February 20 2020

Design Studio by Trendmaker Homes Now Open in Austin, TX

by Erin

Trendmaker Homes Austin Design Studio

If you’ve ever been fresh out of ideas when it comes to designing your newly purchased home, Trandmaker Homes Austin has the perfect solution! Longtime home builder, Trendmaker Homes has recently announced the grand opening of its newest 4,000 square foot Design Studio which is located in Austin, TX. This new development will move Trendmaker Homes forward as a premium lifestyle brand within its industry.


What is a Design Studio?


The Trendmaker Homes Design Studio is a Class A space designed to inspire you with numerous possibilities for the customization of your newly purchased home. You'll have the ability to choose the finishes, options, and upgrades you desire by simply visiting the Design Studio. It offers a curated collection of product choices with interactive displays as well as resources to help you find the perfect touches for the home of your dreams and create memories that will last a lifetime.  

What are the benefits of using the Design Studio?


Trendmaker Homes Austin offers the opportunity to meet with a design consultant in order to make selections from flooring, countertops, cabinets, lighting fixtures, appliances, interior paint colors, stair railing systems, and even the electrical options. Each of these many options available are based on what the customers of today desire in their home’s interior design.


Who can make use of the design studio?


Homebuyers who purchase a new to-be-built home at Trendmaker Homes communities within Austin, TX can make use of the new design center including in such communities as Rancho Sienna, Palmera Ridge, and Highlands at Mayfield Ranch. The viewing of the Design Studio is not available prior to purchase your home. As an added bonus, those who purchase a home in 2020 also have the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 in design studio selections credit.


About Trendmaker Homes


Established over four decades ago, Trendmaker Homes Austin designs builds and sells high-quality single-family homes in Austin, TX. Trendmaker Homes is a member of TRI Pointe Group which is a family of premium regional home builders as well as one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Inspired by the Texas families they build for; Trendmaker Homes Austin envisioned a new home buying experience that would turn out to be both simple and straight forward. This homebuilder has also been a leader in green building since 2001 by offering a LivingSmart program that includes five areas of advancement: HeathSmart, EnergySmart, EarthSmart, WaterSmart, and HomeSmart. Trendmaker Homes believes that the home buying process is about becoming a partnership instead of a negotiation.

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March 18 2019

Enjoy the Best of Everything at Carneros Ranch

by Erin

Carneros Ranch new home by Lennar Homes

Leander, TX has recently been named the “Best Town for Small Families” in the Austin area. Carneros Ranch master-planned community offers families amazing amenities, an enviable location with easy access to major thoroughfares, and the most sought-after builders. Whether your family is growing or you’re ready for a restful retirement, your new home can be found at Carneros Ranch.


Lennar Homes brings their decades of quality customer service and exceptional craftsmanship to Carneros Ranch. Lennar Homes boast an “everything is included” attitude allowing Carneros Ranch buyers to enjoy the feeling of upgrades without the added expense. Beautiful flooring, exquisite finishes, and upscale treatments are standard features. Square footage ranges from 1,846 to 3,016 square feet among 3 to 5 bedrooms and up to 4 bathrooms. You’ll love the open-concept, light-filled extravagance of your new living space.  Your affordable, energy-conscious dream home can be found at Carneros Ranch in a Lennar Homes design.


Wilshire Homes stand the test of time with beauty and style that emerges from a close collaboration with their buyers. Wilshire Homes consultants pride themselves on turning the client’s dreams into a brick and mortar reality with every home they build. The available floor plans by Wilshire Homes provide up to 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and up to 3,402 square feet of living space. Energy-efficiency, craftsmanship, and attention to detail come standard in every Wilshire Home at Carneros Ranch. Thoughtful touches like gently arching doorframes and pretty niches highlight the grand feel of your home without sacrificing charm. 


Carneros Ranch enjoys the sweeping breezes of the foothills, a lower cost of living, access to nature, and close proximity to Austin. You’ll find many lakes, parks and recreational opportunities close by. Shopping centers and medical facilities are within easy reach as well. The fine schools of the Leander ISD serve the educational needs of Carneros Ranch children. Carneros Ranch welcomes you to find your future new home in beautiful Leander, TX. Join the interest list to learn more and to schedule your viewing.

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January 2 2019

January Realtor of the Month: David Brodsky

by Erin

David Brodsky Headshot

If you’re in the search for an exceptional realtor in the Austin, TX area to assist you with your home buying or selling needs, our realtor of the month is sure to fit the part.


Meet David Brodsky, our January Realtor of the Month.  David has been contributing his expertise to our Dripping Springs real estate market update since May of 2017, providing us with consistent, quality content.  After assisting other companies for over 20 years, he branched off on his own to establish David Brodsky Properties.  What makes David Brodsky stand out amongst other realtors in the Austin area is that he emphasizes on empowering his clients and equips them with the necessary tools needed to achieve success throughout the real estate process.

