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The architecture of your new Cypress Green home will be different from that of your existing home, which means you may have to rethink where to hang art and family photos. How? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you hang and group pictures like a pro.

Make a Plan
Before you hammer that first nail, plan out where to hang your pictures. You can use paper cutouts or painter’s tape to map out where each picture will go. Consider factors like spacing, arrangement and the overall balance of the display.

Change Up Your Frames
This is a great time to change out your frames. Select ones that complement each other and your decor style. You can opt for matching frames for a cohesive look or mix different styles and finishes for a more eclectic vibe.

More Planning and Arranging
Lay out your pictures on a flat surface, such as the floor or a large table, to experiment with different arrangements. Play around with the placement of each picture until you find a layout that you’re happy with.

Measure and Mark
Once you’ve finalized your layout, use a pencil to mark the positions of the pictures on the wall. Use a tape measure and a level to ensure accuracy and straight lines. Consider using a laser level or picture-hanging tool for precise alignment.

Get Hanging
Single pieces such as a large picture over the fireplace or sofa are easy. For more of a gallery look, start by hanging the largest or central piece first, as it will serve as the focal point of your display. Use appropriate hanging hardware for each picture such as nails, picture hooks or adhesive hooks, depending on the weight and type of frame.

Work Outward
For grouped arrangements, work outward from the central piece, gradually adding smaller pictures around it. If you’re creating a gallery wall with multiple frames, consider leaving some space between each frame to allow the eye to rest and appreciate each piece individually.

Step Back and Adjust
Step back frequently to assess your arrangement from different angles and distances. Make any necessary adjustments to spacing, alignment or placement as you go. Trust your instincts and aim for a visually balanced and harmonious display.

Finish Up
Once your pictures are hung, take a moment to make any final adjustments and ensure everything is level and secure. Consider adding decorative elements such as wall sconces, mirrors or accent pieces to complement your picture display. Then admire your handiwork.

Use Our Model Home for Inspiration
Need a visual guide? Visit our model homes! Each home has been professionally decorated so you can be sure the pictures have been hung to optimize their appeal!

What’s better than purchasing a new home in Cypress Green?

Purchasing a home with a builder’s incentive. It’s quite common for builders to offer incentives to attract buyers. These incentives can vary widely but usually include upgrades, special financing and special pricing. Here are some common types of incentives followed by a look at some of the incentives Cypress Green builders are offering.

Interest Rate Help
Currently, many builders are offsetting higher interest rates with buy-downs and rate locks. In these instances, the builder will pay for points. Points are prepaid interest that you can pay to lower your mortgage interest rate over the life of the loan. A rate lock is an agreement between you and your lender that guarantees a specific interest rate on a mortgage loan for a specified period of time. Either can significantly lower your monthly payments.

Closing Cost Assistance
Builders may offer to cover some or all of the buyer’s closing costs, which can include expenses such as loan origination fees, title insurance and appraisal fees. This can help reduce your upfront costs.

Upgrade Packages
Builders may offer upgrade packages at discounted rates or include certain upgrades as part of the purchase price. These upgrades could include premium flooring, countertops, appliances or other features that enhance your home’s value and appeal.

Design Center Credits
Builders often have design centers where you can select finishes, fixtures and other customization options for your new home. Builders may offer credits toward the design center or include a certain amount of customization options for free.

Move-In Ready Homes
Builders may offer special pricing or incentives for move-in ready homes that are already completed or nearing completion. Many of these homes also include structural options and upgrades so you get a beautiful home you don’t have to wait for.

Cypress Green Builder Incentives
Three Cypress Green builders are currently offering incentives.

For a limited time, Lennar is offering a 3/2/1 buydown rate on move-in ready homes. The rate is 1.99 percent in year 1, 2.99 percent in year 2, 3.99 percent in year 3 and 4.99 percent for the balance of the term at a 5.675 percent APR. You must finance through Lennar Mortgage. The offer ends March 31.

Brightland Homes
Brightland Homes’ Spring it On sales event will net you a 5.49 percent interest rate, $10,000 toward closing costs and up to $100,000 in discounts on move-in ready homes. Want to build from the ground up? You will receive 50 percent off options and upgrades plus $10,000 toward financing.

Long Lake Homes
Long Lake Homes is currently offering an interest rate buydown of 5.75 percent on move-in ready homes.

It’s never too early to think about summer camp. Kids have a blast honing their skills or learning new ones — not to mention making friends for life. If you haven’t signed your kids up, you’d better get on it. The best camps fill up fast. Here are a few of our favorites near Cypress Green:

Club Rewind Summer Camp
6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 10-July 19
$150 per week

Kids enjoy STEM activities, indoor and outdoor games, field trips and more.

Camp Captivate
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 10-July 18
$140 per week

Lots of activities keep kids learning all summer long, including STEM activities, technology, games, cooking, drama, science and Legos.

Kidventure Camp Bridgeland
7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jun. 3-Aug. 2
Grades 1-5
$350 per week

Kids grow in confidence and make friends for life at this camp featuring field trips, sports, archery, swimming, rock climbing and more.

School of Rock
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jun 24-Aug. 2
Ages 5+
$450 per camp, per week

Musicians of any skill level can indulge their love of instruments at a variety of camps teaching the fundamentals of rock, songwriting and in-studio sound recording and production.

IDEA Lab Kids
9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, June 10-Aug. 16
Ages 5-10
$225 per camp

Campers will unleash their creativity at camps covering a range of topics from art and baking to stop motion animation and dinosaurs.

Camp Cypress
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 10-Aug. 2
Grades 1-7
$161 per week

A variety of themes will keep kids having fun all summer long as they become superheroes, cowboys, ocean explorers and more.

Drama Kids
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 3-7
Ages 7-12

Detectives will hunt for clues, learn acting skills and find out Whodunit!

AR Workshop
9-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 10-Aug.16
Ages 7-14
$235 and up

AR Workshop provides a variety of morning and afternoon camps that get kids creating. Explore the world of dolls, transform rooms, create sports-themed masterpieces and more.

ASI Gymnastics Camps
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 3-Aug. 2
Ages 3-14
$279 per week

Jump into summer camp and have fun all day long. Camps focus on building fundamental skills, games and problem-solving.

King’s Court Tennis Academy
8:30 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, June 2-Aug. 22
Ages 4+

Camps offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Children will hone skills, compete and make friends. Must bring your own racket.

Nike Sports Camps
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 10-July 18
Ages 5-16

Kids learn the skills they need to be competitive on the basketball court.

The best way to make connections is to have fun with others. What better way for Cypress Green residents to do that than with our extensive list of planned amenities?

The Cypress Green Amenity Village will be a place where families, neighbors and friends can relax, unwind and get to know each other while engaging in the activities they love best. Our package includes a recreation center, resort-style pool, splash pad, playground, pickleball courts, sports fields, courtyard, playground, waterpark, dog park, bocce ball court, lap pool, tennis courts and a pavilion. That’s a lot of ways to play!

But it’s not the type of amenities we offer that’s important, it’s how using them can help you connect. Love your pup? Meet other dog parents on at the dog park. Before you know it, you’ll be sharing dog biscuit recipes. Pack a picnic and plan to spend the day at the pool. You’ll get to lounge and talk with your friends while the kids get to know each other during a game of Marco Polo. Nothing brings people together more than a little friendly competition. Challenge your neighbors to a game of pickleball or tennis. You’ll get some exercise and friends for life.

You and your family are sure to have fun, and it won’t be long before everyone knows your name. If that sounds like the type of community you would love to live in, visit Cypress Green and pick out your forever home today.

So, you’ve just moved into your beautiful new home in Cypress Green, what are you going to do with all those empty moving boxes? Turns out, there are a lot of things you can do. Here are 10 of them:

Sell Them

Want to do something easy and make some money? You can sell your gently used boxes. BoxCycle connects box buyers with box sellers so everyone wins. Are you on NextDoor? Let your new neighbors know you have moving boxes for sale.

Donate or Give Them Away

If the boxes are still in good condition, consider donating them to local charities, schools or community centers for use in art projects or storage. Alternatively, give them a good home with friends and relatives. You can also join the Freecycle Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to keep useable items out of garbage dumps. List your moving boxes there.


If all else fails, make sure to recycle the boxes. Many municipalities offer curbside recycling for cardboard, or you can take them to a local recycling center.

Packaging Material

Shred the cardboard into strips or pieces to use as eco-friendly packaging material for shipping or storing fragile items.

Kids’ Playhouse

Transform the boxes into a makeshift playhouse for children. They can decorate it with crayons, paint or stickers to personalize their own space.

Pet Projects

If you have furry friends, you can create pet homes for them. Construct a multi-level cat castle by stacking and connecting boxes. Larger boxes make great temporary dog houses for Fido. Cut holes for doors and windows and add blankets or cushions for comfort.

Art Projects

Use the cardboard as a canvas for art projects. Paint or draw on them, cut them into interesting shapes or even create a collage.

Garden Uses

Convert the cardboard into a compost bin for your garden. The cardboard provides carbon-rich material that balances out nitrogen-rich kitchen scraps. Flatten boxes and use them to kneel on while gardening. Smaller boxes can be used as temporary planters.


Use flattened cardboard boxes as temporary insulation for windows during the colder months. They can help keep out drafts and retain heat.

DIY Furniture

Get creative and build your own furniture pieces like shelves, bedside tables or even a desk using the sturdy cardboard boxes as the base structure.

Ready to show that special someone in your life some love this Valentine’s Day? How about doing so with some home-baked goodness? There are plenty of bakeries near Cypress Green ready to shower your love with sweet treats. Here are some options:

The Bake Shoppe and Café

12724 Grant Road
Cypress, TX 77429
The Bake Shoppe and Café offers a wide selection of freshly baked goods, including cakes, cookies, pastries and more. For Valentine’s Day you can order up homemade heart-shaped Ding Dongs! You can also purchase frozen goodies to bake at home.

House of Pies Restaurant & Bakery Cypress

25686 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX 77429
Gift your sweetie pie a pie! One of Houston area’s favorite bakeries, House of Pies offers 40 different varieties of pies, cakes and cheesecakes. Chocolate lovers will adore the French Silk pie with its layers of chocolate custard and mousse. We think nothing says love like one of their Texas pecan fudge pies.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

9822 Fry Road
Cypress, TX 77433
Instead of a box of chocolates, give them what they really want — a box of miniature bundt cakes. We suggest the Conversation Heart Bundtinis or the Roses Bundtinis. Both sets are decorated to perfection.

SmallCakes Fairfield

29110 US-290
Cypress, TX 77433
This tiny bakeshop turns out everything from cupcakes to donut cakes. Their small cakes are beautifully decorated and a joy to eat. If your honey can’t do gluten, they offer tasty wheat flour-free options.

Suzybeez Bakery

13802 Fleur De Lis Boulevard
Cypress, TX 77429
Suzybeez is a family-owned bakery known for its custom cakes, but if you want to impress your special someone with a dozen macrons, this is where you want to place your order. They also do custom cookies, you know, in case you want a dozen that say, “Will you marry me.”

All Hands Bakery

13206 Chriswood Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
Sure, you could send a dozen roses but what your sweetie really wants is a dozen cake pops. This veteran-owned bakery can make custom pops, cakes and cupcakes you will be happy to gift.

Flour Gals Bakery

18403 Water Mill Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
This boutique bakery creates custom cakes, cupcakes cookies and other sweet treats perfect for Valentine’s Day. Their attention to detail and delicious flavors make them a favorite among locals.

Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity. It protects your most vital asset — your new Cypress Green home. Most mortgage companies won’t even consider giving you a loan without proof of coverage. If you are a first-time homebuyer, the language of home insurance can sometimes be complex, but understanding key terms and concepts is crucial. Here are some common terms you should know:


The complete written contract of insurance that outlines the terms, conditions and coverage provided by the insurance company.


The amount you pay for your insurance coverage, typically on a monthly or annual basis.


The amount you’re responsible for paying out-of-pocket before your insurance coverage kicks in. A higher deductible often results in lower premiums.


The protection and benefits outlined in the insurance policy. Home insurance commonly includes coverage for dwelling, other structures, personal property, liability and additional living expenses.

Dwelling Coverage

Protection for the structure of your home, including the walls, roof, floors and built-in appliances.

Other Structures Coverage

Covers structures on your property that are not attached to your home, such as a detached garage or shed.

Personal Property Coverage

Protects your belongings, such as furniture, clothing and electronics, in case of covered perils like theft, fire or vandalism.

Liability Coverage

Protects you against financial loss if you are found responsible for injuring someone or damaging their property, and they file a lawsuit against you.


A decrease in the value of property over a period resulting from use, obsolescence or wear and tear.

Actual Cash Value

The amount you will be given to offset the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property taking into account depreciation.


Specific risks or causes of loss covered by an insurance policy. Common perils include fire, theft, vandalism and certain natural disasters.

Additional Living Expenses (ALE) Coverage

Pays for extra costs incurred if you are temporarily unable to live in your home due to a covered event. This can include hotel bills, restaurant meals and other living expenses.


Events or circumstances that are not covered by the insurance policy. It’s important to be aware of exclusions to understand the limitations of your coverage.


An addition or modification to the standard insurance policy to provide extra coverage or protection for specific items or events.


A formal request made by the policyholder to the insurance company to cover a loss or damages.

Moving into your new Cypress Green home is an exciting opportunity to create a space that reflects your personality and style. It can also be a challenge. Décor from your previous home might not work in your new one. Need help? Here are some easy ideas for decorating your new home:

Take Stock of What You Have

Artwork, linens, vases and other items that didn’t seem to work in your previous home could take on new life in your new one. Built-in shelves could showcase knickknacks that have been packed away. Framed posters could liven up a media room. Take stock of what you have before buying anything new.

Plant Life

Plants are an easy and inexpensive way to add color and freshness to your space. Choose plants that will thrive. Plants that need a lot of moisture benefit from being in your bathroom. If windows flood your home with light, find plants that do well in the sun. Potted plants are a good way to dress up your patio.

Treat Your Windows

Install curtains or drapes to add color and warmth to your rooms. Purchase inexpensive window coverings to use until you can afford something fancier. Invest in high-quality rods and finials so you don’t have buy different ones when you purchase better curtains.

Got Books?

If you’re a bookworm, you have the makings for easy décor. Put them on shelves interspersed with photos, art or vases. Oversized books look great on coffee tables. Stack books on end or decorator tables topped by a fake plant.

Lay Down Rugs

Area rugs can instantly transform a room. This is especially true if you have tile or wood floors. Choose rugs that complement your furniture and add a cozy element to your living space.

Create an Art Gallery

Create a gallery wall with framed photos, artwork or even mirrors. This is a great way to personalize your space and showcase your memories. You can also create your own artwork. This could be as simple as framing your favorite quotes, creating abstract paintings or framing interesting fabric.

Temporary Wallpaper or Decals

If you’re not ready for a long-term commitment, consider using temporary wallpaper or decals to add pattern and interest to your walls. Most of it goes up quickly and won’t damage paint.

Accent the Furniture

You may find your furniture needs an update, but if you can’t afford anything new, add throw pillows and blankets to your sofa or bed. This is a quick way to change the look of a room.

Welcome People Home

Create a welcoming entryway by adding a doormat, a few plants and maybe a small console table with a decorative bowl for keys. You’ll be happy to come home, and guests will comment on your decorating skills.

Visit Cypress Green for More Ideas

You can pick up more decorating ideas when you visit our model homes. If you purchase a home in Cypress Green, you’ll be able to choose paint, fixtures and flooring so when you move in, your home will already feel decorated.

