A remarkable opportunity to own a new home in one of one of the state’s hottest up-and-coming communities is right at your doorstep. On Saturday, February 28, the Grand Opening celebration of LGI Homes’ new Sundance premiere 55-plus community will offer an unprecedented inside look at active adult life in an ultra-affordable modern West Valley home. The neighborhood’s abundant amenities, mountain vista views right outside your door, and quick and convenient to Phoenix makes this beautiful community a home run. With two- and three-bedroom new homes nestled in a recreation-rich 18-hole championship golf course community at the edge of the mountains for as little as $799 per month, luxury couldn’t be any more affordable.
The Big Unveiling
Our February 28 Grand Opening will feature one day only new home discounts. Join our knowledgeable consultants for a personal tour of Sundance, inside and out. Our new homes combine quality craftsmanship and attractive modern floor plans with the allure of $10,000 worth of upgrades included in each home such as raised two panel doors, custom cabinets, brushed nickel hardware and fixtures and upgraded trim. That’s on top of already-included energy efficient new appliances, a two-car garage, front and back yard landscaping, and much more. Our consultants will also provide an easy-to-understand overview of the step-by-step process to owning your own LGI-crafted home.
Why Choose Sundance?
Start with the magnificent views and beautiful neighborhood amenities, highlighted by walking and biking trails, a 15,000-square-foot community center, the Sundance Golf Club and restaurant right in your midst, a ballroom, swimming pools, billiards room, card room, fitness center, arts and crafts studio, library, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, and tennis courts. Add in shopping at the Sundance Towne Center just across the road, plus nearby medical facilities and Skyline Regional Park, the brand new, expansive mountain preserve touted as Buckeye’s soon-to-be ultimate playground. Seal the deal with fast, direct access to Interstate 10 for convenient enjoyment of everything you’d want in the Valley of the Sun.
Don’t let the sun set on February 28 without attending this once-in-a-lifetime Grand Opening event. Visit Sundance and see for yourself how we’ve put together a community that combines the hustle and bustle of activities along with quiet, relaxed living.
The difference between dreams and reality often comes down to timing, and the Grand Opening of our brand new Center Park community on January 17, 2015, combines the right mix of comfort, affordability, and convenient access to some of the best fun under the big Texas sun — for the right price at the right time.
For as little as $709 per month, the quality of LGI Homes’ lineup of Clear Lake area homes in Center Park is sure to fulfill the New Year’s resolutions of many aspiring Houston homeowners — but only for a limited time.
The LGI Homes Grand Opening event on January 17th will showcase the best of everything Center Park has to offer and feature one-day-only new home discounts on top of already-unbeatable pricing.
The Big Unveiling
This spectacular Grand Opening will illustrate why LGI Homes has earned the reputation of one of the nation’s best homebuilders. Join our knowledgeable consultants in a tour of the spacious new homes that include $10,000 worth of upgrades. Our consultants will also provide an easy-to-understand overview of the step-by-step process to owning your own LGI home.
The variety of modern three-, four-, and five-bedroom floor plans and prime Clear Lake area location combine to make Center Park a highly sought-after home destination. Our January 17th Grand Opening is the can’t-miss occasion to get your 2015 started right.
Why Choose Center Park?
The neighborhood’s coveted location owes much to its easy access to Interstate 45 South and its proximity to fine dining, stellar shopping, brilliant beaches, and world-class amenities like Galveston Island, Carver Community Center, and Gulf Greyhound Park. Residents of Center Park will also find fantastic features including front yard landscaping and a home that boasts granite countertops, custom-built cabinets, rounded corners, raised panel doors, and brushed nickel hardware and fixtures.
Why Choose LGI Homes?
LGI Homes is fast becoming the leader in the market, and our goal is to provide affordable properties to families seeking their dream home. If you’re currently renting or looking forward to the day you can upgrade, attending the LGI Homes Grand Opening event at Center Park could change your life. Not only will we showcase several beautiful new homes and offer them with no money down, but we’ll roll out one-day-only savings and special offers that can make the difference in your budget and unlock the door to an immediate move into your new home.
