TRENDMAKER HOMES ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF THE CROSSROADS AT BENDERS LANDING ESTATES, AN EXCLUSIVE NEW GATED COMMUNITY IN NORTH HOUSTON

The collection of 104 traditional family and high-end patio homes deliver new housing options to buyers looking for open space, low-maintenance and no MUD taxes

HOUSTON (December 12, 2014) – Trendmaker Homes has announced the grand opening of The Crossroads at Benders Landing Estates, a new home community located within the Benders Landing Estates master plan in Montgomery County, North Houston. As the exclusive builder in The Crossroads at Benders Landing Estates’, Trendmaker is now selling at the new community which, upon completion in 2016, will include 104 gated residences in two distinct product lines: 75 traditional family homes on 70- and 80-foot homesites and 29 luxury Villa patio homes on low-maintenance zero-lot line homesites.

For over 40 years, Trendmaker has proven itself as a leader in providing luxury housing that meets the demand of Houston residents. “We are excited to debut some of our newest home designs and high-end features at The Crossroads at Benders Landing Estates, along with delivering a superior homebuying experience for which Trendmaker is known,” said Will Holder, President of Trendmaker Homes.

Ranging in size from 2,700 to 3,100 square feet, Trendmaker’s vast array of Villa patio home designs highlight unique architectural details including private entry casitas, tile roofs and three-car garages. The spacious indoor entertaining space extends outdoors with generous covered porches, summer kitchens and outdoor fireplaces. With three bedrooms, and two and a half to three and a half bathrooms, prices on the patio homes begin in the $450,000s. They are perfect for couples or families looking to downsize without skimping on the premier features to which they have become accustomed.

The large traditional single-family homes range in size from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet, giving abundant living space to families of all sizes.  With 33 floor plans to choose from, buyers get an unbeatable array of personalization options, including: spacious casual dining areas, hidden storage, backpack racks, double ovens, covered patios, outdoor dining including outdoor fireplaces, media rooms with gamerooms, and closet organization systems. Plans include four or five bedrooms, three and a half to five bathrooms, and private three-to-four car garages. Prices begin in the $470,000s.

Jacki Henthorne, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands and Magnolia, says The Crossroads at Benders Landing Estates expands the pool of buyers within the master plan. “Benders Landing Estates is known for its large acreage homesites for custom build homes, but that’s changed with Trendmaker’s new Crossroads community,” said Henthorne. “I’ve spent 16 years working in this area and do a lot of relocation business. For buyers looking for a smaller lot home in country setting while still being close to city conveniences, The Crossroads at Benders Landing Estates provides an attractive new option. To top it off, the community has unique design features, phenomenal amenities and no MUD taxes, all of which are major benefits to buyers.”

“Residents can move into our beautiful, exclusive community at a lower price point and with less maintenance,” Holder continued. “They can get a highly customizable home with abundant options, but without the headaches and hassles of having to do it all themselves.”

The Crossroads at Benders Landing Estates is nestled within the established, 2,800-acre, heavily forested, large lot community Benders Landing Estates. Residents of The Crossroads at Benders Landing Estates will enjoy full access to all of the amenities offered throughout the master planned community. Amenities include a pool, athletic fields, basketball court, tennis courts, and a large banquet room residents can rent for events. Children will love the oversized playground in the park and the kids’ splash pad in the pool. The fitness center is fully outfitted with the best equipment and has an adjoining playroom for children.

With quick access to the Hardy Tollroad, Sam Houston Parkway, I-45 and the future Grand Parkway expansion (scheduled to open in 2015), Benders Landing Estates is just minutes from The Woodlands, including the new ExxonMobil campus, which is less than five miles away (and a cross-commute). The community is also within close proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, downtown Houston, and other local amenities such as multiple golf courses, plentiful shopping, town center business center, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and more. With no MUD tax and a property tax rate of 2.12 percent, residents will also enjoy some of the lowest tax rates in the county. Benders Landing Estates is located within the highly acclaimed Conroe Independent School District, with the elementary and junior high schools less than two miles from the community.

Sales at The Crossroads at Benders Landing are currently underway, with two model homes available for touring seven days a week. Anticipated occupancy for phase one is First Quarter 2015. For more information, visit http://www.trendmakerhomes.com/communities/benders_landing.  

About Trendmaker Homes

Established in 1971, Trendmaker Homes is recognized as one of Houston’s premier new home builders. Over the decades, Trendmaker has defined the concept of a luxury home for generations of Houstonians. The company focuses on the needs and desires of the most discriminating home buyers through innovative designs and customer service. Trendmaker’s logo, the iconic “T”, is more than a symbol of a premier home; it represents nothing less than a superior home-buying experience. For more information about Trendmaker Homes, which is a member of top 10 public homebuilder by market equity capitalization, TRI Pointe (NYSE: TPH), visit www.trendmakerhomes.com.