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MI Homes at The Preserve at Doe Creek in Prosper has Inventory in the Low $300’s!


MI Homes at The Preserve at Doe Creek in Prosper is a fantastic option for new homes at an affordable price!

Located right north of Windsong Ranch, it is only around a 5 minute drive to all the amenities at 423 and highway 380.

MI Homes has 4 homes that are ready now and 2 inventory that will be ready in a couple months.

Getting into a new home in the year 2018 with a quality builder like MI Homes in Prosper in the $300’s is unreal!

MI Homes also offer a 4% buyer incentive on build jobs as well and with my rebate it’s possible to be UNDER $300,000!

For more on MI Homes at The Preserve at Doe Creek, text or call Brad Holden today at (469)733-2723.

BRAD HOLDEN – HOLDEN NEW HOMES – LICENSED TEXAS REAL ESTATE BROKER

What is the difference between PID taxes vs. MUD taxes in developments in Texas?


PID vs. MUD has been coming up a lot lately from my clients.

In rural area developments in Texas like Mustang Lakes and Lilyana, new buyers will hear the terms PID and MUD.

Mustang Lakes in Celina.

“The purpose for these “special assessments” is to fund new infrastructure to the development when the standard tax base alone is insufficient.”

MUD Taxes, or Municipal Utility District assessments, and PID Taxes, or Public Improvement District assessments are above the standard property taxation.

MUD taxes have no expiration date! They will stay with the Home from one owner to the next. As more homes are constructed in MUD districts, MUD taxes can decrease or be eliminated over time. But that rarely happens.

PIDs, unlike the tax rates for MUDs, are fixed once the bonds are sold.  This means a homeowner will know the annual assessment bill at closing.  PID assessments can be paid in full up front, versus prorating year by year during the years the PID is active. PID’s have a set time and can run out on a specific date.

Mustang Lakes and Lilyana, both are communities with PID assessments or MUD taxes, have slightly lower home pricing to reflect the added tax burden. Some developments eliminate PIDs and MUDs all together by adding the expense on to their lots.

At the rate the Prosper-Celina area is growing, there is an overage cost for new infrastructure that does not have a sufficient tax base to fund development.

Currently there are more than 900 municipal utility districts in Texas. They are not uncommon and also should not be a reason for buyers to choose a different community just because of them. New home buyers just need to be informed and educated about it.

There is one advantage for these taxes strangely. Both MUD taxes and PID assessments are tax deductible! So in a way, they really don’t affect your bottom line.

“For more on the newest developments in Frisco, Prosper or Celina like Mustang Lakes and Lilyana, text or call Brad Holden today at (469)733-2723.”

BRAD HOLDEN – HOLDEN NEW HOMES – LICENSED TEXAS REAL ESTATE BROKER

Whitley Place In Prosper is the most beautiful development in DFW


Whitley Place in Prosper is easy to find and very, VERY hard to leave.

With an abundance of large mature trees, rolling hills, 4 ponds, and Wilson Creek running through it, Whitley Place beats every neighborhood in Prosper for beauty! (My pictures do not do it justice.)

In 2008, the visionary Dale Clark of Warren Clark Development, purchased the 320 acre Whitley Place development in Prosper. He purchased three parcels of land to maximize the vision for the 540 lot development.

The first large piece was the Whitley land owned by John and Agnes Whitley, hence the name Whitley Place. While the other major parcel was owned by Doyle Stacey(which was how Stacey Rd. in Plano and Allen got it’s name). The third parcel was 16 acres owned by Grace Presbyterian Church.

Why Dale Clark is the mastermind.

In the 1980’s Dale Clark was a very well known custom builder and responsible for many of the high end meticulous North Dallas homes. His father was legendary developer Warren Clark.

His signature custom home was huge, elegant homes built close to green belts. So I’m pretty sure with all of that experience he knew that Whitley Place would be a home run.

His other well known and very well laid out developments include:

The Meadow at Montgomery Farm – Allen

• West Falls Village – Frisco

• Lawler Park – Frisco

• Parkside – Prosper

• Westwyck Hills – Southlake

• Coventry Manor – Southlake

I am a huge fan of Parkside the gated community in Prosper as well but it’s smaller with around 161 total lots.

Whitley Place is located at the corner of Custer Road and 1st Street. It’s two minute drive to highway 380 with all kinds of new retailers and conveniences. It also provides quick access to Preston and the Dallas North Tollroad for easy access to a work commute.

Aside from the beauty, I love the fact that the streets are winding, the amazing lot sizes, signage through the neighborhood is very tasteful and the borders of the development are filled with the best greenery and trees I have seen.

