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Contents

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jose Vielma SENIOR EDITOR Barbara Zapffe

September / October / November 2019 - Volume 27 Issue 4

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Laura Soria GRAPHIC DESIGNER Karla Garza IT SPECIALIST Nadine Sabe ADVERTISING SALES Johnny Vasquez DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Ken Sabe

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HOMEBUYING ADVICE 8

How To Choose A Community

ENERGY EFFICIENCY 20

The benefits of energy efficient, high-performance

Choosing the home that’s right for you also means

homes are obvious. Find out why energy efficiency is

it should be in a neighborhood that’s right for you.

not always on a homebuyer’s “Must Have” list.

Learn some important tips on choosing the right homesite in the community that’s perfect for you.

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Meet The New Homes Guy The New Homes Guide introduces Johnny Vasquez, The New Homes Guy, who will bring you the latest information on new home communities in the Rio

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2019 RGVBA Fishing Tournament

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Operation FINALLY HOME Presents a Mortgage-Free Home to Purple Heart Recipient Corporal Miguel Simental

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2019 Texas Home and Outdoor Expo

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RGVBA & BUILT TO SAVE™ Builder Seminar

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Home Community Maps & Listings

Grande Valley.

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Why Buy New Homebuyers often have to choose between buying an existing home or buying new. While a home for resale may be less expensive, you must consider the advantages of buying new in order to make an

Color coded maps with the most up-to-date listings

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Materiales El Valle WOW Products

Is Energy Efficiency Important To You?

of new home communities in the area.

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New Home Communities At a glance, look at everything you need to know

See the newest tile products on the market in the Rio

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close and personal feel of what it would be like to live in one. Onsite consultants are ready to help you.

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HOMEBUYING ADVICE

4 Tips to Choosing the Right Community for Your New Home Touring around on a beautiful day to check out local neighborhoods can be a lot of fun, especially if you are considering building or buying a new home. The Rio Grande Valley has dozens of neighborhoods to choose from, each offering houses of different styles and sizes and with many great amenities. Whether you are looking for a starter home in a community with a pool, a large home in a community with lots of walking trails, or a resort-style home on or near the beach, there is a perfect community for you.

For older adults, there are several active communities with both large and small housing options and locally organized events designed to help you enjoy a lively and full lifestyle. These communities often include social clubs, fitness facilities, and programs aimed at seniors. Some even offer transportation to local cultural events for groups. Luxury planned communities have even more amenities available exclusively to local homeowners. These can include private lakes for fishing a n d k aya k i n g , excl u s i ve gol f courses, spas, and clubhouses, as well as security features that ensure only those with permission are allowed on the property. You’ll feel safe and pampered inside one of these communities.

UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT NEW HOME COMMUNITY TYPES

Is your heart set on a community with beautiful trees, a golf course, and exercise facilities? Do you want a neighborhood with extra security? Or are you looking for something that’s perfect for young families with lots of features for kids? Thankfully, there are neighborhoods in our region that meet all of these needs. Figuring out which one is right for you starts with understanding the different community types available. New home owners looking for the perfect fit for a family will want to consider selecting a community with basic features like local schools and medical facilities close by. You’ll also want to look for features that were built with kids in mind, such as sidewalks, parks, and even swimming pools. These communities may also offer homeowner associations that organize local activities aimed at children, as well as Neighborhood Watch programs for added safety.

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Living in a community aimed at your lifestyle means it will be easy to get the most out of your new home. Before you decide which type is right for you, enjoy an afternoon driving around and touring a few. Which ones feel like they match your hopes and needs?

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A NEW COMMUNITY

Now that you understand the different types of communities, you’ll need to determine which one is the right fit for you. We’ve come up with some tips for how to choose the best neighborhood in which to build your new home. TIP #1 - SIZE: Consider how much space you’ll need—both inside and outside. Some communities offer smaller starter homes or townhouses while others have only larger properties. Think about the house and yard size you and your family will need, and look at communities that offer houses that fit within your current expectations.