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July 29 2018

Brookfield Focuses on Sustainable Development

by racheal

Brookfield Residential Homes for Sale

What does “home” embody? One innovative developer is setting new expectations for what it means to find your perfect home. It’s not just a matter of picking out a house where you’ll spend your days. Finding a home means immersing yourself in a community that supports and elevates you. Brookfield Residential seeks to create the best places to call home. That means quality designs, first-rate amenities, and a focus on what matter most to you.

Sustainability is a core tenant of the Brookfield Residential process. Sustainable space provides an entire community with a long-term vision for idyllic life. Multi-use spaces, green lawns, and shared amenities bring people closer together. Green home design means more efficiency for the homeowner, and a responsible approach to building. Having your dream design and features doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment, and when you work with the right developer, it won’t.

Sustainability also drives the sense of belonging that you feel in your community. A properly designed community invites you to connect with your neighbors, and develop an ecosystem of trust and compassion. When you decide that you’re ready for your next move, discover Brookfield Residential and all of the amazing options this developer has to offer.

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July 9 2018

Enjoy Your New Home Faster with 6 Ways to Ease Moving Challenges

by Kelley

Moving Tips

Now that you’ve completed your final walk through with the builder, it’s time to move into your brand new home. The adventure that awaits is exciting but the process of the actual move can keep you from enjoying this great accomplishment. We all wait in anticipation for the days when smart home technology offers an option for the home to pack itself but until that day here are a few tips that will help moving challenges seem a little less challenging.


1.    Pack One Room at a Time
Packing room by room is your best chance to stay organized throughout the moving process. Label where each box goes and pack them next to each other in the moving truck or car. Once you reach your new home, this allows for easy navigation of where everything goes so there won’t be a sea of boxes in the hallway for days.


2.    De-Clutter Before You Pack
Before you put anything into a box, take the opportunity to organize your things and finally get rid of all those items you’ve been meaning to donate for the past year. In each room, start three piles labeled “Keep”, “Donate” and “Toss”. This ultimately saves you time and money because you’ll have fewer items to load on a truck and less to unpack when you reach your destination.


3.    Prepare Your Home for the Move
Nothing dampers the appeal of enjoying a blemish-free home like moving damage so if possible, prep your floors by taping down heavy-duty paper on walkways and carpeted areas. This not only keeps your floor clean but also prevents scratches and scrapes on your floor and furniture.


4.    Move in the Big Items First
Have your new furniture delivered first or pack your existing furniture last. By placing the larger items where they go before anything else, you’ll have a better vision of the flow of the room which will allow the smaller items to be placed much easier. Also having your bed, dining table and couch readily available will offer a comfortable and familiar place to take a rest when you need it.


5.    Unpack the Kitchen Next
Unless you’re a superhero, you probably won’t want to cook your first night in the house but if you do have the desire make sure your kitchen is up and running. Packing and especially labeling a couple of boxes designated for kitchen essentials with items like everyday spices, cooking oil, cooking utensils, pots, pans and enough tableware for the family allows your kitchen to be ready for use when you are.


6.    Schedule a Play Date for the Kids and Pets
The chaos of moving can be stressful for young children and pets so call in a favor and let them hang with a family member or friend. You’ll get things done a lot faster without having to tend to the needs of the kids or worrying about the dog chasing after the movers trying to smell every item brought into the house.


Before you know it, you’ll be settled in and looking for ways to make your house a home. Until then remember to plan ahead by preparing for potential challenges and enjoy the process knowing there’s a beautiful home waiting for you on the other side.

Happy Moving!

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May 8 2018

Carneros Ranch is Offering a Smokin Summer Home Sales Event

by racheal

Carneros Ranch Smokin’ Summer Home Sales Event

The Austin real estate market is abuzz with the news of Carneros Ranch in nearby Leander, TX. Carneros Ranch is an exciting new master-planned community. This ideal location affords residents proximity to the sights and sounds of bustling Austin, but is far enough away to escape the hubbub. Beautiful Leander is minutes from Austin near the 183/183A Highways and just south of FM 2243. The Capitol Metroline station at Leander allows for quick and super-easy access to downtown Austin for employment and shopping.

Award-winning builder Wilshire Homes is an industry leader and is Energy Star Certified and a LEED Certified home builder and is among the designers and construction pros that are lining up to build at Carneros Ranch. Wilshire Homes is currently offering a terrific incentive package, “Smokin’ Summer Sales Event” that runs through the end of May 2018. Purchase a to-be-built Wilshire Home and receive a FREE outdoor living package. Outdoor entertaining is all the rage and Wilshire has stepped up to bring new home buyers this great opportunity. The offer will come as an upgrade credit, so you can have that outdoor kitchen or firepit seating area that you’ve always wanted!

Carneros Ranch residents enjoy a junior Olympic swimming pool, a children’s splash pool, indoor and outdoor meet-and-greet areas, playgrounds, and hiking trails. Nearby Lake Travis and Devine Lake offer watersports, fishing and family fun. The Southwest Williamson County Regional Park and Benbrook Ranch Park offer disc gold and field sports.

Children of Carneros Ranch attend the fine schools of Leander Independent School District. The district’s motto is “Engage, inspire, achieve for lifelong success” and their students and alumni reflect this vision very well.

