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Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy all fall has to offer. Where should you start? How about these great fall festivals near Cypress Green!

Oil Ranch Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct.1-31
$19.95- $23.95
Head over to the ranch for fun, games and so many pumpkins. Admission includes activities such as a train ride, hayride, cow feeding, cow milking, pony rides, kid hopper, sky swing, miniature golf and more. Children under 12 receive a free pumpkin.

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch

4-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, through Oct. 29
Pick your pumpkins at North Houston’s premier pumpkin patch.  For an additional fee, kids can enjoy train rides, hayrides, a petting zoo, corn maze, inflatables and more.

 7 Acre Wood Thrill at The Mill and Pumpkin Patch 

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
There will be pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins as well as more than 40 vendors, hayrides, face painting and pony rides.

P-6 Farms Fall Festival

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, through Nov. 5
Pick your own pumpkin then enjoy the sunflower field, corn maze, pig races, Texas high roller, pumpkin house, photo opportunities, vintage rides, farm animals, cow train, tire mountain, apple blasters and more.

Dewberry Farm Fall Festival

Times vary, Saturday & Sunday, through Nov. 12
There are pumpkins galore at Dewberry Farm. Pick them, paint them and take photos by the pumpkin house. Additional activities include a corn maze, farm animals, rides and more. Stay after dark for spooky BOOriffic Nights and travel the Haunted Hollow’s Trail of Terror.

Fall Frenzy

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21
Tomball Methodist Church’s annual fall festival and craft fair features more than 50 vendors, food trucks, a carnival, gumbo cook-off and more.

Depot Day Fall Fest

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
Celebrate National Railroad Month at the Tomball Train Depot. Admire Lionel O-scale, Z-scale and G-scale model railroads as well as carnival games, a pumpkin patch, festival foods, craft vendors, a kids’ zone and lots of fall-themed activities.

When it comes to lifestyle perks, Cypress Green has many. One of the most beautiful is easy access to Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, a haven for nature lovers located less than three miles from our community.

The preserve spans more than 133 acres of thickly canopied forest, including loblolly pine, Shumard oak, water oak, live oak, eastern red cedar, sugarberry and pecan trees. Tranquil ponds, three miles of meandering trails and a remnant prairie provide homes for birds and wildlife.

One of the best ways to experience Kleb Woods is by exploring its well-maintained hiking trails. The Birding Trail is a favorite among birdwatchers and offers the opportunities to spot sparrows, wrens, blackbirds, mockingbirds, thrushes, robins and waxwings. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars.

The preserve is also known for its vibrant butterfly population, with numerous species fluttering about in search of nectar. History lovers can visit the Kleb family homestead and blacksmith shop by appointment and view historical farm equipment. The center also hosts educational programs and events throughout the year, making it an excellent destination for family outings.

Kleb Woods Nature Preserve is located at 20303 Draper Road in Tomball. The preserve is open daily 7 a.m. to dusk. Nature Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.

You’ve purchased a beautiful new home in Cypress Green, chosen the interior design and watched as it was being built. It’s time to close, to officially become the owner of your new home. If this is your first home purchase, the process can seem overwhelming. Knowing what to expect at closing can help ease your nerves and ensure a smooth transition into homeownership. Here’s what to expect.

What is ‘Closing?’

Closing is the day you sign the documents that finalize your purchase of your new home. A move-in ready home will typically close in 30 to 60 days. A home being built from the ground up will take longer as your builder will not set the closing wheels in motion until construction is complete. That normally takes six to nine months.

What Happens Before Closing Day?

A lot happens before the day you close on your new home. During the 30 to 60 days before closing, you must secure your loan, have your home appraised, wait for the title search, purchase homeowner’s insurance, order a home inspection and follow up on paperwork. A Realtor can help you navigate this process, so consider obtaining one.

Where Do I Go?

As the seller, your builder will set a day and time to close. This typically takes place at a title company, attorney’s office or even virtually. You, your builder’s representative, your real estate agent if you have one, a representative from the title company and possibly a lender’s representative will be present to complete the process.

What Paperwork?

Before you close, you’ll receive a Closing Disclosure, which outlines the final terms of your loan and the costs associated with your home purchase. Review this to ensure accuracy. If you have any questions, now is the time to ask. On closing day, you will be signing a lot of legal documents, including the promissory note, mortgage agreement and the deed of trust. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification before signing.

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

You will need to bring some documents of your own. As a notary will be present, you will need a government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). If there is outstanding paperwork on your end, you will need to bring that. These documents may include proof of homeowner’s insurance, a copy of the purchase agreement and a means of payment for your closing costs and down payment.

What About the Down Payment and Closing Costs?

Both the down payment and any closing costs are due at this time. These costs can include lender fees, title fees, property taxes and prepaid interest. The builder will let you know their preferred method of payment. Typically, this is a cashier’s check, but you might be able to transfer the money online.

What is Title Transference?

Before closing, your title company will have verified that your home has a clear title, free from any liens or legal disputes. On closing day, they will transfer the title to you.

What About the Deed?

Once you have signed the paperwork and paid your closing costs, the deed and other relevant documents will be recorded in the county’s public records office. This step officially transfers ownership of the property to you.

What About the Keys?

After the closing process is complete, you’ll receive the keys to your new home. Congratulations, you’re officially a homeowner!

Close On Your Cypress Green Home

Now that you understand what to expect, it’s time to purchase your new home in Cypress Green. Visit our model homes and get started on the journey to homeownership today.

Long Lake Ltd. has one goal — to build you “the best home at the best price.” They do this via a combination of experience, industry relationships, choice and thoughtful building practices.

New construction is the only focus for the largest, privately owned builder in Houston. Their decades of experience and understanding of the Houston housing market allow them to make smart decisions that translate to more home for your money.

They’ve also spent many years developing relationships with leading industry suppliers. Those relationships provide them with access to volume discounts on quality home-building materials so they can offer you affordable upgrades.

Of course, none of that means anything if you can’t build the home of your dreams. That’s why Long Lake offers a large range of floor plans so you can choose the one that best fits your family’s needs. That includes additional bedrooms, covered patios, studies and more.

Financing is another area you have choices in. Many builders have their own lending companies. Some have a single preferred lender. Long Lake gives you a choice of four preferred lenders who can help you purchase the home of your dreams.

Long Lake offers 21 floor plans in Cypress Green, priced from the $290s. Standard features include gourmet kitchens, game rooms, formal dining rooms and primary suites with large bedrooms and well-appointed baths. Homebuyers can choose to add covered patios, fireplaces, studies and extra bedrooms.

Visit the Long Lake model home at Cypress Green today!

Moving into your new Cypress Green home is exciting — doubly so if it’s the first home you’ve ever owned. It can also be overwhelming. From transferring utilities to making your home functional and comfortable, there are many tasks to tackle. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the process.

Set Up or Transfer Your Utilities

Make sure you have water, gas and electricity the day you move in. If you are just moving across town, you may be able to transfer your account to your new address. If this is a long-distance move, you will have to contact your current utility companies and cancel services, then set up accounts in your new neighborhood.  Do this at least a month in advance. The last thing you want is to pay double bills.

Don’t Forget Your Internet Provider

Our lives are on our computers, so moving into a home without setting up with an internet provider is a non-starter. Research providers in your area. Choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. You’re going to want to be able to watch your favorite shows after a long day of unpacking. Bundling your cable and internet providers is a smart way to go.

Change Your Address

Be sure to file a change of address form with the post office. It can be done online. Doing it in advance of your move ensure your bills are forwarded. You will also have to change your car registration, driver’s license, insurance, credit cards and subscriptions. Check your apps. Food delivery services key off the address listed and you want your celebration pizza going to your new address — not your old one.

Research Your New Neighborhood

Do you know where your nearest grocery store is? How about the nearest urgent care? Do some reconnaissance. Yelp and Google can provide you with lists of services in your area along with reviews, photos and maps. Call ahead to set up appointments with doctors, your kids’ schools, vets, banks or any other services you may need as soon as you move in.

Measure Once and Then Again

Don’t wait to find out if your new sofa will fit in your new family room. Measure your furniture and sketch in where you intend to place it. Take the layout to your new home and measure again. Doing so now will mean you won’t have to do any last-minute shopping.

Set Your Alarm

If your home is wired for a security system, set up service. If you already have a system, see if you can transfer it. If your home includes a home automation system, check with your builder to see what security features are included and what you can upgrade.

Plan a Shopping Trip

If you are moving from a small space into a larger one, chances are you don’t have enough furniture. While you don’t need to buy everything at once, you should investigate purchasing essentials such as tables, beds and refrigerators.

Take Time Unpacking

Don’t try to unpack every box in one day. Create a first-day essentials list detailing the things you will need the first night in your home and the morning after. Everything else can wait. Set up your kids’ rooms and the kitchen first. After that, aim for one or two boxes a day until it’s done.

Where is Everything?

It’s important to get to know your new home. Find out where the water shut-off valve and circuit breaker are in case of an emergency. Find and test your smoke alarms. Know where your electrical outlets are so you don’t place hard-to-move furniture in front of them.

Personalize Your Home

If you purchased a home in Cypress Green, you’ve probably already had a chance to personalize your home. Continue the trend by incorporating personal touches and décor such as rugs, artwork and textiles that reflect your aesthetic.

In Case of Emergency

Create an escape plan in case of hurricane, fire, flood or other natural disaster. Discuss the plan with family members and make sure everyone knows what to do. Put stickers on windows letting first responders know that there are pets in your home.

Don’t Forget About Maintenance

The advantage of buying a home in Cypress Green is that it is brand new, significantly reducing your home repair to-do list. However, if you want to keep your home in mint condition, create a home maintenance checklist. Include things such as cleaning the gutters, landscaping, changing smoke alarm batteries and changing air filters.

Set Up Home With Us

If you haven’t set up home with us, now is the time. Visit Cypress Green today to learn how you can buy your first home in our beautiful community.

With a commitment to quality construction, exceptional customer service and affordable pricing, Adams Homes has established itself as a leading homebuilder that delivers value to every buyer.

Adams Homes believes in keeping things simple. They don’t believe in upselling. Their floor plans include many of the standard features that homebuyers want and expect in their new home. That means countertops, backsplashes and appliances that would be considered upgrades in your kitchen and covered patios where you can relax and enjoy the day. If you want to upgrade, their professionals will help but won’t try to sell you on options and upgrades outside your budget.

Delivering a quality home is as important to the builder as delivering an affordable home. All Adams’ homes come with a written, third-party guaranteed warranty. The warranty covers certain system defects for up to two years and certain structural defects for up to 10 years. Adams Homes also tries to address any issues before the home closes with a zero-defect policy.

Adams Homes wants to help buyers achieve the dream of home ownership. That’s why they only require a $1,000 deposit and will pay closing costs with the use of an approved lender. By approved they don’t mean one lender. Adams offer you several approved lenders with no construction loan needed. All permit/ impact fees, site preparation costs, surveys and homesites are included in the price.

Adams Homes offers three floor plans in Cypress Green. Homes are priced from the low $300,000s and range from 1,635 to 2,200 square feet.  Designs boast covered porches, island kitchens, covered patios and two-car garages.

Visit Adams Homes in Cypress Green today and see how easy it is to get a beautiful home at an affordable price.

Are you planning to purchase a new home in Cypress Green? Don’t forget to call your Realtor. Why? Because their experience can mean the difference between buying a home and buying the home of your dreams. Here are five reasons to involve a Realtor in your home search:

They Make it Simple

Buying a home isn’t as easy as buying a carton of milk. You need to know how much home you can afford, which community would be best for your family, how to get the best interest rate, which lender you should use and a hundred other details. Realtors simplify that process because they already know all the ins and outs of the home buying process. Let them be your guide.

They’ve Already Done the Homework

Finding the perfect home can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Realtors make it their business to learn everything about different neighborhoods and communities in the area. Tell them what you are looking for and they will show you only the communities that meet your criteria.

They Work for You

A Realtor works for you, not a builder. They can explain the contract and which options and upgrades are worth investing in. They can point out small details in the model home you might miss. They are experienced at asking questions you may not have thought of. They are also your biggest advocate.

They Keep You on Budget

A knowledgeable Realtor keeps track of available homes in various price ranges. They can help you think about what you want and need before you visit your first model home. If you are looking into buying an inventory home, they can show you the best options in your price range. They can also keep you from purchasing pricey upgrades you don’t really need.

They Understand the Paperwork

There is a lot of paperwork to wade through when purchasing a new home. Even seasoned homebuyers can feel overwhelmed. Realtors can help you navigate the reams of paperwork you will be perusing and signing. They can help you understand the terms of your loan, your builder contract, your HOA rules and so much more.

We Love Realtors

Cypress Green loves Realtors. We make a point of working with them to help potential homebuyers achieve the American Dream. Bring your Realtor with you. We will work together to help you purchase the perfect home for your family.

Dedicated to meeting the needs of individual buyers with quality, affordability and the latest technology, D.R. Horton works hard to retain its status as “America’s Builder.”

For more than 40 years, the builder has relied on livable floor plans, energy-efficient features, superior craftsmanship and responsiveness to the needs of its customers to keep it at the top of Builder magazine’s Builder 100 list.

In addition to building a beautiful home, D.R. Horton loads it with goodies such as smart home technology. Home Is Connected® is an industry-leading home automation system designed for your ultimate comfort and convenience. The Qolsys Iq Panel is the hub of the system, integrating all your smart home devices. You also get an Amazon Echo Dot, a smart doorbell and smart switches.

Knowing energy efficiency is important to all home buyers, D.R. Horton builds homes with high quality insulation, dual pane vinyl windows, energy-efficient water heaters and more to keep your energy bills low and lower your carbon footprint.

D.R. Horton offers eight amazing floor plans in Cypress Green. Homes are priced from the $240s and range from 1,396 to 2,331 square feet. Designs feature open floor plans, island kitchens, covered patios, sophisticated primary suites and more.

Visit the builder’s new model home in Cypress Green and get started building the home of your dreams.

A high-quality home that fits your lifestyle? You need a builder you can count on. You need Colina Homes.

The builder uses the highest quality materials, fashions floor plans that are functional and beautiful, goes above and beyond when it comes to your home warranty and partners with you to provide the best homebuying process possible. Plus, Colina Homes offers a range of customization options, so you can personalize your new home to fit your unique style and needs.

Colina Homes sales representatives want to do more than just sell you a home. They want to help you find the home of your dreams. They will help you get that home with programs like down payment assistance, credit repair and credit building programs, and special lending options for first-time homebuyers, teachers, policemen, firefighters, nurses and veterans.

A standout feature of Colina Homes is their home warranty. The builder provides a one-year workmanship warranty, a two-year distribution warranty and a 10-year structural warranty. Then they go above and beyond to offer a New Construction Home Warranty Service Agreement covering central heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters, plumbing, electric, attic and exhaust fans and kitchen appliances. The warranty begins on the 366th day after the manufacturer’s systems and appliance warranty expires.

Even better, Colina Homes has been claim-free for 12 years and running. Now that’s a builder you can count on.

Colina Homes offers 15 beautiful floor plans in Cypress Green. Homes are priced from the $260s. The one- and two-story homes feature island kitchens, covered patios, flex rooms, game rooms and spacious primary suites with luxurious baths and walk-in closets. Designs range from 1,500 to 2,121 square feet.

The Colina Homes model home is now open. Visit today to speak with them about partnering up to build your beautiful new home in Cypress Green.

Wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? Wonder no more. The Cypress area offers tons of things for families to do on her special day. We’ve put together a list of our favorite things to do near Cypress Green.

Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse Brunch
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 14
$69 per person

Show Mom how special she is with an amazing three-course brunch at this upscale restaurant. The first course includes favorites such as lobster bisque and a tropical seafood martini. Choose a delicious entree such as filet mignon or Chilean seabass. End the day with mango cheesecake, bourbon key lime pie, tuxedo chocolate cake and more.

Local Table Mother’s Day Brunch
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reservations suggested

Take the special Moms in your life out for breakfast. Local Table serves up an amazing brunch with crab cake eggs benedict, chicken and waffles, smoked salmon avocado toast and more. All Moms enjoy one complimentary mimosa with their brunch.

Derby Day Tea
Tomball Methodist Church
2 p.m. Saturday, May 13
$18 aged 13+, $9 ages 5-12, $5 under 4

Grab your Mom and your Derby hat for this Kentucky Derby-themed event. Enjoy finger foods, tea and mint juleps. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed, best hat and best table decorations. Proceeds benefit Love Heals Youth.

Mother’s Day at The Bluebonnet
The Bluebonnet Tasting Room
1-6 p.m. Sunday, May 14
Cost TBD

Meet your Mom friends for a mimosa flight. You’ll receive four different flavors including orange, pineapple, grapefruit and cran-strawberry along with complimentary food and sweet treats while supplies last.

Tomball Mom’s Night Out Sip, Stroll, Shop and Dine
5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 11
Free admission

Grab your family or your gal pals and have fun sipping and shopping old downtown Tomball. Enjoy sips and fun boutique shopping experiences with some surprises along the way!

Muffins with Mom
Color Me Mine — Cypress
9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 13
$10 deposit

Kids can take their Moms out for muffins and juice while making a wonderful keepsake. Studio fees and bisque prices vary and will be calculated and paid on the day of the event, less the $10 deposit. No studio fee for Mom. Space is limited.

Mother’s Day & Mimosa Cakes
Glitter Quake Cupcakes & Cereal Bar
10 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 14

Kids and their Moms can show off their decorating skills by garnishing mimosa cakes.

Mommy and Me Mother’s Day Workshop
IDEA Lab Kids — Cypress
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13
$50 per Mom and child

Spend quality time making snacks with your child. During the event, Moms and kids will make mini charcuterie cups and a mini fruit salad. Space is limited.