One of the hardest questions to answer is when you should move. You want to plan it all out and make sure that you’re doing it just right. If you’re looking at the possibility of moving and need to find the right home, then take a look at the modern townhomes by CB JENI Homes. Today, we’re sharing a few ways that you’ll know if it’s the right time to move.
You Want a Change in Scenery
Sometimes the sign is as simple as wanting a change in scenery. It can be easy to grow tired of seeing the same streets and neighborhood for tens of years, so if you’re looking for a change in scenery, CB JENI Homes has got you covered. We have a variety of beautiful communities throughout the best parts of North Texas.
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:
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.
The 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show recently took place in New York this year showcasing the latest interior design trends. As one of the top leading homebuilders in North Texas, CB JENI Homes is constantly keeping up with all the greatest new home design trends. This summer is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and try out a few of these interior design trends in your new Carrollton home.
1. Colorful Appliances
Colorful appliances have quickly become a popular trend in 2015. Whether it is for stoves, fridges, toasters or ovens, adding a bit of color to your home will brighten up any room! Ranging from pastels to mattes, homeowners are jumping at the opportunity to throw in some color into their home.
We live in a technological world and it is often hard for most to keep up. This is why CB JENI Lifestyle Homes keeps up with all the latest developments for you! Simply download these 5 apps and see how much easier life can be in your new home in Carrollton.
SmartThings should be the first smartphone app you download when buying your new home in Carrollton. This app syncs all your devices and sensors into one convenient remote. You’ll be able to control every day objects in the palm of your hand. Whether it’s to turn on your TV or open your garage door, you’re able to easily control and monitor it all from your phone!
The American suburbs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Suburban living was once known as peaceful neighborhoods, tree-lined streets and soccer leagues - but not anymore. Now, it is just a painful commute. More and more families are starting to choose to live in urban areas, like CB JENI Lifestyle Homes’ new coming soon community, The Canals at Grand Park in Frisco, TX. This urban living community offers residents exactly what they are looking for more opportunities and choices.
While the older generation may either be retired or quickly nearing retirement, one thing’s for sure; they are not heading towards a retirement home anytime soon. This generation is more active than in previous years, and has been making a significant impact on recent housing trends.
1. First-Floor Bedrooms
You will start to notice how designing master suites on the first floor has become a popular housing trend for builders. It comes as no surprise that the older we get, the more our knees hurt, our backs ache and going up the stairs seems a little harder each day. These master bedrooms are also typically larger, allowing for more spacious walk-in closets and bathrooms. Hello giant bathtub!
So you are thinking about relocating? For most, relocating can be a stressful event for you and your family, but it doesn’t have to be. CB JENI Lifestyle Homes wants to ensure your relocating experience is a successful one by providing you with a few useful tips to make your move less stressful.
1. Family Discussion
Having a discussion with your family about relocating can help reduce the stress that comes with moving your family. Discussing the reasons behind relocating and the process your family is about to go through is extremely important. This can help eliminate any fears your family might be having and also give you the chance to explain why relocating to a new city can be an exciting new adventure.
Are you constantly wondering why your energy bills are so high each month? There are many things that can contribute to your costly bill. Not to worry, CB JENI Lifestyle Homes is here to help you avoid high-energy bills with these 8 habits to start in your new home!
Appliances Around Your Home
1.Something as simple as only washing your clothes or the dishes when you have a full load can go a long way. If you have more than one load to do, be sure to wash and dry all at once, so your dryer isn’t completely cooled down.
2.Upgrade to an energy-efficient appliance when purchasing a new home, like your refrigerator, this will not only save you a lot of money in the long run but it’s good for the environment as well!
3.When having a spacious kitchen in your new home, there probably is a lot of cooking going on. Which also means using a lot of energy. Try grilling outside more often especially with the summer coming up; it’ll be the perfect weather for a grill out! If you are cooking inside, remember to always turn off the kitchen fans as soon as you’re done.
Living green has quickly become a way of life over the past several years and there are now plenty of ways to bring green living into your home. CB JENI Lifestyle Homes’ understands the importance of green living and would like to share a few tips to help get you started!