Check out Carneros Ranch and see what all the buzz is about. You won’t want to miss out on the sales incentives going on this summer.

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April 16 2018

April Realtor of the Month: Kristee Leonard

by Kelley

Kristee Leonard

Kristee Leonard graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida. During her senior year at UF, she set her ambitions higher and decided to pursue her realtor license. After 2 years of being licensed, she and her mother teamed up to take over the Austin real estate market on their own and opened The Leaders Realty. Kristee’s initial vision of making record breaking sales and giving back to charity all started with a vision board and has since come to fruition. She has been featured in Realtor Magazine’s 30 under 30, won several awards and has donated thousands of dollars to a number of charities. 


Still based out of Austin, TX, The Leaders Realty has expanded their business to service the surrounding areas including Lakeway, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Drippings Springs and more. The Leaders Realty offers seller and buyer representation and has essentially become a one stop shop by providing services for investments, home valuation, staging, marketing and negotiations. Whether you’re looking to buy your first Austin home or interested in luxury real estate, The Leaders Realty is here to offer superior service to help you with your needs.


As a New Homes Directory Austin Real Estate Market Expert, Kristee Leonard shares her insights of the market on a monthly basis to help buyers and sellers make informed choices. If you’re in the market to buy or sell your Austin area home, contact Kristee Leonard at The Leaders Realty to get started.

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April 12 2018

Explore Stunning New Homes in Leander at Carneros Ranch

by Kelley

New Homes for Sale in Leander Texas

Sperling’s Best Places to Live calls the Austin area “one of the best choices in Texas.” Leander, TX lies just north of Austin close to Hwy 183/183-A and just south of FM 2243. This vibrant, growing community maintains its small-town charm while being so close to the sights and sounds of the Big City. Here you’ll find Carneros Ranch, the most impressive master-planned community in Williamson County.


Wilshire Homes and Lennar Homes are breaking ground at Carneros Ranch to bring their expertise to Leander with a catalog of new homes that offer you spacious and energy efficient design. Floorplans provide one- and two-story options giving you and your family flexibility to choose the perfect home. Exciting options like wooded homesites and cul-de-sacs await you and inside you’ll enjoy versatile enjoyment through a game room, study or expansive outdoor living spaces. Big or small; lush or efficient, you’ll find the perfect home for you and your family at Carneros Ranch.


Amenity plans are bursting with possibilities. Relax at the indoor and outdoor meeting areas or poolside at the junior Olympic swimming pool. Let the kids enjoy a play day in the splash pool or playground and stay active on one of the hiking trails. Lake Travis and Devine Lake are close by for watersports and family fun and Southwest Williamson County Regional Park and Benbrook Ranch Park are great destinations for disc golf, soccer and field games.

It's all right here in Leander, TX. Get updates to learn more about the available opportunities at Carneros Ranch.

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March 31 2018

McGuyer Homebuilders Presents Exciting New Home Community in Leander

by Kelley

New Home Community in Leander Texas

Leander, TX has something to be excited about. This beautiful part of Texas has become home to one of the most impressive master-planned communities in Williamson County: Carneros Ranch.


Meticulously planned by McGuyer Homebuilders to please the most discerning of homeowners, these gorgeous new home plans highlight natural light and flow with livability. The luxurious master suite, oversized kitchen island, dramatic finish carpentry and bold entryways are all touches you can expect. Flexible floorplans tickle the imagination with options for game rooms, home office space or guest quarters and the large picture windows let the sun shine in and allow for a front-row seat to the beautiful hill country landscape.


Outdoor adventure awaits at nearby Benbrook Ranch Park and Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. The manicured soccer, softball fields and disc golf course will excite the team players and the playscapes and hiking trails will get everyone exploring. Grab the tackle boxes and head to Devine Lake Park to fish for the Big One or swim and try zip-lining at Lake Travis. Carneros Ranch has big plans for a junior Olympic swimming pool, a children’s pool, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces and a playground as well as walking and jogging paths.


Prices start from the mid $200,000s to the low $400,000s so sign up for updates to learn more about this exciting new community.

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March 15 2018

March Realtor of the Month: Travis Marshall

by Kelley

Travis Marshall

When you buy or sell your home, your whole life is turned upside down so you need a realtor that is focused on making the transition as seamless as possible for you. At Hooked Realty, Travis Marshall and his team understand that each client is going through an individual “life changing experience” so they are committed to providing unique one on one service that caters to your needs. The Hooked Realty team shares extensive industry knowledge and maintains a continuous dialogue with their clients about the Austin real estate market and everything they need to know regarding their home sell and purchase.


As the broker and owner of Hooked Realty, Travis Marshall leads his team with the commitment to exceptional service and client education. New Homes Directory is honored to have Travis as the Austin and Williamson County market expert, where some of his industry knowledge can be found on a monthly basis. After earning a Bachelor’s degree, Travis Marshall served our country in the United States Army which brought him to Fort Hood, TX. While serving his time, he got “hooked” on Texas which led him to open the agency and inspired the name, Hooked Realty.


Your life change doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re in the market for an Austin area home, visit Hooked Realty for an enjoyable real estate experience.

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