March ended on a high note with the closing of a condo in Arlington, Texas by a college friend, Ashley Broadnax. We’ve been discussing her becoming a homeowner for years and finally she was able to do it. Congratulations Ashley!!!
Yesterday marked a new tradition for Jeremy and Chrishawn Finister as they were crowned homeowners in Arlington, Texas. They were a wonderful couple to work with and I hope their future in their new home is bright and filled with many blessings.
|Special Thanks to Chicago Title at Preston Pointe and Guild Mortgage|
|Home Sweet Home
Review from the Finisters of my service and New Avenue Realty:
Who is next to be crowned?
It is 2015 and the crowning ceremony has began for my clients. The first client to be crowned in the 2015 Year of Homeownership is Mary Earl.
Mary is a first time home buyer and purchased her castle in Sachse, TX. She was a joy to work with and it doesn’t hurt that she is a lovely member of my beloved sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
|Gift Basket provided by Mortgage Express|
Congratulations to Mary and I hope you enjoy your new home.
Check out Mary’s recommendation:
Have you been thinking about your next move? In this big move, I am talking about at the end of an expiration date. The expiration dates can vary from end of the lease, high school graduation, end of the 2014-2015 school year, etc. If your nearest expiration date for a major move is happening this summer, then you need to join me at my workshop as myself and Crystal Parkinson from Guild Mortgage discuss “Your Next Home”.
|Example of New Housing Developments in Lewisville Texas|
With the housing market being so competitive with existing homes, new construction is on the rise in the metroplex. If you haven’t noticed there are some new housing developments in Lewisville, Texas that peak beyond the Castle Hills subdivision. Below are some of the new housing developments in Lewisville:
Brookside is new subdivision built by Megatel. near Highway 121 and Interstate 35. It is a prime location in the metroplex due to its easy access to major highways. South of this subdivision is Highway 121 toll and the infamous DFW Airport.
According to Megatel,
Brookside will be home to 40 residents, surrounded by Central Park. The rolling topography is enhanced by peaceful breezes. Numerous shopping, dining and recreational venues are nearby giving the residents the benefits of quiet living while still being close to big city amenities. Home sites will start at 50 feet wide with varying depths. The homes will range in size from over 1891 square feet to over 3300 square feet. Both one story and two story homes are available.
The homes start in the mid 200s. Here’s a move-in ready home at Brookside under the Delano floorplan:
Highpoint Oaks is situated in the Highest Point of Lewisville, TX; and is right in the middle of anywhere you want to be. Lewisville and the surrounding areas host music and arts theatres, a wide variety of family entertainment options, sports and outdoor activities, golf, and a unique night life found only here in DFW. Highpoint Oaks is located minutes away from lakes, marinas, and is a summer time destination hot spot. The Texas Motor Speedway is a short trip down the conveniently located I-35E Corridor.As a great location for commuters, this community is situated just off of Sam Rayburn Tollway, and minutes from George Bush Turnpike, I-35E, 121, and I-635. Highpoint Oaks community has nearby marketplaces, restaurants, childcare and park facilities, and highly rated public, private, and charter schools.Homes will range from 2,200-3,600 square feet, feature 3 car garages and have single story, two-story, and story and a half floor plan options. The new, innovative designs offer first and second story master suites, or double owner suites. The standard features provided in this Elite Series M/I Homes collection showcase Whole Home certifications and Green Energy Star ratings, trendy decorative finishes, and plenty of options for you to create your dream home.
Wyndale Meadows is a new subdivision currently being completed by Lennar. Below is an overview by Lennar and Wyndale Meadows:
Located in Lewisville, Texas, Wyndale Meadows offers the Lakeside Collection of homes. Wyndale is just 5 minutes from Lake Lewisville and part of Lewisville ISD. Wyndale Meadows continues Lennar’s concept of Everything’s Included® Homes with included features that make every home move-in ready.– 8 different floor plan layouts– 50′-60′ homesites– Stainless steel gas appliances– Covered back patio
The mega master planned community of Lewisville is Castle Hills. As this area of Lewisville continues to grow, so does the new housing developments in Lewisville. Homes in Castle Hills range from the high 200s to the high 400s.