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TIP #2 - DESIRED FEATURES: Which of these amenities would you use and what value you would place on having them nearby? Many new communities are built outside urban areas and provide access to larger parks, nature preserves, golf courses, and water sport areas. TIP #3 - LOCATION: What features do you want nearby? If you have children, look at the school zone of a community – does it have the right schools for your kids? Consider whether your new home will be close to your job as well as your favorite shopping, church, and dining options. And don’t forget to do a local search to find out if there are the right hospitals and medical providers such as dentists and clinics for your needs. TIP #4 - BUDGET: How much extra can you spend for amenities? Living in a planned community may involve paying monthly or annual fees for additional features. Some provide yard upkeep, caretaking for shared outdoor spaces, and management of community features such as fitness facilities and parks. This gives you extra time to spend enjoying time with your family, but it will add to your budget. Once you have figured out which communities you think would be the best fit, you may want to spend time talking to homeowners who already live there. Get their insights on what it is really like to live there to help you determine if various features offer the value you think they will. Remember, you are buying more than just a house; you are buying your family’s home and neighborhood. This is where your children will make friends and memories, where you will sit down for dinner every day, and where you will walk down the street to chat with your neighbor. Make sure you choose the perfect community in which to build your perfect home.

# LIVE WithTheGuide The New Homes Guide has been a leading source of information for new home buyers for over 27 years. Today, in addition to being a quarterly publication distributed throughout the Rio Grande Valley, the New Homes Guide publishes its content on the web and on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram for the convenience of readers. Today’s home shopper is a “digital shopper.” According to a recent survey of homebuyers, 9 in 10 start their search for a new home on the internet, and over 80% use a mobile device. To keep up with this new breed of mobile, digital shopper, we at the New Homes Guide are proud to introduce a new member of our staff—Johnny Vasquez, The New Homes Guy. Over the past few months, The New Homes Guy has been visiting new home communities throughout the Rio Grande Valley from Rio Grande City to Brownsville, Texas. He’s visited many new home communities with a huge variety of amenities. And there are so many amenities and/ or options to choose from, such as location in a particular city; whether the neighborhood is gated or not gated; if it is near a park or community swimming pool; what are lot sizes; if there is a Homeowner’s Association; are there building restrictions, etc. The list goes on and on. The good news is that now you, our readers, don’t have to spend your personal time and money driving to these communities to find one that’s right for you. Here’s where The New Homes Guy can save you time from scrolling and searching an endless sea of information, and can help you narrow your search. We’ve been compiling a growing list of new home communities. The New Homes Guide already features a FIND A COMMUNITY section that displays some of the area’s newest up-andcoming communities in various price ranges and with a variety of amenities. With the addition of The New Homes Guy, we will be able to bring you live feeds from these outstanding communities, as well as featured blogs for more information. Our commitment to you is simple: we will bring you the latest developments and the finest building professionals in the Rio Grande Valley. www.RGVNewHomesGuide.com will keep you up to date on the best builders, developers, vendors and suppliers, and everything you need to know about buying a new home. Look for Johnny Vasquez, The New Home Guy, on your mobile device! The New Homes Guy, Johnny Vasquez, has been involved in the home building industry since 2001. He is a current feature in the RGV New Homes Guide’s weekly LIVE Program “LIVE with the Guide” where he travels around the RGV looking for all the newest communities and furnished model homes. You can see a weekly update on our Facebook page @RGVNewHomesGuide, plus, for a behind-the-scenes look and other homebuilding news from his perspective, check out @NewHomesGuy on Instagram. Builders and Developers: If you have a new home community, you can request a FREE listing in The New Homes Guide’s online and printed maps. Contact Johnny Vasquez, The New Homes Guy, at (956) 778-4254 today! Q RGV New Homes

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Why Buy New If you’re in search of a new home, you’re likely debating the benefits of a newly built home versus an established one. There are several factors you should consider before you start your search. Too many people pass up an opportunity to build their own home without thinking about the pros of new construction. Let us give you some thoughts to ponder.

