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!
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.
Plus, can we all agree that the shape of our state is just perfect?
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:
- San Jose, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Denver, CO
- Seattle, WA
- Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (HEY, that’s US!)
- Los Angeles, CA
- Portland, OR
- Sacramento, CA
- Nashville, TN
- Boston, MA
Read Zillow’s original blog HERE
Our new model home at Bower Ranch in Mansfield has been open for a few weeks now. We’re really excited because it is one of our newest plans – the Downton Abbey!
The Downton Abbey is a five bedroom plan (with a sixth bedroom option) that features a jaw-dropping double curved staircase at the entry, customizable LifeSpace that can be used as a private study or guest suite with full bath on one side of the house with living and dining rooms on the opposite side. Once you cross under the magnificent staircase you’ll find yourself in the vaulted family room. You’ll love huge windows that allow for plenty of natural light and you can stay warm by the gas fireplace in winter.
The open floorplan allows for an easy transition from the family room to gourmet kitchen which boasts granite slab countertops, built in stainless steel appliances, a gas cooktop and an island/breakfast bar. Also, underneath the stairs you’ll find a wine room with a wet bar that will be perfect for a housewarming party! When designing the rooms downstairs, our interior designer, Jill Noble, credits Ralph Lauren Home as her inspiration with the master bath being her favorite room in the house due to the “wow factor.” This luxurious retreat boasts an oasis drop in tub with separate shower, separate his and her vanities and double doors to the huge walk in closet!
Upstairs, you will be able to look over the family room from the gameroom which dead ends into the cozy media room. From the gameroom you can choose to add a loft that will connect to a hallway leading to three bedrooms. This home was definitely designed to entertain. Inspired by the Ritz-Carlton upstairs, Noble used a combination of stylish, contemporary furniture, vintage pieces and classical wood to create a lounge-type ambiance in the common areas. Each bedroom was designed with a different theme – surfing using weathered surfing artwork, trendy-prep with hanging initials and chevron print bed clothes and vintage cars with the front of a car driving through the wall and real working headlights!
When decorating your own home, Noble advises to, “always consider the function of the room before choosing statement pieces.” Her favorite statement piece in this model happens to be the large oval dining table in the dining room. This table happens to seat eight to 10 people, perfect for a large party or having the family over for dinner. “The room is large enough to hold the piece along with a buffet, something you don’t find often outside of a custom home,” she says.
Interested in building your own Downton Abbey? Check out the floorplan and communities where we build it. Give us a call at 972-387-6087 to set up a private tour of our Bower Ranch model or any of our other communities!
The time is NOW to pick your homesite at Mira Lagos! Las Brisas is the final phase at this prestigious, master planned community and once these lots are gone there will be no more new home opportunities here.
This new phase 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. This particular Grand Homes neighborhood features a pocket park, a vista park and a linear park with homesites backed to a trail system.
A few of the amenities at this fantastic community include playgrounds, swimming pools, three amenity centers, ponds and hike and bike trails – some of which lead right to the lake! As if living on the shores of Joe Pool Lake doesn’t already supply plenty of recreation opportunities, Mira Lagos has great clubs and activities for residents including Girl’s Night Out, a poker club and more!
Mira Lagos is located within the highly sought-after Mansfield School District and is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth. Grand Homes here currently run from the $300s to $500s and feature our unique, semi-custom open floorplans that boast 3 to 6 bedroom options and run from approximately 2080 to 5345 square feet. We’re sure to have something that will meet your family’s needs!
Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity. Give us a call at 972-387-6087 to set up a private tour or visit GrandHomes.com for more information!
Happy New Year and welcome to The Ridge at Indian Creek! Our newest luxury community is located at the corner of Old Denton Road and Carrollton Parkway in Carrollton.
The Ridge offers single-family, open floor plan homes with granite countertops, wood floors, vaulted ceilings and customizable LifeSpaces. Our unique and dramatic floor plans are the most energy-efficient in the area with all of our homes boasting the official Energy Star logo. This ensures that our homeowners will receive savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features or comfort.
Not only are our homes fabulous, but so is the location! A one-acre neighborhood park will supply hours of easy access fun for resident children. There are plenty of opportunities for golfing near-by and Lewisville Lake, shopping and entertainment are close at hand. Plus, easy access to Highway 121 will get you anywhere in DFW in a snap.
Carrollton has been named one of SafeWise’s 50 Safest Cities in Texas, ranked #4 in Economic Development by Dallas Business Journal and was listed the 3rd Best Place to Live in America by Areavibes among plenty of other awards and accolades. What’s not to love?
Don’t miss out on Pre-Grand Opening pricing! Make an appointment to come see our re-engineered floor plans today by calling 972-387-6087.
We are proud to announce the Grand Opening of our latest model at Harrington Mills in Plano! We are so excited to offer homes in this family friendly neighborhood in highly sought after Plano ISD. With the choice of executive or estate sized lots, we are able to offer a large selection of homes to fit everyone’s needs.
This model features several award-winning designs that make our homes unique, such as Life Spaces, children’s retreats and wine cellars, as well as our signature features, such as an open floor plan and old-world inspired stonework. This stunning home is rich with dark wood tones on the floor and ceiling, and has the perfect amount of interesting detailing throughout to keep your eye moving. (more…)
Little Elm, TX— Grand Homes and the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas invite members of the community to attend a dedication celebration of their fourth Home for HOPE. The dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 4th from Noon until 1 p.m. at 14117 Sparrow Hill, Little Elm, TX 75068.
The charity home has been built by Grand Homes as part of their new Frisco Hills community, at the edge of Little Elm and Frisco, just south of 380, at FM423 and Gibbs Rd. Grand Homes’ trade partners – subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants – have donated or discounted their labor, materials, and services to help secure a large donation upon the sale of the home. The donation from the sale of the home, priced in the $290,000s, will benefit HOPE International, a microfinance network dedicated to alleviating world poverty by providing financial services for impoverished families. The house can be purchased by contacting the sales manager at the Frisco Hills location at 469.400.0200. The impact of HOPE International and Homes for HOPE can be seen online at www.youtube.com/hopeinternational. (more…)
It’s official! Construction has started on Grand Homes’ third Home for Hope. The ceremony kicked off on Wednesday morning in Savannah, TX as several members of the community came out to show their support for the only Hope Home in Dallas. (more…)
We are doing it again! Grand Homes is excited to announce the groundbreaking of our third Home for Hope!
We invite members of the community to attend the celebration at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 25th at 821 Auburn Court, Savannah, TX.
The charity home will be built by Grand Homes as part of the Savannah community in Denton County. Grand Homes’ trade partners will donate or discount their labor, materials, and services to help secure a large donation upon the sale of the home. The overhead and profit, priced in the $220,000s, will benefit HOPE International, a microfinance network dedicated to alleviating world poverty by providing financial services for impoverished families.
The house can be purchased at any phase of construction – even pre-sold to allow the customer to make the house uniquely their own. The impact of HOPE International and Homes for HOPE can be seen online at www.youtube.com/hopeinternational.
HOPE’s primary service is the provision of microloans in 12 of the world’s most desperate countries. Starting at only $50, these loans enable entrepreneurs to start or expand their small businesses, creating a steady income that will lift their families out of poverty. Across the country, Homes for HOPE has reached out to over 100 builders, and Grand Homes has answered the call a third time to participate in the initiative that allows builders to have a worldwide impact simply by doing what they do best: building homes!