The following subdivisions are available in the Castle Hills master plan:
Castle Hills Reserve – David Weekley
Castle Hills Northeast – American Legend
Castle Hills West – David Weekley
Castle Hills Southeast – Highland Homes
Castle Hills Southeast – American Legend
The Villas at Castle Hills – American Legend
This new hip townhome subdivision is located in Old Town Lewisville. According to the builders at Uptown Village it is,
New construction in the heart of downtown Lewisville! The revitalization of downtown is currently underway and will feature new restaurants, dining, shopping, park, mass transit and more! Purchase one of these townhomes now before prices go up. The layout of these units are open with high-ceilings and plenty of natural light.
The brick exterior reflects the old charming downtown style and inside they are fully loaded with stainless steel appliances, granite throughout and wood floors…not to mention a full bathroom for each bedroom, plus a half-bath downstairs. The Uptown Village Townhome community will feature a dog-park, walking trail, pool and club house. Live an urban walkable lifestyle in suburbia just minutes from Plano, Carrollton, Denton and close drive to Dallas!
Check out one of the homes below:
This weather in the Dallas/Fort Worth has been for the birds. Last week consisted of all four seasons in 7 days (rain, sleet, snow, ice – oh the ice!) Unfortunately I missed the warmest day but I got to experience warmth as I traveled to Louisiana. My taste of shrimp and grits was halted by the weather in Dallas/Fort Worth. I decided to cut my trip short to head back to the metroplex before I was stuck in my college hometown of Baton Rouge or my actual hometown of Ruston.
So when Sunday came, I was already over the weather and just needed the time to myself. I will say that Saturday I trucked my way to Paradise Cove in Southlake to see my sorority sister marry the love of her life. I think I still have a natural high of that. (P.S. I love Louisiana weddings. It is different from normal ones just more of our unique culture added to it (cajun/creole food, second line, other music)).
So Sunday I decided to have a personal “Sunday Funday.” Now Sundays are my days that I have off from work so I tend to do all the things I just didn’t quite make it to throughout the week like laundry, grocery shopping, and BRUNCH. I know that is a weekend thing but I absolutely love brunch on a Sunday.
My first stop was to Coppell at Black Walnut Cafe. This has become my new all time favorite spot in Coppell. I cannot fully describe the ambiance at Black Walnut Cafe. All that I can say that if you go get the thick peppered bacon. I promise you that you will not regret it. Oh and the traditional pancakes. It is mixed with powdered sugar, butter, and has syrup on the side. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
|Black Walnut Cafe in Coppell (Denton Tap and 121 Toll)|
Next I ventured over to Flower Mound. I was headed home but after a week of rain, ice, sleet, and snow, I thought my couch wouldn’t miss me so I made my next stop to Five Below. To you reading this, why didn’t you tell me about Five Below? When I walked in, I literally felt like a kid in a candy store. There snack specials for days (Disclaimer – I am a huge snacker. My favorites are Lifesaver Wild Berries gummies, rice krispy treats, cheddar cheese and sour cream Ruffles, and the list goes on). This store was like a mix of Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree. It took some time to get me out of there.
My last journey was to grocery shop. I decided to go the Market Street in Flower Mound since I was already in the town. Immediately as I walked in the store, I realized that this one was nothing compared to the one in Coppell. I mean it had its similarities but this one was a little different. I tasted wine, I found Louisiana boiled shrimp (yes this made me happy since I missed out on shrimp and grits), and even tried the advertised burgers and fries. Market Street is the ONLY store that I am willing to try their “hot food.” If I miss their breakfast, I am highly upset.
This was a normal grocery store run for me UNTIL I saw this as I checked out: