Local Area Spotlight: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Nebraska Furniture Mart has opened its doors for thousands to come and peruse the many products, appliances, and electronics they sell. The megastore is located on state highway 121 in The Colony, Texas. Expect to stay at least two hours, as the store has endless exhibits and displays for you to browse.

Local Area Spotlight: The Shops at Legacy Events

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A popular area attraction for several Normandy Homes communities, including our new Mustang Park community, is The Shops at Legacy located in Plano. With delicious restaurants, energetic entertainment venues and a variety of boutiques, The Shops at Legacy is one of the most unique shopping centers in North Texas. They also always have fun, different events and sales going on each month. Take a look at the ones for July!

How To Throw A Fourth of July BBQ In Your New Carrollton Home

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You’ve spent countless hours packing, moving and then unpacking. And now, you are finally settled into your new Carrollton home. What better way to get to know your new neighbors than by throwing your own Fourth of July BBQ next week? Normandy Homes would like to welcome you to the community by giving you a few tips on throwing an amazing BBQ to leave a lasting first impression.

Family Fun at Hawaiian Falls Near Our New Mustang Park Community

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There is a beautiful new Carrollton community, and you’d better believe Normandy Homes is in it! While Mustang Park is filled with many luxurious amenities, it is also located in a great area for some summer family fun. Hawaiian Falls The Colony is only a short drive away for our Mustang Park residents and is the perfect place to kick off your summer! There is no better way to get out of the summer heat and cool off than by going to one of the best rated water parks in Texas. Hawaiian Falls The Colony has many thrilling water park attractions. Featuring multiple water slides, a family wave pool and a lazy river, there is something fun for everyone. The older kids will love the thrill rides, including the Whirlwind 360, the Hawaiian Halfpipe and the Torpedo. For the younger ones, there is an interactive Keiki Kove rain fortress that will keep them entertained all day long!

5 Patio Decor Ideas For Your Mustang Park Home

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Warmer weather, clear blue skies and sunny days are upon us! If you plan on spending any time at all on your patio, which you will in your new Mustang Park home, then your going to want to take a look at these décor ideas to help create an atmosphere you will love! 1. Tropical Add a touch of fun to your outdoor patio with some colorful accents. Incorporating vibrant colors like tangerine or fuchsia into your cushions will really make your space pop! Modern prints like strips or lively florals will also do the trick.

The Suburbs Or An Urban Community? What’s Right For You?

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If you are considering buying a new home, it’s a smart idea to start thinking about the differences between living in the suburbs and living in an urban community. As one of the finest premiere home builders in North Texas, Normandy Homes is dedicated to helping you find a home and a community that best fits your life! Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when buying your new home. Population Density Urban communities have a significantly larger number of people than the suburbs. While an urban community typically has more opportunities to buy a condo or a townhome, living in the suburbs offers quieter lifestyle with single-family homes being a more common purchase.

The 3 Apps Every New Homebuyer Needs

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These days, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t use a Smartphone. If you are in the process of looking for a new home, your Smartphone will be your new best friend. Put your phone to good use and download these three apps that will help any new homebuyer navigate their way through the entire process and determine which home is the best fit. 1. The Essential Real Estate Dictionary There is a wide-variety of real estate terms and phrases. As a new homebuyer, it’s easy to get lost in translation. The Essential Real Estate Dictionary app allows you to familiarize yourself with the most commonly used language in the real estate world. It will help the process of looking for a home go a lot smoother. By the time you buy your new home, you will be fluent in real estate jargon.

3 Reasons Why Families Are Relocating To DFW

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Between booming businesses, safe urban and suburban communities and a variety of attractions, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has everything and more to make your move worthwhile. Friendly and diverse, relocating to DFW can offer something for every family. This is why we have put together the 3 main reasons more families are relocating to this thriving area.

Near Normandy Homes Communities: The $5 Billion Mile in Frisco

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North Texas continues to grow with The $5 Billion Mile in Frisco, TX. The one-mile stretch along the Dallas North Tollway, from Warren Parkway north and Lebanon Road, has billions of dollars in new development underway including The Star in Frisco, Frisco Station, The Gate and Wade Park. While these four large developments are located in Frisco, Normandy Homes has several communities less than a 30-minute drive away for residents to soon enjoy all that the $5B Mile has to offer.

4 Spring Gardening Tips From Expert Neil Sperry

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We know our Normandy Homes residents are excited to finally experience the warmer weather here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Now that winter is behind us, it is time to start thinking about all the things you can do with your garden. Who better to give spring gardening tips than the expert, Neil Sperry? Neil Sperry is a Texas gardening and horticulture expert, considered by many to be the definitive word in Texas horticulture. Neil is known for his books, magazine, radio program, and annual garden show.

What Young Homebuyers Want In A New Home

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Millennials are quickly emerging as the majority of young homebuyers in the real estate world. According to the National Association of Realtors, Dallas has a large number of Millennials living in the city with strong job growth. This means more builders are catering towards young homebuyers’ needs as they’re looking or purchasing a new home. Fast Information Gathering When it comes to buying a new home, young homebuyers typically don’t call up a professional immediately. They look for information online from resources such as Houzz, Pinterest or blogs. More often than not, they’ll contact real estate professionals only to receive validation on their own choices. Keeping them involved throughout the entire process, is the best way to keep them engaged.

Nebraska Furniture Mart Opens Near Normandy Homes Communities

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Nebraska Furniture Mart, the biggest store in Texas, is now open to the public. Normandy Homes' communities could not be more excited! With all of your furniture options at the tip of your fingertips, the Nebraska Furniture Mart is every shoppers dream come true. Conveniently located near many Normandy Homes communities, the newest store is in The Colony, Texas. With what may have seemed like the longest soft opening in retail history, Nebraska Furniture Mart's strategy was to prepare the 2,300 employees to handle the high demand. While the store has not set an official grand opening date just yet, it is open every day to the public. Look out for their Pre-Grand Opening Prices!

