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3 Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Your Townhome

It’s February and Valentine’s Day is almost here. Restaurants are starting to fill up with reservations and love is in the air. This year, you should try something different than going out to dinner and try enjoying that special day in your CB JENI Home. If you’re having a hard time thinking about what to do, here are 4 ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day in your CB JENI townhome.

Landscaping for Townhomes

CB JENI Homes builds luxury townhomes so that residents enjoy energy-efficient and low maintenance living. The modern home floor plans are designed to accommodate today’s busy lifestyle while making everyone that steps in the house feel right at home. One of the biggest things that can make a house feel like a home is the yard. Your yard, no matter what size, is an important part of your home. Here are some great and simple tips on landscaping your townhome: Portable Planters and Pots For convenient and low maintenance living, using portable planters and pots is the way to go. You can frequently change them out with the seasons, and you can also move them inside when it gets too cold. Portable pots and plants are easy to maintain making it the perfect match to the convenient lifestyle a townhome provides. If you don’t know what plants you should use for your townhome landscape, here is a list of plants that will survive in cold weather.

Community Highlight: Berkshire Place

If you were to go just a short drive east of US Highway 75/Central Expressway in Plano, TX, you would find a beautiful community of townhomes built by CB JENI Homes. That wonderful community is called Berkshire Place.

Benefits of Living in a Townhome

Townhomes are the perfect combination of having a 2-story home and experiencing convenient living. CB JENI Homes design townhomes with functional spaces that are flexible to match your way of life. You may be wondering why living in a townhome is better than living in a regular home. Here are a few benefits of living in a townhome:

The Ultimate New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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It’s the time of year where everyone is thinking about their new year’s resolutions. That’s true when thinking about new home designs, too. But when you’re making those life-changing commitments, it’s important not to forget one of your most valuable investments—your home. Keep these ultimate New Year’s resolution ideas in mind for your CB JENI home. Check Your Gutters Your gutters can only function at their best when they’re clean and cleared of all the junk that can clog them up. Taking the time to ensure your gutters are free of any gook is essential to avoiding potentially very costly home repairs. According to FamilyHandyman.com, it’s good practice to take a walk around your property to make sure your gutters are clear—especially if you’re going on vacation soon. Clear out sticks, leaves and other debris that could lead to a blockage. One more thing to check is the water flow, making sure discharging water is emptying far enough away from your home’s foundation. So before you leave for a vacation, take a walk around the house and check your gutters.

7 Christmas Decorations for Your CB JENI Home

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December is here and the holidays are coming up! Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for Christmas by adding a personal touch to your CB JENI home. Give these 7 creative Christmas decorations a try: 1. Embrace all the colors of the holiday season December doesn’t mean all your holiday decorations have to be combinations of red, green or white. You can always embrace different color schemes that are still merry and bright, but also complement the townhome living style. Adding shades of silver, gold or blue to your decorations can make your CB JENI home feel ready for the holidays.

Simple and Creative Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Table decorations might not be a staple in your CB JENI home most of the year, but chances are Thanksgiving is a whole different story. Whether it’s a beautiful five-bedroom house or an elegant DFW townhome, Thanksgiving is the time of year to spice up the place with fall décor that complements your personal taste and style. This year, match the beauty of CB JENI home designs with these Thanksgiving table ideas that are sure to give your home a splash of Thanksgiving cheer!

8 Indoor Plants to Improve the Air Quality of Your Carrollton Townhome

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We spend most of our time indoors. As luck would have it, there’s a lot we can do to improve the air quality of our homes. Portable air purifiers have their benefits and replacing the air filter for the air condition goes a long way. But did you know there are indoor plants that can filter out common volatile organic compounds and improve air quality? If you’re considering ways to freshen up your Carrollton townhome, have a look at the list of 8 indoor plants that improve air quality.

CB JENI Townhomes Coming Soon to North Richard Hills

One of the newest up and coming hotspots, Home Town is one of CB JENI Homes' luxury townhome communities in North Richland Hills. Each property features new home designs with expansive floor plans and sleek interior layouts nestled in a beautiful neighborhood. Townhome living itself offers residents the perfect combination of convenience, safety and comfort that make it an attractive option for prospective buyers. Care-Free Maintenance & Landscaping Are you the kind of person that dreads those Saturday afternoons reserved for trimming the lawn and making those repairs around the property? Townhomes don’t come with that kind of headache. For Home Town residents, the front area is well maintained by the local homeowner association and all-in-all requires very minimal upkeep on your part.

4 Home Design Trends to Try In Your New Carrollton Home

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One of the best parts about being a homeowner is being able to decorate it however and whenever you want. But with so many possibilities it can be hard to decide what to do, let alone when to do it. Here at CB JENI Homes, we believe that fall is as good a time as any. Whether you’re looking at moving into one of our new Carrollton homes in Raiford Crossing, or one of our many other great housing communities, here are some great home design trends for fall.

New Richardson Homes in Brick Row Community

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Brick Row is the newest standard of luxury living from CB JENI Homes. These beautifully designed Richardson homes set the standard for superior craftsmanship and amazing detail, featuring both one and two-story floor plans with multiple customizable options that suit your personality and lifestyle. Rest assured, Brick Row homes offer plenty of space for family gatherings or those occasional dinner parties. If the need arises to soak up the sun and enjoy some fresh air, our local residents have the freedom to run and play at the Community Park and Playground. Along with other amenities and attractions that come with the benefits luxury living, a lavish community pool and cabana is available for Brick Row residents whenever you need a cool escape from the infamous Texas summer heat.

