Newcastle Homes includes Porte Cochere in Richwoods


This weekend, Colleen Jones with Newcastle, was nice enough to arrange a walk through one of their previously built Porte Cocheres for my client.

And I was shocked.

Having the courtyard area really adds to the feel of the house. It felt like you are in a million dollar home because of the space. It really opens up a Floorplan, both inside and out.

And I will tell you, the inside was amazing. The Floorplan just made sense. Very open, great use of space. The fixtures were great and the molding on the edges of the out of reach decorative spaces really gave it a pop.

And it was only built 2 years ago but Colleen mentioned that the homes they build now in Richwoods have many new energy efficient features which is yet another plus.

If you are looking for a new home $500+, definitely take a look at Newcastle Homes in Richwoods or give me a call directly at (469) 733-2723 for more info.

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


Newcastle Homes in Richwoods Country in Frisco


It’s not everyday that you catch a house at this stage, and so clean! Newcastle Homes in Richwoods is looking good with their architecture and design.

The blue board shows that their quality of building is legit with a perfect clean 100% covered insulated home.

Once the brick and stone are applied, this home in Richwoods Country will look awesome!!!

For more on Richwoods in Frisco or Newcastle Homes call me directly at (469) 733-2723. And don’t forget about the 4% Total Rebate that I provide my clients now for a limited time!

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

4% Total Rebate for Richwoods and Lawler Park ends on the 20th

The 4% Total Rebate that ends on August 20th for all new contracts using Brad Holden as your Realtor has been a tremendous success!!!


This is very simple. If you are considering either Richwoods or Lawler Park in Frisco. Richwoods quality builders like Toll Brothers, Landon Homes, KHOV OR Newcastle are all eligible for my 4% Total Rebate incentive.

The reason why using me is a no brainer, is when you realize that all of these builders will not decrease the sales price a normal “3% realtor commission” it only makes sense to use my representation on your transaction.

Call me now at (469) 733-2723 and introduce yourself and ask me if I can help you on purchasing a new home.

Even in Lawler Park with either Darling Homes or Highland Homes, the same incentive goes.

Not only am I purchasing a home and will be a resident of Richwoods, I have sold numerous homes in both Richwoods and Lawler Park due to the best “Representative Rebate in Frisco.”

“The only reason I can provide this is because I am my own independent real estate broker. Most other agents with Keller Williams, ReMax or Ebby can’t offer this incentive because their company won’t allow this or they do not see the value.”

I see a tremendous value since I will be in the neighborhood, I am hoping that my own neighbors will come to me when the time it is to sell.

I will also offer my negotiation at contract if you would like to get the best deal or max out the incentives. I know what the builders will consider and what they will not when it’s negotiation time. Or if you would like to use my rebate just let the builder representative know and they will call me to get the instructions on how to apply the rebate.

I have compared my 4% Total Rebate to what other realtors offer and cannot find another client incentive that is close.

Again, call me at (469) 733-2723 or e-mail me at to maximize your new home experience and minimize your total out of pocket expenses!


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

Richwoods in Frisco has 22 homes on the ground and a New Model


As of today, 22 homes are up and at least have boards up on the first homes in Richwoods. This does not include the 10+ slabs that you will also notice when you drive through the community.

In the 64s, Richwoods Place, Landon and K Hovnanian (KHOV) has sold a total 57 homes since March!

In the 74s, Richwoods Glen, Landon Homes and Toll Brothers has sold a total of 37 homes since March!

In the 84s, Richwoods Landing, Landon Homes and Newcastle Homes 9 since March.

In the 90s, Richwoods Country, Toll Brothers-Landon Homes & Newcastle Homes have sold a total of 12 since March.

Brings the total sold count to 116!!!!

The John R. Landon Signature Series Model has the exterior complete and the landscaping in the front is complete and looks fantastic!

For more info call Brad Holden at (469) 733-2723 for the best buyer incentives and rock-bottom deal in Richwoods.

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

Painting in Newcastle Homes Model in Richwoods

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If you have ever wondered how painters paint the higher areas in homes, here’s your answer. It’s kinda like a circus!!!

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

Newcastle Homes in Richwoods Model . . . WOW!


Yes, WOW!

Even before the sheetrock, brick, stone and roof this home looks AMAZING! I took a quick walk through the home and you can tell from the boards that a lot of time and effort was placed in choosing the materials.

Newcastle Homes is a custom builder with some of the most attractive plans of any of the builders in Richwoods. They make sure to include functionality of an everyday family and look at each traffic patterns to help utilize every space of the house.

They plan to sheetrock this week.

If you are larger home and like the nicer things in life, Newcastle Homes includes most of the upgrades you will include with other builders and is priced very competitively.

For more info on Newcastle Homes in Richwoods in Frisco, click here or call Brad Holden directly at (469) 733-2723.

Richwoods Round-Up for Friday June 15th, 2012

There has been a tremendous amount of activity at Richwoods in Frisco.