The first step on your journey to a beautiful new home in Cypress Green is paying a visit to our builders’ breathtaking model homes. Taking a thoughtful and thorough approach can help you make an informed decision when selecting a new home. Here are a few tips for making the most of your tour:

Schedule an Appointment

Cypress Green model homes are open daily. You can walk in, tour the home and speak with a sales representative. To make the most of your visit though, schedule an appointment with the builder or sales representative. You’ll get their undivided attention, as well as plenty of detailed information.

Bring Your Realtor

If you have a Realtor, bring them along. Realtors make it their business to learn everything there is to know about a community and the builders. They can also ask questions you may not have thought of.

Bring a Checklist

Create a checklist of features and specifications that are important to you in a new home. This can include the number of bedrooms, layout, kitchen features, storage space and any other specific requirements.

Don’t Rush

There’s no time limit when it comes to exploring a model home. Take your time to explore each room, paying attention to details and envisioning how you would use the space. Bring a notebook and write down any features you love and any that could be a potential problem. Better yet, snap some photos.

Note Upgrades

Model homes are showcase homes so many of the features you see are upgrades. It’s important to know what they are and how much they cost. That way you can decide if they are a must-have or something you can pass on.

Is There a Design Center?

Some builders have a design center in the model home where you can see samples of finishes and materials. Take the opportunity to explore these options and understand what customization choices are available.

There Are No Stupid Questions

Don’t hesitate to ask the builder or sales representative any questions you may have. Inquire about the materials used, customization options, warranties, schools and community amenities.

Examine Quality of Construction

Pay attention to the quality of construction and finishes. Look for signs of craftsmanship and durability in materials used for flooring, cabinets, countertops and other features.

You Can Never Have Too Much Storage

Homebuyers often forget to look at how much storage space a home has. Check out the cabinets and closets. Are there enough of them? Is there an attic? Think about your storage needs now and in the future.

Consider Your Lifestyle

Visualize how the home’s layout and features align with your lifestyle. Consider factors such as family size, entertaining needs and any future plans you may have.

Visit Our Models Today

Start your homebuying journey today and take a tour of our model homes.

Moving is stressful. Add in the holidays and you might not be feeling very festive. Instead of focusing on the negatives, focus on the excitement of starting a new chapter in your new Cypress Green home. To help with the stress, here are some tips for planning a smooth move during the holidays:

Try Not to Move Before Christmas

No one wants to spend Christmas living out of boxes. If possible, plan to move the week between Christmas and the new year. You will feel less stressed. You can also pack up your holiday decorations and put them in storage in your new home.

Plan Ahead

Keep two calendars. The first lists important dates for your move such as changing over utilities, what to pack and when and hiring movers. The second lists your holiday obligations. If you can, reduce your list of holiday activities. This will give you more time to pack.

Declutter and Donate

Moving and the holidays are both great times to declutter. As you pack, go through your stuff and set aside things you don’t want or need in your new home. Donate your gently used items to a thrift store.

Take Your Time

Take your time to pack so you don’t feel overwhelmed and rushed. Pack closets, spare rooms and the garage first. Summer clothes, rarely used small kitchen appliances and that collection of mugs on the top shelf of the cupboard can also go into boxes.

Hire Professional Movers

Hiring professional movers will free up time for you to enjoy the holidays. Many moving companies offer lower rates and discounts in December. Use the money you save to add on packing assistance, freeing up even more time.

Create Two Budgets

Moving can be expensive. So can the holidays. Get a handle on your finances by creating a moving budget and a holiday budget. Your moving costs may be fixed, so look for ways to save money by purchasing less expensive gifts, attending fewer holiday events and passing on hosting holiday meals.

Downsize Holiday Expectations

Don’t try to do it all this year. If you are moving before Christmas, put up fewer decorations and skip the tree. Plan a special “tree lighting” ceremony for when you move into your new home. If your move will take place after the holidays, plan a special day to take down and stow your decorations. Ask family members to host holiday dinners and parties. Let potential holiday guests know your home will mostly be in boxes. They may decide to rent a hotel room instead.

Share Your New Address

Kill two birds with one stone by sending a moving announcement with your holiday cards.


No matter when you move this holiday season, celebrate when you get to your new home. You deserve a pat on the back for a job well done.