Be a Tourist in Your Own City

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LGI Homes’ neighborhoods are located in some of America’s greatest cities. Therefore, it only makes sense for those who call these cozy communities home, to take advantage of all that is waiting for them to enjoy in their new backyards.

Atlanta, GA
Kids Exploring Atlanta Botanical Garden

Kids Exploring Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Atlanta is currently home to three LGI communities and a wealth of fun and entertainment for its residents. Perhaps one of the most exciting, particularly for those just moving into their new home, is the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This beautiful destination provides much inspiration for those wishing to start their own smaller scale garden. Although Avondale Springs, Semaphore Crossing, and Maple Park are all fairly close by, they make a great weekend trip to take in the plant collections and other heavenly natural surroundings. Family memberships start at just $99 per year, which will pay for itself in just a few visits.

Residents of Semaphore Crossing and Avondale Springs need only embark on a short jaunt to Little Five Points in Midtown Atlanta. This eclectic area features restaurants, such as The Tijuana Garage and The Vortex Bar & Grill. Enjoy some Lobster Pico Rolls, a Mexican Veggie Pizza, Borracho Nachos, or an order of Southern Fried Pickles while taking in the tantalizing tastes close to home.

Atlanta is also home to a number of sports teams, such as the Falcons, Braves, and the Hawks, plus NASCAR at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is also home to a slice of sports history in Centennial Olympic Park.

Austin, TX
Old Williamson County Jail in Georgetown

Old Williamson County Jail in Georgetown
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The North Austin community of Sonterra is located near Georgetown, Texas, a historic area full of both natural and manmade richness. Residents can enjoy picnicking alongside the luscious lagoon, known as Blue Hole, just blocks from downtown. Historic Georgetown features self-guided tours of attractions, such as the Old Williamson County Jail and the City Pharmacy.

East Austin is not only home to the community of Presidential Glen, but also near popular tourist hot spots, including Texas State Cemetery, Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course, and Live Oak Brewing Company. Residents can spend the day enjoying great beer, music, artwork, or perhaps putting the green.

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
White Tiger at Fort Worth Zoo

White Tiger at Fort Worth Zoo
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The Dallas/Fort Worth area currently is home to seven LGI Homes’ communities, as well as the lure of many popular tourist attractions. The Fort Worth Zoo houses to at least 5,000 animals and is open every day of the year. Family memberships begin around $130 per year, and offer visitors unlimited visits.

St. Patrick Cathedral is a breathtaking, must-see attraction offering daily mass. The architecture of this structure, with its gothic columns and stained glass windows, attracts hundreds of visitors each year.

In addition to animals and architecture, the Dallas/Fort Worth area boasts rich culture and cuisine, as well as the Stockyards Rodeo and the Texas Motor Speedway for sports fans.

Houston, TX
Girls Playing at the Children's Museum of Houston

Girls Playing at the Children’s Museum of Houston
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For home owners in the Houston area, there are various free museums for both individuals and families to enjoy. The Holocaust Museum Houston features a variety of exhibits and is open seven days a week. September through May, on the first Tuesday of every month, residents can visit the Houston Zoo free of charge as well. The Children’s Museum of Houston is free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and makes a wonderful family night field trip.

Houston also offers great shopping, delicious restaurants, and a vibrant night life. Enjoy some pork belly tacos from Anvil Bar & Refuge downtown or scout some unique pieces at Antiques on 8, before taking in a concert or movie with friends or family.

San Antonio, TX
San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk
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San Antonio residents always have something to choose from, whether it is a slow, romantic walk on the River Walk or a fun-filled day with the family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, there is definitely something for everyone. The Alamo and Majestic Theatre are also popular attractions, while less famous spots, such as Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and Medina Lake are also welcoming, fun spots for residents and tourists alike.

Orlando, FL
Disney Characters at Disney World Orlando

Disney Characters at Disney World Orlando
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Perhaps the most famous attraction for residents and tourists, Disney World and Universal Orlando, are only the tip of the iceberg. Cherry Lake and Highland Meadows residents can take in a wide variety of venues and restaurants, including the Holy Land Experience and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum; as well as 310 Lakeside and Amura.

Tampa, FL
Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Sunshine Skyway Bridge
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Krenson residents can take the short drive into Tampa and enjoy the beautiful scenery while crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Busch Gardens, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Airheads Trampoline Arena are also fun-filled, popular tourist spots. Take in a meal at the Pane Rustica, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, or one of many other delicious restaurants in the area.

Phoenix, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park
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Probably the most popular, yet natural attraction, for residents of the Blue Hills, Glennwilde, and Magma Ranch communities is the Grand Canyon. A wonderful way to take in nature is to throw a tent in the trunk and camp out under the stars, perhaps at Mather Campground on the South Rim, or Desert View Campground. While touring the canyon, a river trip is a must and can range anywhere from one day to a 25-day trip aboard rafts on private or professionally guided tours.

Tucson, AZ
Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park
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Caddis Haley residents are privileged with a wealth of attractions, as well as LGI’s other communities. Home to Saguaro National Park, Reid Park Zoo, and the Cathedral of Saint Augustine, this area is rich in culture and natural beauty. The area also is a food mecca boasting restaurants such as Guillermo’s Double L Restaurant and Vivace.

Shale Creek Grand Opening in North Fort Worth

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Shale Creek in North Fort Worth, TX

Shale Creek in North Fort Worth, TX
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If you’re looking for a new home in North Fort Worth, look no further than our newest neighborhood, Shale Creek! We’re thrilled to announce this brand new addition to the LGI Homes family, and we’re sure you’ll find the home of your dreams on the streets of this gorgeous master-planned community. Nestled just off 114 and Highway 81, Shale Creek offers a tranquil family-friendly atmosphere just minutes from the Texas Motor Speedway, the Alliance Town Center Corridor and the heart of the city. If you’re seeking quiet country living and a short commute, Shale Creek is the place for you!

Our Shale Creek community offers several floor plans for you to choose from, making it easy for you to find the perfect place to suit your family’s needs. You can choose from 3-, 4- and 5-bedroom models, all situated atop over-sized lots that will provide ample room for your kids and pets to roam and play. We’ve included over $15,000 in upgrades in every home at no extra cost to buyers, including top-of-the-line appliances, custom-made cabinets, granite countertops, fully-fenced backyards, utility rooms, raised six-panel doors, brushed nickel hardware and fixtures and much, much more. And with homes starting at just $739 per month, a house in the stunning Shale Creek neighborhood could cost less than renting in the Fort Worth area!

Just outside your front door you’ll find no shortage of things to do within the comfort of the community, because Shale Creek has it all. As a master-planned community, Shale Creek is rich in community features and amenities with the entire family in mind! The neighborhood has an expansive swimming pool to keep you cool in the Texas heat, as well as a children’s playground for your kiddos to meet and make friends in their new neighborhood. Additionally, the community has a fitness center and a clubhouse that’s perfect for hosting birthday parties and neighborhood get-togethers.

At LGI Homes, we always strive to build our communities in the most desirable locations available, and Shale Creek is no exception. The community offers the best of quiet country living outside of the big city, while still providing a short commute.You’ll love having the convenience of a quick drive to most anywhere you want to go – while living in a peaceful, private neighborhood! Shale Creek offers convenient access to downtown Fort Worth and the Texas Motor Speedway, and is just minutes from the Trophy Club, Keller and South Lake area where you’ll find countless shopping, dining and recreation opportunities.

If you’re ready to get out of your rental and into a home of your own, call us today to learn more about our available homes in Shale Creek! We’ll walk you through every step of the home buying process and help you find the perfect home for you. These homes are sure to sell out fast, so don’t let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass you by! Contact a sales representative today at (855) 441-6400.

Common Questions for First-Time Homebuyers

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LGI Homes - Common Questions for First-Time Homebuyers

Why should I buy, instead of rent?

Answer: A home is an investment. When you rent, you write your monthly check and that money is gone forever. But when you own your home, you can deduct the cost of your mortgage loan interest from your federal income taxes, and usually from your state taxes. This will save you a lot each year, because the interest you pay will make up most of your monthly payment for most of the years of your mortgage. You can also deduct the property taxes you pay as a homeowner. In addition, the value of your home may go up over the years. Finally, you’ll enjoy having something that’s all yours – a home where your own personal style will tell the world who you are.

 

How much money will I have to come up with to buy a home?

Answer: Well, that depends on a number of factors, including the cost of the house and the type of mortgage you get. In general, you need to come up with enough money to cover three costs: earnest money – the deposit you make on the home when you submit your offer, to prove to the seller that you are serious about wanting to buy the house; the down payment, a percentage of the cost of the home that you must pay when you go to settlement; and closing costs, the costs associated with processing the paperwork to buy a house.

The more money you can put into your down payment, the lower your mortgage payments will be. Some types of loans require 10-20% of the purchase price. That’s why many first-time homebuyers turn to FHA for help. FHA loans require only 3% down – and sometimes less.

Closing costs – which you will pay at settlement – average 3-4% of the price of your home. These costs cover various fees your lender charges and other processing expenses. When you apply for your loan, your lender will give you an estimate of the closing costs, so you won’t be caught by surprise.

 

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Why Rent When You Can Buy for Less?

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How much do you spend on rent? If you are spending more than $700 a month, you could purchase your new home for less than you spend renting. Currently, payments are as low as $679 a month at all LGI Homes locations. Stop throwing your money away and get into your very own home.

LGI Homes features beautiful brick single family homes for No Money Down.  These three, four and five bedroom homes are only minutes from fantastic shopping, dining and outdoor recreation.  Some of the great features included in all new LGI Homes are brand new top of the line appliances, custom cabinetry, landscaping and more. 

Don’t throw away another penny on rent! Owning is easier than you think. Call or visit one of our beautiful new home communities today.  If you live in the Houston, San Antonio or DFW area LGI Homes has the perfect new home for you. 

Canyon Crossing – San Antonio, TX | Deer Creek – S Fort Worth, TX | Chisholm Springs – N Fort Worth, TX | Creekside Village – N Houston, TX | Sunrise Meadow – S Houston, TX

Homeowner Testimonial: Jeremy & Michelle

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“My wife and I recently purchased a home in Chisholm Springs.  It was our first experience buying a home and we wanted to let LGI Homes know how great of a job the employees at Chisholm Springs did making our first-time buying experience a pleasant one.  As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of things to consider, and the employees at LGI Homes were definitely a positive factor in the consideration process.

Our first impression of LGI Homes came from a flyer we received in the mail, so kudos to the individual who had that idea.  The pricing sounded too good to be true, so we came out to have a look.  Our first in-person impression of LGI Homes was with Jef Yarbrough, and if you’ve ever spent more than five minutes with Jef, you’d know that it was an up-bead, positive first impression.  Jef seems like the kind of person that always sees the glass as half-full and has already imagined everything he can possibly do with it.  He was always happy to answer any questions or get our questions to the right people for quick and productive feedback.

The most ongoing feedback was probably with Stacy Conley, as she handled the eccentricities of crossing t’s and dotting i’s with diligence and pleasantry.  We were actually happy to provide any documentation required for the ongoing process, as Stacy did such a wonderful job of keeping us informed and setting expectations for each step along the way.  Even when we had to restart the application process and the papers were handed off to Jennifer with AmeriPro (who also did a fantastic job), Stacy always seemed happy to handle any questions or paperwork that found their way across her desk.

Our last impression was certainly a lasting one: the closing process went smoothly and was well planned and executed.  We were most impressed by the orientation and final walkthrough with Kurt Stawarz; the fact that the building manager personally spoke with us about the final product of the home building process was a nice finishing touch.  Kurt knows his material and he has an eloquent way of sharing his combined knowledge base and personal experiences to justify the reasons for each decision that was made about every aspect in every room of the house.  He did not miss one detail, and even if he had, he made us feel genuinely welcome to contact him if he had missed anything or if we have any further questions or concerns.

Now that we live in our new home and have had time to reflect, it seems that every individual that we met at LGI Homes seemed genuine and to believe in the company they work for and the service that it provides.  We can safely say that we too, believe in LGI Homes, so long as such fine people are running it.  We thank them for their excellent service and we thank LGI Homes for getting the right people in the right places for an overall well-planned and well-executed process.  Well Done!”

- Jeremy & Michelle, LGI Homes Homeowners in Newark, Texas

LGI Homes is hiring! 10+ Positions available

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At LGI Homes we are actively acquiring and looking for sales representatives in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio. Construction and Administrative jobs are also available.

Since 2003, LGI Homes has become one of the fastest growing home builders in Texas and was recognized by Builder Magazine as the only builder in the United States to increase closing in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Recently LGI Homes was recently recognized as the best for Overall Quality for Houston New Homes.

