Grand Homes’ CEO Receives Hugh Prather Award


Posted on 12th October 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

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October 4, 2012

Stephen Brooks, CEO and President of Grand Homes, Inc., was honored with the prestigious 2012 Hugh Prather Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Dallas Builders Association.

The award has been presented for the past 60 years to the builder, remodeler or developer member who has done the most for the betterment of his community, as well as being a good citizen who has worked to help others.

This award is named for the Homebuilders Association’s first President, Hugh Prather, in hopes that his principles would serve as a guide for future generations of builders.  It is not to be simply a “Builder of the Year,” but something more that reflects credit to the building industry.  Past recipients include outstanding individuals such as Dave Fox, W. W. Caruth, Jr., Robert Folsom, Fred Roach, Kent Conine, Hershel Pierce, Kenny Marchant, Tommy Ford and Harold Pollman, among others.  This group of thoughtful individuals believed that not only was it natural to try to be successful in your business and deliver the best possible product to your customers, but to also go beyond the expected and try in special ways to better the lot of his fellow man. (more…)

Top Reasons to Use Grand Homes as Your Builder


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…)

Community Feature: Pointe West


Posted on 7th February 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips |Real Estate News

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This week we’re featuring the prestigous community of Pointe West in Plano, Texas!  We have just completed construction on the last five  homes we are selling in this subdivision, and from the looks of things they won’t last long.  Not only do the homes look great, but this area of Plano is a highly sought after location for young families to settle down.  So if you have considered moving to Plano, or want to know more about this great community, join us as we take a closer look at what Pointe West has to offer. (more…)

Feature of the Week: Gamerooms


Posted on 14th December 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips

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With the holiday season being a time for families and friends to gather and enjoy one another’s company, we thought it was the perfect time to feature one of our most sought after living spaces: the gameroom.  Gamerooms are versatile spaces perfect for entertaining both adults and kids. Whether your enjoying cocktails, playing a game of pool, or playing Monopoly your gameroom is a great setting for social occasions. So lets take a look at the most fun room in the house.


Hamptons: This large scale entertaining space is great for big gatherings. The space is very functional because it is broken up into designated zones for lounging, gaming, and drink preparation, but is still very integrated so everyone feels together.

Ellingsworth: This is a more quaint entertaining space adjacent to a media room. This room is great for many different uses because there is more freedom to decide how the space will serve your needs best.

Grand Ashford: This gameroom is ideal for lounging, enjoying a beverage and having conversation. It’s also perfect for playing board games with the kids with its circular seating design.

Sorrellwood: This is a classic gameroom setup with a bar, pool table and media area.  You can enjoy the football game while you play a round of pool with your friends. This open concept makes it possible for everyone to enjoy everything at the same time.

For more information on these models and gamerooms, please visit our website at


Mortgage Rates Lowest in Decades


Posted on 16th September 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips |Homeowner Tips |Real Estate News

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Right now mortgage rates are lower than they have been in over 6 decades.  This week the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage was reduced to 4.12%, and 15-year to 3.33%.  (more…)

Newest Hope Home Underway!


Posted on 30th August 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Grand Openings |Groundbreaking

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Hope Home GroundbreakingIt’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…)

Healthiest New Home Markets – Dallas, TX


Posted on 20th April 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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Dallas New HomesIf you’re in the market for a new home in Dallas, there’s good news – Dallas was recently ranked in the top healthiest markets in the country for a new home, according to BUILDER Magazine. The Dallas metroplex added 50,800 jobs, almost a two percent increase in employment, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics named Dallas a “rebounding economy.”

Dallas continues to thrive because of the strong employment and affordable housing, drawing people and businesses here. At the year’s end the median home price was $149,000, just short of where it was during the peak of the market. More plans to develop the city’s downtown to cater to young professionals are in the works.

BUILDER Magazine expects a 52% increase in building, as builders and developers such as Grand Homes has added land to keep up with the demand for new homes in Dallas. Grand Homes is now opening new home communities in Ft. Worth, Prosper, Frisco, The Colony and Savannah.