Benefits of Building a New Home

Imagine for a moment you get to decide everything about your new place. These are the benefits of being able to build new and choose every aspect of your new home’s design:

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EASIER TO MAINTAIN: Since everything from your roof to the HVAC system are brand new, you don’t have to worry about what will stop working. You get new warranties with new construction. This will help guard against major repair costs. It also means you won’t have to save as much money for when something like the water heater needs repair.

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MORE EFFICIENT AND HEALTHIER: For example, take the BUILT TO SAVE™ program—you can connect with contractors who know how to build energy efficient homes. They also understand which building materials are healthier. For instance, they can help you choose low and zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) building materials and paints that are better for your indoor air quality.

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LOCATION: New homes tend to be built in communities that are designed for lifestyles, such as proximity to parks, schools, or public transportation. That means you can choose your new house based on a neighborhood that best suits what matters to you. TIMING FOR MOVING: It takes about five to six months to complete a new home build. This will give you time to plan for your move to take the pressure off of the process.

Remember, a new home might seem to have a higher price tag, but being able to personalize your home and save money over time will be worth the cost in the long run.

FLOOR PLAN: In a new home, you get to select how you want your house laid out. If you want a formal dining room, you can have it. If you want an open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows, you get to decide that, too. September/October/November 2019

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The stunning tile products featured here are so new to the market that most have yet to be used by builders in their Parade of Homes models and represent only a fraction of what is available from Materiales El Valle in the Rio Grande Valley. There are plenty of choices and one that is sure to fit your own individual style and taste. Make your home stand out with these newly arrived tile patterns. Visit any of Materiales El Valle’s showrooms—these tiles, and more, are even more beautiful in person! See the back cover for Materiales El Valle’s showroom locations or visit www.MaterialesElValleInc.com to see what other products the company offers.

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GALAXY SHELL HAZEL From $20/sq. ft.

The exotic, striking beauty of this glass tile will capture attention with its rich blend of earthy agate colors that mix browns, reds, grays, and cream. The natural-looking beauty of this glass tile is magnified by the iridescent and reflective qualities of glass and will be appreciated for its easy maintenance.

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Create a space that exudes sophistication and luxury with this mosaic glass tile and its hexagon pattern. The eye-catching beveled chrome finish edges add a touch of the majestic to kitchens, bathrooms, and other spaces in the home. Enjoy the continuity of this beautiful tile and especially its ease for cleaning.Available in white.

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This unique glass tile of brown and silver colors features a mixture of smooth metallic surfaces contrasting dramatically with rugged textures, all under a layer of reflective glass. The staggered and varying sizes of the interlocking tiles create a dynamic pattern that will add a dramatic feel to any space—especially an accent wall.


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THE VILLA HOMES TEAM

Masters of Style & Craftsmanship

(L-R) Emigdio Villanueva III, Co-Founder COO; Erica Villanueva, Operations & Service Manager COO; Brianna Villanueva, Director of Design; David Villanueva, Co-Founder CFO; Vanessa Villanueva, Accountant for Receivables; Emigdio Villanueva Jr., Co-Founder CEO; Cynthia Villanueva, Accountant for Payables.

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n the short period of time since its start in 2013, Villa Homes has earned a reputation for building some of the most outstanding luxury homes in the Rio Grande Valley. In 2018, the company was recognized for excellence in construction on their first entry into the Rio Grande Valley’s Parade of Homes competition and won multiple awards, the most of any builder in the competition, including the top award of “Best of Show.” The success that Villa Homes has achieved can be summarized in two words—team effort. The passion, talents, and integrity of all of the team members truly set the company apart. While each member of the team has specific duties and responsibilities, it is their collaborative effort and focus on the final product that makes the company successful and guarantees a happy home-building experience for customers. Here is something important to know: when the same team that designs a home also builds the home, it eliminates a lot of confusion. From designing, to preparing project costs, to ordering materials and scheduling work, a unified team like Villa Homes is more focused on delivering a final product that everyone—especially the homebuyer—can be proud of. Lasting partnerships with like-minded subcontractors who share the company’s high standards for superior craftsmanship ensure that the extended Villa Homes team can complete the company’s vision for excellence in every phase of the construction process. Villa Homes’ culture of excellence in construction is based on keeping up with the latest trends in exterior and interior design—something you will notice right away when you visit one of their homes. The company’s homes feature a transitional style that combines the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional, thus producing a warm appeal that reaches across generations of homebuyers. Villa Homes is also renowned for its striking and detailed finishes that include elegant wainscoting, ceiling beams, and plenty of built-ins. Even the little things, like light fixtures, door hardware, and other accessories, will stand out as unique. That’s because each item was specifically researched,

shopped for, and ordered to fit the exact style required for that home. It’s this special personal touch, instead of the much easier “off the shelf” solutions others offer, that makes a Villa Home stand out when it comes to style. The reason that stylish colors, textures, and materials flow beautifully from room to room in a home built by Villa Homes is that talented team members, with an eye for excellence and an ear for listening to the buyer, invested their time to develop personalized, creative solutions. Finally, when we talk about craftsmanship in construction, we first think of someone working with their hands. However, the reality is that true craftsmanship, like that of Villa Homes, also involves the mind, and, more importantly, the heart. If there is one thing that links all of the Villa Homes’ team together, it is a heart-felt passion for creating a home that reflects their love for construction. When the Villa Homes’ team looks at a finished project, knowing the long hours, weeks, and months of work that went into building the home, they have a rewarding feeling knowing that there were no corners cut, no tradeoffs, and no compromises made in the construction. The team’s satisfaction is knowing they are handing over the keys to a home they can be proud to say Villa Homes built, and that home will continue to define them for generations as masters of style and craftsmanship for affordable luxury homes. Q Villa Homes RGV

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENT, HIGHPERFORMANCE HOMES?— WELL, MAYBE YOU NEED TO READ THIS!

For years, homebuyers have been told about the advantages of building an energy efficient home to save money, and about “green building” to save the earth’s natural resources. Yet while a growing number of people (and builders) have taken the leap and made energy efficiency and renewable energy a priority in their home buying/home building endeavors, a vast majority have not.

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e use the word “leap” because at some point, one has to have faith in the advantages of a highperformance home and believe in its benefits, without actually experiencing what sounds like marketing fluff. If we compare the homebuyer benefits of a home certified in the BUILT TO SAVE™ high-performance program, for example, it would seem like a no-brainer to make this certification a priority and not just settle for minimum standards. Therefore, the big questions are: a) why doesn’t every builder build energy efficient, high-performance homes? and b) why doesn’t every homebuyer demand one? The answers are quite simple. First, let’s look at the builder’s perspective. Building high-performance homes are not required by law. The State of Texas only requires cities to adopt and enforce its minimum building code laws. The key word here is “minimum,” especially when it comes to energy efficiency. The good news is that the State of Texas raised the bar on those minimum requirements with the adoption of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and mandated

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that every new home sold after August 1, 2016, comply with its new requirements. One major component of the new law requires homes to receive a Blower Door test and Duct Leakage test after completion to make sure that the minimum standards have been met (see page 6 for description of tests). The bad news is that not all municipalities enforce the new law. Some are still on 2012 or 2009 versions of the building code. Most unfortunate is that many builders think that their new homes are in compliance with state law simply because their home passed their city’s inspections. What the builders fail to recognize is that it is their responsibility to follow the 2015 IECC requirements—not the code officials’. Next, the number one reason given by builders as to why they don’t certify their homes as high performance is that “people don’t ask for it.” Sadly, that’s a good reason—especially if builders’ eyes are more on their bottom line than on energy efficiency and compliance. Yet blaming it on the buyer is not a good answer. Instead, those builders that actually do go above and beyond the minimum standards required by law without buyers requesting it should be recognized for their genuine effort to build the best high-performance home they can for their homebuyers and not just one to meet bare minimum legal standards. BUILT TO SAVE™ builders, for example, invest more time for less profit to build a better home for their customer even if their customer is not asking for it. Even more applaudable should be the fact that BUILT TO SAVE™ builders are not afraid to have their work inspected and tested by an independent third-party inspector for verification of work that complies with Texas laws. NOT building a high-performance home may seem to make sense financially—for the builder—but not so much for the homebuyer’s ultimate long-term investment.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY As for the homebuyers, the reasons their buying decisions are not driven by the energy efficiency of a home are more varied. No matter how much money they will save on a high-performance home over the years, basically, it comes down to what’s more important to them. Energy efficiency and money savings on utilities cannot be shown off, touched, or enjoyed every day while exotic granite countertops, designer light fixtures, and elegant flooring can. Often, people buy a home that’s built to minimum code standards—and not high performance—because that’s all they know. There’s one important factor in the decision-making process that plays a major role and that’s this: “People often only know what they are told.” And you have not and will never hear a builder say he or she does not build an energy efficient home. They all say they do. But to what extent? That’s the main reason the BUILT TO SAVE™ program’s mantra is “Ask for proof.” While we all may agree that saving money on utilities (and the earth’s resources) when building a home is important, too often there are many other things that give us more satisfaction. Much like trying to convince a child that eating vegetables is a lot better for their health in the long run than eating greasy fries and ice cream, for example, it isn’t easy to convince homebuyers of the long-term benefits of a high-performance home and how well it will serve them in the future when they are only focused on more exciting things in the home. One final thought to keep in mind about BUILT TO SAVE™’s high-performance homes, and one that is super important, is that it isn’t all just about the money saved on utilities or repairs.

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As part of the certification process, BUILT TO SAVE™ homes provide benefits that cannot be seen but can be felt every day in the home—more comfort and better indoor air quality are only two. Take comfort, for example. In the BUILT TO SAVE™ program, a pre-construction review of the building plans by a third-party ensures that the heating and air-conditioning system is properly sized for the size of the home. Undersized units will run longer, consume more electricity, and need replacement sooner. Oversized units—a more common problem—cycle on and off more often because they cool the space faster and also consume more energy and require more maintenance. More importantly, the oversized units never stay on long enough to remove all the moisture in the air, so a home will always feel muggy and uncomfortable—something, unfortunately, you’ll feel every day. Accordingly, while we’ve established that most people agree that conserving our natural resources is the right thing to do, they aren’t lined up to build green or energy efficient homes with better performance than required by minimum code standards. The best advice for homebuyers is to get informed about the BUILT TO SAVE™ program and its true benefits. Like eating a healthy diet of vegetables for a healthier lifestyle throughout your life, later on you’ll be glad you put “high performance” on the “Must Have” items of your home shopping list. For more benefits of a BUILT TO SAVE™ high-performance home, visit www.BuiltToSave.org where you will also see a list of local builders who are building BUILT TO SAVE™ homes.

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REAL ESTATE NEWS The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association Hosts Its Annual Fishing Tournament on South Padre Island The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association hosted its annual Fishing Tournament on South Padre Island on Saturday, June 22nd. The weather provided an excellent day for fun and fishing. Builder and Associate members enjoyed this entertaining fishing competition with friends and family at Jim’s Pier on South Padre Island, and attendees won many door prizes and lots of cash prizes—and, a few lucky fishermen and fisherwomen came away with the coveted fishing prizes. Cash prizes were awarded to the first and second place winners in various fishing categories (see below). The RGVBA thanks all of the participants, sponsors, and especially Paco Vielma, chair of this year’s fishing event. We all certainly look forward to next year’s fishing tournament!

Fishing Tournament Sponsors: McCoy’s Building Supply; Willow Bend Mortgage; Magic Valley Electric Cooperative; Lone Star National Bank; Texas Gas Service; Builders FirstSource; San Jacinto Title Services; Sierra Title Company; Academy Mortgage Corporation; and Capital Title. Door Prize Sponsors: 2-10 Homebuyers Warranty; Academy Mortgage; Hosanna Construction; McCoy’s Building Supply; New Homes Guide; Sierra Title Company; and Sorrento Fine Homes.

1st Place Redfish & 1st Place Grand Slam – Puerta Antigua Development (Sponsored by San Jacinto Title).

2nd Place Redfish – Reel Friends (Sponsored by AC Cuellar).

1st Place Trout – Sorrento Fish Slayers (Sponsored by Sorrento Fine Homes).

2nd Place Trout – Keeping It Reel (Sponsored by Lone Star National Bank).

1st Place Flounder & 2nd Place Grand Slam – Villarreal Construction (Sponsored by McCoy’s Building Supply).

2nd Place Flounder – Team E & A (Sponsored by San Jacinto).

Redfish with the Most Spots (8 spots) – Flat Lady (Sponsored by Gary Burch Construction).

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U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Miguel Angel Simental Receives Mortgage-Free Home On Thursday, August 22, 2019, Purple Heart recipient Corporal Miguel Angel Simental and his family received a home from Operation FINALLY HOME, a nationally recognized non-profit organization with a mission of providing mortgage-free custom homes to wounded veterans and their families. The dedication took place at Las Villas Del Rio at The Groves on Shary in McAllen, Texas. The home, built by Verturo Construction, was made possible with the support of many donors and suppliers. The project’s major sponsors included Verturo Interests, LLC; H-E-B; and the City of McAllen. H-E-B, as part of Operation Appreciation, contributed time, talent, and financial support for the build. Since 2013, H-E-B and the H-E-B Tournament of Champions have helped provide 26 mortgage-free homes to those in need. The City of McAllen waived several building-related fees. In addition, a large grant was awarded for this project from the McAllen Housing Finance Corporation. Visit www.OperationFinallyHome.org for more information and to find out how you can donate and help with Operation FINALLY HOME’s next project in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Our Promise: We build superior quality homes that are inspected and tested by a third-party home energy rater and backed by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. Your family will enjoy more comfort, better indoor air quality, and a healthier life in a new energy-saving, highperformance home. It’s the only kind of home we build–100% BUILT TO SAVE™ certified. Get started RIGHT! Call us for a FREE consultation.

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REAL ESTATE NEWS Texas Home and Outdoor Expo Coming October 25,26, & 27, 2019 The first Texas Home and Outdoor Expo will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 25 to 27, at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. This inaugural Expo will feature hundreds of exhibitors in a variety of industries offering products and services such as building materials, swimming pools, spas, all-terrain vehicles, boats, landscaping, outdoor playgrounds, barbeque grills, home accessories, and much more. Attendees will be able to speak face-to-face with experts and experienced consultants in a variety of industries—all under one roof. Food, refreshments, and entertainment will make this a fun event for the entire family. You’ll be able to register to win many prizes and giveaways and take advantage of special pricing and other show incentives offered by many exhibitors. If you are interested in being an exhibitor at this inaugural Expo, there is still time to register. Booth spaces are available in 10’x 8’, 10’x 10’, and 10’x 20’. For more information on this Expo, see pgs. 10-11. Contact Nelda Oliva at (956) 821-4424, or visit www.TexasHomeAndOutdoorExpo.com, or you can email txhomeandoutdoor@outlook.com. Admission will be $5, with ages 12 and under free.

Texas Association of Builders and Local Utility Companies to Present Seminar for Local Builders The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association (RGVBA) in partnership with BUILT TO SAVE™ will host a seminar for builders and building industry professionals on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel McAllen Airport—2721 South 10th Street in McAllen, Texas. The Agenda for the seminar will include a presentation from the Texas Association of Builders on the changes made to the Texas Residential Construction Contracts package during the current legislative session year (2017-2019). These contracts expire and are revised every two years in order to include any new changes made during the legislative session. The presentation will include all of the legislatively mandated requirements, additions, and improvements made on the 2019-2021 package (note that the 2017-2019 contract package is now expired). The seminar will also include presentations from Texas Gas Service, Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, and AEP Texas on their rebate programs that include incentives for builders and, in some cases, homebuyers. The seminar is free to RGVBA members and will include lunch and refreshments. Non-members can attend for a small fee to cover the meal. This seminar is highly recommended for industry professionals who want to stay abreast of new legislative requirements and for those who may not be aware of the generous rebates currently being offered by our utility companies in the Rio Grande Valley. For more information and to RSVP, contact Marcy Alamia (RGVBA Executive VP) at (956) 686-2932 or Jose Vielma (BUILT TO SAVE™) at (956) 778-3590.

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Villa Homes’ New Office Under Construction Villa Homes will be moving early in January 2020 to a new location on U.S. Business 83 and Bryan Road in Mission. The company is building a new and larger office to accommodate its growing business and to better serve customers. The new facility will feature state-of-the art technology and large screens in the conference room to help homebuyers visualize the design and construction process of their new home. The new office will also feature a space dedicated solely for customers’ selection of building materials and will include a large inventory of tile, plumbing fixtures, flooring, and other building-related items. This space will offer a huge convenience for Villa Homes’ customers by helping them choose building materials and colors without having to travel all over town to multiple vendor showrooms. The added bonus is that the Villa Homes team members will be there to guide them through their selections with expert advice.

For more information on Villa Homes, see cover and pgs. 18-19. You may also visit www.VillaHomesRGV.com or call (956) 431-0376. For advertising call (956) 971-9700 | Vol. 27.4 | Sept/Oct/Nov 2019 | RGVNewHomesGuide.com

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Morrison Supply Introduces Monogram Line of Appliances Morrison Supply Company recently announced the launching of its new line of Monogram appliances. The announcement was made in June at the company’s McAllen, Texas, showroom during an evening gathering where guests were treated to food prepared by skilled chefs demonstrating the ease of using Monogram appliances. One lucky guest, Zenia Garza, won a fabulous undercounter wine unit courtesy of Morrison Supply Company. Monogram is known for providing luxury appliances featuring beautifully styled products of superior craftsmanship and award-winning technology. The company’s appliances are meticulously hand assembled to ensure precision and elegant beauty. Monogram’s line of products includes induction cooktops, connected ovens, custom-panel refrigerators, and much more. In today’s home, the kitchen has become the “heart of the home” where people gather, not just for cooking and eating, but to interact and socialize. And the things that most affect the functionality and beauty of a kitchen are appliances. With so many appliance options on the market today and with how rapidly their technology is changing, it makes sense to take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of the trained sales consultants at Morrison Supply before beginning your kitchen remodel or new build. Morrison Supply has been serving the Rio Grande Valley for over 14 years with locations in McAllen, Harlingen, and Brownsville. For more information, see pg. 23 or contact Rosie Salinas at (956) 522-2442.

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Gated community. Call to reserve your lot today. Take advantage of discounted pre-construction prices on lots in Vendome, a planned gated community on North Ware Road in McAllen. Vendome is located within walking distance to IDEA Academy and to Texas A&M University and is minutes from the University of Texas RGV. This privately gated and fenced neighborhood features a walking park and high-speed internet. Pre-construction pricing starting at $48,900.

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CALL NOW AND GET $2,000 OFF LOT PRICE!

MCALLEN

Location! Location!! Location!!! Villas De Santiago is an architecturally Trenton Rd. controlled subdivision located in the heart of North McAllen and features premium infrastructure provided by SPECTRUM, AEP, and TEXAS GAS SERVICE, along with close proximity to Starbucks, Sam’s, Target, HEB, Olive Robin Ave. Garden, Rayburn Elem., DHR, and more. With homes starting in the $230’s, choose from various premier models that start at 1,800 sf of living, or sit Nightingale Ave. down with an in-house builder and architect to create your own customized layout. Have a builder? Then choose from a selection of available lots starting in the low $50’s. Villas De Santiago–Urban, Modern, & Customizable!

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Contact: A.G. Adame, Developer/Sales (956) 271-5064 REALTORS® also welcome! | E Villas De Santiago McAllen

Come View Our Model Home Today!

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THE HILLS at Chapin A gated neighborhood just minutes from UT-RGV. This newly developed community offers residential lots in a privately gated community in quiet North Edinburg. It is located minutes from the University of Texas RGV, shopping, dining, and entertainment, with quick access to Expressway I-69. Lots are available from $45,000. Architectural restrictions and a Homeowners Association will ensure the beauty of the neighborhood and the value of your property. A minimum of 1,500 square feet of living area is required. Download our lots sheet and choose your favorite lot today.

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Lumen Subdivision is one of the newest neighborhoods in the masterFreddy N Gonzalez planned golf course community of Los Lagos in Edinburg, Texas. Lumen 69C Iowa subdivision is gated and surrounded by Los Lagos’ 18-hole golf course, Los Lag os designed by the world-renowned firm of Von Hagge, Selek & Baril. The community features 121 spacious lots from 7,318 sq. ft. to 10,369 sq. ft., 281 almost all of them with serene golf course views. Residents can enjoy Canton Rd. being close to schools, medical facilities, business districts, H-E-B Park, the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and Bert Ogden Arena, and have quick access to the Expressway.

Lots starting in the low $50’s

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ISD: McAllen - (956) 618-6000 | Elem: Rayburn | Mid: Morris | High School: McAllen

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Contact: Manuel Cantu (956) 821-8180 | riocantu@yahoo.com

ISD: Edinburg - (956) 289-2300 | Elem: Lincoln | Mid: B.L. Garza | High School: Edinburg North

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The Montecito, Red Rock Development’s latest new home community, is now available for lot sales in North Edinburg off Monte Cristo Road. This private gated community features affordable lots in Block 1 from the $40’s with homes from 1,500 sq. ft. and in Block 2 from the $30’s with homes from 1,200 sq. ft. of living area, and each having two community entrances. A Homeowners Association and architectural controls ensure that the beauty of the neighborhood is maintained. Located minutes from UT-RGV with easy access to Expy. 281 (I-69). Edinburg Schools and all city utilities apply.

ISD: Edinburg - (956) 289-2300 | Elem: Truman | Mid: B.L. Garza | High School: Edinburg North

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Contact: Everardo Villarreal | (956) 624-2879 (956) 929-7464 | mezahomesinc@aol.com

Homes from the $160’s (including lot)

ISD: Sharyland - (956) 580-5200 | Elem: Jessie L Jensen | Mid: Sharyland North | High School: Sharyland Pioneer

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Excellent prices for a gated community! Imperial Oaks is a newly planned residential community located on Stewart Road in the prestigious Sharyland school district in quiet north Mission. The community is privately gated, and 46 homesites are now available for sale. The neighborhood will include architectural quality control standards and a 1,200 sq. ft. living minimum housing requirement. Imperial Oaks will offer outstanding quality homes from Meza Construction. Choose your homesite now while selection is open.

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With a top-notch location Mid-Valley and rapid access to Expressway 83, King Estates is Weslaco’s premier privately gated new home community. On top of being in an ideal location to get to the Upper Valley, the Lower Valley, the beach, or Mexico, King Estates offers large affordable lots in the low $40s, city utilities, and homes with a required minimum 1,700 sq.ft. of living area. And, best of all, no worries about flooding since this community has its own 7 million gallon drainage ditch nearby! Live where quality is King!

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Contact: Margie Perez (956) 782-5464 | (808) 202-7878 www.kingestates.us | E King Estates Weslaco ISD: Weslaco - (956) 969-6500 | Elem: Airport | Mid: Central | High School: Weslaco East

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