September 25th, 2013

Texas State Fair Opens This Weekend

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This post was written by: Grand View Builders

With the arrival of fall, there are tons of fun activities for families to partake!  One of our favorites, the Texas State Fair, opens this week.  The fair runs from September 27 through October 20 in Dallas, Texas.  We can’t wait to watch this year’s performers, enjoy rides and taste novelties at the fried food capital of Texas.

The biggest fair in Texas boasts many activities and performances for guests to enjoy.  There will be numerous concerts performed on the different fair stages, including Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Rowland, Blondie, Emblem 3, Turnpike Troubadours and Casting CrownsIllumination Sensation is also back to wow fairgoers with lights, pyrotechnics, dancing waters and music along the Esplanade pool.

Rides and Fair Activities
No fair is complete without rides and this year, the Top o’Texas Tower will be revealed.  This 500 ft. tower ride carries 100 people along a 450 ft. lift and gives them a spectacular 360 degree view of downtown Dallas.  The Top o’Texas Tower is definitely on our to-ride list.  There will be plenty of kid-friendly rides and activities as well.  Be sure to visit the Kidway area for great activities for our younger, smaller fairgoers and the children’s activity center featuring a backyard circus, crafts and other hands-on activities.

One thing is for sure, you and your family will not leave this fair hungry.  This fair is known for having a wide variety of foods, including an array of fried goodies.  Foods ranging from corndogs, fried shrimp and grits, deep fried King Ranch casserole and deep fried nutella can all be found here, so come hungry!  This year, the fried Thanksgiving dinner won Big Tex’s most creative dish and the deep fried Cuban roll won best tasting fried concoction.  Local celebrity chefs, Chef Tim Byres, Chef Karen Kahn and Chef Salvatore Gisellu, will also make appearances and showcase their favorite recipes during the fair.

The state fair is fun for all ages, so whether you live in the Dallas area or are making a weekend trip, this is definitely a Texas-sized event you won’t want to miss!

Directions from
Grand View Builders Communities:

– From the Lakes of Bella Terra community, take I-10 E to I-45 N to I-30 E and Exit 48B onto Haskell Ave. Follow Haskell Avenue until you arrive at the fairgrounds.

– From the Village of Oak Forest community, take US-290 E to I-45 N to I-30 E and Exit 48B onto Haskell Ave. Follow Haskell Avenue until you arrive at the fairgrounds.

– From the Foster Glen, Stewarts Forest, Hamilton Square, Painted Meadows, Amburn Oaks, Cumberland Crossing and North Pointe Trails communities, take I-45 N to I-30 E and Exit 48B onto Haskell Ave. Follow Haskell Avenue until you arrive at the fairgrounds.

– From the Inverness Estates and Wimbledon Falls communities, take FM-2978 N to I-45 N to I-30 E and Exit 48B onto Haskell Ave. Follow Haskell Avenue until you arrive at the fairgrounds.

December 13th, 2011

Home Run in 2011, Looking Ahead to 2012!

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This post was written by: Grand View Builders

At Grand View Builders, we’re running into 2012 with some exciting home building plans ahead! But, before we step forward, let’s take a quick look at the year in review.

We were just in the news for reporting great growth in 2011! Our year-over-year growth was 125 homes throughout Houston, Dallas, and Austin. Some of this growth was attributed to our Build on Your Lot program, that allows you to build a custom home on your own lot of land, and the announcement of our Build for Bastrop program, which would enable Texans affected by the Bastrop wildfires to rebuild within 90 days.

In 2012 we’re growing by two new communities (stay tuned for details!). Grand View Builder’s newest neighborhood, Foster Glen, in Conroe, TX, features up to nine unique floor plans, each boasting Whirlpool appliances, Delta fixtures, and Wilsonart countertops, and with prices starting at $90,000. All Grand View Builder homes include a three-hour design center appointment with a professional designer, and one-on-one meetings with the Grand View home-building team to give homebuyers the chance to be involved with the process from start to finish.

See the full announcement here!

Lastly, we’re offering home specials on our Move in Ready homes before the end of the year! Contact our office at (281)741-8946 to schedule a visit and ask about our special pricing. You could start a new year in a new Grand View Builders home! As they say, our house is your house!

September 28th, 2011

A Fall Sale on Homes? Why Yes, it’s True!

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This post was written by: Grand View Builders

Shopping for homes can be like shopping for shoes. You have to make sure the home matches your style, your home can tell a lot about you, you need to be comfortable in it, and you must make sure it fits your lifestyle and your needs. So, who says we can’t have a Fall Sale on homes? And what’s even better? They’re ready for you to move in TODAY! (okay, well, maybe tomorrow).

Here’s part 1 of our listing of our Move in Ready Homes that are ready to go during our Fall Sale so we can start building new ones! To see one of our on sale homes, contact us here or by phone at 281-741-8946 to set up a tour time!

3 BR/2.5 Bath 22726 Wixford Ln, Tomball, TX
This home is part of our Inverness Estates Estate Series and is priced at $250,162 for 3,004 sq. ft. Includes upgraded kitchen countertops, upgraded tile, media room, wood floors in dining room and study, master shower surround and tub backsplash.

3 BR/2 Bath 102 Golden Oaks, Texas City, TX
This home is part of our Amburn Oaks community and is priced at $105,465 for 1,440 sq. feet. It includes upgraded tile in all wet areas, upgraded 42 inch kitchen cabinets, and upgraded countertops.

4 BR/2 Bath, 25326 Hamden Valley, Richmond, TX
This home is part of our Canyon Gate at Westheimer Lakes community and is
priced at $209,990 for 2,048 sq. ft. It is centrally located near the Grand Parkway
Corridor. Schools nearby are: Hubenek Elementary, Westheimer 6th Grade,
Briscoe Jr. High, and Foster High School.

September 23rd, 2011

GVB Building for Bastrop – Wildfire Aid

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This post was written by: Grand View Builders

In an effort to help families affected by the Central Texas Wildfires, Grand View Builders is expanding to build in the Bastrop, Texas area! With close to 2,000 homes burned in September, massive reconstruction efforts are now underway to restore the region plagued with destruction. We’re Texas-owned and operated and aim to support families in our State who want a quality home, even if that means reaching out of our typical operating area to help families in need.

We’re excited to offer affected Bastrop County families the chance for a new beginning through our affordable ‘Build On Your Lot’ program. The unique program is designed to assist anyone looking to create their dream home, on their own land; floorplans range from 1,400 to 4,700 square feet and homes can be built in less than 120 days. Personal attention from the Grand View Builders team makes it possible for residents of Bastrop County and the surrounding areas to rebuild, from their ground up.

As our President Marc Jungers, said, “The wildfires in Central Texas have wiped out so many homes. We knew it was time for us to step up to do our part to give peace of mind back to those who have lost everything. The ‘Build On Your Lot’ program puts families into a new home in as little as 90 days, which helps to alleviate a lot of the stress that comes with purchasing a new home and moving.”

The ‘Build On Your Lot’ platform centers on a simple four-step process, streamlining building efforts, and saving the homebuyer both time and money. Each potential buyer starts the process by choosing one of the vast floor plans offered by Grand View Builders. Buyers may also bring their own, or work with a staff member to start from scratch. Next, plans are closely reviewed and pricing options are outlined with an expert. Then, a site visit is scheduled and final plan specifications are drawn up at the our Design Center. After all design components are in place, we’ll then work with the buyer to wrap-up all efforts related to closing, so they can enjoy living in their new home.

For more information on Grand View Builders, or the ‘Build On Your Lot’ program, please contact Grand View Builders at 281-741-8946 or

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April 20th, 2011

Realtor Preview Recap

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Grand View Builders hosted a Realtor Preview Luncheon yesterday (April 19, 2011) at one of our newest communities, The Village of Oak Forest. The grab-and-go lunch went off without a hitch! We had quite a turnout to view the inventory homes and got to speak with several great realtors in the Houston area.

With homes from the $160,000’s and several amazing community features including the brand new Oak Forest Library and the scenic TC Jester Park, The Village of Oak Forest is now being referred to as “A little mini Bellaire”. The Village of Oak Forest is only 15 minutes from downtown Houston, making it easily accessible to anyone working inside the loop!

As promised, we had a raffle drawing of business cards at the luncheon for three lucky realtors to each win a $50 American Express gift card. Congratulations to James Brown, Mary Zepeda, and Linell Jones for winning the drawing!  Thank you to everyone who came out for lunch and toured the homes. If you have any questions about The Village of Oak Forest, please email Carlos Bustamante at

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