Grand Gives Back

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Posted on 10th October 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Chadwick Farms, DFW Real Estate, Frisco Hills, Grand Homes, Homes for HOPE, HOPE Home, Little Elm, new homes

DSC_1229Yesterday was a very exciting day here at Grand Homes. Not only was it the final day of Grand College sales training, but sales associates and office staff were able to come together for a very important cause. Special guests Jack Nulty, Executive Director at Homes for Hope, and Leah Rutt, the daughter of Hope International founder Jeff Rutt, joined Grand Homes for a check presentation.

During yesterday’s presentation, Ms. Rutt explained how her family would donate food and medical supplies in Ukraine before they decided they wanted to help in a way that would make a lasting difference. This is how HOPE International came to be.

Homes for HOPE is an arm of HOPE International that works with home builders to facilitate and encourage the construction of HOPE Homes. What makes HOPE Homes special is that the labor, materials and services are donated or discounted in order to increase profit. Profit from the sale then goes towards the provision of microloans to entrepreneurs in impoverished countries so they can start or expand their own small businesses. This enables business owners to earn a steady income to support their families and eventually rise out of poverty.

Eleva1The home sale that allowed Grand to make this donation was built in the Frisco Hills community in Little Elm. This is the fourth home Grand Homes has built with Homes for HOPE. Our fifth HOPE Home is currently under construction at Chadwick Farms in Fort Worth. For more information on our latest Home for Hope visit grandhomes.com or call our Chadwick Farms sales office at 682-237-7515.

Grand Homes is proud to be a part of this life changing opportunity and is extremely grateful for our amazing trade partners who helped make this effort possible. We could not have done it without them!

Luxurious Living in Parker

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Posted on 19th September 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Dallas, DFW New Homes, DFW Real Estate, Grand Homes, new homes, Parker, Parker Homes, Texas

McCreary-Front-10x6.6x300McCreary Creek Estates in gorgeous Parker, Texas is officially a closeout community! We currently have three absolutely stunning homes that are ready for move in NOW! Parker has been named as the #1 Best Dallas Suburb by D Magazine and Collin County has been ranked #14 in the Top 20 of the Best Places to Raise a Family according to Forbes.com. One fun fact is that Parker is also the location of the famed Southfork Ranch from the TV series ‘Dallas’!

Now you can have a mini-ranch of your own as all current move-in ready homes each stand on at least one acre of land.

06_StairsLet’s begin with the Grand Belvedere. This 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath home boasts a three car garage, guest suite with full bath, unique split staircase, private study, a second staircase leading to the upstairs gameroom and a balcony off the gameroom where you can enjoy the amazing fall weather!

inventory_10719Next we’ll visit the Hampton VII. This 6 bedroom, 6 bath home features a dramatic double curved staircase, formal living area with a 2-sided fireplace shared with the home office, guest suite with full bath, mud room and a wine bar where you can wine and dine guests without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

inventory_10693Finally we stop by the majestic Hamptons. The Hamptons comes stocked with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and two half baths. Visitors are greeted by double front doors and a breathtaking double curved staircase. Also included is a wine grotto, enlarged master bath with a 2-sided fireplace shared with the master bath, a mud room and a 4 car garage.

Each of these homes was built with the homeowner in mind and are ideal for entertaining. Visitors will marvel at the elegant dark wood floors and plush upgraded carpeting upstairs. Keep warm and cozy in your vaulted family room with the gas fireplace. While the kids are busy in the upstairs gameroom and media rooms, you can take care of business in the gourmet kitchen. Whip up your favorite meal with the help of the GE Profile stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, granite slab countertops and more! All elevations include ornate stone façade, cedar and/or brick detailing and a classic porte-cochere.

Aside from neighboring the famed Southfork Ranch, McCreary Creek Estates is also near Oak Point Nature Preserve, Pecan Hollow Golf Course, Lavon Lake and is located within Plano ISD.

Give us a call today at 972-429-7773 to set up a tour of your family’s new home!

New Phase in Frisco!

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Posted on 29th August 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Dominion at Panther Creek, Frisco, Frisco ISD, Grand Homes, new homes, New Phase, Panther Creek

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Some exciting news is coming to you from Dominion at Panther Creek in Frisco. First off, we have a new phase! Second, our model home has been given a makeover and has been remodeled!

If you are looking to live in a family oriented, premier community this is the spot for you.

