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Wildcat Ranch introduces its three award-winning builders that will be constructing the homes within this new community: Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Builders. These builders are no stranger to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and are excited to start building new family homes in the Crandall community. Building a new home is not a small or easy decision. Here is an outline of the three builders to help you choose who will build your new dream home.

Beazer Homes

From flooring and countertops to cabinets and molding, Beazer works with “best in class” trade partners to bring you the highest quality innovation and design possible. The seven unique Beazer Homes floorplans available to Wildcat Ranch homebuyers vary from three and four bedrooms and 1,373 square feet up to 2,578 square feet, allowing buyers to choose the amount of space best suited to their needs. Multiple kitchen layout options are available for modern open spaces. The listing site not only offers a virtual tour video, but also has a design feature that allows potential homebuyers to plan their home online. New Beazer homes are built Network Ready, providing immediate Internet connectivity. Homebuyers can easily add their technology of choice after moving in. This builder’s commitment to exceed the latest Energy Star standards also extends significant energy savings to homeowners. Beazer Homes works tirelessly to personalize your space and reflect your style in every detail.

Express Homes

Committed to value, quality, and lifestyle, Express Homes gives you a piece of your American Dream. Express combines affordability with the superior quality of the nation’s #1 builder, DR Horton. Express Homes’ Craftsman Style designs use natural palettes of dark brown shades and exteriors decorated with brick and stone. Offering both one- and two-story homes with 28 different floorplans and square footage ranging between 1,258 square feet to 2,598 square feet, your Express home at Wildcat Ranch can be the new home of your dreams at a price you can afford.

Lennar Builders

Lennar Builders is ready to build a home that caters to all lifestyles with new homes for all stages of life, whether that be a first-time buyer or a move-up home buyer. All of their homes incorporate innovated design details and their signature “Everything’s Included” program which provides homebuyers with a high level of standard features already included with the cost of the home. Specifically, Lennar’s residences introduce the world’s first “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED” Home Designs. This builder believes in simplifying the home buying experience by including everything you need in a new home and community. Lennar is committed to their core values of quality, value, and integrity.

Our Model Row is now open by appointment only for potential homebuyers wanting to learn more about each of the builders at Wildcat Ranch. Beazer and Express have their models available to tour and Lennar Builders will have their model home completed this fall. There will representatives available to give you a tour and to answer any questions you might have. If you can’t make it to the property, they will also be offering virtual tours and be able to assist you from a virtual distance.

You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs and great mortgage rates.

Located 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining. Within the community, residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. There is something for everyone from the Amenity Center with an expansive pool and Fitness Center, to the dog parks, and the miles of trails. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.

Have you already finished your latest read, tried your hand at knitting and outdone yourself with that new recipe? So much time on our hands has us dreaming of better days outside of the four walls of our homes. We are all ready to get on with the next chapter of our lives, here is a way for you to get started.

If you’re ready to start building your dream home, the first step is finding the right location and community. Dallas, Texas is perfect for those looking for high employment rates, grade A schools and an active city-life. Wildcat Ranch, located in the suburb of Crandall, just 20 minutes from the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex is the newest family-friendly community, offering great value in terms of location, living space and amenities. Aside from being one of the only communities with an onsite school, Wildcat Ranch features an Amenity Center with a Junior Olympic sized pool and fitness center, a dog park and miles of beautiful trails.

Next, you will need to determine what type of floorplan and architectural style suits you best. Wildcat Ranch has enlisted the area’s best homebuilders to give you plenty of affordable options. With a selection of three distinct builders, Wildcat Ranch embraces how its residents design their spaces, entertain their loved ones and live their lives on their own terms.

KB Home

Since 1957, KB Home has been recognized for their commitment to quality and convenience. Their selection of eight unique floorplans offered at Wildcat Ranch range from 1,378 square feet to 2,813 square feet, giving enough space for new homebuyers to expand their family, welcome guests, or simply enjoy some extra space. Their unique Built-To-Order process allows buyers to be part of every construction milestone, creating a home that’s built for the way they live.

