D.R. Horton Named 2017 Builder of the Year by Builder Magazine

For the second year in a row, a WaterGrass homebuilder has been named Builder of the Year! In 2016, CalAtlantic Homes took the honor. And for 2017, D.R. Horton has won!

DRHortonLogoIn an article announcing the title, Builder Magazine digs into what makes D.R. Horton a top builder in the country. It’s no wonder they found the easy answer to that question—D.R. Horton has claimed the top spot in the Builder 100 by Builder Magazine for 15 years.

Builder Magazine cites various differentiators between D.R. Horton and other homebuilders. A few major things that helped D.R. Horton rise to the best of the best (after only 6 years since the last time they were named) include:

  • D.R. Horton ranks number 1 in 13 of home building’s top 50 markets.
  • They rank top five in 30 of the top 50 markets.
  • Operational excellence: revenues topping $13.4 billion, gross margins of over 20%, and overhead cost in the low-9% range.
  • Nationally, D.R. Horton has 7.5% of the single family new home market

And none of the above happened by accident, but rather because of their focus on and sense of what homebuyers want. D.R. Horton’s founder, Don Horton, says “We have captured industry-leading market share by responding to the needs and wants of America’s home buyers and by introducing new brands to our product line.” He goes on to discuss their solid team, strong lot position, and ability to offer homes to a diverse customer base. Read the full article.

We are proud to have D.R. Horton as a featured builder at WaterGrass, where they offer the Windchase Villas at WaterGrass, attached homes that begin in the low $200s. The homes offer 1,565 Square Feet of living space, with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, 2 car garage with an optional 3rd bedroom.

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Are you interested in checking out a D.R. Horton villa at WaterGrass? Make an appointment to visit today!

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WaterGrass Offers Immediate Delivery Homes in the $100s-$600s

Summer approaches, and we know you want access to all the incredible features of the WaterGrass Club, including the resort pool, children’s splash zone, new 6-lane Jr. Olympic Pool, and the large shaded lanais for relaxing and getting the most out of summer break. The good news is, we have over 15 move-in ready homes for every price range if you want to buy and move in by summer! Making the decision to buy now at WaterGrass is as easy as 1, 2, 3… and 4, 5, and 6—since we have immediate delivery homes at WaterGrass in the $100s, $200s, $300s, $400s, $500s, and $600s!

Check out a selection of the $100-$400s homes below, or see them all and take your pick! Fill out the form below to make an appointment and learn more about the Bakerfield Luxury Homes move-in ready homes priced from $489,990, $529,990, and $689,990.

D.R. Horton, Siesta A, $195,595

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,565 Square Feet

 

Ryland Homes, Irving II B, $269,990

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2006 Square Feet

 

Standard Pacific Homes, Hamilton, $349,900

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4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,617 Square Feet

 

Standard Pacific Homes, Saratoga, $449,990

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5 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 4,443 Square Feet

 

Plus, sign a contract by May 31, 2016 on a move-in ready home or build-to-order and we’ll give you a Vitamix® 780, the most powerful blender in the Vitamix lineup (an $800 value) after you close on your new home! Learn more about this offer.

Make an appointment to visit WaterGrass today to make one of these homes yours today!


10 Dream Home Features in Model Homes at WaterGrass

Recently, Harpers Bazaar interviewed the Property Brothers, asking them what 10 things do dream homes have in common. We were thrilled with their list, since every item on them can be found in the incredible model homes at WaterGrass. Along with low-maintenance landscaping, energy efficient appliances, and a minimum 2-car garage, they included the below items. Check out the list, and come let us help you find your dream home today!

1. Open plan with clear sight lines.

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The Saratoga, Standard Pacific Homes

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The Cordova, Bakerfield Luxury Homes

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The Siesta, D.R. Horton

2. Tons of kitchen counter space.

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The Brentwood, Standard Pacific Homes

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The Colonnade, Bakerfield Luxury Homes

3. Separate pantry.

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The Celebration, Ryland Homes

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The Colonnade, Bakerfield Luxury Homes

4. Kitchen island.

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The Saratoga, Standard Pacific Homes

5. Mega storage everywhere.

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The Cordova, Bakerfield Luxury Homes

6. Master suite with master bath and walk-in closets.

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The Colonnade, Bakerfield Luxury Homes

7. Deck or patio for outdoor entertaining.

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The Colonnade, Bakerfield Luxury Homes

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The Brentwood, Standard Pacific Homes

We’re sure WaterGrass is the perfect place to build your dream home! Make an appointment to visit WaterGrass and check out these homes today.


