Landon Homes Blog

Landon Homes Recruits Award-Winning Sales Professional

Talk about experience! Landon Homes has hired an award-winning professional with a real estate background of 20+ years in Dallas to be its new sales manager for The Villages at Willow Bay. Max Luce has sold $350 million worth of homes in his 28 year career in Dallas/Fort Worth real estate. His accomplishments include being… Read More »


Dallas-Fort Worth — Home Prices Rise for 2nd Straight Month

Dallas-area home prices posted solid gains in the latest measure of the country’s housing market – further proof that the local residential sector is stabilizing. Dallas’ home prices were up 3 percent in December from a year earlier in the monthly Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday.


New Home Shoppers Begin Online

In the market for a new home? If you’re like most people, your search begins online. The National Association of REALTORS found that 87% of all homebuyers used the Internet as an information source in 2008. That number is likely even higher today. The advantage of the Internet is the wealth of information available to… Read More »


5 Hottest Interior Design Trends for 2010

Stability and familiarity, as well a note of optimism. Those are some of the interior design trends consumers will see in new home models this year. Interior design experts say these are the five hottest trends for 2010:  >Eco chic – Designers are promoting the green movement, with environmentally friendly products including reclaimed wood. >Forever… Read More »


Building a Green Home in North Dallas

Everybody talks about the importance of “going green” these days. And homebuilders are no different. A lot of them tout their homes as being green, but are they really?  Some companies may exaggerate or even mislead consumers when making environmental claims. For example, a foam insulation company had advertised that it did not use CFC’s…. Read More »


Expanded Tax Credit Gives You More Buying Power

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new home, stop thinking, and start acting.  Right now is a perfect time to buy – with interest rates near record lows and the federal government offering tax credits.  But don’t wait too long!  The $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, and the $6,500 tax credit for… Read More »


If You Don’t Buy a House Now, You’re Stupid or Broke

By Marc Roth http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/dec2009/bw2009127_753974.htm Interest rates are at historic lows but cyclical trends suggest they will soon rise. Home buyers may never see such a chance again, writes Marc Roth. Well, you may not be stupid or broke. Maybe you already have a house and you don’t want to move. Or maybe you’re a Trappist… Read More »


If You Don't Buy a House Now, You're Stupid or Broke

By Marc Roth http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/dec2009/bw2009127_753974.htm Interest rates are at historic lows but cyclical trends suggest they will soon rise. Home buyers may never see such a chance again, writes Marc Roth. Well, you may not be stupid or broke. Maybe you already have a house and you don’t want to move. Or maybe you’re a Trappist… Read More »


$8,000 Homebuyers Tax Credit Extended

By Les Christie, CNNMoney.com staff writer http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/06/real_estate/tax_credit_extended/index.htm?postversion=2009110615 NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — President Obama signed an extension and expansion of the first-time homebuyers tax credit on Friday. The $8,000 credit was scheduled to lapse on Dec. 1 but will now be in effect through the end of June. Homebuyers must sign a contract before April 30… Read More »