Top 7 DFW Attractions For Families

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Now that we are putting the cold, winter days behind us here in Texas, we can start to look forward to all the fun things the DFW area has to offer this season. Normandy Homes has communities all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so we thought we’d share our top picks for DFW attractions that you and your family can enjoy this spring! 1. Klyde Warren Park Enjoy the fresh Dallas air this spring at the innovative Klyde Warren Park. The park features large open green spaces where families can spend time doing free activities. Including a fitness area, putting green, Ping-Pong tables and much, much more! Not to mention, your family will love getting to try all the different food truck options!

Coming Soon: Cottonwood Crossing In Allen, Texas

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Normandy Homes is thrilled to announce the newest Coming Soon community, Cottonwood Crossing in Allen, Texas. Being the thriving city that Allen, Texas is, Normandy Homes is happy to provide a community offering residents various area amenities. Cottonwood Crossing Community The Cottonwood Crossing community will be conveniently located within minutes of HWY 75, allowing residents to experience all that Allen, Texas has to offer! This new community is the ideal location for families looking to find a home in a warm and inviting neighborhood. Located near many beautiful parks and other amazing amenities, there is something for every family to enjoy. Our younger residents will be placed in the Allen Independent School District; with a 98.5% graduation rate, Allen ISD is a well-respected district that provides a high quality-learning environment for all students to exceed in.

5 Easter Events In Plano For The Family

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Spring has finally arrived, which means the Easter Bunny will be arriving this weekend! With Easter just two days away, Normandy Homes has rounded up the top Easter events in Plano for you and the family to enjoy. 1. Bring out the flashlights because there will be an Adults-Only Evening Egg Hunt on April 16th from 7:15pm to 10:30pm at Heritage Farmstead! Hunt for hundreds of hidden eggs in the dark around the museum property. Each egg will contain a special prize inside (certificates, coupons and more!). So don’t forget to bring a basket because this is one Easter event in Plano you do not want to miss!

Advantages Of Living In The Allen Independent School District

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There are many perks when living in one of Normandy Homes’ communities in Allen, TX. The thriving City of Allen has a lot to offer their residents, including shopping, entertainment and great schools. The Allen Independent School District is known to have an excellent learning environment to set up every student for success. About Allen ISD With student enrollment consistently increasing each year, Allen ISD has more than doubled their enrollment since 1989. The Allen Independent School District prides itself on a high quality education, giving each student the chance to achieve his or her full potential. Focusing on the development of leadership throughout all students’ education, Allen ISD has a 98.5% graduation rate.

10 Outdoor Activities For Kids To Keep Your Family Active

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It is important for parents to set a healthy example for kids while they’re still young. Normandy Homes has many communities that make staying healthy and active become more of a lifestyle and less of a chore. Here are a few outdoor activities for kids to help get your family started! Activities To Do Together 1.Fitness and community centers always have a ton of activities going on. Ask your local fitness or community centers about their outdoor activities for kids and the whole family to do together. If you’re child is too young for this, try to incorporate your baby in your daily workout routine. 2.Take the time to schedule some family playtime. Everyday after dinner, play a family game of tag. This could be a fun new tradition that not only gets the whole family involved but also gets the whole family up and moving! 3.Picnic lunches at the park are perfect for the weekends, especially when you live in a great community! Bring lots of healthy snacks and start a friendly game of soccer with some of your neighbors. 4.With the weather beginning to warm up, enjoy the fresh air and take the dog for a walk around the neighborhood.

Local Entertainment The Allen Community Has To Offer

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The Allen community is home to many local entertainment spots, which is why Normandy Homes is thrilled to be a part of several communities here. Shoppers will experience a dream come true with the variety of shops and dining options around the community. And for those living an active lifestyle, the city of Allen offers many outdoor activities as well. Local Shops & Dining The Allen community offers their shoppers everything from big named brands like Neiman Marcus Last Call and J. Crew to small boutiques. The Allen Premium Outlets, a Simon Center, is a popular shopping destination that is filled with 100 impressive outlet stores. At affordable prices, visitors will experience dream deals at the stores they love. Saving 25% to 65% on exceptional brands, people come from all over to shop at the Allen Premium Outlets.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your New Home Safer

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Have you recently moved into a new home? Normandy Homes wants to make sure you know a few of these easy, effective ways to ensure that your new home is a safe place for you and your family! 1. Brighten The Surroundings of Your New Home Lighting up your surroundings both indoors and outdoors is a cost-effective way to keep you and your loved ones safe. Light timers are perfect to use for your front yard or on your front porch. That way, if something is moving, you will be able to know. So your new home doesn’t appear completely dark from the outside, there are many low lights that are available for you to put inside the home as well. Purchase some energy-efficient light bulbs and brighten up your surroundings today!

Communities Near Starbucks Have Better Home Values

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Living in communities near Starbucks coffee shops can increase your home value. Yes, you heard that right! In a recent study by Zillow, a real estate database, showed that from 1997 to 2014, 96 percent of houses located near a Starbucks increased in value, while homes farther away only increased by 65 percent. There are said to be a few theories behind this: Theory 1 It is true; homes near Starbucks tend to be a little more expensive. However, these same houses increase in value at a faster rate than US housing as a whole. Those looking for a new home just might believe that communities near Starbucks means that the neighborhood is improving. And a growing community is extremely important to prospective homeowners.