The Heights of Weatherford

Categories: Neighborhood News | Posted: May 10, 2017

In honor of our first model in Weatherford officially opening, we decided to chat with our sales consultant about her experience so far working in the area! Brandy is new to the #AntaresFamily, but has fit in since day one. She genuinely loves her community and the city of Weatherford! We wanted to share her thoughts from the recent interview about The Heights of Weatherford Estates.

Q | What is the best part about working in Weatherford?

A: As soon as I hit that Parker county line I feel like life slows down and everything seems less rushed and hurried.  The small town charm and vibe won me over out in Weatherford and I feel like I am already becoming part of the community fabric.  I recognize folks and everyone waves.  Weatherford feels wholesome and safe and the people are so friendly and welcoming.  I love the older buildings and the adorable antique and gift shops.

Q | What makes the Heights of Weatherford Estates unique?

A: The bucolic setting and countryside.  I have never seen a community that is so beautiful with fantastic countryside views.  You feel like you are at the tip of the hill country when you look out towards the south western horizon.  It’s the epitome of what Texas is all about.  Natural beauty and a country setting.

Q | What’s your favorite memory from your temporary sales office?

A: Bonding with my builders in a confined space.  It really allowed the builders and I to all form a close relationship.  In a trailer, there is no such thing as privacy…  You can hear every conversation whether you want to or not.  So, I feel this helped both of the Jasons and I bond quickly and led the path to great communication.  We (spend) more time with one another than we do our own spouses.  So having that open communication and being able to share the triumphs, frustrations, and interactions throughout the day has made us become more of a family that has each other’s backs.  I think the trailer solidified our work relationships.  We are all passionate about being the best team we can be and being successful in Weatherford.

Q | What do you most look forward to about working from your new model home?

A: Being able to actually demonstrate the endless features and quality amenities built in each Antares Home!   Before I was selling the features without being able to demonstrate them.  NOW, I can demonstrate the features and that makes such a difference!

Q | What is your favorite feature in your new model home?

A : It’s hard to choose just one.  I think the things that you usually only find in custom homes such as the window seat in the dining nook and the master bedroom, the built in shelves in the kitchen island for recipe books, and the art niches make the home feel like a custom home!

Q |  Why is the model home’s floorplan perfect for prospective homeowners looking in your community?

A: We hit the target demographic perfectly with this plan.  Buyers these days are savvy.  They don’t want a 3,000 (sq ft) home to maintain with wasted space/sq footage.  My homebuyers are looking for smart and functional use of space.  They want a home design that fits the way their family lives everyday.  They want lots of island space and cabinets in the kitchen knowing that is where everyone gravitates to.  They want flexible space that they can use as they see fit such as the front dining room  Most use that as a study or a second living room instead of a formal dining room.  People love that the master bedroom is separated from the secondary bedrooms to give everyone privacy.  The master bathroom feels like a spa retreat and the closet space throughout the entire plan insures that there is plenty of storage!

Visit our brand new model home at the Heights of Weatherford Estates to chat with Brandy in person. She’s excited to make you feel at home with us!

Are you ready to right-size your home and your life?

Categories: Blog | Posted: May 2, 2017

We’re hearing so much talk about “down-sizing” these days. People are finding ways to step back from quantity, and focus on quality. Simplify. Get rid of the excess. Live with less.

But is “down-sizing” really the right term? Maybe “right-sizing” is more accurate. Find the lifestyle that provides a better fit to your current priorities. Ten or twenty years ago, living in a suburb, for example, might have been the right choice, and the commute was worth it because your kids were in a great school district. Now, you might be yearning for a more walkable way of life. Conversely, your “right-size” lifestyle could include a stronger sense of community that comes with living in a non-urban neighborhood.

Are you ready to right-size your home and your life? Here are some clues that it’s time to consider that shift.

Your home feels cluttered.

Are you tired of navigating around the furnishings or spending too much time dusting all the items you’ve collected over the years? Is your closet overflowing with clothes you haven’t worn for a year or more? Has your attic or garage grown into a stash for things you really shouldn’t hold on to?

When the walls start closing in from the clutter, treat yourself to a good purge. Put sentiment aside. You don’t need all your kids’ homework papers and artwork. And just because that chair is comfortable, be honest—it’s an eyesore.

Donate usable items that have outlived their life in your home, but could be valuable to others. As you sort through what’s worth keeping, ask yourself, “Would I miss this?” When you’re truthful with yourself, you’ll discover you’ve been cluttering your life with things that have lost their meaning.

Your home feels larger than it used to.

Have you become tired of traipsing up and down the stairs? Do you have rooms that you’re not using regularly? Has it become more of a chore than a joy to maintain your yard?

It’s almost inevitable for a spacious home that was the right size for your life a few years ago to seem to grow as you reach a point when bigger isn’t better. Do you need extra bedrooms or that extra bathroom that is rarely used? You just might be ready to move to a right-sized home.

You want to lower your expenses.

When you’re in a home that doesn’t fit quite right, you’ll notice that certain household costs don’t feel right either. Your utility bill seems high for your current household. You might not feel that paying a monthly HOA is worthwhile now. Possibly, maintaining things like a pool aren’t delivering an appreciable return on investment. And you’re seeing the expense of costly replacements, like a new roof, furnace, air conditioning system, or other feature that is seeing the end of its life.

You’re more actively browsing home and interior designs.

You find yourself poking around HGTV, Pinterest, and home improvement shows, magazines, and websites for ideas to spark change—interior, exterior, or both. The fact that you’re straying this way shows you’re not satisfied with your home. Maybe you can make cosmetic changes, but ask yourself if that’s enough to fit your lifestyle in the years ahead.

Consider your needs today, not in the past. Determine what your right-size life and home would look like. Then take action to reshape it!

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