Why the Vitamix® Craze? 5 Reasons to Get a Vitamix®

During April, when you sign a contract on a new home at WaterGrass, you will get a free Vitamix® 780 Blender at closing! We’re confident that you will love your new Vitamix®—it’s an $800 value! If you’re not familiar with this top-of-the-line appliance, here are a few reasons professional chefs and home cooks alike can’t get enough of the Vitamix® craze!

1. The perfect smoothie (and every other texture!). Vitamix® has perfected the art of the smoothie—it’s incredible at making fruits and vegetables into just the right creamy blend. It also does every texture between chunky and smooth—chopped, pureed, juicing, and even grinding for dry ingredients and whole grains.

2. Powerful flavor. The Vitamix® blade strength can pulverize any ingredient, so flavor is released to its maximum potential. For savory blends, just a little bit of peppers and garlic will go a long way!

3. Blend up something hot! The motor can continually run for 6 minutes, which means soups and sauces can be blended to serving temperature because of the blade friction heat. Just blend and serve!

4. Easy to use and clean. Don’t let it’s powerful capabilities make you think you have to have super powers to use it! The simple controls are intuitive, and you don’t even have to take it apart to clean it—just blend warm water and drop of dish soap, and it self-cleans in less than a minute.

5. Built to last. The Vitamix® is built to last, and it’s meant for daily use. The blades are so strong, they don’t even need to be sharp, the motor is cool-running, which prevents over heating, and it comes with a year warranty, so if you ever did have an issue it would be totally free to replace. (But less than 1 percent ever have even been returned for service!)

Intrigued? Check out some recipes specifically recommended for the Vitamix®, and start planning your menu for your move in day at WaterGrass!

Learn more about the Vitamix® offer.

Make an appointment to visit today to find your new home and be on your way to your new Vitamix® Blender!

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*Exact Vitamix® model/color may differ, depending on product availability. • Promotion runs from April 1, 2016 thru April 30, 2016. • Contact a WaterGrass Sales Associate for details. • Client must have a completed contract on a WaterGrass new-construction home, earnest money check and completed Vitamix® promotion form by 5pm on April 30, 2016. • One “client” may equal one or more individuals who will reside in the same single family home. • Sale must be on a brand new home and not a re-sale. • Prizes over $600 require a W-9. • Client must pick up Vitamix® from The WaterGrass Club 14 days after closing. • This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions, incentives, or offers. • Crown Community Development reserves the right to cancel this promotion at any time. • Crown Community Development is the final arbiter in all disputes. • This is a promotional offer only and Crown is unrelated to Builders. • Transaction between Builder and REALTOR® is separate. • Any and all commissions on sales are between Builder and REALTOR®. • Crown Community Development pays no commission. • Program subject to change without notice.


Video: Virtually Tour the WaterGrass Club and Expansion!

The WaterGrass Club just got even better, with the addition of a fitness center and adjacent play area, a Junior Olympic 6-lane pool, a social gathering room, and more! We can’t wait to show it off. Check out a video tour:

The Club Expansion includes:

  • Fitness Center with treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, an upright bike, each with an attached 15″ widescreen high definition TV. Equipment also includes a weight bench with dumbbell rack, a leg extension/curl machine, and a dual adjustable pulley system.
  • Multi-purpose/social gathering room with a microwave and beverage center.
  • Children’s Play Room off the fitness area so kids can be entertained and you can keep an eye on them while you work out.
  • Men’s and Women’s bathrooms, each with a shower.
  • A new 6-lane Jr. Olympic pool complete with custom pool furniture and shade structures.

The WaterGrass Club already includes a resort pool with a zero entry section, a splash park, and lap lanes, as well as tropical landscaping and a large lanai off the pool area. The Club complex includes two hard surface tennis courts, sports court basketball, a shaded playground, and a large open area for play. It also features a great room with a large screen TV and a catering kitchen.

Make an appointment today to visit WaterGrass to check out the homes and be a part of this community!