Light Farms in Celina Spring Home Tour for Realtors and Update on the Community


Light Farms in Celina is Rockin’ and Rollin!

The community opened with a total of 6 builders including Shaddock Homes, American Legend, Darling Homes, Drees Homes, Lionsgate Homes and the most recently announced Highland Homes.


Sales started last year around July of 2013 and to my amazement, there are a total of about 121 contracts! That is much higher than I anticipated with the location and how long it takes for a community to get up and running.

They also have a total of 19 available homes that are available from now through the month of October!


All Realtors were invited out today for a model home tour that was ultimately a progressive lunch through each model. It started out at the information center above where they gave us a packet to get stamped through our journey.


The appetizers started at Bluestem at the American Legend model and the Lions Gate model. American Legend is dominating on the 50 by 115 lots! They are almost sold out of the first phase and will have to wait for the next phase of lots.



Lions Gate is not to far behind as you can see below.


Next we ventured to Drees and Darling Homes. They also were selling very well. Darling told me that they have 4 contracts to write this week alone!






Here they served us the lunch portion and filled us in on sales and incentives.


And at our last model home we ventured to Shaddock in the Grange Section of Light Farms.


Key Lime Pie was served and they have also Sold a tremendous amount of homes for the price point in the $500’s!!!


Then we all met back up at the Light Farms Information Center for drawings and some great prizes!



But here is why Light Farms really matters!


You can see the location in Red. If you follow the Tollroad directly South to the intersection of Highway 380 and North Dallas Tollroad, you will see three developments that are approved and well underway! This alone will start a tremendous amount of growth in the North sector and will ultimately create a new destination for buyers to choose from with Windsong Ranch also a mile away from the development.


For more information on Light Farms in Celina or the builders available lots and pricing, text or call Brad Holden today at (469)733-2723.

“And don’t forget to ask Brad about his $10,000 rebate for clients that purchase in Light Farms!”

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Village Park offers Fantastic Location to Highways and Amenities from the $270’s


Village Park is located off of Lake Forest and Highway 121. This location is fantastic for not only access to major highways, but also restaurants and movie theaters minutes away.


Both K Hovnanian and American Legend have beautifully built homes at very affordable prices. K Hovnanian (KHOV) Homes starts around 1,900 square feet in the $270’s and maxes out at 3,485 square feet.


Village Park is located in the highly acclaimed Allen School District. Lindsey Elementary School is located within the neighborhood is brand new! And Village Park is the most affordable new home community located in Allen ISD.

The standard lot size is oversized with 53 foot wide by 120 foot deep. Also, the build line in the front is 15 feet so the backyard is huge! Tax rate is 2.53.


The exciting thing for Village Park and K Hovnanian is they have MANY homes that will be available sooner than most neighborhoods. I always hear from new home buyers that they would like to buy and move in a new home in the next 30-45 days and for the last year, it has not been an option due to the high demand and small supply.

And K Hovnanian has a great buyer incentive with hard wood floors and $10,000 for design options. An if you use their lender, they pay $2,000 of your closing costs which is very rare now for new home builders.


And as you can see from the plat map earlier, K Hovnanian Homes has 13 homes planned to be ready near the beginning of 2014! And that’s only KHOV. That does not include American Legend, David Weekley or Lions Gate.


And K Hovnanians Cedardale 2 plan is fantastic! It is their model in the community and just works!


For more info on Village Park or K Hovnanian, American Legend, David Weekley or Lionsgate text or call Brad Holden at (469) 733-2723.

“And don’t forget to ask me about my 4% Total Rebate Program for my clients that purchase a new home in Village Park.”

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Will Light Farms in Celina be the next Frisco?


I attended a Drees Realtor event at the Light Farms information Center today and had one of the salespeople say, “Celina is the next Frisco!”

I smiled and told her that she has to be kidding!


As I left I thought about what she said. There are a couple things that are happening in Celina that mirror Frisco about 10 years ago.

All of the farmers/land owners in Frisco were up in arms about letting developers in to create commercial and office buildings, but it happened.

Today, the Celina farmers/ land owners are doing the same thing! But developers like Republic Property Group, Blur Star and Matthews Southwest have big plans for the area.

The Tollroad north of 121 was a 2 lane highway in Frisco and the plans were to build it north. Look what happened.

Celina right now is set up the same way!

And lastly, I am sure you are wondering “what about Prosper?” Well it’s simple.

The land prices in Celina are not astronomical like in Prosper. Prosper is great, but developers like RPG cannot make it work in Prosper, but they can in Celina!

Just like they couldn’t make it work in Plano, but they could in Frisco!


So who knows? It might be in 10 years, but NO ONE can see that far into real estate for sure.

But what we do know is the builders like Darling, American Legend, Drees, Shaddock, Highland and Lionsgate haven’t made too many mistakes lately, and they are in Celina at Light Farms.


Call or text Brad Holden today at (469) 733-2723 for more info on Light Farms in Celina.

