Stylecraft Builders Mobi

September 12, 2012

Have you ever driven by a house with a “For Sale” sign in front and wondered what it featured, the selling price, and all the other important information? Well, Stylecraft Builders recognizes that you’re not just house-hunting in front of your computer, so we’ve launched a new mobi site where you can check out our properties on your smartphone: www.stylecraftmobile.com.

This site lets you view available new homes, communities, and floor plans. You can browse by location and by community. You can get directions and even put in an inquiry, right from your smartphone. Make the most of your house hunting time by bookmarking this new mobi site on your phone so you don’t miss out on the affordable homes with built-in added value that Stylecraft Builders is known for.

We have also included a new “Realtor Registration Form” for the realtors. It is a simple way for you to be “out and about” and register your client.

Take a look at the new site and let us know what you think!

 

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**Stylecraft Builders is an affordable New Home Builder in Central Texas. We are currently building in Brenham, Bryan, College Station, Conroe, Huntsville, Navasota, Killeen and Fort Hood, and Waco, Texas. **

Feel Free to Contact me Tanner Brewster the Online Sales Consultant for Stylecraft Builders:

Cell – 1-866-977-0998

tabrewster@stylecraft-builders.com

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Final phase of Cottage Grove in Bryan, Texas is almost Full!!!

June 6, 2012

When we began construction of the first phase of Cottage Grove  in Bryan, Texas, a few years ago, we had a master plan in mind, of course. But, as with any community, it evolves with each new home and the residents who move in. The neighborhood has exceeded our expectations, and has become a warm, welcoming community that blends young and old, singles, couples, and families alike.

We’re about to launch the third and final phase of Cottage Grove, a Stylecraft Builders master planned community. The first two phases sold out quickly, resulting in 55 new homes. Phase 3 has a total of 35 sold homes, with 9 Specs left and only 6 open lots. Starting at $110,000 for a new home with more than 1,000 square feet, Cottage Grove residences are cozy, affordable, and wonderfully situated. The community is close to historic downtown Bryan, as well as schools, parks, shopping, restaurants, and area attractions, including Texas A&M.

Although close to everything, Cottage Grove is a quiet haven, thanks to the site plan and landscaping, which includes plenty of trees and greenbelts. You can enjoy the convenience of easy access without being in the midst of the activity.

The homes in Phase Three represent our Neo Traditional Select Series of homestyles. The designs feature front porches, craftsman columns, stone or brick detail, cemplank siding, shutters, and dormers.

There are still homesites available in Phase Three, and you can customize the details for your new home here. Contact us to learn more about Cottage Grove and the new homes that will be added there in the near future.

 

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Stylecraft Builders launches mobile site for house hunters

December 14, 2011

Have you ever driven by a house with a “For Sale” sign in front and wondered what it featured, the selling price, and all the other important information? Well, Stylecraft Builders recognizes that you’re not just house-hunting in front of your computer, so we’ve launched a new mobi site where you can check out our properties on your smartphone: www.stylecraftmobile.com.

This new site lets you view available new homes, communities, and floor plans. You can browse by location and take a video tour of our communities throughout the Bryan-College Station area of Texas. You can get directions and even put in an inquiry, right from your smartphone. Make the most of your house hunting time by bookmarking this new mobi site on your phone so you don’t miss out on the affordable homes with built-in added value that Stylecraft Builders is known for.

Take a look at the new site and let us know what you think!

 

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Living high with a low cost of living

October 26, 2011

Location, location, location! That’s the battle cry of the real estate world. A great house in a les then stellar location reduces its value. So it was good news when Kiplinger recognized that Texas cities boast some of the lowest cost of living in the U.S. right now. We know that the location is ideal but now more people are learning that they can live in a desirable area, a beautiful home, and do it affordably.

Half of Kiplinger’s list of the “10 U.S. Cities With the Cheapest Cost of Living” are located in Texas: Brownsville, Fort Hood, Sherman, Waco, and Austin. Interestingly, Austin was also listed as first on the list of  “The Next Big Boom Towns in the U.S.” by Forbes in its July 2011 issue.

“The cities on our least-expensive list all have housing prices well under $250,000; homes in one city average less than $200,000. Overall cost of living in these metro areas falls 15% to 20% below the national average,” the report explained.

The study used U.S. Census data for metropolitan areas and the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, which measures prices for a variety of categories, including consumer goods, housing, transportation, utilities, and health care.

I’ve often talked about the health of the Texas economy and its low unemployment, but the news keeps streaming in to support the fact that Texas offers not only a wonderful, diverse, and healthy lifestyle, but also a truly affordable one.

Here in Bryan-College Station, we’re close to Austin and are seeing the growth that’s occurring. New businesses. New jobs. New homes. New residents. With all the bad news happening around the country, we’re glad to be situated in a bright spot. If you want to join us, talk to Stylecraft Builders about putting yourself in a brand, new home where the future is bright.

