Top 3 Common Homebuying Myths Busted

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Whether you’re a first or fourth-time buyer, buying a home is a big decision. There are a lot of myths floating around the world of homebuying. That’s why Normandy Homes, as trusted DFW homebuilders, is going to bust three of the most common myths about buying new homes. 1. It’s Cheaper to Rent All over the DFW area, home rental prices are skyrocketing whereas home pricing is staying consistent. Renting may seem like a better deal at first, but in the long-run, buying is the better option. If this is your first time buying a home, there are plenty of tax benefits that you and your family can take advantage of. You also won’t find a shortage of great new homes in the North Texas and DFW area!

Normandy Homes Offers Move-in Ready Homes in Desirable DFW Locations

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Award-winning Dallas-Fort Worth homebuilder Normandy Homes features innovative architectural design, high quality craftsmanship and energy-saving construction in sought-after locations across North Texas. Normandy Homes is known for its many designer features included in each home, such as granite kitchen countertops, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel. Currently, there are move-in ready homes by Normandy Homes available from the $400s in North Arlington, from the low $300s in Allen, from the low $400s in Carrollton and from the $340 in West Allen.

Busting Homebuying Myths: Is it Better to Buy or Rent?

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There are a lot of myths which fly around the idea of buying a home; and one of them that many people have bought into is that renting is better than buying a home. So today, as homebuilders in DFW, Normandy Homes is going to share the benefits of buying one of the new homes in DFW rather than renting a home. Predictable Monthly Payments One of the best reasons as to why it’s better to buy than it is to rent is because you will know how much you will have to pay every month until your home is paid off. When you rent, the landlord could choose to increase the monthly rent at the end of each lease period, and they could increase it as much as they want to!

What Should You Look for in an Amenity Center?

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When it comes to choosing the right community of new homes in DFW, there are three main things you want to look at – location, homebuilders and amenities. Normandy Homes is one of the most trusted homebuilders in DFW, and we build in only the best locations. So to help you find the third component, Normandy Homes is sharing what you should look for in an amenity center.

Community Highlight: Lakeside DFW in Flower Mound, TX

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As homebuilders in Flower Mound, TX, Normandy Homes knows that those looking to buy new homes in Flower Mound, TX are looking for spectacular homes in a superb location. That’s why Normandy Homes builds our modern homes in the new Flower Mound community of Lakeside DFW. Here’s what you need to know about this wonderful community.

The Olympics: Where it All Began

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Everyone knows that the Olympics dates back thousands of years. However, a lot has changed from then to now. So today, the DFW homebuilders, Normandy Homes, are going to share a brief history of the Olympics in honor of the 2016 Olympics starting this week! Olympics in Ancient Greece The first written record of the ancient Olympics was in 776 B.C., and the winner of the only event, a 192-meter footrace, was a cook named Coroebus. However, it’s believed that the Games had been going on years before this first written record. The event is named after their location at Olympia in southern Greece. They also took place at the same time every four years between August 6 and September 19 during a religious festival honoring Zeus.

Why You Should Make the Move to North Texas

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Many people are starting to flock to Texas for numerous reasons. If you’re still trying to decide whether you want to make the move, Normandy Homes is going to share a few reasons why you should make the move to North Texas. There’s Always Something to Do Whether it’s visiting the Dallas Museum of Art, going to a sports event or simply having a night out on the town, there’s never a shortage of fun things to do!

6 Reasons Why Dallas-Fort Worth is Booming

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As homebuilders in DFW, Normandy Homes understands that people want to live in modern homes located in a convenient and growing area. That’s why Normandy Homes is always building new homes in DFW. Dallas-Fort Worth has always been a booming area, but in recent years it’s been growing even quicker. Why is that? Today, Normandy Homes is going to share 6 reasons why Dallas-Forth Worth is booming.

Normandy Homes Wins Home 7 McSAM Awards by the Dallas Builders Association

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Every spring, the Dallas Builders Association hosts the McSAM Awards, which are meant to recognize sales and marketing excellence. The prestigious McSAM Awards are given to builders, developers and associates who have made a significant and creative contribution in residential marketing. This year, Normandy Homes won 7 awards at the 37th Annual McSAM Awards presented by the Dallas Builders Association (DBA), which is no small feat! The two Normandy Homes communities that won awards were The Village at Twin Creeks, which won 4 awards and Mustang Park, which won 3 awards.