Express Homes

A brand of the renowned builder, D.R. Horton, Express Homes offers living spaces that are spacious and feature open-concept floorplans. Their commitment to value, quality and lifestyle makes them one of the top choices of homebuyers. Express Homes are designed based on the Craftsman Style, using natural palettes of dark brown shades and exteriors decorated with brick and stone. Express Homes offers both one- and two-story homes with 17 different floorplans and square footage ranging between 1,258 square feet to 2,598 square feet.

Beazer Homes

There is one word that sums up a Beazer Homes building experience: simplicity. With the experience of nine generations of builders, they design and build every Beazer home to provide more affordable quality and more comfort from the moment residents move in. The seven floorplans that Beazer Homes offers Wildcat Ranch homebuyers differ between three and four bedrooms and 1,373 square feet up to 2,578 square feet, allowing buyers to enjoy the amount of space that best suits them.

Wildcat Ranch offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining. The best thing about living at Wildcat Ranch is that there is in no longer a need for busses or carlines. Once school is back in session children will be able to walk to the onsite community school, Noble Reed Elementary, part of the Crandall Independent School District with a 98% graduation rate.

You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs and great mortgage rates. Homes start from the $200’s and each locally-known Builder will work with you to ensure all your needs are met.

As we work together to keep our community safe during these challenging times, we look forward to brighter days ahead. For now, our Model Row Village is open by Private Appointment only and Virtual Tours are also available to preview Wildcat Ranch from the comfort of your own home. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.

DallasNews.com | By Steve Brown | October 8, 2018

More than 900 acres of land in Kaufman County southeast of Dallas will be turned into a 3,100-home residential community.

SOCFM Developer LLC acquired the Wildcat Ranch, between Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 175 near Crandall, for the project. Plans are to have the first homes ready by the end of next year, with prices starting in the $200,000s.

“The phenomenal growth in Kaufman County and the opportunity to provide a well-planned community to value-conscious homebuyers in the metroplex attracted us to this property,” Patrick Sessions, managing partner of SOCFM Developer LLC, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to doing business in the city of Crandall and bringing a quality development to the area.”

Commercial mortgage lender Trez Capital provided project acquisition and development funding for the deal. And PMB Capital Investments of Dallas will partner in the development.

Prominent builders including KB Home, Beazer Homes and D.R. Horton will construct houses in the community. Wildcat Ranch also has a newly built elementary school that will open next year.

The project is near the successful Heartland housing community in Kaufman County.

The new owners acquired the Wildcat Ranch from developer James Mabrey, who assembled the property.

“Wildcat Ranch is in an excellent location and will fulfill the demand for first-time buyers or those looking to downsize,” said Matt Mildren, partner at PMB Capital Investments. “It will be a great option for homebuyers who want a small-town community feel within 30 minutes of downtown.”

The new residential community is coming in an area that is already seeing huge demand from buyers hunting moderate-priced housing. Kaufman County’s population of 122,883 grew nearly 10 percent from 2016 to 2017.

“This is going to be very affordable housing,” said Ted Wilson with Residential Strategies Inc. “The appetite for homes is huge down there. I think these will be some of the most affordable lots in a master-planned setting you will be able to find in the DFW area.”

Wilson said builders have sold more than 1,800 new houses in that area in the 12 months ending in September. The Heartland and Devonshire communities have seen the most new-home purchases, he said.

SOCFM Developer’s Sessions is also a partner and manager of Southstar Woodcreek, the firm that is developing the Woodcreek community in Rockwall County.

Dallas-based Trez Capital has financed more than $1.7 billion in real estate projects since 2011. And PMB Capital has developed more than 5,000 residential building lots and more than $750 million in real estate acquisitions.

To read the original article: Dallas News