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My 100th Closing in Richwoods and this is what I have seen are “Must Haves” of my clients.


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I have worked hard the past two years and have just eclipsed 100 sales in Richwoods as of yesterday. That is a combined total of K Hovnanian Homes, Toll Brothers, Landon Homes, Newcastle Homes and John Landon Signature Series homes. This has allowed me to be a part of 100 families needs vs. wants when building a new home.

I thought it would be very beneficial to list out what my clients thought and decided on. Again, everyone is different in style and taste but here are 10 of the “Must Haves” when you build a new home in today’s market.

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1. Wood Floors

It is almost 95% that in this price point ($380’s-$1mm) that there is somewhere in the house you will find hard wood flooring. Either glued down or hand scraped hardwood will do.

2. Media Room

Personally, I don’t understand the Fad, but a media room is a MUST HAVE for about 90% of my clients. Even if it is upstairs for some reason people just have to have one. This can also be your “Man Cave!”

3. Electrical Outlets for Flat Screens

The Flat Screen TV is taking over. But many builders do not change the outlet unless the buyers request it. Just think twice about it. Even if you don’t use it, you will have it for resell and it would be easy to hair behind a picture.

4. Laundry Room Location

Finally, people are realizing how much time they spend in the laundry room. Make sure in your plan that the location of the laundry room is around the majority of bedrooms.

5. First Floor Extra Bedroom

I can’t tell you how many clients walk into a house, look for the extra bedroom downstairs and can’t find one, then they walk out. It is very important to have an extra bedroom for parents, guests, hobbies etc.

6. Three Car Garages

At this price point, the majority of my clients purchase this as their next home. So many want a larger garage, no question about it.

7. Wider Hallways

Most hallways are 3 feet wide according to minimum standards for Frisco code. But if you can make them wider (4 Feet) it looks better and feels more roomy.

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8. Large Drawers in the Kitchen instead of Cabinets

Old school is cabinets. New school, larger drawers. Large drawers make more sense and allow you to easily access the items towards the back.

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9. Free Shower Caddies

This is something I learned first hand and if you address it with your builder at the time you are walking electricals, they are very likely to accommodate your request. It’s easy to build the box and they will either tile it or marble it and is ESSENTIAL when you are in the shower.

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10. Oversized Kitchens with Large Island

On average, over 10 hours a day is spent in every kitchen in America! It’s the most used room of any room in the house. Make it large, make it nice and it will make you smile!

For more information on any of the builders in Richwoods or their available lots or incentives, call Brad Holden today at (469) 733-2723.

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

ALERT! Phillips Creek Ranch K Hovnanian (KHOV) Spec Home Prestondale 2 Back on the Market Today at $40,000 UNDER!!!


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Today K Hovnanian Homes in Phillips Creek Ranch put a Prestondale 2 back on the market. The previous buyer has unfortunately lost their job and now probably the best new home deal in Frisco is available!!!

This 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 3,801 square foot home has an oversized master and a 3 car garage. Hardwoods, double ovens, upgraded designer fixtures, 2 Living, Gameroom, Media and 2 Dining.

What blows me away is the 2 story study! It’s amazing!

With all the upgrades and base price it comes in at $524,900. The original buyer had a $20,000 incentive and they have now priced it at $489,900. Whoops sorry, $467,900!!!!!! Not a penny less. And it is North Facing!

If you are interested call or text Brad Holden today at (469) 733-2723. And with my 4% Total Rebate this is the best deal in Frisco and probably DFW!!!

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Call or Text Brad Holden Today at (469) 733-2723!

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

Hunters Creek in Frisco


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The way thinks are selling in Frisco, this home will probably be contracted by this Sunday!

5 bedroom, study, game room, hand scraped hard wood nailed down floors, soaring 20 foot ceilings, granite in the kitchen, beautiful upgraded backsplash, oversized master and the nicest outdoor kitchen and flagstone patio in the backyard that you have ever seen.

If you would like to see the home call Brad Holden at (469) 733-2723 and I can show you!!!!

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

Shaddock Homes in Stonelake Estates


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I was out at Stonelake Estates in Frisco today and realized how great this plan was that Shaddock Homes builds.

I currently live in Plano in a Sotherby, and when I walked in the door to this home, I felt like I was at home. Sotherby Homes was a branch of Shaddock a while back, and the feel is so unique.

On top of the feeling, this Floorplan might possibly be the most open and perfect flowing plan I have EVER BEEN IN.

I walked in trying to find an issue . . . And couldn’t. It makes sense.

From the traffic patterns to the location I the bath and the utility, that home is unbelievable.

If you are looking for a luxury new home in Frisco, check out Shaddock in Stonelake Estates!!!!!

4 Offers on 1 Day for 2 of my listings in Frisco


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Turnbridge Manor in Frisco, Texas is on fire!!! Homes cannot sit longer than 30 days if priced right!!! And I am serious.

Turnbridge Manor is located north of 121 on Independence directly across from Richwoods Frisco. The community has its own elementary school on site called Isbell. A stocked pond with fountain, a community pool and a community park and city park!

And they also have Hike and Bike trails that connect into Hunters Creek.

Whether its the amenities, or maximum $300’s for a 3000+ home in an incredible location. Oh Nevermind, that’s exactly it!

I had a home around a month ago on Blakehill Drive that was listed for 13 days, had 24 showings and 2 offers. They are closing in a couple days.

But today, I have two listings now in Turnbridge. One on Snowshill and the other on Alstone.

I woke up to 4 offers! 3 on the one that has been on 7 days and the other that has been on only 5 days.

In total, there has been 18 showings total and actually had 2 today.

What’s my point? If you live in Turnbridge and have thought about selling, now is your time to get the highest price, possibly ever!!!

If you would like a free CMA, give me a call directly at (469) 733-2723.