Click here to see the full story from BUILDER magazine.

New Homesites Released in Keller


Posted on 29th September 2010 by Grand Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Grand Openings

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Nestled comfortably in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Keller is in high demand with its welcoming small-town feel, exemplary Keller ISD and ultimate quality of life. Due to the overwhelming response Newton Ranch in Keller has seen, Grand Homes is releasing a whole new array of homesites.

Limited selections of corner, cul-de-sac and oversized lots are available, offering more room to roam with the feeling of spacious, rural living. Make more space for a third car garage or extend your outdoor living space and backyard oasis. Added privacy is always a bonus. A limited time promotion is available on new lots as well, contact us to learn more.

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For relocating families, Keller is especially sought after because of the highly acclaimed school district. Keller ISD is recognized for its excellence in public education and exemplary ratings.

Grand Homes community Newton Ranch is surrounded by pastoral greenways and boasts a serene setting with an abundance of trees, nearby parks and recreation. You’ll find every convenience is close at hand as well as major roadways.

All this and a small town flavor that has remained with Keller for generations, it’s no wonder Keller was ranked #7 in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in America of 2009.

Home for HOPE Groundbreaking


Posted on 17th September 2010 by Grand Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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We’ve broke ground on our second Home for HOPE! The Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Homes for Hope, neighbors, and trade partners joined Grand Homes in McKinney as we dug up that dirt!

More than 75 attendees participating in the ground breaking, including a large group of Grand Homes’ trade partners – subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants – all donating or discounting their labor, materials, and services to help secure a large donation upon the sale of our Hope Home.

Grand Homes CEO Stephen Brooks said, “I can speak for our company team and trade partner family when I say that giving thousands of people in struggling communities around the world a chance to work themselves out of poverty is all the motivation we need!” Joining in the groundbreaking was Mike Lennon, executive director of Homes for Hope; Bob Morris, executive vice president of the HBA; and Mike Mints, Grand Homes vice president.

Bob Morris said, “Grand Homes represents the heart of our industry in doing this project…We’re very proud to be associated with them in this act of life-saving kindness.”

Thank you to BMC Select for donating our beautiful sign for the Hope Home and the vendors & homeowners who came out to support this cause!

Grand Homes will be contributing its own overhead and profit, including the donations from our trade in the final sum given to Homes for HOPE. 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.

Grand Homes Breaks Ground on another Home for HOPE


Posted on 13th September 2010 by Grand Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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Grand Homes is excited to announce the groundbreaking celebration of our second Home for HOPE! Join Grand, members of the community and the Homebuilder’s Association of Greater Dallas as we break ground on the charity home this Wednesday, Sept 15th at 10 am at 8200 Cheatham Ct. in McKinney!

This charity home will be built by Grand Homes as part of our Shiloh Ranch community. The donation from the sale of the home, priced in the $220,000s, will benefit HOPE International, a microfinance network dedicated to alleviating world poverty by providing financial services for impoverished families. Grand Homes will be contributing its own overhead and profit including donations from trade partners in the final sum given to Homes for HOPE. See the impact of HOPE International and Homes for HOPE on youtube.

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 to 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 second time to participate in the initiative that allows builders to have a worldwide impact simply by doing what they do best: building homes.

Despite a nation-wide crunch in the housing market, Stephen Brooks, CEO and owner of Grand Homes, believes in the idea of giving back. “Grand Homes has always supported, and will continue to support, many local charities to benefit the communities in which we build; Homes for HOPE allows us to have an impact beyond our own community to help eliminate poverty in areas of need throughout the world,” said Brooks.

Bob Morris, Executive Vice President of the HBA of Greater Dallas, praised the collaboration between Grand Homes and Homes for HOPE, saying, “The Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas is pleased to represent members, such as Grand Homes and Homes for HOPE, who see the value in serving the community both here in the Dallas Metroplex and abroad. It is a privilege to know that our members are making an investment in something bigger than themselves and their own financial gain. … Long-term, they are impacting lives and giving hope to generations down the road. We are excited to support and promote Homes for HOPE projects.”

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