Most developers put landscaping around the borders, but this amount shows the importance of looks and value blocking out power lines and roads that Dale wanted to incorporate.

The smallest lot size is 80 feet wide by 125 deep. This helps the look and feel tremendously while driving through the community.

The builders who were chosen to open the community were Darling Homes, Highland Homes and Huntington Homes.

Currently, the builders are Drees, Highland and Huntington. And a few custom builders selected to build out the large estate lots like Ron Davis Custom Homes, Tim Jackson Custom Homes, Sanders Custom Builders, and J Parker Custom Homes.

Drees Homes is in Close-Out with only 8 lots, a model Home and 12 inventory homes. They are running a 90th anniversary sale that will end July 31st.

Highland Homes is also close to close-out with only 3 lots available and 8 inventory homes left.

Huntington Homes has 1 Lot and 4 inventory homes available.

“If you are looking at moving to Prosper and for a new home, Whitley Place is definitely worth the drive. Text or call Brad Holden today at (469)733-2723 for a tour of the community or more specific details on the builders and inventory at Whitley Place in Prosper.”

BRAD HOLDEN – HOLDEN NEW HOMES – LICENSED TEXAS REAL ESTATE BROKER

Lakewood at Brookhollow Entrance Tower Update


Lakewood at Brookhollow’s tower in Prosper is really taking form. Only 25 days from the first picture until now. It’s going to be huge! Much bigger in person!

This community is in it Infant stages so it’s a great time to get in. Call or text me today at (469)733-2723 for more info.

BRAD HOLDEN – HOLDEN NEW HOMES – LICENSED TEXAS REAL ESTATE BROKER

A 5-Acre Crystal Clear LAGOON announced at Prospers Windsong Ranch Development!


Windsong Ranch in Prosper will have the first of its kind in a residential community in North Texas, a Crystal Clear 5-acre Lagoon!

And no, this is not a marketing ploy, this is happening!

Craig Martin with Terra Verde Group purchased the 2,000 acres in 2012. I heard about it and I personally thought they were nuts and it was going to be a huge disappointment because there was literally nothing around the acreage but more farmland in West Prosper. Boy was I wrong.

Fast forward 6 years and they have made moves with the City of Prosper that no developer would even think to make at the beginning of a development.

They donated 50 acres to the city for a city park and land for a high school, middle school and two elementary schools. A total of approximately 6 million dollars!

What exactly is a Crystal Lagoon?

Crystal Lagoons is a multi-national company that creates man-made lagoons with crystal clear water and white sandy beaches in places far away from the ocean. Plans are to include a wide variety of recreational activities such as swimming, kayaking remote control boat races, paddle boarding and wind surfing!

I had to take a drive and see it for myself and of course there is a platform with stairs that overlooks the entire lagoon. (Wouldn’t expect anything less from this incredible developer.)

I was curious about how they can keep it clear and clean and was told there is technology that monitors the water and the filtration and is controlled remotely via an internet cloud! Very cool! 😎

Plans are for the lagoon to be open for year round and will have access for food truck vendors. This will be the second of four planned amenity centers for Windsong Ranch.

Below are actual real Crystal Lagoons built in different countries. They look amazing!

At buildout, Windsong Ranch is slated for 3,500 single family homes and will have over 600 acres of green space, parks, creeks, trails and amenities! Wow.

Huntington Homes and Toll Brothers have started Pre-selling on the 86 wide by 130 deep lots directly across from the Lagoon.

If you are interested in living in a development with a LAGOON and 4 amenity centers in West Prosper, text or call Brad Holden today at (469)733-2723 for more info on the 10 Builders!

BRAD HOLDEN – HOLDEN NEW HOMES – LICENSED TEXAS REAL ESTATE BROKER

Star Trail in Prosper has its Grand Opening with Highland Homes, Toll Brothers, Britton Homes, American Legend and Coventry Homes.


Star Trail in Prosper has been MANY years in the making but is finally here. The Developer, Blue Star Land, a company owned by Jerry and Gene Jones family of the Dallas Cowboys Football team, purchased the property about 20 years ago.

Star Trail is strategically located in Prosper less than a mile of the Dallas North Tollroad extension that is still under construction. There is a tremendous amount of retail coming on Highway 380 and the North Dallas Tollroad such as Frisco North, the Matthews Southwest tract and right down 380 is the Gates of Prosper.

