Tips for Keeping Your Home Clean

Congratulations on purchasing one of our homes for sale in mclendon chisholm tx. One of the ways to maintain a tidy house is by cleaning it regularly. Use these tips for keeping your home clean so it will always be as it was when you first moved in! 1.Clean your microwave and oven – Thoroughly clean the inside of your microwave and oven once a week. Cover your food with a microwave plate cover or paper towel before nuking your food. This will keep your food from splattering and making the microwave dirtier. 2.Dirty clothes hamper – It’s called the dirty clothes hamper for a reason. Though it may be very tempting to throw your clothes on the floor, don’t! By putting your dirty clothes in the hamper your room will stay straightened and you won’t have to go rounding them up later.

Three Inspirational Halloween Decorating Ideas

Halloween is quickly approaching and if you still need to decorate, here are three simple and fun halloween decorating ideas! 1.Eerie Mantel – Strewn cheesecloth cobwebs on your fireplace mantel. Add black spiders, blood dripped candles, gourds, old books and skulls on top of the cheesecloth. And if you’re one of our Forney TX homes for sale customers with a fireplace, don’t forget to make the witch legs hang down from the fireplace. This is sure to create a creepy but elegant Halloween display.

How to Get Your House Ready to Sell

The time has come for you to put your house on the market. Here are some tips on how to get your house ready to sell. 1.Clean up - Give your home a thorough cleaning. Wash the windows (inside and out), dust your furniture, clean the bathrooms, polish appliances, wipe down the counters and fan blades, wax hardwoods and vacuum your carpets. If necessary, don’t be afraid to hire a professional cleaner to get your home ready or keep it cleaned while you wait for it to sell

The Dos and Dont's of Interior Home Design

Decorating is one of the most exciting parts of buying a new home. Though your interior design should reflect your personality, there are certain rules that should be followed. Use these tips to help you decorate your Woodcreek new homes in fate tx. 1.Artwork placement – Hanging your artwork is an art. Putting it too high or too low can throw off the scale of the room and also have guests straining to look at your misplaced art. Hang artwork by its relation to your furniture to help balance out the room. We suggest placing your artwork about six to eight inches above your tables or furniture.

Community Profile: Falcon Ridge

If you love the nature then the new homes in rowlett tx community of Falcon Ridge is the neighborhood for you. The peaceful and serene community of Falcon Ridge is connected to Sherwood Park and is directly across from Lake Ray Hubbard. You will enjoy convenient access to a walking trail, sports court, plenty of open space and the lake. Falcon Ridge is also located about thirty minutes northeast of Dallas, three blocks away from the Dallas county line, a mile south of Lakepointe Medical Center and near plenty of dining and shopping options. This community is situated within walking distance of the elementary school and is part of the prestigious Rockwall Independent School District.

What You Should Do Before Moving Day

Moving is stressful and time consuming for even the most experienced mover. It is important to prepare for your move as soon as possible. Your friends, family and or professional movers will be forever thankful. Here’s what you should do before moving day and how to prepare for moving into one of our Desoto TX homes for sale in Sheridan Parc. Make a list – Even if you have a good memory it’s important to make a list. There’s so much to do and remember that you don’t want to forget to do anything.

Seven Decorating Trends For 2015

You probably envisioned the countless ways you wanted to decorate your new home as you toured and evaluated new homes in forney tx. So now that you’ve purchased your new home, use these seven decorating trends for 2015 as inspiration for turning those visions into a reality. 1.Barn wood – Have you checked out a decorating magazine or TV show lately? If so, you have probably noticed that old barn wood is all the rage right now. Reclaim old barn wood to create a rustic headboard for your master bedroom or guest bedroom.

Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Altura Homes offers new homes in forney tx in the luxury communities of Devonshire and Eagle Ridge. Our homes have ideal outdoor space to have fun and entertain. Use these ideas to enhance your outdoor living space. Koi fish pond – Enrich your outdoor living space with a touch of elegance by adding a koi fish pond. Finish the design off by including sweet potato vines, water lilies and other plants that will look good and work well for this space.

Steps to Getting Approved for a Mortgage

Whether you are a first time homebuyer or you are looking to purchase another home, there is much to know about the home mortgage loan approval process. Educate yourself on the process to be able to make an informed decision before signing on the dotted line. Use these steps to get approved for a home mortgage loan. Check your credit report One of the first things you should do when looking to purchase a new home is to pull your credit report. It is important to know not only what your credit score is but also what is on the report. Fix anything on your credit report that is not accurate. Websites like Equifax, Experian and Transunion will give you a comprehensive credit report. There are even credit card companies who will provide you with your FICO score in your monthly statement.

Tips for Moving with Kids

As chaotic and stressful moving can be for adults, it can be even more difficult and disruptive for the children. Use these tips for moving with kids to help make the process easier. 1.Moving can be downright traumatic for your kids. Telling them that you are moving isn’t an easy task and in fact can be one of the hardest parts of your move. Inform your kids about the impending move as soon as possible. This way they don’t overhear someone talking about the move before they know about it and aren’t caught off guard or by surprise.

Community Profile: Chisolm Crossing

The town of Mclendon-Chisholm was incorporated on October 18, 1969. This town has a population of 1,489 and is the perfect community for singles, couples and growing families. Residents can enjoy food and dining, shopping, places of worship and recreation nearby. Chisolm Crossing is part of Rockwall ISD. Altura Homes offers homes for sale in mclendon-chisholm tx in the beautiful single family home community of Chisolm Crossing. Chisolm Crossing provides small town living close to Dallas and features a private lake and pond. Our homes in Chisolm Crossing are at the square footage you want and the quality you deserve, all for a price you won’t believe.