Make finding your dream home the first New Year’s resolution you accomplish in 2015 by exploring the possibilities at Center Park; be one of the first in line on January 17th and see for yourself whether we can get your new year started right. Take a peek at LGIHomes.com/CenterPark and get in touch with an LGI Homes new home consultant by calling (713) 991-1500 ext 1200 today for an appointment; we hope to see you there!
Finding an affordable home can be a huge undertaking for any family, unless you’re contemplating a move to the northeast Houston area. There you’ll find an array of stunning properties that have just hit the market for as little as $769 per month. LGI Homes will soon be hosting a once-in-a-lifetime Grand Opening on December 20th to celebrate and introduce some of the best and most affordable new home options in our brand new Deerbrook Estates development.
The Big Unveiling
This featured Grand Opening will provide you a chance to discover why LGI Homes is regarded as one of the nation’s best homebuilders. Join our knowledgeable consultants for a customized tour of everything that’s waiting for you at Deerbrook Estates. Our consultants will also provide an easy-to-understand overview of the entire process to owning your own LGI-crafted home.
The variety of modern three-, four-, and five-bedroom floor plans and prime Houston location combine to make Deerbrook Estates a highly sought-after home destination and our December 20th Grand Opening a blockbuster event not to be missed.
Why Choose Deerbrook Estates?
The neighborhood’s coveted location owes much to its close proximity to Highway 59 and world-class amenities, such as Cypresswood Golf Club, Deerbrook Mall, Lake Houston, Jesse H. Jones Park and Reserve, and Bush Intercontinental Airport. Residents of Deerbrook Estates will also find fantastic facilities within the community, including miles of walking trails, a swimming pool specifically for residents, a number of children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, and much more.
Why Choose LGI Homes?
LGI Homes has earned a reputation for being a market leader, and our goal is to provide affordable new home options to families seeking their dream home. Like every LGI Homes neighborhood, the homes at Deerbrook Estates feature thousands of dollars worth of upgrades, including new energy efficient kitchen appliances, raised panel doors, front yard landscaping, and much more.
If you’re currently renting or looking forward to the day you can own your own home, attending the LGI Homes Grand Opening event at Deerbrook Estates could change your life. Not only will we showcase several beautiful new homes and offer them with no money down, we will roll out one-day-only savings and special offers like builder-paid closing costs that can make the difference in your budget and unlock the door to an immediate move into your new home.
Don’t let the crowds of savvy homebuyers pass you by this holiday season; be one of the first in line at Deerbrook Estates on December 20th and see for yourself whether we can wrap up for you the best gift ever. Take a peek at LGIHomes.com/DeerbrookEstates and get in touch with an LGI Homes New Home Consultant by calling 855-441-6500, ext. 1173, today for an appointment; we hope to see you there!
When you move into a new neighborhood, often the usual facilities like the nearest shopping malls, grocery stores, fitness centers, and schools take first priority, but what about sports fans? There is nothing worse than being hundreds of miles away from every major sporting event, so in this article we look at the best LGI Homes communities for those who can’t live without sports!
Hidden Meadow – Houston, Texas
This is a brand new master-planned community, and it will almost certainly be the first choice of sports fans once they find out the immense level of sporting arenas it is in close proximity to. Hidden Meadow is just 15 miles away from downtown Houston, and you know what that means: you are just minutes away from one of America’s great sporting cities.
If you love the NBA, you’ll be delighted to learn that the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, is situated in downtown Houston. Baseball lovers can take the short trip to Minute Maid Park in Union Station to watch the Houston Astros in action. Perhaps the highlight of the sporting arenas in the city is the legendary Astrodome, home of the Houston Texans; the Astrodome is now called the NRG Stadium, but it was originally called “the eighth wonder of the world” when it was unveiled in 2002.
Cherry Lake – Orlando, Florida
By purchasing a home at Cherry Lake in Orlando, you’re sure to be a big hit with your kids, since Disney World is only minutes away! As a sports fan, you’re also in luck, because Orlando has been ranked in the top 10 in terms of great sporting locations for a vacation.
For a start, you have the Amway Center, where you can catch the Orlando Magic in the NBA. Soccer fans are also in for a treat, because the Orlando City Lions have just announced they will become an MLS franchise in 2015. Then you have the Orlando Predators, a former arena league national champion team, and the Solar Bears, who are the city’s hockey team. Finally, you can drive at up to 120 mph on the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
St. Joseph’s – Atlanta, Georgia
If you decide to live in St. Joseph’s, you will be minutes away from downtown Atlanta and in close proximity to several incredible stadiums. Atlanta is not a city that has had much luck with its sports franchises, but there are multiple major franchises active in the city, so you have a wonderful opportunity to see world-class action at your doorstep.
The Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta is one of the nation’s finest basketball stadiums and is home to the Atlanta Hawks. Turner Field is home to baseball’s Atlanta Braves, while the Falcons play in the awesome Georgia Dome and are the city’s NFL team.
As you can see, LGI Homes has communities all over the nation, and there are numerous opportunities for sports fans to enjoy the very best of what baseball, hockey, basketball, football, and soccer have to offer.
Top Reasons why a New Home is a Better Choice than a Resale
When shopping for a new house, there are many things that need to be considered before you buy. One of the biggest decisions you will make on that adventure is whether you’d like to build a new home, or purchase a resale home. The buying process can be time consuming whether you are trying to find a resale home that is perfect for you, or whether you are working with builders to make your brand new home exactly the way you want it. Why spend all that time looking for something to settle on, when you could have a home specifically designed for you?
When you decide to have your home built, you have many choices available to you. You get to choose everything from the layout to the shade of carpet. If you want vaulted ceilings, they can be built in. A jacuzzi in the master bath? No problem. When looking at resale houses, what you see is what you get. Many things cannot be changed about a resale house, for instance, there is no way to rebuild a resale to have vaulted ceilings.
2. Energy Efficiency
Standards for building homes are revised on a regular basis, and become more stringent for builders. Homes built today are required to have a much more sound structure, better insulation, and higher quality windows than homes built several years ago. As these requirements become more strict, the energy efficiency of a house increases. A house built ten years ago will have higher utility bills than a house of the exact same size built today.
When you purchase a resale home items such as your appliances, the roof, the siding, and the air conditioning system are used. This means that they most likely no longer are under warranty. All of these things, and sometimes more, come with warranties when they are brand new. When you buy a new house, everything comes with a warranty that will most likely last several years, and usually extended warranties are available. This gives you the peace of mind that the first few years of owning your new house, you will have virtually no repair or replacement costs.
4. Low Maintenance
Every house has some maintenance associated with it. Mowing the grass, cleaning the gutters and windows, washing the floors and vacuuming the carpet are things that all homeowners are responsible for. However, older homes can come with additional repairs to more critical aspects of the house such as plumbing or heating and cooling. With a new house, those warranties that are mentioned above should cover any major repairs you may need. No need to worry about any kind of massive do-it-yourself projects, that is, of course, unless you want to embark on that adventure.
Purchasing a house is a major decision, and it is important that you look at all of your options. A new house may very well save you time and money in the long run, not to mention you’ll get that “New House Feeling” in your own personal home that you had a hand in making.
Many people do not realize that the furniture and accessories they choose for their homes tell more about the person they are than almost anything else. From observing these choices, outsiders can learn if a person is somewhat eclectic and creative or if he or she prefers simple, minimally decorated environments, as well as a generally drama-free lifestyle. Some people choose glamorous, high-end pieces to give the impression they are successful and worthy of the admiration of friends and family, while others prefer clean, sophisticated décor to create a truly comfortable retreat.