1. Start With Your Air Quality
Improving your indoor air quality is not only beneficial for the environment but for your health and well-being. Paint is a common culprit of indoor air pollution. Next time you’re thinking about re-painting your home, remember to always stay away from VOCs (volatile organic compound) in your paint products. You know that new paint smell? That’s the VOCs you smell! Many nasty chemicals are hidden in VOCs and off-gas particles into the air, which can cause skin irritation.
We all know the saying, “practice makes perfect” and this could not resonate more than when it comes to the safety of your home. There are many products you can purchase to protect your home, but utilizing and taking full advantage of these products is just as important. Try making a regular habit of practicing these 5 tips in order to protect your home:
1. Smoke Detectors
Did you know 97 percent of households have reported having a smoke detector but only 19 percent of the families actually test them on a quarterly basis? Knowing that you indeed do have a smoke detector in your home isn’t enough. Something as simple as testing your smoke detector every month or so, is crucial if a fire does ever occur.
Carrollton, TX is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With the city being diverse, cultured, and booming, it has consistently been known to rank as one of the best places to live in Dallas.
Energetic Residential Community
The city of Carrollton offers their residents the highest quality of life. With access to major North Texas highways, the premier residential communities are just a short commute away from downtown Dallas. With Carrollton maintaining a close-knit, neighborly atmosphere, it has become one of the best places to live in Dallas. Which is why the area has experience much growth year after year. Not to mention Carrollton’s flourishing business community is home to over 5,000 businesses.
CB JENI Lifestyle Homes is excited to officially celebrate the grand opening of its new townhome community, Mustang Park in Carrollton, TX! With townhomes ranging in the $230s-$300s, the new Mustang Park community will provide homebuyers with excellent accessibility to entertainment, award-winning schools and the biggest employers in the area including Toyota, FedEx, McAfee, Frito Lay and JC Penney. Homebuyer’s expectations will be surpassed by CB JENI Lifestyle Homes’ innovative townhome designs as well, and state of the art community facilities.
Homebuilders and desginers from around the world have gathered in Las Vegas this week for the 2015 NAHB International Builders Show displaying the latest kitchen and bath trends as well as many other home innovations throughout the industry. A “CES conference”, but focused on the home, IBS 2015 showcased almost 1,200 exhibitors ranging from appliances to lighting and more. CB JENI Homes is also excited about some new kitchen and bath features breaking into the market this year.
Walls That Make A Statement
Textures and colors that pop are no longer a daring designer’s move. The use of subtle textures that make a statement, such as Ann Sack’s use of relais, are now an indispensable aspect of every new home’s design.
If this is your first time buying a home, you may want to consider getting a first-time homebuyer loan or enrolling in the NACA or VA loan programs. Although these types of loans have a few limitations, there are several benefits that make the home-buying process less expensive and restrictive for first-time buyers. Did you fall in love with one of the brand new townhomes in a CB JENI Homes community, but this is your first time buying? See if you qualify for first-time homebuyer loans and programs.
When you think of house hunting you may not consider the holiday season as the friendliest time to shop around, but there are several benefits of shopping in the winter season that not everyone is aware of:
1. Less Competition
Summer time is usually the time when most families with children are shopping around for the perfect home since they prefer to move in before school starts. Shopping during the holiday season eliminates this competition and allows you to have an easier time securing your dream home.
2. Take Your Pick On Hidden Gems
Since off-season is when fewer listings come on the market, this makes it easier to spot the hidden gems that offer a mix of property benefits.
Texas universities are among the top in the country and thousands of students come from other states every year to attend one of the many colleges in the lone star state. However, with out of state tuition along with home costs rising every year, families have found that moving to Texas works to their advantage. Not only are families moving to Texas for the low housing market costs and increasing job opportunities, but also to take benefit from a more affordable tuition as their kids get ready to go to college in the future.
Forbes has ranked 30 Texas colleges on its most recent list of top colleges in the nation, in which Southern Methodist University ranks as the top university in Dallas: