LGI Homes Announces June 6 Grand Opening Event in San Antonio

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New Home for Sale in San Antonio's Talise de Culbera

LGI Homes has announced a Grand Opening Event on June 6th at Talise de Culebra, its newest single-family neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. New home consultants will be on hand to answer questions and provide tours of this beautiful and inviting community. With prices starting at just $1,089 per month and low HOA fees, home ownership has never been so affordable. And as part of the celebration, LGI Homes will be offering one day only new home discounts, so don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Talise de Culebra was designed to give homeowners the best of both worlds: a tranquil, amenity-rich community in a great location with everything you need nearby. Residents will enjoy easy access to San Antonio’s best shopping, world class restaurants, and popular entertainment venues such as Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Government Canyon Park, and Medina Lake.

Homeowners can choose from three and four bedroom floor plans that come with a two-car garage. Additionally, each quality-crafted home offers $25,000 worth of free upgrades such as custom built cabinets, granite countertops, a brick and stone entry, energy efficient kitchen appliances, fenced backyards, and front yard landscaping. In addition, every residence includes raised panel doors, oil-rubbed hardware and fixtures, rounded corners, vaulted ceilings, and a 10-year homeowner warranty.

Throughout the neighborhood, homeowners will discover a variety of activities and amenities that promote wellness and relaxation. There are miles of walking trails, a swimming pool for family fun time, a children’s playground, and a covered clubhouse with picnic areas that offer a spectacular view of San Antonio’s rolling hills—a perfect setting for a picnic or quiet afternoon enjoying the scenery.

At the grand opening event, our new home consultants will be available to walk you through the home buying process, making the purchase of your dream home a stress- and hassle-free experience.

With Talise de Culebra’s ideal location, choice of modern floorplans, exceptional quality, and affordability, LGI Homes has the right home for you. Call a LGI Homes’ consultant today at 844-692-4500 ext. 81 to schedule a tour of Talise de Culbera.

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.

Know Your Neighborhood: Luckey Ranch

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San Antonio New Home Community - Luckey Ranch

Here at LGI Homes, we take pride in not only the quality and affordability of our homes, but also in the locations we select for building each of our communities. Each community location is chosen with you in mind, and we take every care to ensure our communities provide convenient access to some of the best restaurants, parks and attractions Texas has to offer. As part of a new series, we are showcasing some of these locations to help you become better acquainted with the area around you. Today, we are showcasing some of the best local attractions and businesses near our Luckey Ranch community.

Golf Club of Texas as Briggs Ranch
13600 Briggs Ranch
San Antonio, TX
(210) 677-0027
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Just 2.6 miles down the road from Luckey Ranch, golf-loving residents will find the Golf Club of Texas at Briggs Ranch, a Lee Trevino signature 18-hole championship course. New players to the sport can take advantage of 30 minute or hour long private golf lessons from the seasoned staff, and there is a Premier Players Club for seasoned players to save big on regular days on the green. The Golf Club of Texas at Briggs Ranch also has a full-service grill and wedding venue.
Acadiana Cafe
1289 SW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
(210) 674-0019
acadianacafe.com
In the mood for some cajun home-style cooking? Look no further than Acadiana Cafe, a locally-owned restaurant just six miles from the Luckey Ranch community. Serving up catfish, gumbo and seafood, the Acadiana is a favorite among San Antonio locals and is sure to satiate even the hungriest appetite.
SeaWorld San Antonio
78251, 10500 Sea World Drive
San Antonio, TX
(800) 700-7786
seaworldparks.com
Perhaps one of the best known and most beloved attractions near Luckey Ranch is SeaWorld San Antonio, an aquatic zoo and park that is best known for their mascot killer whale, Shamu. Surprise the kids with a day at SeaWorld, where they will be fascinated by life whale and dolphin shows, come face-to-face with real sharks and can try their hand at feeding stingrays, all just seven miles from your home.everyone.
Bullet Hole Shooting Range
2715 Grosenbacher Road
San Antonio, TX
(210) 679-6781
bullethole.com
Gun lovers don’t have to go far to find a local shooting range, as the Bullet Hole Shooting Range is just 2.7 miles north of the Luckey Ranch community. Bullet Hole Shooting Range has rifle and handgun ranges, and also offers concealed weapons classes, gun rentals and gun training courses.
Tower of the Americas
601 Tower Of Americas Way
San Antonio, TX
(210) 223-3101
toweroftheamericas.com
Tower of the Americas is a San Antonio favorite located 15 miles from Luckey Ranch, and offers you the ability to dine 750 feet above the ground below you. From the top you will enjoy some of the best views of the city.
River Walk
110 Broadway Street #500
San Antonio, TX
(210) 227-4262
thesanantonioriverwalk.com
People travel from around the country for the San Antonio River Walk, but as a resident of Luckey Ranch, you only have to drive 15 miles. River Walk is a public park along the banks of the San Antonio River lined with restaurants, shops and bars. It sits a story beneath San Antonio and is home to various art and music events throughout the year.