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Light Farms in Celina just makes sense!


It was a year ago and I got a call from Candy Evans, THE only Dallas Real Estate Blogger, and she asked me about Light Farms in Celina.

I said, “Huh? Light Farms? Celina?”


She continued with she has heard that it will be the next best community and has everything going for it, and honestly I was very skeptical.

Until Yesterday.


Light Farms in Celina right now is perfect for a large amount of buyers that I speak to on a daily basis.

Here are 5 reasons why Light Farms WILL be a fantastic community for many, many new home buyers.


#1. Location

I focus on Frisco communities and a year ago had a hard time getting comfortable with Celina as being a desirable location. But now after driving it, being a visionary and realizing why it makes sense, Light Farms could be a better location than Phillips Creek Ranch, Richwoods or Lawler Park.


The Dallas North Tollroad WILL continue directly by the community. (See above) It is literally right off the Tollroad. This has a huge advantage for communities and makes Light Farms attractive with its accessibility.


#2. Builders

The builders that will be building in Light Farms are American Legend Homes, Darling Homes, Lionsgate Homes, Drees Homes, Shaddock Homes and Highland Homes.


I have sold homes with every one and the quality, customer service and track record all give Light Farms a big advantage over other communities. They are all successful and build great homes. Not one bad builder.


#3. Price

With these builders and the timing right now of the grand opening, ANYONE who makes the decision to contract in the next couple months are sitting pretty with equity.

In new home developments, the key is buying right. And in the beginning the builders do not know exactly what their homes will go for market, so most of the time they underprice and the market shows them they are too cheap. For instance, Lionsgate has sold 16 here and their model isn’t even complete! This shows the demand was there and the buyers jumped since the prices are so much less than the communities they were looking in Frisco, Allen, McKinney and Prosper.


See the map above. Light Farms is on 908 acres and plans for 2,700 homes at build out! This alone should make sense to you by “getting in early!”

#4. Retail

I know what you are thinking, “Retail? What’s this guy talking about!?!”. Well, it’s coming, breaking ground very, very soon!


There are two MAJOR developments that will be coming on two corners of highway 380 and the Dallas North Tollroad. The first is Frisco North.

The Frisco North Development will be located on the South West corner or 380 and the Tollroad and consist of retail, apartments and commercial space. Cinemark has already announced a 14 theatre movie theatre there!


On the North West corner, Mr. Jack Matthews purchased 157 acres and plans for more retail, office, hotel and entertainment. Jack is with Matthews Southwest and they have developed The Tribute in They Colony as well as the Omni in downtown Dallas.

SLAM DUNK with those two projects coming to life!!!


#5. Light Farms Amenities

With 4 pools, 4 tennis courts, a fitness center, hike and bike trails, playgrounds/parks and close to 132 acres of the community as green space; Light Farms wins!


At the pool they have a concession area! What community has that! Also, the fact of around 132 acres of green space will make this place look great.


After actually seeing it, it makes sense.

If you are interested in Light Farms and would like more info on builders, the plat map, available lots or want a tour of the community; text or call me today at (469) 733-2723.


The available signs above will be gone very soon and those buyers will make a fantastic decision to buy in Light Farms in Celina.

“And don’t forget to ask me about my 4% Total Rebate for this an next month in Light Farms for my clients.”


Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco Amenity and Information Center


Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco completes the Amenity Center and Information Center.


The information center is all about Phillips Creek Ranch. Builders, amenities, meeting rooms etc. it will provide all you need to know about the actual community and the details.


The amenity center for Phillips Creek residents will include this beautiful workout facility with the latest in machines and technology.


The pool is set at the highest point of Phillips Creek Ranch where you can see Lake Lewisville in the distance and beautiful large mature trees to help block the sun in the afternoon hot Texas summers.


“And do not forget to ask Brad about his 4% Total Rebate that he provides his clients when purchasing a new home in Richwoods.”

For more info on the available lots or builders grand opening incentives at Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco contact Brad Holden at (469) 733-2723.

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Phillips Creek Ranch Wall almost complete


Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco is almost ready to start selling phase 1, the Sheridan. Darling Homes, Highland Homes, Lions Gate Homes, Belclaire Homes, Shaddock Homes, KHOV, Drees and Huntington all haves lots available in Phase 1.

The models for many of the builders will start construction in September and will also start pre-selling lots out of other models where they are currently selling. I am offering my 4% Total Rebate for my clients that buy from 6 of the builders until the end of October.

Call me directly at (469) 733-2723 to take advantage of the lowest prices in Phillips Creek Ranch plus my 4% Total rebate.

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Texas Licensed Real Estate Broker

Phillips Creek Ranch latest Amenity Center Rendering


Phillips Creek Ranch is one of the big 3 new home communities that will be opening up sales to Frisco this year.