4 Modern Home Design Ideas for an Elegant Living Room

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As DFW homebuilders, Normandy Homes understands that homeowners prefer modern home designs and open floor plans. The open floor plan in a home should start with the living room. It’s the first room that guests will see and where everyone will gather to enjoy the company of others, which means it should be inviting and unique to you. Here are a few modern home design ideas that can bring your Normandy Homes living room up a notch!

5 Interior Design Trends to Get Your New Home Ready For Fall

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Fall is a wonderful time of year. The leaves change and begin to flood the ground of Allen, Texas with marvelous colors. Let those bright and vibrant colors inspire you to do something amazing in your home as well. Fall is the perfect time to try something new, something creative, and something that will help your new home truly pop! Here are five interior design trends for the fall that we’ve notice are really growing. 1. Luxuriously Colorful Modernism The colors of fall are always mesmerizing, but why should fall get all the attention? Modernism is on the rise again, and it’s bringing bold colors with it. And with our spacious homes in Cypress Meadows, you’ll have room for all of your favorite pieces.

New Homes in the Lakeside DFW Community

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We’re delighted to announce Normandy Homes has the perfect new home waiting for you at Lakeside DFW in Flower Mound, TX. Our premier homes are creatively designed and masterfully crafted with exceptional energy efficiency in mind. And you can make the new home your own with a range of fully customizable options—but the benefits don’t end there.

Honoring the Memory of Ebby Halliday

“I just loved the vibrancy of the city. I truly thought I had died and gone to heaven.” That’s what Ebby Halliday thought when she first stepped off the train in 1938 and looked at Dallas, the place she would come to call her new home. If her name doesn’t ring a bell, you are still sure to have heard of her prospering business. You have probably driven passed one of her offices or advertisements—and you have certainly seen the signs in front yards. She was the founder of Ebby Halliday REALTORS® and a valued inspiration to the Dallas community. She passed away Tuesday, September 8, at the age of 104.

Local Area Spotlight: The Village at Allen Events

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The Village at Allen is a dynamic destination, and now it has become a popular spot for many of our community residents including Cypress Meadows, Cottonwood Crossing and The Village at Twin Creeks. Both are anchored by a diverse collection of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Take look at a few up coming events to mark on your calendar! 1. Allen Bridal Show This upscale Bridal Show will take place at the Allen Event Center in The Village at Allen on September 27th from 12pm to 5pm. There will be over 100 wedding vendors attending, and they will have everything you need to plan a dream wedding- from a fashion show and incredible door prizes to all the latest wedding trends. For more information, click here.

3 Tips for New Homebuyers in Allen, TX

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Deciding to move to a different city or state is hard enough, but on top of that the big decision for potential homebuyers is figuring out which community to choose. If you currently rent a space and you’re finally ready to take that next step, there are a several factors to consider. To help you out, here are three things new homebuyers in Allen, TX should keep in mind! 1. Research Your Builder From the type of home, to the interior layout, to the surrounding area, new homebuyers will certainly do their research before they decide on anything. But many forget to research the homebuilder itself. Visit different developments and talk to existing homeowners to see if your views align. Reading online reviews about the homebuilder can be helpful!

3 September Fun Things To Do in Allen, Texas For Families

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With all the fun things to do in Allen, Texas, it comes as no surprise why families love living here. And now that the weather is slowly starting to cool down, Normandy Homes would like to share a list of family-friendly activities to do in Allen for the month of September. 1. Allen Community Ice Rink The City of Allen Community Ice Rink is the perfect place to kick off fall in September. Grab the family and enjoy hours of fun skating around the rink! The Ice Rink also offers, hockey programs, figure skating and lessons to all ages.

Normandy Homes Donates To Collin County Child Advocacy Center

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The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County provides safety, healing, and justice to children who have been victimized by abuse or neglect. They strive to create a community free from child abuse. This is something we at Normandy Homes take seriously and are doing our part to help fight against the injustices these children face every day. Every year more than 3,300 children and family members receive aid due to allegations of abuse or neglect. There are no waiting lists and all services are free of charge for as long as it takes to ensure a child is safe. The folks at Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County work with law enforcement officials and Child Protective Services under one roof to avoid creating additional stress and trauma to already hurt children.

5 Reasons Why Families Want to Live in Allen, TX

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You may be wondering what attracts so many people to Allen, TX. The answer is simple. An excellent school district, convenient location, and superior safety record are just the start. With a population of 87,213 and a median household income of $101,636, this DFW suburb may be the perfect fit for you and your family. Normandy Homes is now building in three Allen communities: The Village At Twin Creeks, Cypress Meadows and Cottonwood Crossing. Before you start researching these lovely communities, here’s a look at why families want to live in Allen, TX.