Employee Benefits

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • 401(K) Plan with Company Match
  • Long & Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Extensive Training Opportunities
  • Vacation, Holiday, & Sick Pay
  • New Home Discount

Jumpstart your sales career today! Apply online at Work ForLGIHomes.com

Move into your New Home before the Holidays for No Money Down

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Deer Creek

Now that summer has ended and the kids are back in School it is time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season.  Where will you be spending the holidays this year?  How about in your very own brand new home. 

Deer Creek, South Fort Worth’s premiere community, located convenient to I-35W and I -20, is convenient to shopping, dining and entertainment the whole family can enjoy this holiday season and throughout the year.  Plus, during the summer months you and your family can take advantage of fun in the sun at the park and private community pool.

LGI Homes - Deer Creek Pool

Purchase a new home today for as low as $679 a month and you could be living in your new home in as few as 30 days.  As a bonus Deer Creek has special financing options so you can move into your new home with NO MONEY DOWN.  Don’t forget, purchasing your new home before the end of the year allows for tax deductions on your 2010 income tax filing.  Plus mortgage interest rates are at a 52 year low, if you are in the market for a new home or are tired of renting now is the time to buy.

With six beautifully designed floor plans finding the perfect home is easy at Deer Creek.  Call today to learn how to make your dream home a reality.

Deer Creek – 888-706-2166 ext 62 – www.lgihomes.com

Low Interest Rates and 100% Financing Available on New Homes at Chisholm Springs

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Chisholm Springs is  LGI Homes’ newest community in the DFW area and if you are in the market for a new home now is the time to buy.  With mortgage interest rates are at a 52 year low, Chisholm Springs has special financing options so you can move into your new home for NO MONEY DOWN.

With five beautiful floor plans to choose from Chisholm Springs has the perfect home to meet your family’s needs. Prices start as low as $679 per month.  All homes include $15,000 of upgrades, top quality appliances, custom cabinetry, front yard landscaping and much more.

Come out this weekend to see the great deals available on a new home in the quiet, peaceful community of Chisholm Springs.  Homes are shown based on appointment so call now to set up your time to visit and see the wonderful lifestyle Chisholm Springs has to offer.

Chisholm Springs – 866-702-6756 ext 56 – www.lgihomes.com

$5,000 off All New Homes at the LGI Homes Memorial Day Sale

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In celebration of Memorial Day, LGI Homes is offering huge savings this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday only! Come out this weekend to a LGI Homes community and receive $5,000 off the purchase price of a new home at the LGI Homes Memorial Day Sale.

With mortgage interest rates at historic 52 year lows there has never been a better time to purchase a new home. LGI Homes has new homes available and ready for immediate move in. Purchase this weekend at the LGI Homes Memorial Day Sale and you could be moving into your brand new beautiful home in 30 days or less.

Call today to set your appointment to come see the great deals offered this weekend at the LGI Homes Memorial Day Sale.

Canyon Crossing – San Antonio, TX | Deer Creek – S Fort Worth, TX | Chisholm Springs – N Fort Worth, TX | Creekside Village – N Houston, TX | Sunrise Meadow – S Houston, TX

LGI Homes Moves Up the Ranks in the Builder 100

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For the past 5 years, LGI Homes has been recognized by Builder Magazine as one of the top home builders in the United States.  Moving up 11 places from 2008, LGI Homes was recently ranked No. 57 on Builder Magazine’s 2009 Builder 100 List.  This list determined based on closings and is made up of both private and public builders.  LGI Homes continues to stand out year after year by providing quality homes at affordable prices to new homebuyers. 

LGI Homes features three, four and five bedroom floor plans with two bathrooms on over-sized lots. Every home comes with quality appliances, custom cabinets, a fenced backyard, front yard landscaping and a homeowner warranty.

In addition, all LGI Homes are built with thousands of dollars worth of upgrades already included at no extra cost to you in desirable locations that are perfect to fit the needs and desired lifestyle you dream for your family. 

Call or visit one of our beautiful LGI Homes communities today and see how you can own a new home for as little as $629* a month with no down payment required.

Canyon Crossing – San Antonio, TX | Deer Creek – S Fort Worth, TX | Chisholm Springs – N Fort Worth, TX | Creekside Village – N Houston, TX | Sunrise Meadow – S Houston, TX