First off, we have views!! The elevations of the homesites are such that they look down on rolling hills! This is one of the last pieces of property in Frisco that has such spectacular views and with this being our final phase in this community we highly encourage you to act fast and select your homesite while they’re still available. All of our homesites also either back up to a dense tree line or Panther Creek so privacy is at a premium here. You won’t find this anywhere else in Frisco.

DSC_3979_amenity center fountainAlso, we have two series of homes here. We have homes that have rear entry garages and homes with the garages in the front so we can accommodate any buyer’s taste.

Located within the highly sought after Frisco ISD, there is TONS to do around this neighborhood. Several sports teams call Frisco home and there are plenty of shopping and dining options just around the corner. Want to stay closer to home? This community features a pool, cabana, lake, greenbelts, hike and bike trails and so much more!

The homes at the Dominion of Panther Creek run from the $400s to $590s and are created with our signature features such as vaulted family rooms and old-world inspired stonework. Multiple living and dining areas, as well as media and gameroom options make these homes ideal for entertaining. Like all of our Grand Homes, floor plans are easily customizable to fit your family’s needs and are 100% Energy Star engineered, rated, tested and certified which will save your energy cost in the long run.

5dining2We can’t emphasize this enough – HURRY! We only have 30 home sites left, some of them over sized, and yes we have north east facing homesites! This will be the final opportunity to be able to live in the prestigious, highly sought after Dominion of Panther Creek.

Come see our newly remodeled model home and get a great price on your new home this weekend! Whether you’re looking to build or move in quickly we have what you need! Click here for more info on this premier community.

Another Model Home for Sale!

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Posted on 15th August 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

IMG_8445xxHere it is again! Another rare opportunity to own a model home! This fabulous home is located in Prosper, Texas and has served us well as the sales office for our Greenspoint community. Don’t waste another second picking out flooring options, landscaping or deciding on paint colors…we’ve already done the work for you! And the pool? It’s ready to go! Don’t know what you’ll do with all your current furniture? Have no fear, furnishings and accessories are not included so you can bring all of your belongings with you.

bathThere are plenty of features that complete your new home including a two car swing garage, dramatic curved staircase with wine rack storage below and the home is built on a premium corner home site! Also included are gorgeous hardwood floors which extend through most of the first floor, the formal living room and separate study come stocked with built-in shelves, the master retreat is prepped with flat screen TV wiring and boasts an awesome two-sided ledgestone fireplace shared with the master bath. Have a relaxing soak in the corner garden tub surrounded by granite slab his & her vanities, wooden framed mirror, beautiful glass & tumbled tile shower with granite ledges, tile flooring and a convenient door to the backyard swimming pool.

Speaking of swimming pools, this home is ideal for entertaining! Play a round of pool in the upstairs gameroom or watch a movie in the media room where a TV can be mounted on the stylish brick wall. This room is also surround sound ready and the party is complete with a built in snack bar. Back to the swimming pool… not only do you have a refreshing way to cool off, there is also a hot tub for when relaxing is priority. Wrought iron fencing, a covered patio with ceiling fan and plush landscaping complete your new backyard! Looking to have a quiet day in instead? The kid’s computer loft is outfitted with a built-in desk and makes for a perfect spot to study and the window seat in the children’s retreat was made for you to curl up in with a good book.

kitchenxxIt will be love at first sight when you walk into this unbelievable gourmet kitchen. Custom 42″ alabaster cabinetry with glass fronts to display your dinnerware, pasta drawers, pots & pans drawers, wine rack, durable granite slab countertops, glass & tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, stainless gas cook top with griddle, breakfast bar, huge stained wood island with shelves on the end and a walk in pantry are just some of the amazing gems that complete this chef’s paradise.

Lots of space usually means higher energy costs but this home (and all Grand Homes) has been Energy Star tested, rated and certified! This means you will continue to save long after you have turned this house into a home.

Call 972-347-5780 to set up a tour of your next home! Click here for more photos and information on this rare opportunity!

STEM Academy Comes to The Tribute!

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Posted on 25th July 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

stem picIt was announced in July 2012 that a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school would open within the Little Elm School District. At that time, enrollment was tentatively set for 2015 but construction and preparation hastened and the school will open next month!

With the growing dependency on technology in today’s society and lack of science and math proficiency among America’s students, a committee decided to find a way to better prepare area students for the future job market. After extensive research by Little Elm ISD staff and parents, the Little Elm ISD Board of School Trustees approved plans to build the district’s first K – 8 Academy.

topSectionBgSTEMWithin the STEM learning program, teachers will work together to correlate their projects. For example students may explore a robotics, mechanical engineering or web mastering project while studying the history of their topic and may be asked to write about it. This way they are working on one large project within their interests while simultaneously gaining reading, research and writing skills. The school also plans to partner with local industry leaders that feature technology and medical research to provide real-world experience to its students.

The new 80,000 square foot Prestwick STEM Academy is located on a 31-acre lot in The Tribute, a world class resort-style community. Unlike the typical lottery system used to decide which students can attend this type of school, all kindergarten through eighth grade students living in the school zone will be eligible to attend the STEM Academy. This means all students who live in Grand Homes in The Tribute will be allowed to attend!

We currently have three Grand Homes that are ready for move in at The Tribute. Move in now and your children will be ready to start the school year at Prestwick STEM Academy! Plus, you can also take advantage of our Summer Sales Event!

Homes here are priced from the $320s – $500s and come with all the fabulous amenities The Tribute has to offer including two amenity center, a splash park, tot pool, resort-style pool, six miles of hike and bike trails, playgrounds and golf courses. Plus, Lake Lewisville is just steps away from your front door!

Visit grandhomes.com or call our sales office at 214-469-1876 to set up an appointment today!
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Live in Award-Winning Keller, TX!

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Posted on 18th July 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Keller AwardIt was announced this week that the City of Keller was awarded Gold Status from Scenic Texas. As posted on the city’s website:

Scenic Texas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our state’s visual environment. It developed the Scenic City Certification Program in recognition of a direct correlation between the success of a city’s economic development efforts and the visual appearance of its public spaces.

The first of its kind in the US, the program is meant to recognize Texas cities that already have strong scenic standards in place, and to provide an incentive to others to adopt and implement the kind of criteria that has been proven to enhance economic development, improve quality of life and foster a sense of place.

Streetscaping, public spaces, landscaping within parking lots and sign, litter and graffiti ordinances are some of more than 70 criteria that earned the city points.

The City of Keller has also been placed in the top 10 as one of America’s Best Places to Live by Money Magazine among numerous other awards.

Grand Homes currently has two fabulous communities to choose from within this award-winning city.

silverleaf0719Newton Ranch is now in its second phase with homes in the $430 to $550 range. It is surrounded by pastoral greenways, boasting a serene setting with an abundance of trees, immaculate parks and a brand new town center

Silverleaf is a private enclave that offers generous executive-sized homesites, featuring only 42 home sites providing the perfect setting for gracious living. This neighborhood features a community recreation area and a playground. Stop by our open house here this weekend!

For more information on these and our other communities, click here!

Bower Ranch Sneak Peek!

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Posted on 11th July 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

bowerPGOGet a sneak peek of our newest community, Bower Ranch, in Mansfield this weekend! Enjoy the comfort of the suburbs while maintaining the option to get a taste of city life at the drop of a hat. Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth with easy access to I20 and Highway 360, commuting is a breeze.

Bower - mansfield city hallMansfield was voted one of the Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine in 2007, 2009 and 2012. Mansfield is definitely a family-oriented city. Take part in story time at the library, attend city-sponsored events like Mansfield’s Rockin’ 4th of July and mingle with neighbors at Yoga in the Park. Take a look at their Facebook page for upcoming events! Additional local amenities include Joe Pool Lake, Estes Park, Mansfield National Golf Club, Mansfield Sports Complex and Hawaiian Falls Water Park.

estarGrand Homes in this neighborhood are priced from the $340s to the $450’s and include three to five bedrooms with approximately 2,600 to 4,200 square feet of living space. Open floor plans, vaulted family rooms and old-world inspired stonework are some of our signature features. Our homes are ideal for entertaining with multiple living and dining areas, media and gameroom options and customizable LifeSpaces which allow us to design your home specifically for you. Like all of our Grand Homes these will be 100% Energy Star tested, rated and certified. This means better construction and savings on energy costs!

Visit us as soon as you can to get your pick of the fabulous lots we have available! Our current sales office is located in the Mira Lagos community at 3003 England Parkway in Grand Prairie and is open from noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To get there from I-20, head south on 360 and turn left (east on Broad which turns into England Parkway). Continue on England Parkway, the model will be on the right corner just past N Day Miar Road.

bower mira g penTo get to Bower Ranch from I-20 head south on 360, exit Broad, head east on Broad and turn right on Holland. The community will be straight ahead and on the left, just past Judy Miller Elementary School.

