A Hudson Home by Gallery Custom Homes at Prairie View Farms


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A market leader operating in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston area, First Texas Homes is a builder of customizable homes, constructed with an emphasis on quality and value. One example of First Texas Homes’ approach to home design is a ready-for-occupancy Hudson model home built by Gallery Custom Homes, a family-member company.

The Hudson home is located at Prairie View Farms in Denton County, Texas. The community offers one-acre home properties and is close to city amenities, all within a small town atmosphere. The featured home is two stories with a floor area of 4,857 square feet. It has five bedrooms, four and a half baths, two dining areas, a living/family area, a study room, a game room, and a media room, as well as a three-car garage.

Adding to the home’s appeal are the nail-down wood flooring, splendid fireplace, and custom cabinets. The open gourmet kitchen features granite throughout and an oversized island. The home is filled with amenities, and offers a covered patio, perfect for entertaining.

How First Texas Homes Survived the Great Recession

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Still family-owned, First Texas Homes has been doing business for more than a quarter of a century and has more than 45 years of experience in the residential design and construction market. Over the years, First Texas Homes has consistently achieved high customer satisfaction and revenue goals.

The company was among a select group of Dallas-area firms that not only survived the Great Recession of 2007-09, but also thrived during this period. Executives attributed their success to a combination of strategic lot purchases and access to their own capital-funding streams for new construction.

The company’s housing starts totaled close to 900 in 2010, representing a 55 percent increase over the preceding year. It additionally added half a dozen new communities to its portfolio in 2010, a difficult achievement given limited accessibility to lots in desirable locations.

These statistics put First Texas Homes in the top three home-building companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The year 2009 had been particularly difficult for the region’s commercial and residential new construction market, with a record number of foreclosure filings and the depreciation of existing housing inventory.

Home Automation with Savant

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Throughout its 30-year history as a home construction company, First Texas Homes has offered high quality customer service and energy efficient home design. Many customers at First Texas Homes choose to install Savant, a home automation system that has revolutionized life at home.

Savant Automation has made life easier for countless families across the United States and beyond. In terms of entertainment, the Savant Remote allows users to control all of their multimedia systems from a single source, enabling a seamless switch between television, Blu-ray, Sonos, and many others. Savant Music provides lossless whole-house audio, ideal for family time or socializing with guests.

Users can experience maximum comfort with Savant Climate Control, which keeps the temperature at consistent levels. The accompanying smartphone app allows users to control the climate of their home remotely, meaning that they can start the heating or air conditioning shortly before they arrive.

Savant Automation is also widely recognized for its home security feature. Users can set up cameras anywhere in their homes, using a smartphone app to monitor them from any location with Internet connectivity.

The Developing Community of Mansfield, Texas


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Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, First Texas Homes has been in business for nearly 50 years. Recently, First Texas Homes created the Dove Chase community, which has contributed to the continued economic growth of Mansfield, Texas.

A former agricultural community, Mansfield has developed into a thriving suburban hub over the course of the last century. Now home to over 67,000 people, Mansfield retains the small-town atmosphere that defined its early years, while offering a superior quality of life. Amenities in Mansfield include over 500 acres of parks, quality schools, and a bustling business community.

Now considered one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States, Mansfield has a booming property market, with some 4,500 properties in development in 2017. Scott Welmaker, who functions director of economic development for the City of Mansfield, estimates these properties will lead to approximately 17,000 people taking up residence in the community, which in turn will result in the development of new businesses, such as restaurants, to further bolster the Mansfield economy.

Examining Energy Star’s Impact

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A home design and construction company in Dallas, Texas, First Texas Homes draws upon over 45 years of industry experience to provide quality homes to its clients. To demonstrate its commitment to reducing its properties’ carbon footprints, First Texas Homes installs energy-efficient technologies in its new builds and is an Energy Star Partner.

Established in 1992, Energy Star has become one of the United States’ leading brands in regards to energy efficiency. Today, the Energy Star blue label denotes the energy efficiency of products across 70 categories. Further, Energy Star has awarded certification to over 1.6 million homes since its inception, in addition to more than to 25,000 other buildings.

Energy Star’s work has resulted in its becoming the United States’ most popular and effective voluntary energy-efficiency movement. All told, the Energy Star campaign is responsible for helping homeowners lower energy bills by over $362 billion since 1992, in addition to a 2.4 billion ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Tips for New Homeowners

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As one of the largest privately held home builders in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, First Texas Homes has been helping customers obtain quality residential homes for 30 years. Backed by over 45 years of experience, First Texas Homes has developed a stellar reputation throughout the state.

Moving into a new home, especially if you are coming from a smaller space or have never owned a home before, can be challenging. These tips will help to smooth the transition.

1. Create a list of what you own, and consider what else you may need to turn your new house into a home. You won’t necessarily need to buy these items right away, but you can start budgeting and saving for them.

2. Families should consider setting up a chores list to help with the general upkeep and maintenance the home requires. Youngsters can be rewarded for carrying out their duties in whatever way parents see fit.

3. Keep saving money, as you will now be responsible for any repairs or maintenance the property requires. This can come as a shock to those who have moved from rented accommodations. Develop a budget the covers your expenditures, and try to put a little aside each month so you are always prepared.

The Llano Strings Neighborhood in Fort Worth

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Owned and operated by a family with close to 50 years of experience in the home building industry, First Texas Homes is a premier builder in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas. Llano Springs is among the neighborhoods where First Texas Homes has a presence. The company is offering homes there ranging in price from $257,950 to $321,950.

Llano Springs, located in southwest Fort Worth, is only a short drive from Benbrook Lake and just a few minutes from local fine dining and shopping. It is also close to several major employers such as Aztec Manufacturing, Harbison Ficsher Oil, and Lockheed Martin. The neighborhood is part of the excellent Crowley Independent School District and is also near to charter schools.

A master-planned community with an area of 367 acres, Llano Springs is in a serene country setting with lush, rolling terrain. It features a club house and an adjacent large pool where residents can cool off while enjoying the green and peaceful environment.