Grand Homes Recommends Making a List for First Time Home Buyers


Posted on 14th December 2016 by Grand_Homes in Homebuyer Tips

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If you’re a first time home buyer, we at Grand Homes recommend that you first make a list of all the things that you look for in an ideal home. This will not only save you time and effort, but it will also help you get exactly what you want—and perhaps even more. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, how else would you know that you’ve found the one, right?

Other that the most common factors like location, neighborhood or community, nearby establishments and facilities, garage, and of course, price, below are some of our suggestions:

1. Space. How much space will you be needing? Consider the number of bedrooms, the size of the kitchen and living room, and the number of toilet and bath. If you like entertaining, then you would need a large enough space to accommodate your usual number of guests, plus a few unexpected extras. You may also want to consider having an extra bedroom for the occasional stay-in guests.

2. Garden, patio, and balcony. If you like the outdoors, then you should definitely consider a home with a nice garden and patio, and even a balcony for those days when you want some fresh air but don’t want to step outside the house. Also consider the landscaping, if any.

If you’d like to view our ready-for-occupancy homes, please feel free to get in touch with Grand Homes at your convenience.

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We’re Definitely a Sellers’ Market


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


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.

texas-tortilla-chip-in-tomatillo-soupPlus, 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:

  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

Back to School


Posted on 3rd September 2013 by Grand_Homes in Homebuyer Tips |Homeowner Tips

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Kids are back in school, and the days of no homework, projects or book reports are gone. With a nice break for even a couple of months, getting back into a routine and staying organized can seem over-whelming and chaotic.  How will you balance assignments, extra-curricular activities and meals, and maintain your sanity?  Grand Homes has responded to the challenge.  Our homes are designed to help you and your family stay organized, so we wanted to share some of our most functional spaces, and give tips to help you manage your home effectively.

This space in the Grand Homes model in Parker is conveniently located in the kitchen and can serve as a functional space for mom and kids alike.  It is well lit, has a large work surface, and has lots of storage – perfect for homework, projects and day-to-day organizing.  The kitchen is the heart of the home, and this desk area allows for kids or mom to get work done while still being accessible if needed.

Home management centers like this are great places to post all calendars of school activities, assignment due dates, sports games, meetings, vacations, and lunch menus.  Everyone can update and check schedules easily, and it helps you stay on top of things and start establishing a routine. (more…)

Lifespace Designs at Shiloh Ranch


Posted on 11th June 2013 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips

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Grand Homes is excited to announce the newest Lifespace Home Designs at Shiloh Ranch in McKinney!  These homes are designed to meet and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our customers, offering well-thought out specialty rooms and central spaces for family living and entertaining. With features like outdoor living areas, web parlors, children’s retreats and 3 car-garages, our home buyers  have the option of customizing their home in a way that is perfectly suited for their family. There is also a large selection of over-sized home sites for our home buyers to choose from, helping to complete the customizable-home-experience. (more…)

Harrington Mills Grand Opening!


Posted on 8th May 2013 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Grand Openings |Homebuyer Tips |Real Estate News

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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…)

Fourth HOPE Home: That’s a Wrap!


Posted on 10th April 2013 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips |Real Estate News

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The HOPE House is officially complete! Last Thursday afternoon we held the Dedication Ceremony and Luncheon at the HOPE House homesite in Little Elm, TX.  Due to chilly, overcast weather the ceremony was held indoors, but it allowed for a more intimate and congregated setting perfect for celebrating the completion of such a thoughtful home, and for honoring all of the tremendous work Grand Homes and its’ trade partners accomplished in order to help those in need.  It was great to see all of the support for the completed project as several members of the community, city delegates and vendor reps came out for the event. (more…)

Growth in Texas Not Slowing Down


Posted on 15th March 2013 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips

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The explosive growth across Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and much of Texas isn’t slowing down.

The DFW metropolitan area recorded the largest increase in the nation from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012, adding 131,879 people, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today.

The 2 percent uptick pushed the Metroplex population to 6,700,991.

Since the April 1, 2010, census, DFW’s growth spurt is even more impressive: The population has increased by 4.3 percent, or 274,781 people. (more…)

Grand Homes Design Trends


Posted on 29th January 2013 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips

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When you purchase a Grand Home in it’s early phases you have the opportunity to customize any thing from stone/brick and cabinetry to  flooring and color schemes.  This is one of the services that makes buying one of our homes truly unique, and it’s one of our customers’ favorite parts of the home-buying process.  Because the Design Studio appointment is such a valued experience for both our customers and us, we decided to find out more about it.

We recently made a visit to our Design Studio to talk to some of our Consultants about what finishes and features our customers were selecting.  With the plethora of options to choose from,  we wanted to know what was most popular among granite and tile, wood and carpet and so on.   What did we discover?  Our customers have great taste! Here is a little recap of our findings. :) (more…)

Great News in Wylie!


Posted on 20th December 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips |Real Estate News

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Many of the people drawn to Wylie are there because of it’s great schools, rural charm and close proximity to two of the largest lakes in the DFW area- Ray Hubbard and Lavon.  It is also one of the safest and most rapidly developing cities in the metroplex.  What’s not to like?

But, while it may be an ideal place for growing families who love outdoor recreation,  those things combined generally makes for a lot of STUFF.  You have kid stuff, household stuff, sports stuff,  lawn stuff, cars, boats, four-wheelers and other toys that require space and storage options.  Where is it going to go??

We have a solution.  Grand Homes has released a brand new line of homes that were designed specifically and exclusively for our customers in Wylie!  These homes will not only have extensive storage inside the home, they will all come  equipped with a 3 CAR GARAGE.  So now there is room for that new riding lawn mower you’ve been eying, and space for the jet ski you’re going to surprise your kids with for Christmas. Your days of cramped, cluttered and bursting-at-the-seams storage days are gone.

And this isn’t even the best news.  You can have a brand new, customizable, 3-car garage home for only $853 a month! Because as much as we want you to be comfortable in your home, we want you to be comfortable in your life.  Because we love you!  So don’t delay!  Call today or visit our model at Parkside – Wylie!

Americans on the Move


Posted on 5th December 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips |Real Estate News

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Joel Kotkin, a respected contributor to on urban issues, recently wrote an article about the migration patterns of Americans and where they are moving.  He predicts the population growth over the next few decades will be largely concentrated “to lower-cost, less regulated and generally less dense regions,” and because of this he places Texas as one of the biggest gainers.  What does this mean for Texas and other booming “Sun-Belt States?” Here are the highlights from the article.  (Here is the article in full).


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