Star Trails entry is absolutely gorgeous. They left it completely open and have a large man made pond to the left with fountains. Drive about a 300 feet and in front of you is the 5 acre Star Trail Amenity Center. Here you will find a community clubhouse with party rooms, large outdoor lounge area with TVs, three pools including a stunning pool, leisure pool and a children’s pool.

There are also two party pavilions complete with grills and outdoor dining tables, a one acre children’s play park with picnic tables and two lighted tennis courts seen below.

Star Trails is split up in four different homesite sections. They are 56 foot wide, 65 foot wide, 76 foot wide and 86 foot wide.

Starting in the 76 foot Lots is Britton Homes and Toll Brothers Homes.

Britton Homes

Britton Homes is fairly new to DFW, but clearly not new to new Home construction!

Britton should appeal to the ultra modern style buyer. They have exceptional floor plans that are unique and use top of the line materials for a lasting build.

They currently have two homes that should be ready next month and possibly earlier. Call or text me for bottom line pricing or how I can help you get the best deal!

Toll Brothers Homes

Toll Brothers brings the typical Toll Brothers ultra luxury to Star Trail and starts it off with a brand new plan called the Valen.

The Valen is their model plan is a very unique layout, but it works! A courtyard is carved out in the middle with a beautiful flowing wall fountain.

Toll Brothers currently has 4 Inventory homes ranging from around 4,400 square feet up to 4,800 square feet that are slated to be completed by August 2018. See below.

On the 86 foot wide lots there is Coventry Homes and Highland Homes.

Coventry Homes

Coventry Homes has been around a long time here in DFW and they are definitely the “bang for your buck,” option.

They currently also have 4 Inventory homes that 2 are ready NOW and the other two next month. All 4 are pictured below:

Absolutely beautiful and ready for a buyer today! They range from 3,100 square feet up to 4,346 square feet.

Text or call me today for a showing or if you have any questions on what the bottom line prices should be for a specific home.

Highland Homes

Highland brings their top of the line quality and design to Star Trail. Their model is a one story and as you can see from above is a monster!

Highland has 5 inventory homes in the works, 2 Ready now, 2 Ready in July and one in September. See below.

Three are pictured below:

I have sold many Highlands and if you are interested text or call me today at (469)733-2723 to get the best overall deal even if you have a home to sell.

I will continue with the smaller lots and builders like Highland Homes and American Legend later this week.

For more on Star Trail in Prosper, Highland Homes, Britton Homes, Toll Brothers Homes or Coventry Homes text or call me today at (469)733-2723.

BRAD HOLDEN – HOLDEN NEW HOMES – LICENSED TEXAS REAL ESTATE BROKER

Primetime Royalty! Prosper Lake on Preston has the best inventory home in North Texas!


I walk a lot of inventory homes. I mean, a lot! Have seen many unique upgrades, elevations, floor plans and lots etc., but this is NOW my #1!

Background

Deion Sanders primetime” was a corner back for the Dallas Cowboys. Surprising to everyone in North Dallas, Deion decided to build a 29,122 square foot mansion on 112 acres in the country town of Prosper on Preston.

Deion called it the “Chateau Montclair,” which had a two-lane bowling alley; a game room with a bar; a theater with a stage; a full indoor basketball court with a scoreboard and sound system; a gym; a barbershop; steam showers; a locker room; a yoga studio; a natatorium with a pool and spa; a screened-in colonnade.

Well, Deion played, had kids, had a reality show there, then it was time to sell. That’s where Bloomfield came in and took it and created Prosper Lake on Preston.

Prosper Lake on Preston is a Bloomfield Homes community. Bloomfield promises the lots will be 1/3 of an acre+. On every lot.

This home at 1351 Watertown Drive is the dream home for a Dallas Cowboy fan or even ANYONE!!!!

Everyone knows the location, location, location phrase. Which is very true. BUT Imagine the location check box then water view check box also being checked. AND both of those in Texas.😳

Then throw in a modern luxury components through the entire home with a perfect use of space throughout. Its going to be very hard for me to find something that’s even comparable to this.

I mean waking up in the master bedroom and rolling over to see Deion’s old pond backing to your own house in Texas, almost impossible finding anything better.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. That’s lovely and available to move in today! That’s the craziest part to me is that this home is available! The Bloomfield plan is a Caspia 2. Stunning. Coolest home in North Texas.

For more info or a showing of this unbelievable home text or call Brad Holden today at (469)733-2723. And ask me about my rebate program for my clients that have a house to sell. It’s the best in DFW.

BRAD HOLDEN – HOLDEN NEW HOMES – LICENSED TEXAS REAL ESTATE BROKER