Stunning Model Home For Sale in Keller

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Posted on 26th July 2016 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |For Sale |Keller |Model Home |Real Estate News |Texas

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We are closing out our Silverleaf community in Keller, which means this is your last chance to get in. There are only 4 homes left, including the model home for sale.  This community features open common areas, a playground, and mature Oak trees. Active families will enjoy the athletic leagues for children and adults to join, plus there are a variety of family events to attend year round. If this community sounds ideal for you and your family then come visit us today, inventory is going fast!

Speaking of inventory, check out this gorgeous Model home that could be all yours!

  • Sq Ft apx: 5,463
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Living Areas: 5
  • Dining Areas: 2
  • Garages: 3

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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.

2014 Energy Star Market Leader

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Posted on 22nd April 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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estarGrand Homes has been recognized as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader for our commitment to ensure that our homes are energy efficient.

To receive this award, our homes must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that require an integrated approach to design combined with tried-and-true best building practices. Upon completion, each home must undergo third-party inspection of energy performance to guarantee that it is at least 30% more efficient than typical new homes built today.

We have taken the next step in building the best home for our customers by using only the best materials for our homes including radiant barrier roof decking, 2 x 6 wall construction rather than 2 x 4, 16 SEER HVAC systems, vinyl Low E windows, R-38 Ceiling insulation and more! All of this so our customers can experience lower utility bills, higher resale value and a greater comfort level knowing their home is protecting the environment.

In the past year, we have contributed to 509 ENERGY STAR certified homes being added to the market. This is equivalent to eliminating the emissions from 181 vehicles, saving 923,835 lbs of coal and planting 713 acres of trees.

Visit grandhomes.com for more information on our award winning homes.

Energy Star Certified

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Posted on 22nd April 2013 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homeowner Tips

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Happy Earth Day! As an Energy Star partner since 2006, Grand Homes has dedicated itself over the recent years to create homes that not only improve the lives of our customers, but  our planet.  Because of our efforts in protecting the environment and promoting energy efficient construction,  the EPA recognized Grand Homes in 2009 and 2011 with the Energy Star Leadership in Housing Award.  We have worked hard to constantly be improving our materials, processes and standards to build something that is energy efficient and safe.

So what does it mean to be an Energy Star partner, or to build an energy efficient home?  To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes. (more…)

What to Look for in an Energy Efficient Home

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Posted on 19th October 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips

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These days, most of us are trying to be more eco-concious. Whether it’s recycling paper or conserving water we have tried to find small ways to decrease our impact on the planet, and we want our houses to do the same.

If you have been shopping for green homes in Dallas you have probably noticed a dramatic increase in energy-efficient options over the last couple years.  Customers buying new homes in Dallas, and across the country, are becoming more environmentally savvy, and builders are making an effort to keep up with the times, creating both traditional and custom homes Dallas residents can be confident are energy-efficient and environmentally sound.  So what features should you be looking for when shopping for your next energy-efficient home?

  • Look for Energy Star Compliance.  Appliances, light fixtures and other electronic devices should be Energy Star compliant, and so should the building materials.
  • HVAC Systems.  A non-ozone depleting HVAC system is good for the environment, your family, and your budget.  A good HVAC system will be 16 SEER or higher.
  • Superior Insulation. Green homes must be insulated in a way that keeps them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. R-22 wall insulation(R-19 Batts with R-3 Sheathing) does just that, and R-38 blown fiberglass insulation fills in the gaps and insulates the attic.
  • Radiant Barrier Roof Decking . A radiant barrier roof can deflect up to ninety-seven percent of the sun’s rays, lowering attic temperatures by about thirty degrees.
  • Energy-Efficient Windows. Super efficient, low-E, double paned, insulated vinyl windows are a must for green homes, because they use improved frames and protective coatings to reduce air infiltration and radiant heat flow. Windows should let in light, not heat.
  • Tankless Water Heater. Tankless hot water heaters can save you up to forty percent on your energy costs, while providing you with exactly as much hot water as you need, reducing wasted energy used when heating large amounts of water.
  • Digital Programmable Thermostats.  Save money with the touch of  a button by setting your thermostat based on your heating and cooling needs. You can save over thirty percent on your utility bills.

When it comes to custom homes, Grand Homes is a company with a longstanding reputation for excellence. With over twenty-five years of experience building new homes in Dallas-Fort Worth, Grand Homes is well versed in how to build energy efficient, eco-conscious homes.  Contact us today so we can help you achieve your green home!

Preparing Your Home for Summer

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Posted on 17th May 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homeowner Tips

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We have had a great Spring, haven’t we?  Normally by this time of year we’ve already experienced weeks of 90 degree temperatures.  But here we are in mid-May and over-night temperatures are still dropping into the upper-sixties.  It’s great. 

But, unfortunately this will not last forever, and soon enough the heat of summer will hit us like Josh Hamilton hits a baseball: hard.  And we all know the worst part of summer isn’t the fact that you’re sweating by 9am, it’s the fact that your utility bills  double, and sometimes triple, in efforts to keep your house cool.

So we’re here to offer some energy-efficient tips and tricks on how you, your house and your wallet can find some relief from the summer heat.  Most of these tips will be very routine and easy, but we will also throw in some larger undertakings for anyone feeling up to it.  Lets get started! (more…)

Top Reasons to Use Grand Homes as Your Builder

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Posted on 10th May 2012 by Grand_Homes in Homebuyer Tips

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Grand Homes has been serving families in the DFW area for over 25 years.  In that time it has evolved, grown and changed in several ways in order to stay current with the market, and to ensure that every customer’s’ needs and expectations are met and exceeded.  Grand homes has committed itself to a business model that delivers the highest quality product at the greatest value.

If you are looking to build or purchase a home in the DFW area it is important that you select a builder you can trust with you home, your life and your family.  So join us as we look at a few of the many reasons Grand Homes should be the one to serve your home-building needs. (more…)

Grand Homes earns Energy Star Award

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Posted on 20th May 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

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Grand Homes is pleased to have earned the Energy Star Leadership in Housing Award for 2011! Not only is Grand Homes America’s Best Builder, it is now offering the “Best Built” homes through added energy features and quality construction.

The Energy Star award recognizes Grand’s work in protecting the environment and promoting energy efficient construction by building more than 336 energy star homes last year.

As an Energy Star partner, Grand Homes strives to save you money on your energy bill with features like Radiant Roof decking, 2×6 wall construction, 30-year architectural shingles, Vinyl Low E windows and much more.

Estimated savings on your energy bill are as much as 17% savings over other new homes and as much as 40% energy savings over the average pre-owned home.

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