4 Questions Every First-Time HomeBuyer Should Ask

Purchasing a home is one of life’s biggest decisions, so it’s important to consider many different variables when making such a decision. Here are some questions a first-time homebuyer should ask before making one of the biggest purchases in their life:

1. What’s the community like?

When considering the community’s environment, it’s important to first evaluate what kind of community you are looking for. Are you looking for a quiet escape from the big city life? Bozman Farms is a master-planned community in Wylie, Texas with a calm and tranquil environment, yet offers numerous activities to its residents who are looking for a more active lifestyle.

2. What does the community have to offer?

While this question is similar to the first, it is important to not only find out what the community is like, but to also find out what exactly the community offers its residents. Things to look for would be the amenities that a community provides for their residents. Amenities are all the perks and benefits residents get when living in a community, and who doesn’t like perks? Bozman Farms has numerous amenities including 70 acres of linear creekside parks, an amenity center with a pool and shade structure, Collins Park Lake and a number of parks to choose from. Learn more about amenities by clicking here.

3. Where is the community located?

Evaluating the location of the community is one of the most essential variables to consider before choosing a home. The location of the community should be convenient for your commute to work, or for when you are wanting to quickly get to your desired destination. The great thing about Bozman Farms is that while the community is able to be a nice getaway from the busy city, it also provides an easy and convenient commute to Dallas.

4. Who are the community builders?

This may not seem like a significant question, but if you are going to purchase and live in a home, it is extremely important to know who built it. Choosing a builder is crucial to making that final decision. So make sure they ensure quality and hold a good reputation. Bozman Farms builders, Highland Homes, Historymaker Homes, and Castlerock Communities, design exceptional floor plans and deliver superior quality to its residents and give families the perfect place to call home. To read more about our builders, click here.

We hope this guide of questions helps as you make one of your biggest life decisions! If you are a first-time homebuyer, then contact us today by clicking here.

Four Things to Do in Wylie

Things to do in WylieBeing a master-planned community in a popular Dallas suburb, Bozman Farms is surrounded by many fun things to do. Here are just a few of the fun things to do in Wylie, Texas.

In-Sync Exotics

If your family is looking for a safari adventure, then look no further. In-Sync Exotics is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing exotic felines. You can see all the big cats from tigers, lions, cheetahs and more! This Wylie, TX wildlife rescue also puts a focus on education so your children can see these majestic animals and learn all about them.

B&B Wylie 12 Theatre

With a Grand Screen and Marquee Suites, this Wylie movie theatre is a must for any movie lover. They also host special events from Retro Nights and film festivals to Sensory Friendly Films for guests with special needs. You could even host your child’s next birthday there!

Landon Winery

Sometimes parents just need an evening to themselves. Landon Winery in historic downtown Wylie is the perfect place for adults to relax and enjoy a nice glass of local wine. Landon Winery has earned hundreds of medals and awards for its wines. Enjoy an evening out with your friends at this Wylie, Texas winery.

Woodbridge Golf Club

Considered a must-play public golf course, Woodbridge in Wylie, TX has been given four stars from Golf Digest. This Wylie golf club offers a scenic yet challenging course that’s enjoyable for golfers of all levels, so your whole family can get in on the fun and tee off.

These are just a few of the many fun things to do in Wylie, Texas. The next time your family is on a Wylie, TX adventure, be sure and stop by Bozman Farms and take a quick tour. You can also visit our website and find out more about our master-planned community.

Fun Wylie Events in 2020

Bozman Farms in Wylie, TX is thrilled for the start of a new decade! Wylie is known for its family-friendly events calendar packed with a variety of opportunities to get out and explore your community. Save the date for these fun Wylie events in 2020:

Taste of Wylie

Monday, April 27, 2020
11 am – 1:30 pm
First Baptist Church Event Center
200 N. Ballard Avenue

Taste the best food in Wylie from numerous local restaurants during the Taste of Wylie! Along with a variety of food, Taste of Wylie includes a silent and live auction of great items and gift packages. All proceeds benefit the Wylie Christian Care Center.

Ticket Prices:
$10 for advanced purchase, $12 at the door
Seniors over 65 $8
Children 6 and over $5 Children under 5 free

Purchase advance discount tickets from:

  • American National Bank – Wylie & Sachse
  • Independent Bank – Lavon
  • Inwood National Bank – Wylie
  • ViewPoint Bank – Wylie
  • Wylie Flower & Gift Shop
  • Wylie Art Gallery

Pedal Car Race

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Registration begins at 1 pm; race time is scheduled for 2 pm.

