Monday, March 16, 2015

Why Buy a New Home?

What are the benefits of Buying a New Home instead of an existing home are many. This article will give you all the reasons we can think of for buying a new home. Perhaps a new home is the best option for you?

Energy Efficiency

Newer homes are built to be more energy efficient than ever with high-tech materials and advances. You can save money on your utility bills with a new home as compared with an existing home. Features such as low flow plumbing and vinyl Low E insulated glass windows.

Master Planned Communities

Buying a new home gives you the benefits of the new master planned community features with amenities such as community pools, splash parks, golf courses, green space, hike and bike trails, community centers, sports fields and even fishing lakes (where available).

New Schools

The schools in newly developed areas are almost always new. Many of the master-planned communities have new schools within the neighborhood, allowing your kids to be close by and make life-long friends who live on their block. Newer schools are often in better school districts with Recognized or Exemplary rankings and lower teacher/student ratio.

Make it Your Own

When you buy a new home you often have the chance to pick out your own materials for maximum aesthetic appeal. You can choose the type of wood floors you want, the cabinet colors, tile colors and numerous other selections and upgrades.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

New Home Builder Amenities

Home builders in Light Farms have some new features that many people like. Some of these features come standard depending on the builder you choose. These features can also be upgrades or special customizations.

Quartz Counter Tops - Highland Homes

Considered the "new granite," engineered quartz counter tops are all the rage and come in a variety of styles and colors. Engineered quartz is a new alternative to natural stone slabs. These counter tops are Created with a large percentage of ground natural quartz – one of the hardest minerals on earth – and a smaller percentage of polymer resin and pigments. When bound together, the resulting material is extremely durable, resembling traditional types of kitchen countertops materials like granite and marble. Yet engineered quartz is more uniform. Built to last for generations.

Bump Out Cabinets - Shaddock Homes 

 Bump out sinks and cook tops are available with Shaddock Homes. Some customization can also be made to the Drees Home as well. The bump out feature is not only appealing aesthetically, but is also considered very comfortable and it gives you more space. Some sinks are "double-bumped." Ask your builder which options are available.

Designated Home Work Areas - Highland Homes

Highland Homes offers unique dedicated study area desks for children to do homework. Help your children get ready for the real world. The home work space upstairs gives children a place to focus on home work without distractions. Your child can spread out his or her home work and make use of the built in cabinets and shelves. The work spaces are out in the open, but offer a significant amount of privacy. Specially designed spaces for school supplies, paper products, computers, as well as ample desk space. A great place for your children to stay organized and focused for optimal living.

Outdoor Rooms - Drees Homes

Shaddock Homes Light Farms

shaddock homes light farms

  • Shaddock Homes has been building in DFW for 45 years.
  • Builds homes in $400s-$600s.
  • Builds locally only.

Shaddock Homes Light Farms Features 
  • Priced from the $410s+
  • 3200 - 5000 sq ft
  • 70 X 130 Lot Sizes>
  • Light Farms Area: Grange
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Vinyl Low E Windows
  • Radiant Barrier Roof Decking
  • Energy Star 16 Seer HVAC
  • OS-SIS Sheathing
  • Rannai Tankless Hot Water Heater
  • Elegant 8’ Knotty Alder 2 panel front door 
  • Cedar clad Garage Doors w/quiet motor
  • 30 year architectural grade shingles
  • Full sod and automated sprinkler
  • Master Suite: Quartz w/under-mount sink
  • Satin nickel finish Delta© Faucets
  • Designer tile on floors & walls
  • Custom 42" Cabinets with choice of Stain (Kitchen)
  • Extensive Recessed Lighting
  • Varying Height Kitchen Upper Cabinets
  • Cook-Top Bump Out 
  • Personalized Decorator Consultation for color selections
  • Elegant two piece 5 ¼” paint grade base trim – 1st floor
  • 3 ¼” paint grade base trim – 2nd floor & garag
  • Crown molding in Foyer, Formal Dining, Formal Living and Study
  • Oak starter step on main staircase
  • Elegant 8’ 2-panel Cheyenne Plank, 6 panel
  • Designer tile in Foyer, Kitchen, Nook, Master Bath, Master Water Closet, Powder Bath, Utility, Secondary Bathroom Vanities and Wet Areas
  • Satin nickel interior door levers
  • 4 cable and 4 CAT 5 telephone outlets
  • Block and pre-wire in family room, study, all bedrooms, game room, and media room (per plan)
  • Name brand carpet with ½” carpet pad
  • Distinctive stained carved wood handrail and newel post on stairways with elegant wrought iron balusters
  • Square Edge Natural Quartz vanity tops with under mount sink on all 1st & 2nd floor baths
  • Inviting 42” fireplace with tile surround and gas starter
  • Single stage paint grade mantle with decorative legs (per plan)
  • 7.1 stereo surround wiring in opt. media room
  • Full Security system switched at all exterior doors and operable windows with two keypads
  • Honeywell Touch screen programmable thermostats
  • Termite foundatioin pre-treatment
  • Poly-seal insulation at all electrical and plumbing wall penetrations and lumber wall base plates
  • Weyerhaeuser 3/4” EdgeGold floor panels-50 year limited warranty
  • Electronically controlled fresh air intake
  • Return air with passive jump duct systems

Darling Homes Light Farms

Darling Homes - Light Farms Features 
  • $398K - $498K
  • 2600 - 4400 sq ft
  • 1 Year Builder's Warranty

Drees Homes Light Farms

Drees Homes - Light Farms Features 

  • 9 Floor Plans, 1 Decorated Model, 5 Quick Move-Ins

Highland Homes Light Farms

Highland Homes - Light Farms Features

Privately held, family owned and operated, Highland Homes has been building homes in Texas for 29 years.
  • $300s to High $400s
  • 2400 - 3200 sq ft
  • Energy Certified
  • Stone Fireplaces

American Legend Homes Light Farms

American Legend Homes - Light Farms Features 

  • 32" Cabinets in White or Oak
  • Radiant Barrier
  • Low E-Windows
  • Moen Fixtures
  • 50' & 60' Lots
  • Wrought Iron Spindles 

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Light Farms New Homes Celina

Welcome to the Light Farms Celina, TX blog by Jenna Ryan, Realtor! We are excited about this fabulous new community where you can get the new home of your dreams from Dallas area Homebuilders such as Drees, Highland Homes, Shaddock Homes, Darling Homes and American Legend. Light Farms is located off the Tollway, just 5 miles (approx) North of Hwy 380 (University).

Light Farms boasts an incredible HOA which covers a massive family pool complete with slides, huge club house / community center and a fully equipped gym.