J. Patrick Homes wins 2017 Excellence in Energy Award

Energy Efficiency is Top Priority at J. Patrick Homes

J. Patrick Homes has won the 2017 Excellence in Energy Award from CenterPoint Energy for having the highest increase in the energy efficiency of its new homes among builders participating in the utility company’s High Efficiency Homes (HEH) program.


For 2017, the new homes that J. Patrick Homes submitted to the HEH program were, on average, 28.5% more energy efficient than homes built to the standard Texas building code. That performance marks a 76% increase over the previous year, when the average new home submitted by J. Patrick Homes exceeded the building code by 16.2%.


“Energy efficiency is a priority for J. Patrick Homes, and we are very proud of our team members and our partners at CenterPoint for helping us achieve this award-winning level of energy savings,” said Tim Drone, executive vice president of J. Patrick Homes.


Drone said that J. Patrick Homes added a number of energy efficiency features to its new homes in 2017, including R-38 attic insulation, 100% LED lighting, 16 SEER air conditioning systems, and highly efficient windows with very low solar heat gain coefficients.


Drone said that the energy performance achieved by J. Patrick Homes in 2017 saved an average of 5,590 kilowatt hours per home annually, compared to homes built to the Texas code. That translates to an annual average savings of $447, based on an average electricity cost of $0.08 per kilowatt hour.


“At J. Patrick Homes, we are continually striving to make our homes as energy efficient as possible,” he added. “Along with our home buyers, we prioritize energy efficiency for its cost savings and increased comfort, as well as its environmental benefits.”


Based in Houston, J. Patrick Homes offers new homes priced from the high $200,000s to the $700,000s in more than 20 communities throughout the Houston area. For more information, please visit www.jpatrickhomes.com.

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Another Reason to live in Aliana

Aliana to get a Walkable, High-end Retail Development

A 57-acre land tract in a southwest Houston master-planned community will be transformed into a walkable, high-end retail development.

Houston-based NewQuest Properties bought 57.2 acres in Aliana, a master-planned community in Fort Bend County around 30 miles southwest of Houston. JLL's Simmi Jaggi and Elizabeth Clampitt brokered the sale on behalf of Aliana Development Co.

"NewQuest had always been interested in the area, … (and) our mission was (providing) services for the community," Jaggi said.

Although there aren't many firm details on the retail project, NewQuest will develop a walkable, urban retail district on the land that'll be somewhat similar to Brazos Town Center or New Braunfels Town Center at Creekside, said Travis Stone, president of Aliana Development Co.

NewQuest developed both of those projects. Brazos Town Center is a master-planned commercial development in Rosenberg that contains 1.8 million square feet of retail. New Braunfels Town Center at Creekside is a commercial development that encompasses more than 1 million square feet of retail space. Its tenants include Ross, Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, and more.

NewQuest declined to comment for the story.

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J. Patrick Homes "2017 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award"

CenterPoint Energy Awards J. Patrick Homes

On Tuesday, November 11, 2017, CenterPoint Energy awarded J. Patrick Home the prestigious "2017 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award".

Chosen from a group of local and national homebuilders, J. Patrick Homes was recognized for its efforts in delivering energy efficient homes throughout the Houston market.     

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Houston 3rd Ranked City for Price Appreciation in Past Ten Years

Houston Home Prices have Appreciated 45.5% Since 2006!

?SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Realtor.com)– Four Texas metros have topped Realtor.com's list of markets with the largest price appreciation since 2006. 

Austin-Round Rock took the top spot with 62.9 percent home price growth in ten years. In 2006, the metro's median home price was $173,510, jumping to $282,625 in 2016. 

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (51.6 percent), San Antonio-New Braunfels (45.9 percent), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land (45.5 percent) ranked third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.

The only metro outside of Texas landing in the top five was No. 2 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood with 53.5 percent growth. 

Nationally, the median home price increased from $232,000 in 2006 to $236,000 last year. 

While home prices have returned to the boom levels of a decade ago, there are no signs of a real estate "bubble" bursting, says Realtor.com Chief? Economist Danielle Hale. Backed by tighter lending standards like the Dodd-Frank Act and Consumer Protection Act, current price appreciation is now driven by strong supply-and-demand fundamentals. 

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