Historic Downtown Wylie
112 North Ballard Avenue
Wylie, Texas 75098

Children Ages 2-5
$10 Entry Fee – day of race only
Cash or check only

During Wylie’s annual Pedal Car Race, kids select a unique car of their choice that has been provided and decorated by local merchants and race down Ballard Avenue in heats of six. The $10 entry fee includes a T-shirt, and proceeds benefit area Special Olympics and historic downtown Wylie beautification.

Go to DiscoverWylie.com for more information. The Pedal Car Race is sponsored by the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association.

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Bluegrass on Ballard

Saturday, June 27, 2020
10 am – 9 pm
Historic Downtown Wylie
Ballard Ave. (Hwy. 78 to Brown St.) & Olde City Park

Historic Downtown Wylie will indeed be wide awake for this free festival featuring top bluegrass bands, a 200+ car show, 100+ arts and crafts, great fair food and children’s activities. A day of fun for the whole family!

Bring your instrument and jam with other musicians on the street or in shops and restaurants throughout the day. Don’t forget your lawn chairs or blanket to enjoy a summer evening with great bluegrass bands in shady Olde City Park.

This is just a few of the events we’re excited for this year, but there any many more that have yet to be announced! Stay tuned and check the City of Wylie’s events page for more happenings as they are scheduled.

 

Photo: City of Wylie

Homeowner New Year’s Resolution Checklist

Homeowner New Year’s Resolution ChecklistIt’s a tradition to set New Year’s Resolutions and do our best to stick to them to improve our lives and attitudes. But more often than not, we overlook our homes. Our houses are where everything begins and ends, the place we return to and feel safe. Bozman Farms has compiled a Homeowner New Year’s Resolution Checklist to get the new year started on the right foot!

Deep Clean

This is a must-do for everyone at the start of a new year. It seems we get so caught up in the day-to-day hustle that we clean what’s visible and walk away. We’re suggesting you go through everything – the attic, the cabinets, drawers. Dig it all up and clean out the clutter! A clean home is a happy home, and you’ll start your new year fresh!

Organize

One of the biggest inconveniences we’ve found is not knowing where things are around the house. One of the most practical and helpful items on our checklist is to organize your home this year. Make sure you know where your belongings are in the home and organize them in an easy-to-access way. The easier it is, the more convenient your day-to-day will be.

Update

No one enjoys dealing with problems around the home – they’re tedious and seem to creep up at the worst possible moments. Our suggestion is to go around your home and make a list of all the appliances that may need updating or the different areas of the house you’d like to improve by end-of-year. Create a system where you can check all the items on your list with realistic time frames.

Plan

Plan for the future! If you plan on staying in your Bozman Farms home for the foreseeable future, see what items you’d like to add now to make life more comfortable. Planning makes goals much more successful!

We hope this checklist helps you start the New Year off right at your home in Bozman Farms! If you would like to find out more about our beautiful community, visit our website or see us in person today!

Save the Date for these Great Wylie Events

It’s never a dull moment at Bozman Farms in Wylie, TX! We’re excited to kick off a new year with a new list of things to do around the Wylie area. This year is packed with fun exciting events, so the team at Bozman Farms has put together 4 things to save the date for in Wylie, Texas!

Taste of Wylie

Monday, April 29, 2019

Join us at the First Baptist Church Event Center on Monday, April 29 from 11 am – 1:30 pm for the Taste of Wylie! The Taste of Wylie will be sponsored by the Christian Care Center. Individuals will have the opportunity to try dishes from numerous local restaurants and participate in a silent and live auction of great items and gift packages. All proceeds will benefit Wylie Christian Care Center!

Pedal Car Race

Sunday, May 5, 2019

More than 100 children select a unique car of their choice that has been provided and decorated by local merchants and race down Ballard Avenue in heats of six. Winners receive trophies in two age brackets. The $10 entry fee includes a T-shirt, and proceeds benefit area Special Olympics and historic downtown Wylie beautification.

Bluegrass on Ballard

Saturday, June 29, 2019

We’re stoked for this Wylie Jubilee event set for the early summer! Bluegrass on Ballard will take place July 29 from 10 am – 9 pm. The event will feature a car show, live music, chili cook-off, arts & crafts, food, and loads of fun!

Arts Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting

Saturday Nov. 30, 2019

We may be just kicking off 2019, but the city of Wylie is already planning ahead for their Wylie Arts Festival! Check out the bright lights and excitement on November 30. The Arts Festival kicks off the day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Event Center off Ballard Avenue. From 5-7 p.m., the Festival of Lights takes place in Olde City Park with a tree lighting, festive food, kids’ activities and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas.”

There will be a parade, arts, crafts, music, food, a tree lighting and so much more! Stay tuned for more details as they are announced.

This is just a few of the events we’re excited for this year, but there any many more that have yet to be announced! Stay tuned and check the City of Wylie’s events page for more happenings as they are scheduled.

Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

home cleaning tips

At Bozman Farms, we know it’s important to have a clean, beautiful home. However, keeping a home clean and tidy can be time-consuming. Also, the heavy cleaning chemicals sold in stores can be dangerous, especially with kids or pets around. We’ve compiled a list of some fast, easy, and inexpensive cleaning hacks that will keep your house as spotless as the day it was built.

 

Keep stainless steel appliances pristine with cream of tartar.

Stainless steel appliances are beautiful, but vulnerable to easy staining. Cleaning with a damp cloth doesn’t work, as it leaves streaks. However, if you add a dab of water to cream of tartar powder on a brush, they’ll get your kitchen appliances looking brand new. Cream of tartar powder is just a couple dollars at your local grocery, and unlike most cleaning products, it doesn’t leave an odor!

 

Lift coffee stains with baking soda.

Coffee is dangerous for carpet and clothing. Stains, especially old ones, can ruin fibers. While many swear by club soda to tackle coffee stains, it is often ineffective on stains that have already set. Baking soda on a damp towel attacks coffee stains and can bring carpet or clothing back to life.

 

Use Coca-Cola to clean oil stains off the garage floor.

Believe it or not, this works great! Guys love working on cars, but few love cleaning the mess auto repair often creates. Pouring Coke on oil stains is an easy, inexpensive way to keep the garage floor clean. Just cover the stain and let it sit for several minutes. Make sure to spray the soda off the floor with plenty of water to keep the floor from getting sticky.

 

Grind rice to keep the coffee grinder fresh.

There are few better smells than a fresh cup of coffee at the crack of dawn. The smell of weeks-old coffee bean fragments in the grinder is a completely different story. Coffee grinders are notoriously difficult to deaden, until now. Grind a full load of uncooked white rice three or four times to rid the old coffee bean smell. Rinse with water afterward.

Clean up broken glass with a piece of bread.

Accidents happen, especially in homes with kids. You can use pieces of bread to pick up shards of glass on wood and tile floors. Just press slices against the floor and the sponge-like texture of the bread can pick even those tiny shards that are seemingly impossible to catch.

 

Use coffee filters to clean screens.

TV screens and computer monitors are a nightmare to clean. They are perpetually dusty and using any sort of wet cleaner leaves streaks. You can wipe down screens with a dry coffee filter to restore a screen’s clarity. The filter’s fibers are a magnet for dust, and unlike microfiber cloths, it doesn’t leave streaks.

 

Bozman Farms is conveniently located near Wylie, Texas. With generous lots and top-quality construction, it’s the perfect master-planned community for families. Stop by and see our model homes to find your next home.

Six Ways to Live Simply in Bozman Farms

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get lost in the clutter. At Bozman Farms, we strive to live simply and in peace. Simplicity is key to living calmly. It may seem like a big job, but simplifying your life can begin with just a few minutes out of your day. We’ve compiled a list of 6 quick ways to simplify your life.

Eat a Real Breakfast

It may be fast and easy to grab a granola bar on your way out or scarf down a bowl of cereal, but they will not give you the energy you need to start the day off right. Make it a point to make a real, simple breakfast a part of your morning routine. Some eggs, toast, and fruit will do a lot more for your body and mindset than staying in bed a few extra minutes. Also, having a few minutes to sit down and eat is a great way to relax and stay calm in the morning.

Create White Space

White space is necessary to highlight the special items in your home. While we’d love to display important and beautiful items around the house, having too many things around can clutter your home.

How to create white space:

  1. Choose a surface – a wall, a shelf, a table.
  2. Remove everything from it.
  3. Re-distribute, store, or toss those items.
  4. Clean the space and leave it completely empty for a few days.
  5. Put one thing in that spot and nothing else. Make it something meaningful.
  6. Maintain it. Don’t let it get cluttered again.

Make the Most of Your Storage

People tend to make poor use of their storage areas. We throw things into closets, cram things under beds, and toss food blindly into the pantry. Efficient use of storage space is crucial to keeping the home neat and tidy.

How to maximize your storage areas:

  1. Pick a storage area. You can tackle the pantry, a closet, or work one shelf at a time.
  2. Take everything out of the spot. For larger areas, you can work one section at a time.
  3. Go through that stuff and throw out things you don’t need. You’ll be amazed how much unneeded stuff we keep around.
  4. Put items into boxes, bins or baskets instead of tossing them back on the shelves.
  5. Label! Mark what’s in each box so you can not only find things, but you’ll also know where to put new things in the future.

Make Your Bed Every Morning.

As simple as it may seem, even taking 5 minutes to make your bed in the morning can have a tremendous impact. It’s a great way to transform a bedroom into a calm, peaceful environment. The best part is, no matter what happens throughout the day, you’ll have a neatly made bed when you come home.
If you are looking to move to a master-planned community in North Texas, visit the Bozman Farms website and see why Wylie is the perfect fit for you!

