5 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

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Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to make sure your home is optimized to save energy before the summer heat begins. As a DFW homebuilder, Normandy Homes knows that energy efficiency is on every homebuyer’s mind. That’s why we’re sharing a few tips to make your home more energy efficient.

Community Highlight: Watters Branch in McKinney, TX

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The Neighborhood Conveniently located in the highly desired city of McKinney within the premier Craig Ranch community, Watters Branch is ideal for families who like to stay active and enjoy the city life. While residents will have access to all the great Craig Ranch amenities, Watters Branch will also have its own private amenities! Area Amenities If you ever wanted to get out of the community, you and your family can enjoy all the area has to offer. From strolling through Historic Downtown McKinney to shopping to your heart’s content at the Allen Premium Outlets or the highly anticipated Legacy West.

Normandy Homes’ Guide to Spring: Freshen Up Your Home Design

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The warm weather and lively colors of spring are upon us! All of the nature around our new homes in DFW is coming to life, but consider introducing fresh designs to the interior spaces as well. Normandy Homes is sharing a guide to the five major design elements you need to consider when updating your home for the new season. Light Let some sunshine in! To start things off, look at how light comes into your space. The more natural light you can have, the better. Our beautiful homes have open floor plans that allow the golden rays of the sun to shine throughout virtually any space! If you have a space that doesn’t have too many windows, simply use a stylish floor or table lamp with lightly colored shades.

Frisco ISD Ranked #8 School District in Texas

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In a recent Niche study of the best school districts in Texas for 2017, Frisco ISD was ranked as the eighth best school district. While Normandy Homes doesn’t build any new homes in Frisco, TX, our upcoming community in McKinney, TX will feed into Frisco ISD! Here are a few things to know about this exceptional school district. What Niche Found Along with being ranked eighth overall, Frisco ISD also ranked as the fourth safest school district in DFW and the sixth best school district to teach at in DFW. This means that your children can go to a safe learning environment and attend a school district where its hardworking teachers are truly appreciated.

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!

Tips to a Festive St. Patrick’s Day at Home

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Saint Patrick’s Day is just a couple of weeks away! If you’re hosting a get-together, you’ll want to make sure everything is properly planned and goes off without a hitch. Normandy Homes’ new homes in DFW have open floor plans that make hosting a celebration easy and enjoyable. Here are just a few ideas for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day at home! Make Irish Cuisine Jump in the kitchen and channel your inner Irish to make some tasty Irish cuisine. You don’t have to make anything fancy or complex. In fact, try this simple recipe for delicious slow cooker corned beef & cabbage sliders or really get in the spirit and make this hearty beef and Guinness stew.

How to Host a Baby Shower to Remember

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When you’re expecting a new member of the family, it’s a very exciting time! There are so many fun things to look forward to; like the baby shower! However, hosting a baby shower can be a little cumbersome if you don’t have space. Thankfully, Normandy Homes’ open floor plans make hosting a baby shower a cakewalk. Here are a few tips on how to host a baby shower to remember!

Year-Round Fun in Allen, Texas

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There’s always something fun to do in Allen, Texas! Rain or shine, you and your family can always find excitement near our new homes in Allen. Here are a few of the fun activities to do in Allen, Texas! Topgolf Topgolf in Allen is the perfect place to play for the whole family! Topgolf isn’t only known for their signature golf game. They also offer delicious food and drinks, pool tables, interactive video games, giant Jenga, and so much more! Each Topgolf venue features an accomplished Executive Chef and a chef-driven menu that puts a fresh twist on classic American food.

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.

Decorate Your New Home Like a Pro

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When building our new homes in DFW, Normandy Homes keeps your family’s lifestyle needs in mind. The open floor plans and beautiful architecture make our homes perfect for decorating and showing off. Here are a few tips on how to decorate your new home like a pro! While you want to make sure you have plenty of seating for guests, you don’t want to overcrowd the room with furniture. This makes your room seem smaller and more cluttered. The placement of furniture can make-or-break the functionality of a living room. Be sure to space out the furniture so the room looks open and guests can move about freely.

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!

Host a Holiday Party That’s Guaranteed to be a Hit

Hosting a party can be difficult. There are so many things that the host needs to prepare, and it can be a little overwhelming at times. However, to make sure that your holiday party is a success, Normandy Homes is sharing a few tips to guarantee that the holiday parties you host in our modern homes are a holiday hit! Limit Your Guest List While our new homes in North Arlington, TX are plenty spacious for a rather large gathering, limiting your guest list to a small group is ideal for a party to run smoothly. Too many people will not only make your party feel crowded, but the ambient noise of the chattering people will be too loud. You should also consider whether you want to have a family-friendly party, or make the event adults-only.

DIY Holiday Décor Ideas

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Normandy Homes brings your dream home to life. With the variety of modern home designs available, there is no limit to your potential creativity in one of our new homes. Winter is less than twenty days away, and that means Christmas and New Years are right around the corner. Make sure that your home is ready for the upcoming season with these creative DIY holiday décor ideas from Normandy Homes!

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.

Amenity Center Now Open at The Village at Twin Creeks

As DFW homebuilders, we ensure that our homebuyers are getting the best of the best. That’s why Normandy Homes makes sure that every community we build in is in a perfect location and has excellent amenities. As for our new homes in Allen, TX at The Village at Twin Creeks, they’ve opened up their beautiful amenity center. Here are some of the best parts of the amenity center.

Make Thanksgiving Even More Special with These Traditions

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As DFW homebuilders, Normandy Homes knows that Thanksgiving is a time to come together with those you hold dearest whether it be friends, family or both. That’s why our modern home designs and open floor plans are perfect for hosting this wonderful holiday! Not only is Thanksgiving a time to give thanks, but many families also have some great traditions surrounding the occasion. If you want to start some Thanksgiving traditions of your own, here are a few ideas!

What’s New with Allen, TX?

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When it comes to being DFW homebuilders, Normandy Homes makes sure to always know what’s going on in the communities that we build in. Aside from our beautiful new homes in Allen, TX, there are plenty of other great new things in Allen. Here’s a quick update on what’s new with this wonderful city.

Community Highlight: Cottonwood Crossing in Allen, Texas

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Normandy Homes loves building new homes in Allen, Texas. That’s why we have our modern homes in three different Allen communities. Today we want to shine the light on one community in particular – Cottonwood Crossing. Here’s what you should know about this wonderful community! Location These modern homes couldn’t be in a better location! Not only are they close to all the great things to do in Allen, but Allen, Texas has continuously been ranked as one of the best cities for families. The city is a warm and inviting place for all to enjoy from its fun nightlife to its beautiful parks and recreation program.