For more information call our Mira Lagos sales office at 682-222-8003 or visit www.grandhomes.com to view floor plans.

We Did It Again!

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Posted on 27th June 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

CCA2014Grand Homes earned The Consumers’ Choice Award for Business Excellence for the eighth 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.

To be honored with this accolade, a business must first be nominated by a consumer. Then, an independent polling firm conducts a yearly, open ended survey where respondents can select a business from the ballot or fill in a business of their choosing. Finally, the CCA uses a national business law firm to ensure that the top voted businesses are in good standing with business regulatory agencies.

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 serving more happy customers for years to come.

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

Pool Included!

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Posted on 20th June 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

pool-06-06Tomorrow marks the first day of summer! Did the kids come back with amazing report cards this year? Reward them with their very own built-in swimming pool! What a convenient way to cool off in the Texas heat without having to pack swim gear and travel to a public pool or lake. Not only will the kids be in a safe environment, you can entertain your friends and family around the pool all summer long! Celebrate with cookouts, sunset swims and luaus all in the comfort of your own backyard.

Meet with a professional design team to create a swimming pool custom-tailored to complement your home’s unique architecture and highlight key features in your backyard’s landscape. Take advantage of a single payment mortgage to include your pool and home as one. Make it your own by adding a tanning ledge. Waterfalls make a great raised hot tub. Design your pool to reflect your needs and personality!

Swimming pools are approximately 13’ x 22’ which includes a 70’ perimeter of any shape with 300 sf brushed concrete deck and 6” waterline tiles.

Your new pool will also include: Excavation, Pump & Filter, Plumbing, Steel, Gunite, Timeclock with Freezeguard, 500 Watt Light.

Take a look at our model home pools to get some ideas of your own. Which one is your favorite?

Estates of Verona - McKinney, TX

Estates of Verona

Greenspoint - Prosper, TX

Greenspoint

Grand Estates at Northlake Hills - Irving, TX

Grand Estates at Northlake Hills



Click here for more of our current promotions!

*This offer is an allowance that may be used toward the purchase of a pool to be installed by a third party pool builder after closing.  The Pool allowance is available on new homes to-be-built at participating neighborhoods and may not be available due to lot size or site conditions. The Pool allowance is not available on Showcase Homes or in Jackson Hills, Enclave at Emerald Forest, Parkside, Mansfield National, Fountains of LakeRidge, Westchester Vistas, Mira Lagos, Grand Peninsula, Chadwick Farms, Seventeen Lakes, Frisco Hills, Savannah, Dominion at Panther Creek, Shiloh Ranch, The Tribute, Traditions of Frisco. The pool allowance of up to $20,000 will be escrowed at closing. In lieu of using the allowance for a pool, the purchaser may apply the $20,000 allowance to upgraded designer options. This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion, or bonus. Grand Homes reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. See your Sales Consultant for full details.

Man Caves!

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Posted on 13th June 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

golfIt’s time to celebrate dad! This Sunday is Father’s Day and what a way to show you care than to give him his very own man cave. A man cave is a space or room in the home where dad can go to unwind after a long day without being bothered. There are tons of fabulous decorating ideas for these spaces, but the most important aspects are whether 1) the room is functional and 2) it caters to dad’s favorite things. Grand Home owners have the option to use their LifeSpace to create dad’s sanctuary. Here are a few ideas we love!

sportsLet dad practice his putting in peace with his very own golf-themed space complete with putting green, golf inspired décor…and if you’re really fancy, a golf simulator! Use old golf clubs, balls, tees etc. to bring the clubhouse feel to dad. Don’t forget a TV! Dads love TVs.

Speaking of TVs, is dad always missing great plays while he’s flipping from one game to the next? Solve this problem by creating a sports-lovers paradise complete with multiple TVs, some comfy leather chairs and sports memorabilia. Heck, you could even add a football field themed carpet or a basketball-style wood floor and hang a basketball hoop from the wall. Load up a bar with snacks and drinks and he’ll be in heaven!

Does your dad like to keep things simple? Put his favorite pieces of furniture and his most prized possessions in one room and leave him in peace. No theme needed. Spend this Father’s Day asking dad what he would like in his dream room and get to know him a little bit better. Check out our man cave Pinterest board more of our favorite ideas!bar

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