The Perks of Being an Empty Nester

Perks of Being an Empty Nester

With school in full swing, the house may seem a little quiet. The peace may take some time to get used to, but there are some wonderful perks that come with your kids being away at college. We’ve compiled a list of some of the reasons to enjoy being an empty nester.

You can clean the house and it’ll stay clean.

No more clothes littered around the house or dirty dishes stacked to the ceiling! Things will finally stay where you put them, and for the first time in years, you might even be able to see the floor of your kid’s room.

Laundry just got a whole lot lighter.

The days of going through detergent like water are in the past. No more washing sweaty uniforms and grass-stained jeans. Never again will laundry be an all-day affair.

Grocery bills shrink.

With your kids taking every advantage of after-hours dining halls and nearby fast-food chains, you no longer have to fill the bottomless pit that is a teenager’s stomach. All of a sudden, juice and milk will last days, bags of chips won’t be annihilated in one sitting, and bagel bites will never have to occupy half the freezer.

Off-season vacations are way cheaper.

You don’t have to vacation only in the expensive school breaks anymore. You and your partner can jet set on a dime with off-season vacations. Trust us, the Caribbean is just as delightful in October as it is in June. Go ahead, book that dream vacation!

Peace at last.

No more blaring music coming from their rooms or videos games at 3 AM. No more reality TV shows during dinner: just peace and tranquility.

Feel like newlyweds again.

With the kids out of the house, you and your partner can focus on each other again. You can run off to a late movie or a last-minute dinner without worrying about finding a sitter or the kids burning the house down!

Your kids are having the time of their lives at college, and you should have the time of yours at home. Learn more about our master-planned community and find your new home at Bozman Farms!

Keep Burglars Out of Your Home with These Tips

Bozman Farms in Wylie, Texas

The town of Wylie, Texas is a safe place for your family and a great place to call home. In fact, only 27% of Texas towns are safer.

 

But, as most homeowners know, it’s best to prepare for the unexpected.

 

That’s why today we are giving you seven tips on how to protect yourself, your home, and most importantly, your family, from burglary.

 

Travel Quietly

In 2016, it’s easy to let all of your friends and family know when, where and why you’ll be away thanks to social media. The first rule of vacationing is don’t mention any of your travel plans online! Posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram about your upcoming vacation makes you an easy target for a potential burglar.

 

Deadbolt Your Door

Let’s state the obvious – your door is safer if it’s locked. Take your protection to the next level with a deadbolt lock. Deadbolts make it more difficult to get in through your door. This will discourage your burglar because the longer it takes, the likelier they are to get caught. Find the perfect lock here.

 

Get an Alarm

One of the most effective ways to deter a burglary is by adding an alarm system. Security alarms will alert you when someone has entered your home and also have the ability to scare away the potential burglar.

 

Lighting

Make sure your home is well lit. If a home looks unoccupied or dark, it is a target for theft. It’s hard to see someone breaking into a home if they cannot be seen.

 

All in all, protecting your home to keep burglars out should be the main priority for you and your family. Learn more about our community and why we think it will be a good, safe fit for you!

Three Reasons Why Bozman Farms is Perfect for Empty Nesters

So the time has come, your kids are all grown up and downsizing has never seemed like such a great option. As sad as it can be once all of your children leave the nest, moving into the next phase of parenthood leaves you with plenty of great options and freedom.

“Where will we move?”

“Where do we want to move?”

Luckily for you, you don’t have to look any farther than Bozman Farms in Wylie, Texas!

Here are three reasons why Bozman Farms is perfect for empty nesters:

Our Homebuilders

Castlerock Communities, HistoryMaker Homes and Highland Homes build some of the finest and most renowned homes in all of North Texas. With homes ranging in size from 2-5 bedrooms, you can easily find something that fits your lifestyle and price range.

The Amenities

Once your kids are gone, it’s time to get back to the way things used to be – nice and quiet! At Bozman Farms, there are plenty of areas to take in nature. From the scenic Rush Creek to the nearly 70 acres of linear creek-side parks, there’s always a way to relax outdoors. Bozman Farms also features Collins Park Lake with a lighted fountain and fishing pier, two resort-style pools and large open green spaces!

Wylie, Texas

The city of Wylie, Texas is conveniently located near major highways that allow for easy access to all of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Although Dallas is just a short drive away, you’ll love the small town, laidback lifestyle of Wylie. You can also enjoy easy access to Woodbridge Golf Club, Founder’s Park and Firewheel Shopping Area!

Becoming an empty-nester isn’t it a bad thing, it’s just a new phase of life. Enjoy it with us here in Bozman Farms! Stop by and see our model homes to find your next home.