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Far East of El Paso: The Move of Your Life

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The west and the central regions of El Paso tend to be some of the most populated throughout the city. This shouldn’t worry you from finding the home of your dreams, though. El Paso is a city growing with more people and businesses and because of that, a plethora of the loveliest homes are being constructed and built. The east side is blooming with life and a variety of homes for you to choose from. Let’s explore more of the benefits of moving into the eastern region of El Paso. 

Room for School

Because of the great demand of people coming into El Paso, more schools have been built specifically in the neighborhoods surrounding Pebble Hills Boulevard. Sergeant Manuel R. Puentes and Pebble Hills High are the newest additions to the Socorro Independent School District, in which they are currently working on two new schools for the Pebble Hills region. These schools are being built specifically so that you can place your child in a school close to home. 

Proximity to Shopping Centers

In addition, more homes are being built due to the shopping centers that are close by. It’s safe to say that no one desires to drive more than ten minutes just to get a gallon of milk or fill up on gas. The homes being built in far east El Paso are close to everything you need- clinics, dentists, grocery stores, restaurants. These new homes come with bringing you the services of your everyday life.

New Homes For a Fair Price

The homes that are being built in the Pebble Hills region are not only new, but they contain some of the highest quality and most advanced technology. You’re probably thinking that this comes with the cost of being pricey, but in reality, all of this is available to you for a price we can all work with. Who wouldn’t want the most updated homes for a flexible budget?

Palo Verde Providing You with the Best

El Paso is known for vibrant sunsets and its desert aura. You can find this beauty of El Paso especially in the far East, where new homes are waiting for you. Contact Palo Verde Homes today to learn more about how we can provide a new home for you!

Palo Verde Homes: Where we Build and Why these Are Great Communities

Beautiful, functional, and elegant homes are few and far between.  Palo Verde Homes builds throughout the El Paso region but is concentrated in three main areas including Horizon City, Santa Teresa, and the City of El Paso. Each of these offers a different environment, but each one has its own characteristics and benefits. Within El Paso city limits, there are plenty of options to choose from including westside and eastside, both of which offer different amenities, shopping centers, schools, and more. We thought we’d take a look at some of the growing aspects of these communities and explore what makes them great places to live, raise a family, and purchase a home.

Looking at Horizon City

Horizon City is a growing town located on the eastside of El Paso County, Texas. It is a burgeoning and expanding community but is still more of a rural community with bigger land properties, neighborhoods that are further apart, and less traffic.  Census date indicates that the town has considerable population growth since 2010. At the same time, there is growing infrastructure and communities in surrounding area, including development, shopping centers, and more are making the area a very popular place in the county.  The area of Eastlake is a popular and new community garnering a lot of attention due to its new infrastructure, parks, bike lanes, and the success of the surrounding schools. Building a home in Horizon City still offers a certain amount of rural qualities and is less populated and congested than the city of El Paso. If you’re looking for a growing small town feel, Horizon might be the place for you. Mission Ridge is a community located on Eastlake Blvd which is also showing incredible promise of growth with the Eastlake Marketplace, hospitals, and more. Horizon City is only a few minutes drive from El Paso, where there is more entertainment and events happening.

The City of El Paso

The city of El Paso is a densely populated area with approximately 680,000 people. It is no longer the small town people often claimed it to be, although many will argue it still has a small town feel when it comes to the friendliness of the people and the culture. For the last decade, Texas has seen a lot of influx of people rushing to the Southwest for better weather, more sun, lower taxes. Recent downtown revitalization efforts have made El Paso a fast-growing and modern community with the baseball stadium, new shops, restaurants, and bars, along with the downtown area and throughout the whole city. Visit downtown El Paso today and you’ll see a very different city than existed just ten years ago. Development within the downtown area but also several communities on the westside and eastside have helped the population of the city grow.

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa is a town in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan statistical area although it is geographically closer than El Paso. It is a small town with approximately 5,000 people. Plenty of development and real estate area has made Santa Teresa a desirable place to live for people looking for a smaller community with a small town feel. It is a few minutes drive from El Paso and has easy access to I-10, shopping centers, and shops.

Get Your Home in the Community You Love

Whether you are looking to live in the heart of El Paso, on the New Mexico border in Santa Teresa, or on the far eastside in Horizon City, these are all great areas to purchase your new home. There is a low cost of living, plenty of wildlife, beautiful desert landscapes, mountains, and plenty of entertainment and fun. El Paso is also home to the University of Texas at El Paso, which has recently received recognition for its research projects and capabilities.