 

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How to improve your credit score

September 28, 2011

Credit scores rule your mortgage. And with so many people in debt because of the recession, credit scores are dropping. For those people who want to purchase a new home, it’s wise to stop first and look at your credit report. A credit score of 720 is considered excellent, but if you don’t have a 720, don’t fret. The average credit score in America is 692, which means most of us don’t qualify for the top tier deals.

If you’re shopping for a home, a score of 640 could still qualify you for a mortgage, but you won’t be getting the best deal. A half a point higher in your interest rate could translate to $100 more per month in mortgage payments and $25,000 in total interest—or more, depending on the amount of your loan.

With a few adjustments, you can gain the necessary points to drive up your credit score.

  • Pay on time. Your payment history accounts for 35 percent of your total credit score, so late payments will cost you!
  • Pay down your credit cards to reduce your debt-to-income ratio. For example, reducing a $300 debt to just $10 could save you $2,000 in discount points. The total amount you owe is factored in as 25 percent of your total credit score.
  • Keep your debt to no more than 25 percent of your credit limit. If you have a $4,000 limit on one card, keep the balance to no more than $1,000. If you have a $4,000 limit and $2,000 on one card, you could transfer some or all of it to a card with a much higher limit, as long as the balance doesn’t exceed 25 percent of the total.
  • Don’t apply for new credit cards while trying to boost your score. Every time you do, the inquiry is reported to the credit bureaus. You don’t want to be viewed as someone who is “collecting” credit and might end up with more debt than is manageable.

Check your credit score before you start home shopping. Once a year, you can get a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com. Bring that report to talk to a mortgage professional, who can help you determine how much of a mortgage you qualify for, as well as the rates and costs. At Stylecraft Builders, we work with the helpful heroes of Wallick and Volk. Talk to them and then contact us to find out how to get into a affordable, new home.

 

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Final phase of Cottage Grove starts in April

April 6, 2011

When we began construction of the first phase of Cottage Grove in Bryan, Texas, a few years ago, we had a master plan in mind, of course. But, as with any community, it evolves with each new home and the residents who move in. The neighborhood has exceeded our expectations, and has become a warm, welcoming community that blends young and old, singles, couples, and families alike.

We’re about to launch the third and final phase of Cottage Grove, a Stylecraft Builders master planned community. The first two phases sold out quickly, resulting in 67 new homes. Starting at $110,000 for a new home with more than 1,000 square feet, Cottage Grove residences are cozy, affordable, and wonderfully situated. The community is close to historic downtown Bryan, as well as schools, parks, shopping, restaurants, and area attractions, including Texas A&M.

Although close to everything, Cottage Grove is a quiet haven, thanks to the site plan and landscaping, which includes plenty of trees and greenbelts. You can enjoy the convenience of easy access without being in the midst of the activity.

The homes in Phase Three represent our Neo Traditional Select Series of homestyles. The designs feature front porches, craftsman columns, stone or brick detail, cemplank siding, shutters, and dormers.

There are still homesites available in Phase Three, and you can customize the details for your new home here. Contact us to learn more about Cottage Grove and the new homes that will be added there in the near future.

www.stylecraft-builders.com


Buying a home………..makes financial sense.

July 21, 2010

According to many financial and investment advisors, buying a new home in a neighborhood with good schools makes smart real estate investment sense—even if you don’t have school-age children. Of course, if you do have kids in elementary, middle, or high school, considering the schools rankings in communities where you are thinking of buying a new home is a natural. But for those who don’t think the schools near your new home matter, think again. Because while you may believe now that you’ll live in your new home for many years, if you do decide to move for whatever reason, you’ll need to sell that home. And homes that exist in strong school districts are at the top of the list of “musts” for homebuyers with children, and as a result, you will increase your property value simply by originally buying that new home near good schools.

Here in the Bryan and College Station areas, as part of the economic growth and development, new schools are popping up across the communities’ landscapes. In the next two years, 2011-2012, the new schools of Greens Prairie Elementary and The College Station High School will be opening their doors to students in College Station. In 2008, James Earl Rudder High School opened its brand new facility to about 600 ninth and tenth graders and expects to have about 1,250 students in grades 9-12 enrolled by 2012. Those living in Bryan now reap the benefits of this new school.

At Stylecraft Builders, we plan and develop communities with school districts in mind, because we know this is a top priority for new homebuyers. The Sienna community in Bryan, complete with community playground and pool, and close to shopping and local parks, makes owning a new home in this area affordable and convenient. Similarly, the Creek Meadows community right next door to the new schools in College Station offers the same benefits. Now all you need to do is choose which community is right for your family! Email us and we’ll help you find your new dream home today.

Stylecraft Builders – Central Texas’ New Home Builder
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