“As of today, there is a total of 91 homes contracted on in RICHWOODS!!! That is amazing!!! That is all 4 builders combined: Newcastle Homes, Toll Brothers, KHOV and Landon Homes.”

As you can see from the video, things are moving quick!

There are currently 3 completed Models. ( 2 for Landon in Richwoods Place and Richwoods Glen; and KHOV’s in Richwoods Place) The new KHOV model is complete and Kim Stewart will be moving in the model tomorrow! The Newcastle Model is slated for Sheetrock in the next couple days, and the John Landon Signature Series model is about a couple weeks to go. (Story about the models to follow)

There are currently 7 homes for homeowners being built and another 12-15 that have the frame boards up and are waiting in line. All of these homes are Landon’s in the 64’s and some are in the 74’s which are in waiting.

K Hovnanian (KHOV) will start all of their homes in the first phase and plan to close them all by the end of KHOVs fiscal year which is at the end of October. 2 will be specs right now and there will not be a huge discount as usual with specs because they plan on selling both full price.

Newcastle plans to start 2 of their homes next week. And Toll Brothers is up in the air. They have not started either of their two models.

For more info on Richwoods in Frisco click here or call Brad Holden directly at (469) 733-2723 for more info.

Newcastle Homes and John R Landon release lots in Phase 5 of The Landing


The Lots have been split up!

The Landing in Richwoods in Frisco has released phase 5!

The lots might be the best of the 84 foot wide section due to their location and easy access. Both John R Landon and Newcastle Homes on the 36 lot release.

Some of the lots have the old mature trees that will be in homeowners backyards! But these lots will most likely be sold when plans have been created to fit the footprint of these smaller, but very sought after lots.

For more info on John R Landon in Richwoods or Newcastle Homes click here or call Brad Holden directly at (469) 733-2723.

Newcastle Homes in Richwoods is the “sleeper”

Newcastle Homes Model in Frisco

Newcastle brings the luxury feel with a Texas look.

When I speak to a completely new buyer about Richwoods, there are the same questions asked that I feel I have perfected the answers:

  1. Who are the builders?
  2. What are the prices?
  3. What are the Lot sizes?
  4. Who gives the best incentives/deals?

And so on . . .

The most important question is the one that is never asked, “Who is the best builder?”

Now, promoting Richwoods in general, it is my job to give information regarding all of the builders as the same and all are the best right? WRONG!

I am a critic too, just like anyone that walks into a house for the first time.  Either it WOWs you or it Confuses you about certain aspects and features that just don’t seem right.  Long story short, there is a difference.

Landon and K Hovnanian are Production builders, and Toll Brothers in borderline.  These three are at the top of their field when it comes to volume and building a great home.  Toll will make more changes, where Landon will, but not as many.  Same with KHOV, they will make changes but not as many as Toll.  Toll is thousands higher in price, but will allow changes.  KHOV is higher than Landon, but includes a little more standard and will do a couple more changes.  And I can go on and on and on and on . . .


Newcastle Kitchen

The Newcastle Kitchen mixes modern with a Texas feel.

Newcastle Home in Richwoods is the ONLY “True” Custom Builder currently.  Yes, the other three are semi-custom, but you can have whatever you like with Newcastle!  This reason and the fact that many do not know who Newcastle is, are my main reasons they are going to start selling a tremendous amount of homes in the next couple months.

The model that they currently have under construction will blow people’s minds with the couple unique features that you will have to see in the next 45 days.

Not only that, but you also have the attention of one of the owners, Robert Jones, throughout the process and he looks at every home he builds as if it were his own.  They make a point to make your home something you are proud of and shows your tastes and personality.

The other huge pluses about Newcastle are they look at traffic patterns and position room in plans that makes sense.  They maximize the window space for the most natural lighting and use staircases for not only convenience but privacy as well.

Newcastle isn’t for everyone, but if you like the better things in life and are looking for a new home, be prepared the first time you walk into a Newcastle home because it will be love at first sight!

The Newcastle Porte-Cochere

Currently, Newcastle is the only builder offering a Porte-Cochere in Richwoods.

For more info on Newcastle in Frisco and their plans and pricing click the link or call Brad Holden directly at (469) 733-2723.

RICHWOODS in Frisco Total Sales Count as of today


The total number of sales in Richwoods in Frisco (as of today) is at a total of 87!!! So after only 2.5 months, there have been 87 families commit to being a Richwoods resident.

The sales are as follows for each builder:

Landon Homes : 77
Newcastle Homes: 3
K Hovnanian: 6
Toll Brothers: 1

Granted, Landon is selling in all sections and have had a entire month jump on the other builders to sell, but numbers speak.

Newcastles frame on their model is up
And should be finished in the next 45-60 days. They plan to put a lot of specs on the ground as well.

K Hovnanian (KHOV) has only two lots in its first section and 5 lot holds in the next section when the lots open up.

Toll Brothers is quite a mystery to me. I have spoken to many people for months that only want Toll Brothers and from 1 contract and 6 lot holds, that is very odd to me.

For more info on Richwoods in Frisco click here or call Brad Holden directly at (469) 733-2723.