San Antonio Quality Built New Homes at Luckey Ranch

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San Antonio New Home Community

Community Name: Luckey Ranch

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Community highlights: Stone Entry Ways, Full Sports Fields, Fishing Lake with Boat Launch, Community Gazebo, Walking Trails

Community features: This community is centrally-located, with easy access to local dining, entertainment, job opportunities and shopping. The community is also situated near Sea World, the Toyota Manufacturing Center and Lackland Air Force Base, cutting down on commutes for both work and play. The community also includes a number of resident-specific amenities like playgrounds and parks, a fishing lake, and a forthcoming $2 million recreation center that will cover 30 acres within the community.

Home Highlights: 3-5 Bedroom Plans, 2-car Garages, Front-yard Landscaping

Home features: All of the homes in Luckey Ranch have either 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms, with 2 car garages, and at least 2 bathrooms. They also come with over $10,000 in upgrades included at no cost to the buyer. These upgrades include designer touches like granite countertops, custom cabinetry, fenced backyards for every house, all new kitchen appliances (including refrigerator), raised six-panel doors, rounded corners, vaulted ceilings, and a home warranty for every new homeowner. All of these amenities and more are available today starting at $659 a month, so call today or come in to see which one of our homes will be the perfect house for your family.

For Just $679 per Month You Can Own a New 3-bed Home in San Antonio, Texas

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Brand new LGI Homes’ house for sale in San Antonio, Texas with 3 beds and 2 baths.

Plan Name: Hemlock

Community: Luckey Ranch (San Antonio, TX)

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: 2-car

Price: $679/month.

Home highlights: Single-story, Eat-in dining area, Large living room, Utility room off of garage entry.

Floorplan features: The Hemlock floorplan, at just under 1200 square feet, offers a great starter home layout on one level. Two bedrooms are located at the front of the house and the master bedroom with ensuite and large walk-in closet is in the rear for more privacy. The living room and kitchen adjoin for ease in socializing with family, friends, and entertaining. The two-car garage located at the front of the house has in-home entry leading past a good size utility room for your family’s laundry needs. The Hemlock also features free designer upgrades worth approx $10,000, such as custom cabinets, new quality kitchen appliances a new refrigerator, quality fixtures, vaulted ceilings, fully-fenced backyards and landscaping in the front yard. Every home also includes a new homeowner warranty.

About Luckey Ranch: Luckey Ranch is an outstanding LGI Homes community located in San Antonio. Besides the upgrades and amenities found within these 3-5 bedroom homes, new home buyers will enjoy a 30-acre parkland and recreation center with playground, fishing lake, sports basketball court, soccer and baseball fields, walking trails, and park gazebo with smoker and BBQ pit. Luckey Ranch is also close to Lackland Air Force Base, the Toyota plant, Sea World and more, making it one of the most appealing master-planned communities in the San Antonio metropolitan region

For Just $773 per Month You Can Own a New 3-bed Home in San Antonio

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Brand new LGI Homes’ house for sale in San Antonio, Texas with 3 beds and 2 baths.

Plan Name: Trinity

Community: Luckey Ranch (San Antonio, TX)

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: 2-car

Price: $773/month.

Home highlights: Formal dining room, Private master suite, Convenient walk-thru utility room

Floorplan features: The Trinity floorplan is a single-family home offering just over 1,400 square feet. Maximizing privacy and flow, there are two bedrooms at the front of the home enjoying a distinct space away from the master bedroom suite, which is located in the rear of the house. This stunning owner’s refuge features a large walk-in closet, ensuite master bath with garden tub, and a separate shower. The kitchen includes a new refrigerator and quality appliances, custom cabinets with quality brushed nickel fixtures and more. The two-car garage offers easy home entrance with a walk-through utility room leading right into the kitchen—putting away the groceries after a day of shopping is suddenly so much easier! The Trinity floorplan by LGI Homes is perfect for new home buyers, with prices starting at just $773 per month.

