Floor Plan Friday- Mooreville by Pulte Homes

Happy Friday! The Mooreville by Pulte Homes is a gorgeous floor plan offering 3-5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms starting at 2,640 square feet. This two-story floor plan has most of the rooms on the first floor with the game room and bedrooms/bath upstairs and option for more! Open family gathering area with large kitchen that includes over-sized island. Pulte offers so many great upgrade options including extending the window in the master’s suite. The storage in the garage is a huge plus, as well. This spacious floor plan has to much to offer, definitely a must-see!
Pulte Homes is currently building this floor plan in Auburn Hills, which is master-planned community located in McKinney but is Prosper ISD. Large pond, walking trails, community pool and park are just a few of the great amenities in this community.Call us today at 214-620-0411 for more info and to see this community, builder, and floor plan in person!

New Neighborhood Spotlight: Trinity Falls

In northwest McKinney and on the banks of the Trinity River you will find Trinity Falls– a 1,700-acre master planned community. With multiple builders, tons of great amenities, fun community events, miles of hike-and-bike trails and more than 450 acres of open space, all just a short drive from historic Downtown McKinney.

Trinity Falls has current amenities and future amenities coming soon! Currently they have a residents-only clubhouse, pavilion with fireplace, pool, splash area, parks, and walking trails. There is a future McKinney ISD elementary school site with adjoining park as well as future fishing piers, canoe and kayak launch, disc golf course and even an onsite McKinney fire and EMS facility. So much more in this community coming soon!! In addition to 20 miles of hike-and-bike trails there will also be a 300-acre park as the centerpiece of this community.

The home builders currently building in Trinity Falls include Ashton Woods Homes, Beazer Homes, Emerald Homes, Gehan Homes, Highland Homes, Meritage Homes, and Plantation Homes. So many great builders and floor plans to choose from.

For your VIP tour of this community along with any builders and floor plans, give us a call at 214-620-0411. This neighborhood is definitely a MUST-SEE!!

Back to School….Who is Ready?

Oh Summer….how we all love you! With less responsibilities and more time for fun in the sun and relaxing….who would not love Summer? But all good things must come to an end, until next time. Going back to school means back to schedules and routines, less time for fun in the sun and relaxation.

Here are some tips to help you get started now to help make the transition a smooth one…or as smooth as it can be!

You have heard this one before….start waking up earlier! – For many students, Summer means staying late and sleeping in until late everyday. If you start slowly and set your alarm a bit earlier to begin the process of getting back into the swing of things now, it will help. Even a week out, it is better to go from 10 to 9 and then 8 for bedtime at night and even wake up in morning. Gradually moving the alarm up means less of a shock to the system once the school year starts….for students and parents!

Get shopping done now! – Get a head start on back to school shopping for new clothes and supplies, if needed. Don’t wait until last minute as you will find yourself in a rush more than if you started just a few days sooner. Tax-free weekend can be a nice savings but also means crowds, so look for those sales some retail stores have prior to tax-free weekend. When shopping for school supplies, if unable to find a certain item…no worries, even waiting until you meet your students teacher might help as they can help advise on where to find what you are looking for.

Lunch planning! – Think ahead to that first week of school and beyond to plan lunches for your students. Getting a jump start on a lunch menu for packed lunches, while asking your student for ideas or loading money on the lunch card now, will save you that school day emergency. One less worry to plan ahead for!

Prep your students now! – As we are headed back to school, remind your students that Summer is ending and now is the time to put those thinking caps back on. Make this an exciting time for them as they are getting to know a new teacher, a new class, and a even a while new grade level. Some students may be nervous about this new school year, so helping to set your student up for success now as you talk about what a great school year this will be for all, will give your student that added encouragement. We are, after all, our students biggest cheerleaders!

Remember to still relax! – There is still a few days left. While it is important to prepare, there is still a lot of sun to experience this Summer! Have fun and enjoy the last few days of Summer break. Even after school starts, give yourself a pat on the back for getting that head start and relax knowing you are prepared.

With schedules and routines of back to school along with added evening activities-  this can be an adjustment that could take days or a few weeks to fully conquer. You are not alone! Just like you do during the Summer, continue to make those memories throughout the year.

Until next time, Summer…..

Floor Plan Friday- Plan 552 with Highland Homes

If you are looking for the perfect one-story home, look no further! Plan 552 by Highland Homes is a one-story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a study in 2,041 square feet. Split bedrooms gives the secondary bedrooms towards the front of the home. The study is tucked away behind garage for the perfect quiet area. If you need a 4th bedroom and 3rd bathroom no problem….there is an option for that in place of a study. There is even an option to add a powder bath!! Large family room and with spacious kitchen with over-sized island is perfect for entertaining guests. There are even great options to extend patio and master suite, as you find that area is spacious as well! Laundry room close to master suite is an added bonus. Plan 552 has so many great features all in one-story, this is a must-see floor plan!

Highland Homes is currently building this plan in Artesia, located in Prosper and Prosper ISD. Artesia offers big city conveniences while still giving that small town living. Complete with fitness center, pool, splash park and trails Artesia has many great amenities to offer. Call us today at 214-620-0411 for your VIP tour!