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. Ebby was born in a little town called Leslie, Arkansas in March of 1911. However, she wasn’t always named Ebby Halliday. Her birth name was Vera Lucille Koch. By the time her foot stepped on to Dallas soil, she went by Ebby Halliday and first made her living by selling women’s hats. She quickly gained success catering to the wealthy women of Dallas.

CB JENI Area Spotlight: Main Event Frisco

New homebuyers know CB JENI Homes offers residents a higher standard of comfort when it comes to amenities, and The Canals at Grand Park in Frisco, TX is no different. The luxury community stands out as a premier Dallas neighborhood located within walking distance of popular local hotspots, including a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and entertainment venues. Considering all the things to do in Frisco, it’s the perfect spot for families and couples, but make sure Main Event Entertainment is a spot you reserve some time for. EAT Main Event Frisco dishes out chef-inspired casual dining, which is great if you’re looking for a spot to sit down and relax for a while. But they don’t stop there. From pizzas, appetizers and sandwiches to a full service bar that includes cocktails, wine and brewed favorites, this place really does offer something for everyone—especially those that want to eat while they play. They even offer banquet deals for groups ranging from 10 to 20+.

3 Reasons Why Families Are Choosing Frisco to Call Home

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The results are in. Frisco is quickly becoming the best place to live in Texas, and the planned new urban communities make it a popular destination. According to a recent survey by NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, Frisco is the new #1 ranked city for young families. And it’s not a surprise—a growing community, highly rated schools, your choice of entertainment venues—what is there not to be excited about? It’s not just Frisco, either. Spencer Tierney, an analyst at NerdWallet, comments on how the entire State of Texas is now booming.

CB JENI Homes Area Spotlight: Frisco Square

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CB JENI Homes is currently pre-selling in The Canals at Grand Park, a new master planned community located in Frisco, TX! Not only will residents be able to enjoy the variety of unique amenities that this new community has to offer, but they will also be conveniently located near many area amenities as well, including Frisco Square. What To Expect at Frisco Square With Frisco Square being a multi-generational development, visitors have access to a unique range of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. What visitors love most about Frisco Square is that there really is something for everyone. Whether it’s catching the latest movie at Cinemark Next Gen-XD Theater, enjoying a sporting event across Main Street at Toyota Stadium or indulging in something sweet at POParella’s Gourmet Popcorn and Treats or Dimples Cupcake Factory, there are always fun things to do in Frisco Square.

CB JENI Area Spotlight: Coming Soon Lava Cantina in The Colony

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Surrounding Dallas neighborhoods have been waiting a long time for a concert venue to open up and now one finally is! Lava Cantina plans on opening in 2016 and with several CB JENI Homes communities located near The Colony, such as Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Carrollton, our residents could not be more excited. Lava Cantina will make visitors feel like they’re backstage at a show! Lava Cantina will be a 29,000 square foot concert venue and restaurant unlike any other that North Dallas has seen before. Chris Harmon, the Project Manager for Lava Cantina in The Colony said, “This will be a game changer for North Dallas. A full size concert venue right at your doorstep!” Owner and Founding Partner, Ian Vaughn, is excited about hosting special ticketed concerts and festivals similar to their existing Lava Cantina in Baton Rouge, Louisiana like their Cinco de Mayo and Lavapalooza fests.

4 Health Benefits of Living Near Water

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The Canals at Grand Park is now pre-selling brand new homes in Frisco, Texas. This 152 acre sophisticated master planned community is designed around manicured parks and scenic waterways. This will enable residents to engage in physical activity right in their own backyards. The canals are a vision of sustainability allowing the green spaces throughout the community to be watered year round using well water. Studies have showed that those living near water and parks enjoy several health benefits. The following are four of the best reasons why living near water is something to consider when choosing a brand new home.

Gander Mountain Opening Near New CB JENI Frisco Community

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With the Dallas real estate industry booming, suburbs are now attracting popular stores that are easily accessible to residents. Outdoor enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about as Gander Mountain hits the North Texas suburb of Frisco. This outdoor specialty store is the nations largest and fastest growing retailer of its kind, offering the best prices in gear and apparel. CEO, David Pratt stated, “Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Texas among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping, We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to Frisco, and to give our friends in North Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

Top 3 Reasons Why Families Are Saying Yes to Walkable Communities

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Walkable communities are becoming increasingly popular as more people desire the convenience of walking or biking to work, the store, and other places as opposed to driving. This is not a trend started by a certain age demographic, but rather singles, families, and retirees alike have gotten behind these types of areas. The following are the top 3 reasons why people are so attracted to walkable communities when considering where to purchase a brand new home. Shorter commutes There is a growing number of individuals, both younger and older, who are willing to give up larger single family lots for smaller homes closer in proximity to amenities, stores and businesses. Having the ability to walk to the store, gym, or work gives residents the option to spend their time doing other things they love instead of sitting in a car.

The Secret to Choosing the Best Homebuilder in Carrollton

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Selecting the right homebuilder in Carrollton for your needs is the most important step in the homebuilding process. Every homebuyer has a unique vision and set of needs, and therefore finding a builder that will be able to reflect those needs in a new home is vital to the buyer’s overall satisfaction. Luckily, we have proven ways to help you find the right homebuilder for you. 1. Think of your needs Do you have a specific type of home you are looking for, or a price range you need to stay within? Start here. Looking into your finance options, maximum loan amount and monthly payments will help you know your buying power and what you can afford in a mortgage. Define your needs to weed out any homebuilders who cannot provide what you are looking for.