About Luckey Ranch: Luckey Ranch in San Antonio, Texas hits the mark again as a premium new home community by LGI Homes. Amenities at the community include a 30-acre, two-million dollar Recreation Center (to be constructed), a fishing lake, boat storage, kayak boat launch, soccer field, baseball field, full sports basketball court, children’s playground, picnicking area with gazebo and smoker and BBQ, and walking trails. Affordable homes are just one benefit of Luckey Ranch; the community is conveniently located just minutes from San Antonio for shopping, entertainment, dining, and employment opportunities. The Toyota plant, Lackland AFB Air Force Base and Sea World are also close by. Retirees, couples, and families alike will enjoy the larger living spaces, open areas, and very affordable brand new homes found in this amazing new homes community.

The Advantages of Buying New Homes

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Jay Brown, president of Greater Fort Worth Home Builders’ Association, recently addressed the pros and cons of purchasing new homes, as opposed to opting for a resale. In addition to the obvious advantages of new homes’

New home

energy-efficiency, contemporary floor plans and master suites, and the ability to select appliances and flooring, there are other, less obvious reasons to go with a new home builder.

A typical urban or suburban neighborhood can be comprised of an eclectic group of residents. New neighborhoods, such as those offered by LGI Homes, are often family-focused environments, filled with friendly neighbors—many of whom likely share common interests.

Brown says that today’s builders, particularly Texas home builders, “are responding to home buyer preferences for outdoor living and entertaining. Rooms are designed to flow into each other more easily and new versions of the great room concept lend generous space for parties and informal gatherings. If you enjoy patio dining and relaxing, you’ll find that new homes offer more common areas and transitional living spaces, as well as outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.”

When looking at resale homes, would-be buyers have to imagine what the space will look like when decorated to their liking. Buying a new home allows buyers to create the home decor from the very beginning, Brown says, “without the time and expense of removing wallpaper, popcorn ceilings or dated paint colors. Having a clean slate and a sparkling new kitchen can also make new construction very appealing. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about working with overgrown shrubbery or unimaginative landscaping.”

Brown also points out that new homes are designed to accommodate modern technology in a way homes built even just five years ago couldn’t imagine. “New homes are wired or pre-wired to accommodate the latest in high-definition televisions, home theatres, DVRs, computers and other technology-related devices and applications,” he explains. “Many older homes are simply not equipped to handle the different electrical requirements of today’s (and tomorrow’s) technology.”

For more information on the way today’s homes are built, visit an LGI Homes community in San Antonio, Houston, or Fort Worth.

Pride of Place at Luckey Ranch

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LGI Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of an exciting new community in the San Antonio area: Luckey Ranch.

Luckey Ranch

This one-of-a-kind development offers affordability, a convenient location, and huge recreation and activity options, all starting at just $699 per month.

Luckey Ranch homes are built with the same care, sense of value, and attention to detail given to all of our LGI Homes houses. Our newest community has a number of exciting and adaptable floor plans available, with homes ranging in size from 3-5 bedrooms, and all offering at least 2 bathrooms. Quality interior upgrades and outdoor touches like fully-fenced backyards and front-yard landscaping make LGI Homes at Luckey Ranch ready for you to move-in and make yourself truly at home.

In addition to our commitment to affordability and quality, we focused on another real estate imperative with Luckey Ranch: location, location, location. Luckey Ranch gives homebuyers a tremendous opportunity to live at the heart of where they want to be for both work and play—near Lackland Air Force Base, and the Toyota Manufacturing Center, as well as Sea World, restaurants and major shopping attractions.

Active households will enjoy plenty of recreational activities inside their own community, whether it is fishing or kayaking on the lake, partaking in a quick game of pick-up on the full-sized basketball courts, or taking in the beautiful landscaping from our manicured walking trails. In fact, Luckey Ranch will be the site of a $2 million dollar recreation center that gives residents family-friendly and community-centered amenities in the heart of their own neighborhood. Try finding that sort of planning and design in an older existing community!

As you can see, LGI Homes has much to be proud of when it comes to their newest new homes community in San Antonio. Sure, we could build quality homes at great prices just about anywhere, but we’re committed to building only the best homes in the greatest locations. And Luckey Ranch offers just that. So we invite you to stop by our offices any time, and let one of our New Home Consultants show you around. We think you’ll find Luckey Ranch to be just as exciting as we do. See you soon!

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. 

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