Floor Plan Friday- Plan 5075 by Darling Homes

Take a look at this beautiful 5075 floor plan by Darling Homes!! 3,892 square foot home offering 5 bedrooms, 4-1/2 baths in two-stories has so much space! This gorgeous lay out has the guest suite downstairs with spacious master suite tucked at the back of the home. Instead of the front of the home, the study downstairs is nestled between master and family room for great location to view the large covered patio and back yard. Beautiful features such as the round banisters that welcome you upstairs to a game room and 3 additional bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. So much room and laid out perfectly for living and entertaining. This floor plan also offers a 3 car garage with several additional upgrade options. Definitely a must-see!
Darling is currently building this floor plan in the Willowcreek part of Auburn Hills in McKinney. Located close to highway 380 in Prosper ISD, this community offers a community pool, playground, lake, and walking trails to name a few amenities! Great location with so much to offer, call us today at 214-620-0411 for your VIP tour of this community and all of the floor plans available!

Staging Your Outdoor Space

If your house is on the market or if you are thinking of selling soon, don’t forget to stage the outdoor living area. These areas can be almost as important as the house to some buyers during their home search. As it heats up this Summer, highlight those outdoor living areas whether it is a deck or patio.

Here are a few simple ways to help:

 

Clean it up! Make sure the outdoor areas are spotlessly clean, a power wash can go a long way for outdoor furniture, patios, and decks.  You want this area to be an asset to the home buyer not just another area that they need to clean and maintain, one that really pops and catches their eye. This also means de-clutter to open up the space as well.

Keep it maintained!  If you have a deck, make sure it is freshly painted and stained.  While doing this, repair any decking or loose patio pavers while making sure furniture itself is looking good, too.  Even painted metal or wood furniture can be quick to paint with a spray can to touch up where needed. Or add a whole new fresh coat. Maintain the look of all that you have set up. If you have any stairs or railings, make sure they are not loose and make sure any lighting is fully functioning.

Keep it functional!  During showings, whenever possible make sure to have umbrellas up and cushions in place. Keep your outdoor area show ready, fully functioning and to the full potential.  Of course this is weather permitting…but show ready for a back porch/patio is just as important.

Stage for maximum appeal! Many buyers seek not only that functioning space but one they can entertain in, as well. For maximum appeal when showing your outdoor area, have it set as if it was ready to entertain and with color that pops. Think of shade needed, color pops with cushions, rugs, pillows, even table decor on the table.  Every added touch will give that feel of “home” and one that the buyer will want to come back to.

So many great ways to utilize staging in your outdoor areas. Adding that pop of color with a planter, flower pot, and landscape will make all the difference in how buyers see this space. Always keep that in mind when preparing to sell and if you want FREE staging with your listing give our team a call at 214-620-0411, we would love to help you buy or sell a home!

Floor Plan Friday- Brookhaven by Beazer Homes

This Friday, let’s take a look at the Brookhaven floor plan by Beazer Homes! This 2,356 square foot floor plan offers 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 bath. Downstairs is spacious with study, large  family room with open kitchen with eat up bar. The secluded master suite has various options for the bathroom with large walk in closet. Upstairs you will find the two secondary bedrooms as well as additional loft space, perfect for game room or sitting area. So much to offer in this great floor plan, Beazer has great options to add personality including making the study downstairs a fifth bedroom! Definitely a must-see!!
Beazer is currently building this floor plan in the Prestwyck community in McKinney but is in Prosper ISD. Prestwyck is a master-planned community featuring convenient location off 380 as well as community pool and playground. Call us today at 214-620-0411 for your VIP tour!!

Floor Plan Friday- Newport by Stonehollow Homes

The Newport floor plan by Stonehollow Homes is a beautiful 5 bedrooms, 4-1/2 bath floor plan. Walking into this floor plan you are welcomed into the inviting front entry with a grand stair case. Perfect guest suite downstairs with a study. The spacious kitchen has endless counter-top with a butlers pantry AND wine grotto option. Perfect space for entertaining and open to the living area. Large master suite offers an over-sized master closet. Upstairs with the game room and media room are three bedrooms and two baths. This floor plan has it all!! Stonehollow Homes builds beautiful homes with so much personality.

Stonehollow Homes offers this floor plan in several neighborhoods in McKinney, Melissa, and Van Alstyne. Several great communities to chose from! Contact us today at 214-620-0411 for more info and we would be happy to show you all that Stonehollow Homes has to offer in person! Call for your VIP tour today!!

Free Summer Fun at Frontier Park

Time for another great FREE and fun idea for something to do this Summer! Check out Frontier Park in Prosper. Great location to pack a pic-nic lunch to enjoy with the family in the shade under the large pavilion.  After lunch, kiddos can run and have fun on the community-built playground, Windmill Playground. Enjoy the hike and bike trails as well as bring fishing poles to catch and release fish in the pond. On those extra hot days, kiddos love the splash pad as it is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year….what a great way to cool off and enjoy family fun! Great open green space as well to play catch. 
You can even reserve the pavilion at Frontier Park through the City of Prosper for parties or family gatherings. So much to see and do at this great location in Prosper….fun for the whole family!!
Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your Summer. We will have more FREE and fun Summer ideas coming your way! If you are looking to buy or sell before the Summer ends, now is still a great time! Give us a call, we would be happy to help!
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