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Cutting Costs in Your Home

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Cutting Costs in Your Home

Energy bills can increase tremendously during the summer months. In some cases, you can even go on a vacation with the amount of money spent on your electricity bill. I could spend a ton of time talking to you about how you should upgrade on your air conditioner, plant trees to help keep the sun out, and even persuade you to take cold showers. Although these things are very helpful, saving on electricity during the summer can be very simple and requires just a small amount of discipline. Read on for a few helpful tips!


A great start to cutting cost in your home is to program your thermostat. It is so easy to get in the habit of adjusting the thermostats at the first sight of a heat wave. There is nothing worse than being miserably hot in the place where you come to find rest. By programming your thermostat as it correlates to your schedule, you can cut your bill down quite a bit. Research shows that by programming your thermostat back 7 to 8 degrees for 8 h…

5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers
Are you preparing to purchase your first home? When you begin to consider making such a large purchase, it can often be intimidating and slightly overwhelming. At John Houston Custom Homes, we understand the pressure that comes with this decision, and we are here to make this process enjoyable for your family. After all, your home will be a safe-haven, a place to build memories, and a place where you will find rest. Before searching for the right home, get your ducks in a row and start with these five tips!


First, only buy what you can afford. When buying a home, it is imperative to fine tune your budget. Take time to sit down and calculate what you need to save and what you can afford. Even though you may get approved for more than you expect, it does not necessarily mean that the home will be a good fit. It is also very important to make sure that you pay off debt and that you have a good credit score before getting started on this process. Genera…

Now Selling! Don't Miss Out on This Exciting Community!

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The Cove at North Grove is one of John Houston Custom Homes newest Waxahachie communities. Phase I has just been completed and now Phase II is in progress. This brand new 1,200 home master planned community is located in the heart of Waxahachie and is thriving with the amount of growth around it. The Cove at North Grove is surrounded by retail stores, restaurants and the highly acclaimed Waxahachie ISD. It is slated to have an easily accessible children's playground, park, pools, picnic areas, pond, and over 5 miles of walking and biking trails. Whether you want to spend your evening in with your family or out exploring the neighborhood, you will come to know this new community as your own oasis. Visit The Cove at North Grove for more information.


Why live in the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas?

Known nationwide for its numerous blooming Crape Myrtle trees, Waxahachie is one of the fastest growing small towns in Texas. It is very unique and has won the hearts of it's residents.…

John Houston Custom Homes Family of Companies

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You are more than likely familiar with John Houston Custom Homes if you are reading this blog but what you may not know is that we are a family of companies offering an array of services well beyond just home building. As part of our mission to "Build Lifelong Relationships," we want to ensure that we are taking care of our customers throughout the home building process and beyond. We have a variety of companies that bear different names but that are founded on the same principals and commitment to our customers and community. Here are a few that we feel will help make building your story in a John Houston Custom Homes easier. 
The first step to successfully securing a home is a mortgage. We are proud to offer Trinity Oaks Mortgage as our preferred in house lender and be able to offer our customers the same quality in a lender that they have come to expect in us as a home builder. Trinity Oaks Mortgage is a team of experienced, trusted mortgage professionals with a commitmen…

Tour Our Model Homes From Your Home

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Whether you are looking for a new home or looking to renovate or spruce up your own home, model homes are a great source of inspiration. At John Houston Custom Homes, we have model homes in many of our communities that feature beautiful, open concept floor plans, customized wood cabinetry and trim, luxurious upgrades and timeless touches. While we may have many of these homes in close proximity to you, we have made it easier than ever to explore our models! 
By simply clicking Our Gallery page and choosing to tour our model homes, you will be greeted with state of the art 3D Tour videos that allow you to virtually walk through each home from your computer or phone with a life like experience. Still photos, videos and full model descriptions are also available for you to fully explore and take your time enjoying each home. 
For information on where each home is located or where one like it can be built, you can contact our online sales team, standing by to help you locate the perfect c…

Last Chance to Build Your Story in Thomas Crossing

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Thomas Crossing surrounds Southern Oaks Golf Course, designed by PGA Champion Mark Brooks. Not only does it have a beautiful view for living, it is located in the highly acclaimed Burleson ISD School District.

There is a corner of Ft. Worth that is tucked near the quiet country setting of Burleson on the Southern Oaks Golf Course that houses the best of both words. Close to all the amenities, shopping and restaurants that you desire in Burleson ISD with the relaxing element of the golf course lined with trees and sprawling green grass. Thomas Crossing is also perfect for commuting into Ft. Worth making it an ideal John Houston Custom Homes community to call home. 

Take a look at our last available homes in this beautiful community today. Seasoned community sales manager Ray Romo is available to help pair you with the perfect home for you and your family.

ADDRESSBASE PLANSQ FTLEVELSBE/BA/GAPRICEAVAILABLE960 MerionConcept: MacKenzie2,6902.04/3/2$319,990July, 20171000 Merion DriveConcept: …

Creative Curb Appeal Ideas

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Spring is the perfect time of year to spruce up your home and curb appeal is a great way to start. Whether your home is new or old, the winter months tend to add a drab look to your homes exterior. Check out this blog post from Better Homes and Garden to discover some easy and affordable ways to welcome spring with your home. CLICK HERE
John Houston Custom Homes model homes are also a great way to get ideas for your existing home or to discover your dream home.
Our Sandstone Ranch model the Titus, offers a beautiful stone and brick walk way that lead up to a gated cobblestone courtyard. Not only is it inviting, it says, "hang out and relax." Perfect for enjoying spring weather. For a closer look at our model homes, visit our 3-D Home Tours or call 866-646-6008 for more information.