Bordering Lone Star Ranch to the west, Phillips Creek Ranch will create another highly sought after community for West Frisco. Having some of the top builders in the area like Belclaire Homes, K Hovnanian Homes, Darling Homes, Highland Homes, Shaddock Homes, Huntington Homes, Lions Gate Homes and Drees Homes.

“This amenity center will be first class with a large main pool and a smaller kiddie pool on the right of the picture. Phillips Creek Ranch will be a huge draw for lake enthusiasts because if you look at the top of the picture that is Lake Lewisville! It’s that close.”

Just use an exit on the West side of the community, take a left down Stonebrook and follow it out to a boat ramp and camping area at the Hidden Cove area.

Phase one will include every builder and plans are to start the models in early September.

For more info visit Phillips Creek Ranch Frisco or come to one of my weekly come and go events every Thursday where I will have the latest plans, prices available lots for Phillips Creek as well as Lawler Park, Richwoods, Kathryn Park and Beverly Hills Estates.

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Texas Licensed Real Estate Broker

Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco will be Pre-Selling in July 2012


Phillips Creek Ranch

A View from the Future Amenity Center at Phillips Creek Ranch

The highly anticipated Frisco Phillips Creek Ranch Development will be pre-selling in mid July.

From the information on the signs around the 950 acre community plans were to open in Fall of 2012, but builders in the community tell me they are way ahead of schedule. The developer Republic Property Group has never rushed their timing since they acquired the highly sought after West Frisco dirt and have kept on schedule.

This almost never happens with developments, especially ones with over 3,700 homes at build-out!  Richwoods in Frisco Texas had plans to Open in January 2012 and they ended opening in March 2012.   Phillips Creek will include 9 of DFW’s finest builders: Darling Homes, Highland Homes, K Hovnanian Homes, Huntington Homes, Shaddock Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, LionsGate Homes, Belclaire Homes and Drees Homes.

Within phase one of Phillips Creek Ranch, the lots will range from 55 feet wide up to 83 feet wide and starting with prices from the high $300′s up to 2 Million dollar estate homes. Quite a significant difference in type of home, but it all looks like it can and will work very well. And if you are looking for variety, you have come to the right place.  Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco is ideal  with nine unique builders!

The Lawler Park development will have a total of 348 lots in all, while Phase one of Phillips Creek ranch will consist 314 lots!  I am also sure that if anyone with small children are planning to live in Phillips Creek Ranch, Phase one will be the only phase of PCR that residents will attend the Blue Ribbon Elementary School Bledsoe. Bledsoe is very well-known in Frisco ISD as the top of its class when it comes to teaching and number of outstanding academic achievements.

Phillips Creek Ranch will be the only development in North Dallas and Frisco to have what many in Lantana are raving about. I would like to announce the beginning of the future of new home developments. Phillips Creek Ranch will have monthly dues of $175. Yes, $175.

What?  That is way too much. Not really.

From the many years of experience selling real estate with Holden New Homes, both pre-owned and new home buyers were very clear with what is needed and not just wanted.  These two necessities are “feeling safe at home” and to “make things easier with maintaining the home”. The HOA fee will include, front and side yard maintenance and a monitored security system 24 hours a day on each home! So forget about Yard maintenance (Avg. $100/mth) and home security for your home(Avg. $50/mth) then that leaves you a fee of $25 to pay for common area maintenance, resort-style pool and swimming lane pool, fitness center, open air pavilion, welcome center, on site HOA and 3 miles of hike and bike trails! Wow now that just makes sense for new home owners.

And this is just in the beginning. The developer has spent millions on this community already and there is much more to come. Please take a peek at this video update of Phillips Creek Ranch below:

For more Updates on Phillips Creek Ranch or if you would like to be added to the pre-sale information list, please contact Brad Holden at (469) 733-2723 for more information.

Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco Phase 1

Phillips Creek Ranch Development

Phillips Creek Ranch plans to build homes from the high $300’s to the $750’s.

Things are really moving at Phillips Creek Ranch in anticipation for the pre-grand opening.

Phase 1’s first neighborhood will be named Sheridan.  Plans are to include two state of the art playgrounds. The first will be a beautiful natural playground and will be incorporated into the neighborhood park along with many seating areas and open space. The second will be a in a large amenity center on the top of Vista Park with a more traditional playground as well as fitness center and pools in the park.

Phase 1 will consist of lots ranging from 55′ wide x 115′ deep to 83′ wide x 130′ deep. The home builders that have currently been annouced for Phase 1 include:

55’s – Highland Homes & Lionsgate Homes

65’s – Darling Homes & K Hovnanian

65’s – American Classic Series – Darling Homes

74’s – Shaddock Homes & Drees Homes

83’s – Huntington Homes & Belclaire Homes

This will be the largest new home community built in Frisco currently and the progress has been going very smoothly so far.

For more information on Phillips Creek Ranch or any of the builders plans and pricing when they are released, visit the Phillips Creek Ranch Development for videos and more information regarding the community in Frisco.