the #2 Best City for Families! The personal finance social network: “compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 30 key metrics that take into account essential family dynamics such as the relative cost of housing, the quality of local school and health care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation.”

Plano#2Plano was number one on the list for Highest Median Family Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living) as well as Most Affordable Housing! The ‘City of Excellence’ came in 4th and 5th for Lowest Divorce Rate and Lowest Percent of Families Below the Poverty Level respectively.

Grand Homes has pleasure of building within three fabulous communities in Plano – Trails of Glenwood, Harrington Mills and Northglen.

Located on the northern rim of Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Trails of Glenwood is the most central of the three Grand neighborhoods in Plano. This premier community features an amenity center, community pool and sport court for residents to enjoy. Homes in this community start in the $360s!

Grand-Harrington-Ext-1200x804x72To the south you will find Harrington Mills. Just a short drive from the intersection of President George Bush Turnpike and Central Expressway is where you’ll find this family-friendly neighborhood. With the choice of executive or estate-sized lots, Harrington Mills is able to offer a large selection of semi-customizable homes to fit everyone’s needs.

Last but not least we have the Grand Homes Exclusive, Northglen! This boutique neighborhood is within the Frisco ISD boundaries and is conveniently located just off Highway 121 between Coit Road and Independence Parkway. Right on the border of Frisco, McKinney, Allen and Plano, Northglen residents can enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment in all four notable cities!

See WalletHub’s original post HERE!

We’re Definitely a Sellers’ Market

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Posted on 24th July 2015 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Grand Openings |Groundbreaking |Homebuyer Tips

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You hear it so often lately; another company is relocating to Texas. More and more people are finally realizing our state has more to offer than saloons and barbecue (although we do love our saloons and BBQ). In fact, as of 2014, Texas was home to 103 Fortune 1000 companies, three of the Top 10 largest Cities (by population) in the U.S., eight professional sports teams and a beautiful coast line.

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Does any other state have chips in the shape of their state?

But, I digress.

A few large companies have recently announced their relocation to the DFW area and this area has “ranked first [in the country] in the rate of job growth and third in the number of jobs added,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With the influx of residents in DFW, we are now considered a sellers market. This means now is the best time to sell a home here because there are more consumers than inventory. Zillow recently listed DFW as the 5th Best Market for Sellers on their blog. Here is how this rating was determined: “Zillow’s spring analysis of buyers’ and sellers’ markets across the U.S. looked at how long homes spend on the market, how likely they are to have had a price cut and how much they sold for in relation to their listing price.”

This dilemma leads to bidding wars and the seller tends to earn more than asking price on the home.

The full Top 10 Sellers’ Markets list includes:

  1. San Jose, CA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (HEY, that’s US!)
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Portland, OR
  8. Sacramento, CA
  9. Nashville, TN
  10. Boston, MA

Read Zillow’s original blog HERE

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