People with highly stressful jobs often crave an intimate space at home where they are able to relax and regroup before putting their nose to the grindstone again. Oftentimes, and usually subconsciously, these people will select yellows and oranges for their living spaces. These colors not only welcome them home but can also quickly make them feel more cheerful, all the while nurturing their emotional wellbeing. Even though experts say these colors make rooms feel less spacious, they only add to a fuller feeling of intimacy.
Another form of solace in the midst of a busy, chaotic world comes through soft pastel hues from pale greens and blues to lavenders and medium blues. These colors reflect tranquility and make any room a restful haven from the pressures of daily life. Because these colors are truly easier for the eyes to bear, they can be instantly calming. Psychologists and other experts believe people who prefer soft blue hues tend to be introverted and prefer spending time alone rather than hanging out in a crowd.
Creative extroverts who tend to thrive in highly stimulating environments are often attracted to jewel tones such as amethyst, topaz, ruby, emerald, or sapphire. These sharp, brilliant colors are known to spark interest and inspiration, particularly for the outgoing, artsy types such as artists or writers. Some people choose these colors only for coordinating accessories, and even limited amounts of these pleasurable pops of color still present an element of inspiration.
Neutral and Neat
People who are described as practical or responsible are often those whose homes are based in neutral grays, tans, and beiges. These people prefer not only an even-keeled lifestyle but a smart, sensible home environment. They will often select specific brightly-colored objects as accessories rather than splashing their walls with unexpected color.
The psychological relationship between colors and the brain is so crucial that advertisers and marketers routinely select colors that elicit desired responses from potential customers. For example, a marketer may choose blues to dominate a commercial designed to make the customer feel their company is the smartest, most trustworthy choice. This is why many insurance and health care companies often choose blue hues for the backdrops of their commercials.
Remember, the next time you head to the store for a gallon or two of paint or to purchase a new sofa, keep in mind that the colors you select will likely tell the world more about you than you thought you were revealing.
The early months of 2014 have brought some unusual weather for the southern portion of the United States, and Mother Nature doesn’t seem to be finished quite yet. If the weather is not desirable at the moment, why not shop for some leisurely and luxurious items for when the weather perks up? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Fishing for Fun
One of the most serene, low-maintenance home trends is the backyard fish pond. One choice is the Koolscapes 270-gallon pond kit. This pond is inexpensive and fish-friendly, not to mention a perfect way to add a unique touch to your backyard. Many people also choose to add a waterfall to enhance interest in their addition. The sound of trickling water can prove relaxing while lounging in the Adirondack chair on a weekend afternoon.
Hot Tub, Anyone?
Everyone loves hot tubs, and the nice thing about them is that they can bring relaxation and enjoyment year-round. One exceptional choice is AquaRest’s four-person, 11-jet spa with heater. If the unusual weather of this unexpected winter has brought some annoying aches and pains, this hot tub provides the perfect prescription of hydrotherapy and relaxation. Why not go all out and build a pavilion so you can enjoy the warmth and solace in any weather?
If you need a warm-up after drying off from the hot tub, the Heatwave Santa Fe Infrared Three-Person Carbon Sauna is a great choice. This sauna is designed to fit conveniently in a corner area and provides the rejuvenation and healing of dry heat.
Fun for the Whole Family
If the kids have felt cooped up this winter, sports always bring the family together while allowing everyone to work out the stress of the season. One choice is the all-American game of baseball by way of an at-home batting cage. A perfect choice is the Xtender Batting Cage, available in a variety of sizes. Take turns hitting balls with the family without anyone breaking a window.
If soccer or field hockey fits your family’s style better, try out a pair of Franklin Sports Competition Soccer Goals for a game right in your backyard. Run up and down the field with the kids, not only trying to make the next goal but enjoying time well-spent with your favorite people. Other parents prefer to simply watch their children play while they sip a cool drink from the patio. For small children, a fun-filled purchase is the Banzai Ships Ahoy Ship Pool. This pool offers your children hours of endless play aboard their very own pirate ship.
Backyard Grub and Pub
The party is on when you set up your own backyard bar and grill this spring or summer. Grill up your favorite steaks, chicken, or ribs on a Char-Broil Red Three-Burner Gas Infrared Grill if you prefer gas grilling or the Chargriller 1224 Smokin’ Pro Charcoal Grill and Smoker if you prefer charcoal. For those who prefer pizza over a meat entrée, there’s the Rustic Natural Cedar Furniture Plain-Front Wood-Fired Oven, which boasts the ability to bake up your favorite pizza in two minutes right in your own backyard! Then serve up your grub and favorite drinks on the Atlantic Monza Five-Piece Rectangle High Patio Dining Set.
Hopefully, this list has helped inspire an even longer wish list for your home and backyard this spring and summer. Whatever purchase choices you make, be sure to settle on ones that will not only create fun and add interest to your home but also enhance the time you spend.
After the dingy, dreary days of winter, it’s time to put some pop and pizazz in your home! What better way to add some flare than to experiment with colors and patterns? Cool citrus tones wake up any home after the hibernation of winter.
Swap your earth tone pillows for a pair of Rizzy Home 18-inch-by-18-inch green and yellow woven pillows. They are fun and add much-needed brightness to any room. Plus, they come at a low cost; simply swap them with your old ones, if you desire, to ease into brighter, potentially unfamiliar territory.
Spring nights can be a bit nippy, so drape a green and ivory Taryn throw over your sofa or favorite chair for easy grabbing in a pinch. While you’re warming up on a chilly night, you will update your room décor with the soft, cool shades of spring.
Pop some small green leaves in an Orange Nugget Bud Vase and drink up the juicy results. For a larger impact and to mix sunny orange with a fun pattern, switch out a pair of side tables for the Home Decorators Collection Loft Orange Patterned Nesting Tables. Complement those with a white lamp to fully maximize the punch potential. This Ripley White Table Lamp is a funky, fashionable choice.
This spring, some fun textures are hot and trending. Two of the most exciting are fringe and feathers. For a warm, solid rug with funky leather fringes, look no further than the Brown Leather Shag Rug from World Market. This rug is available in different sizes and provides the perfect floor cover for any room. An even funkier, festive option is the Confetti Shag Rug from Sky Iris. This rug is a 4-foot-by-6-foot rainbow of color, ready and waiting to bring light to any dark room in need of some spring punch.
Invite a majestic, picturesque peacock to take up residence with the Allstate 22-inch Regal Peacock Open-Tailed Natural Feather Peacock Figurine. This vibrant bird adds not only a pop of blissful blue but the fascinating texture of feathers.
A somewhat bolder, unique option is the Lumisource Feather Audubon Floor Lamp, bringing bold, stark white into your home while keeping with this funky trend. Some designers are suggesting a black-and-white color scheme for spring, and this lamp is a fun way to play with that idea.
If you are hesitant to bring actual feathers into your decorating scheme, bring in a few feathered friends instead. One option is a Feathered Friends Stained Glass panel from Signals Catalog, which allows you to combine the fun and beauty of spring birds into your home without any hassles. Hang this in your window and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colors reflecting in the spring sunshine. Another feathered choice is the Toscano Peacock Feathers Stained Glass Lamp. This Tiffany-style lamp lights up any room with a masterpiece of peacock feather design.
Geometric Patterns with Punch
eometric patterns punch through all decorating barriers, adding interest and depth to any room in your home. Cover a pair of throw pillows you already have with an 18-inch Exotic Geometric Pattern Cotton/Linen Decorative Pillow Cover, available in a wide variety of colors. This is an inexpensive option from Light in the Box and is a perfect way to test the waters of this trend.
If you are ready to take the plunge with a bolder statement, consider the Homelegance Lifestyle Armless Lounge Chair with a blue geometric pattern. This chair, or a pair of these chairs, announces to the world that you are not only ready for a classy, elegant spring but ready to try something totally different.
No matter what color palette or design scheme you choose this spring, make sure you have fun giving your home design a new birth. After all, that is what spring is all about!
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.