Five Fashion Forward Paint Colors

Color can affect your mood and emotions. Color is also a way to reflect your personality and liven up your new home. Whether you’re looking at homes for sale in royse city tx or just want to change up the color scheme in your home, consider these five fashion forward paint colors. 1.Beige, black, red and white – Beige is a warm and inviting color. When paired with black, red and white, you will add energy into the space and create a winning color combination. 2.Lime, Olive and Teal – These combined earthy and bold colors can enhance your home. Tie it in with a painting of similar colors and a bouquet of white flowers in a glass vase.

Family Game Room Ideas

Every one of Altura’s homes for sale in desoto tx floor plans in the Sheridan Parc community, except for the Berkshire floor plan, include a den or a second media room. These rooms can easily be transformed into a family game room that can be utilized on hot summer nights. What type of game room would you like?

Community Profile: Hidden Creek

Texas builders Altura Homes is proud to offer homes for sale Royse City TX in the quiet, country living community of Hidden Creek. Hidden Creek is a safe, family-friendly community surrounded by trees. This community is within walking distance of historic downtown Royse City and just 25 minutes northeast of Dallas. Hidden Creek offers plenty of wonderful amenities for the entire family to enjoy. These amenities include a club house, fitness center, playground, pool, tennis courts. Homeowners can enjoy ponds for fishing. The schools are amongst the top 15 in the state as well. Residents can enjoy a variety of dining, restaurant and shopping options. There is also a Walmart just minutes away in Rockwall. Homeowners can take advantage of recreational and boating activities in nearby Lake Ray Hubbard.

Summer Family Fun at the Dallas Arboretum

Summer at the Arboretum kicked-off on Saturday, May 16th. These events in Dallas take place less than30 minutes away from our Forney TX homes for sale . Below is a list of several events for the entire family to enjoy. Storytime in Flower Village – This event takes place Monday’s in June at 11am. Young readers and pre-readers are invited to join storytime under the shade of the flower houses in the Pecan Grove on June 15th, 22nd and 29th. Family Fun Friday’s – Friday’s just became more fun with family adventures at the Arboretum. Family Fun Friday’s run on June 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10am to 2 pm at the Pecan Grove. Events include a cool spray of water in the Toad Fountains, face painting, a petting zoo and live music.

Community Profile: Woodcreek

Texas builder Altura Homes is proud to be building new homes in fate tx in the Woodcreek community. Woodcreek is located 25 minutes northeast of Dallas and is near plenty of dining, entertainment and shopping in addition to the recreational and boating activities at nearby Lake Ray Hubbard. Woodcreek is a master-planned community that is a remarkable place to live and play. This community offers peaceful and serene living with wonderful amenities for the entire family to enjoy. Amenities in Woodcreek include a basketball and tennis courts, child’s play area, dog park, fitness center, fully equipped clubhouse with a gourmet kitchen, media and conference room and outdoor patio. Residents can cool off at the splash park or take a dip in the Jr. Olympic-size pool overlooking Woodcreek’s lake.

Rockwall Founders Day Festival

This past April marked Rockwall’s 161st birthday. The city of Rockwall will celebrate its birthday at the Rockwall Founder’s Day Festival. This event takes place on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Harry Myers Park located at 945 E. Washington St. This outdoor festival that is perfect way to revel the great city of Rockwall and also meet and or hang out with your new homes in Rockwall TX neighbors in the process. Entry and parking at Rockwall Founder’s Day Festival is absolutely free. The event features face painting, great food (regional cuisine, food trucks and festival faves), live music and shopping. There are also plenty of activities for kids including a bounce house maze and bungee trampoline, climbing wall, remote controlled racecar track and zip line.

Plan Your Spring Garden

Spring has officially sprung around our homes for sale Desoto TX. Use these six tips to plan your spring garden and help brighten up your home this season. 1.You don’t have to have a green thumb to have a lovely garden. If you don’t know where to start we suggest combing through seed catalogs or the Internet. These will provide you with great insight on the best flowers and vegetables to grow. 2.Did you plant a garden last year? How did it grow? Did you encounter any issues with pests, insects, weather or disease? Use that experience to help you have a great garden this year.

Community Profile: Heartland Heartland TX

Located just 20 minutes east of downtown Dallas in Kaufman County, Texas is the community of Heartland. Heartland is a 2,000 acre master planned community that includes fabulous amenities for the entire family to enjoy. These amenities include a 35-acre stocked lake with fishing pier, basketball court, baseball and soccer fields, winding 10’ wide trails, pirates cove playground, Junior-Olympic swimming pool and toddler pool, pedestrian bridges connecting park areas, park, picnic areas and scenic fountain. This community is in one of the best school districts of Crandall Independent School District. Heartland is also near the Creekview Golf Club, Mustang Crossing, Starplex Cinema Stadium 12, Tanger Outlet and Town East Mall.

22nd Annual Taste of Rockwall

The 22nd Annual Taste of Rockwall and Business Expo will take place on Thursday, April 16th from 5:30 pm to 9 pm at Rockwall High School (901 Yellow Jacket Lane). This event is sponsored by Lake Pointe Medical Center and hosted by the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce. More than 1,000 area residents of homes in Rockwall TX and beyond are expected to attend. The Annual Taste of Rockwall and Business Expo is a fun and exciting way to taste a variety of 30 area bakeries, grocery stores and restaurants, including American (traditional), Asian, Cajun, Central American, Italian and South American cuisines. In addition, attendees will have the chance to network with area businesses and partake in social activities, door prizes, raffles and giveaways.Advanced discounted tickets may be purchased online at