Are you feeling a little twitch when you walk into or around your home? Has the passion gone out of your relationship with your abode? Maybe it’s not the feng shui, but the home itself. You might be ready for a new home.

Here are some telltale signs you’re ready to move.

Tips for Enjoying Homebuilding

Thursday February 25, 2016

If you’ve been thinking about building a new home, there are probably people who are stepping up to warn you about the experience, based on their nightmares (or those of their hairdresser’s cousin’s neighbor’s friend).

When you choose to work with a reputable, experienced, professional homebuilder, you can avoid the headaches on the road to getting the home of your dreams. Here are some tips that will guide to through an enjoyable homebuilding process.

You have many lenders just a click away when you’re ready to look for a mortgage. When you’ve decided on your builder, you will most likely be given one or more preferred lenders to consider.

With so many choices out there, why should you use a builder’s lender?

First of all, let’s look at why the builder endorses a lender. He wants to work with a company that understands the building process, as well as the needs of the buyer. A preferred lender has proven, over and over, that the builder’s customers deserve high priority. That means rapid response—even on weekends and after business hours, because that’s when they’re often needed. A preferred lender doesn’t follow “banker’s hours”.

The Woodlands Villas VIP Event

Friday January 29, 2016

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Woodlands Villas VIP Event last night! We truly enjoyed getting to meet everyone and show off such a great community and beautiful model!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response these new villas have received! Over 45 potential buyers attended, and they were able to meet our team and get the first look at these maintenance-free villas. If you missed the event, we now have that information up on the website here.

Lifestyles have shifted over the past decade. The powerful population of Baby Boomers has reached retirement age, whether they choose to retire or not. Gen Y and Millennials—people born from 1980 to 2000—represent an even larger number, and their lifestyles are different from their grandparents. Gen Yers don’t have the same commitment to job or place as Boomers. They’re also far more likely to move back home than their parents were. As a result, we’re seeing a growing trend in multi-generational living—two or more adult generations under one roof. In 1980, 28 million Americans lived in a multi-generational household. In 2008, that number soared to 49 million.

After years of ups and down in the housing market, financial experts predict that 2016 is a good year to buy a new home.

Housing inventory will increase.

Everyone Likes Options

Wednesday January 20, 2016

When planning a new home, you want to find the best match for your lifestyle and needs. At Lamar Smith Homes, we understand that the ability to customize a house helps make it a functioning home. That’s why we’ve been working hard to revamp our floorpans , options, and elevations, to bring you the best homes possible.
The sheer size of the Baby Boomer generation enabled the 78 million members to dominate the consumer marketplace for generations. Now, 87 Millennials (also known as Gen Y and Echo Boomers)—born between 1980 and 2000—are taking over. With a large number now in the homebuying age range, homebuilders are taking a close look at this unique demographic segment, which happens to view their “dream home” in a very different way from their parents and grandparents.

Wrapping up 2015

Thursday January 07, 2016

2015 has been a great year for Lamar Smith Homes! We have continued growing, both in number of employees and number of families that we serve. Take a look back at some highlights of 2015.