The Groves Builder Series: Perry Homes

Perry Homes has been designing and building their clients’ dream homes for 50 years. What started as a, “recognized need for quality homes at reasonable prices,” by founder Bob Perry, has boomed into one the most recognizable and respected names in Texas and a company which has experience with over 50,000 homes under its belt. Perry is now building their standout homes in The Groves and offers homes on either a 50 or 60 foot lot. Their homes are backed by a two year workmanship limited warranty and all include Perry’s trademark energy efficient touches. Their two different lot sizes allow for more options including beautiful floor plans on the 50 ft lots with many upgrade-like finishes that come standard, and the larger, yet still gorgeous, floor plans available on the 60 ft lots which include a three car garage. You can view both their move-in ready home and their homes available to build on their website, the 50 ft lots are found here and the 60 ft lots here. Give one of our agents a call (281-359-2172) to schedule your visit to see one of their two model homes in The Groves. Their 60 foot model is located at 13610 Overton Woods Drive, Humble, TX 77346 and the 50 foot model at 12911 Fernbank Forest Drive, Humble, TX 77346. You won’t regret checking out these houses and all they can offer you in your next...

The Groves Builder Series: Darling Homes

Darling Homes was started by three brothers in 1987 who wanted to create a product that would retain a classic and desired look throughout the years and would leave home buyers in love with their new home. Over the past 30 years, Darling has built a reputable name as builder of lavish homes offered at a great value. Darling also prides itself in thoughtfully selecting the neighborhoods in which it will build. With a preference to build in communities which offer distinctive character and access to the top schools, transportation, recreation and entertainment, The Groves is a perfect fit for Darling. Darling currently has 9 availabilities left in The Groves, including their stunning model home located at 13614 Overton Woods. Darling’s plans in The Groves range from 3000 to 3400 square feet. Their floorplans can be viewed on their website here, as well as their current promotion. With limited home sites available, you will want to get out to see these stunning homes before it’s too late. Call us to get your appointment scheduled...

The Decision to Rent or Buy

Rent or buy? Buy or Rent? It’s a question that leaves many scratching their heads trying to make the right decision. So, which is the right answer? It will depend on the individual situation, but there are factors to consider. The most obvious of considerations is finances. For the majority of people, there will be no more expensive single purchase made during their lifetime than their home. Buying a home cannot be jumped into delicately for this reason. According to a recent msn.com article, it’s important to calculate your after-tax income and compare that to your expected home costs. These costs could include a monthly mortgage, potential HOA fees, maintenance fees and more. However, there may be some tax advantages to home ownership that can also be factored into these calculations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a monthly payment worksheet that helps potential buyers assess whether their wallets are able to take on the costs of owning a home. While it may seem renting would be cheaper with all that goes into owning a home, that isn’t necessarily the case. According to Trulia.com’s Rent vs. Buy Report, in Houston and the surrounding areas, it is currently 46% cheaper to buy than rent. (Check their rent vs. buy calculator out for a better gauge of your financial situation https://www.trulia.com/rent_vs_buy/) Outside of the financial obligations, there are other responsibilities that need to be considered before making a decision. Owning a home affords the owners a sense of community and belonging. Buying a home gives one an asset and the ability to build equity. It also brings the freedom to truly make...