Build with Palo Verde Homes

Regardless of where we build, Palo Verde Homes is dedicated to raising the standards of excellence and improving the concept of “home” for all of our clients. If you’re looking for unmatched elegance, custom homes, or move-in ready homes, we are your builders. Gives us a call.

The Emergence of Luxury Homes and What Defines Them

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The term luxury can have multiple meanings, but in real estate, the term often refers to a home that possesses certain features, amenities, or architectural characteristics. Luxury homes have become quite popular in recent years, as people look for entrancing curb appeal and spellbinding homes that stand out from the rest. Palo Verde Homes and custom builders can help you redefine luxury the way you envision it.

What Makes Luxury?

We all know it when we hear it. Yet, it’s often hard to define. To some, it might suggest affluence, to others a mere surface extravagance, a preoccupation with polished aesthetics, but it can simply mean a home that stands out, a home that is eye-catching, creates an impression and says something special —perhaps mysterious— about the people that live there. It’s a home that is in some ways a work of art and a representation of architectural integrity and beauty.

Real estate, like any other market, is always changing and expanding. Home features and fashions change as lifestyles and culture change, but luxurious doesn’t just mean fancy finishes and intricate fountains by the pool. In this way, it is broadly defined, but certain characteristics help determine what constitutes luxury.

When it comes to real estate, luxury can mean:

Location & Surrounding Areas

One thing that defines a home is the location and its surrounding area. A home’s value is often defined by the neighborhood, neighboring houses, and the area of the city. In recent years, however, people are re-defining what good location means and it can change depending on a variety of factors. Someone might not find a gated community as their ideal location and might look for a more detached and rural sensibility. They might find a home near a park or a mountain trail to represent their idea of luxurious.

Lifestyle

Luxurious living also means a home that can provide the lifestyle you want. A lot of times this means a home that grants people the ability for unique perks that are particularly important to them. For example, privacy. The modern world is not often concerned with privacy and personal spaces, but in their home people see this as a major advantage. A lot of times this is directly connected to security and other personal concerns. Luxury homes might include long driveways, gated and/or separated yards that provide slight seclusion or shielding from the world.

Personal

In other words, customization. The very idea of a customized home translates to comfort. Homeowners that have an opportunity to define certain characteristics of their home usually opt for features that would normally categorize real estate as luxury. This might include large walk-in closets, custom floors, cabinets, or individualized rooms. Luxury is not one size fits all. It is personal and defined by the homeowner’s preferences and vision.

Technologically Advanced

Luxury is smart. By today’s definition, smart refers to possessing unique technological capacity. This usually refers to a home that is equipped with the capabilities of home automation and other smart technological features popular today. There is a wide range of smart features in newer homes and these can be anything from motion detectors, security systems, automatic AC systems, and more.

Find Your Luxury With Palo Verde

With Palo Verde Homes you have access to amazing home builders that know how to create your ideal luxurious home. Whether that means wooden floors, landscaping, or marble countertops, we can help your vision come to life. Call us today.

Working with Home Builders to Build Your Dream Home

couple sitting inside a drawn out outline of a simple houseDream homes are on almost everyone’s list of goals. We all have our own terms for them as well; from swimming pools to three-car garages for our racecars, we have many (great) ideas. The best way to bring these ideas to life? Work with home builders. Home builders from Palo Verde Homes can help you design the home of your dreams. Here are some tips to ensure your home is built in the best way possible.

Tip #1: Work with Flexible Home Builders

You have ideas, and you want to work with home builders who will listen and work with your ideas. When we’re building our dream home, the last thing we want to hear is “no.” Working with flexible home builders will not only allow you the expert knowledge and skills you need to build your home, you’ll also have the freedom to design the home you want.

Tip #2: Go Green

Nowadays, there are many ways you can go green–one of them is the way we build our homes. When you custom build your home, you can opt to have greener materials and technology used to make your home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Our homes at Palo Verde Homes are energy efficient and include Energy Star rated features. This means your home will use less energy when heating and cooling the space. Living a greener, more sustainable life is a great way to give back to Mother Nature, and our homes help you do just that!

Tip #3: Have a Plan

Your best bet for having things go smoothly is to have a plan. While you’re not expected to completely plan or design your home, knowing how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, how big of a lot you plan to purchase, and what kind of features and amenities you want to have in your home can help significantly. You wouldn’t want to start a plan half of the way through building your home, would you? Most likely not! If you did, it would be rather difficult getting everything in place. With a plan, you don’t have to worry about issues popping up later on because you and the home builders didn’t plan it out early on enough.

Palo Verde Homes Can Help!

Our custom home builders can help you build the home of your dreams. While these tips can make the home building process go more smoothly, we’re dedicated to helping you start this new journey in your life swiftly and efficiently. Call us today so we can assist you!

3 Ways a New Home is a Better Option

a home in the process of being builtMany people are looking for a place to live in El Paso. It’s a good idea to consult with new home builders like Palo Verde Homes.  A brand new home can provide many significant advantages over an existing one.  You should also strongly consider checking out whether a new build is going to be the right solution for your family. As you consider your options, think of these three ways that a new home is a better option.

Get a Home Warranty

When you buy a new home from Palo Verde Homes, you can rest assured that the house will be in great condition.  You won’t have to have to deal with any repairs right away.  You can have the peace of mind of knowing that your new home comes with a home warranty.

Don’t Have to Deal With Other People’s Deferred Maintenance

Buying an existing home in El Paso means that you are counting on the homeowners to have taken care of it. But, unfortunately, not everyone takes care of their home perfectly. There may be deferred maintenance jobs so you have a to-do list immediately upon moving in. So, if you buy a brand new house from quality new home builders like Palo Verde Homes, you are not going to need to worry about any jobs being left undone.

Modern Design Features

There have been significant advances in energy efficiency. Home floor plans have also changed a lot. For this reason, many new features and fixtures have been created in recent years. So, by choosing to live in a brand-new home, you’ll be able to reap the benefits that new homes offer. the inside of a home in the process of being built

Choose New Home Builders Today!

When you buy new houses from Palo Verde Homes, you get the benefit of all of these new and modern features. Contact Palo Verde Homes today to learn more about the houses with modern features that our new home builders offer.

What to Look for When Buying a New Home

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If you are buying a new home, there are certain key things to look for in order to make sure that you are happy in your new house. Palo Verde Homes builds new homes and custom homes throughout the El Paso area. When you visit a house constructed by Palo Verde Homes, you will quickly see that the house has the amenities you seek and the quality level you deserve to expect.  Our houses can serve as models to show you what is possible, and you can find the perfect home that we’ve built or else can work with us to build you the home of your dreams.

What to Look for When Buying a New Home

 

When buying a new home, the first thing to look for is whether you like the location.

Pay attention to:

  • school districts
  • crime rates
  • neighborhood rules

You want a house that is in a safe spot that is close to your work and to other activities. Location matters a lot since you can’t move the home.   The second most important thing to look for is the floor plan, as this is also difficult to change. Consider whether you will use the space effectively as it is laid out, or whether there are wasted spaces or rooms to repurpose.  Energy efficiency is another key factor to think about, as you want a home that is well-insulated and uses energy efficient appliances so you don’t spend a fortune on your electric bill.

 

Key Tips

Looking for location, floor plans and efficiency is just the start of what you want to consider when buying a new home. It is good to have pictures available of the type of home you like and what you like about it for your realtor to see. Contact Palo Verde today to find out more about the home building process.

Floor Plans in El Paso

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Building a home is probably one of the biggest investments you will ever make, so you will want to know where to put your money to get the best value for your investment. There are many options when it comes to  customized floor plans in El Paso, so consider these ideas for your next design of floor plans.

Location

Location really is everything and you should certainly try to put your money in a prime and convenient location. Our city has amazing sunsets and when you find a piece of land that will have a scenic view of the desert sunsets, then you have a great place to start building your new home upon. You could build a home with great design, with great features and finishes, but if you build it in the wrong location or on the wrong lot, you might be missing out on some of the beauty of the Sun city.

Design

You can add enormous value to your home by investing in the services of a competent home builder and an interior design team. Not only will you enjoy the splendor of a fabulous home, you will also find a greater return on the money you spend for these services at the time of resale. Floor plans are essential to this aspect of home building.

Room Size

Make sure your floor plans include rooms that are large enough to meet your needs.  It is very expensive to come back later and add twelve or eighteen more inches to a room because you have just realized it is too small. Your custom floor plans with Palo Verde will be instrumental in making sure you home is just how you want it.

To get started designing your custom floor plans, contact Palo Verde Homes today.

Join us today at our Tailgate Party! November 14, 2013!

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Today we honor those who serve

Happy Veterans Day to all of our active and non-active servicemen and women. We thank you for serving our country.

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2013 Fall Home & Garden Show

El Paso’s 2013 Fall Home & Garden Show is happening this weekend, starting today through Sunday! Come stop by Palo Verde’s finished booth, 517 & 519.