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S2_Ep24_It was Life Changing! (with Homeowners Ricky & Shalonda Thompson)

Wednesday December 22, 2021

When beginning the search for a new home, our customers are looking for more than just the perfect elevation, floor plan, or community to live in. They are also looking for the perfect Sales Manager that will listen to their needs and guide them every step of the way to finding the home of their dreams. On this episode, we bring in the two more happy homeowners, the Thompson family, to tell us all about their John Houston Homes experience. They share with us about the ultimate customer care they received from the sales managers and loan officers, and how that played an integral part in helping them find their way home.. not just once, but twice!

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S2_Ep23_They Went to Jared! (with Homeowners Terris & Latoshia Carter)

Tuesday December 7, 2021

On this episode, we dive into the real and raw truths of what the home buying journey can look like with John Houston homeowners, Terris and Latoshia Carter. For some it can be a quick and seamless process filled with joy and excitement, from that first meeting with a sales manager to the day they are handed the sacred keys. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case for everyone, and Terris and Latoshia prove that as they share the highs and lows of their experience and the journey that brought them to be happy homeowners today. If you are in process of buying or building a new home or about to begin your journey to home ownership, this episode is for you!

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S2_Ep22_Building with Functionality (Whitney Pryor & Chelsi Frazier)

Friday November 19, 2021

As a first time homebuyer or builder, it can be very easy to get whisked away in the euphoria of it all, and as a result, a few important details can be missed.. Including a big one; Functionality! That's why we bring you today's episode to discuss key components of a functional home, like adding USB plugs to your outlets or built-in spice racks in your kitchen cabinets. There are small upgrades that can be added to make life a whole lot easier as well as boost the resale value of your home, so listen in and take some notes to bring to your next design studio appointment.

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S2 Ep21_The Smart Move Experience (Danny Tutt)

Tuesday November 2, 2021

So you found a home builder.. but what about all the other parts?? What title company do you choose? Who will be your mortgage lender? When you begin the journey of home ownership, there's already so much to coordinate and think about. As a Family of Companies, we have a solution to this! On this episode, we bring in long-time employee of the JH Family of Companies, Danny Tutt, to introduce the Smart Move Experience. Listen in as Danny shares how working with the JH Family of Companies creates a seamless process from start to finish and provides peace of mind to you as a new homeowner, from home financing all the way to closing.

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S2 Ep20_The Secret Behind How JH Homes Streamlines Your New Home Vendors (OT Posadas)

Monday October 18, 2021

Today we take you behind the scenes of the John Houston Homes building process. A lot of moving parts and people work together to make a home happen, and it certainly wouldn't be possible without the vendors we partner with; from concrete and landscaping to plumbing and countertops, the list is long. On this episode, our very own Director of Purchasing, OT Posadas, reveals how John Houston Homes continues to maintain great relationships with our vendors, even through the challenges of the industry, and what that process of working with our trade partners looks like to make your dream home a reality.

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Building A Home To Maximize Resale Value

Friday October 15, 2021

When building a new home, selling it is likely the last thing on your mind. But it is something to consider – especially if you know that this home may not be your forever home.

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S2 Ep19_The WHO Behind HOW We Furnish Quality Floors & Backsplash Products! (Southwestern Interiors)

Tuesday October 5, 2021

It's time for your design studio appointment and decisions have to be made.. what kind of backsplash do you choose?? Should you go with carpet or wood flooring?? On this episode we bring in the experts from Southwestern Interiors - our flooring and backsplash suppliers for over 12 years! President Bob Burton and Sales and Account Manager Jim McCaddon share their wealth of knowledge about these products as they give advice on what things really need to be considered before choosing the flooring and backsplash product that's right for your new home.

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S2 Ep18_Building a Home in the Current Market (Jason Dodson & Danielle Depot)

Thursday September 23, 2021

Whether you are currently building a new home or looking to start that process soon, we know you have questions! Build timelines in the current market is a hot topic, so we bring you today's episode to make sure our listeners stay informed and in the loop. You'll hear from our guests Danielle Depot and Jason Dodson, Regional Vice Presidents of Sales and Construction, who join us to demystify the big questions around build time - "How long will it take to build my house?", "What things impact the build timeline?", "What's with all the delays?" and "Why are other homes being built quicker than mine? "

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The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation in Your New Home

Wednesday September 22, 2021
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Why Classic Farmhouse Curb Appeal Endures

Thursday September 9, 2021
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S2 Ep17_That New Hospital in Midlothian EVERYBODY is Talking About! (Methodist Midlothian Medical Center with Jary Ganske & Kasey Cheshier)

Friday September 3, 2021
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S2 Ep16_We Have Lots! Upcoming Communities (Whitney Pryor & Chelsi Frazier)

Monday August 16, 2021

You're ready to step into the home buying journey, but wait.. where are the homes?? Whether you're looking for a move-in ready home or a lot to build on, finding your perfect place in this current real estate market can be exhausting and even discouraging. That's why we're bringing you today's episode to let all who are on the home search know some great news... We've got HOMES!! Listen in and take notes as Whitney and Chelsi break down the details of our current available lots, inventory homes, the communities there in and exactly where to find them. If you're on the house hunt, this episode is for you!

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S2 Ep15_How JH Reach is Helping People Find Their Way Home (Bobby Parks & Megan Gaither)

Monday August 2, 2021

Our mission of helping people find their way Home extends way beyond our customers. At the core of this mission and the "Why" behind what we do everyday is our company ministry branch, JH Reach. Bobby Parks, Chief Ministry Officer for the JH Family of Companies, and Megan Gaither, Program Assistant for JH Reach, join us today to talk about this ministry branch and how it helps extend our company mission to our employees, our business partners, the communities we're in, and to other communities and people groups around the world.

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S2 Ep14_Why We Like Working at the JH Family of Companies (Kimmy Kelley & Eric Wall)

Wednesday July 21, 2021

We've all heard the term "It takes a village" and this is certainly true when it comes to building the perfect dream home for our customers. On this episode, we give you a glimpse into our big JH family and the people that make it all happen. You'll hear from two of our very own employees, Treasury Analyst Kimmi Kelley and Purchasing Estimator Eric Wall, as they share about their personal journeys with the company and give you an inside scoop about what it's really like working for the JH Family of Companies.

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S2 Ep13_Purchasing a Home Past the Pandemic (Brittany Shoemaker)

Monday July 5, 2021

Between a global pandemic, the elections, and a bizzare winter storm that none of us Texans saw coming, it's safe to say we've all been through a lot this year and so has the home industry. Why is the current market so competitive, what's with all the price increases and why are interest rates fluctuating so much??? These are all hot topics we cover on today's episode with Brittany Shoemaker, Loan Advisor with Trinity Oaks Mortgage. She breaks it all down for us and provides some great tips for those looking to sell or buy in today's market.

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S2 Ep12_Why the Real Estate Market is INSANE Right Now! (Knob & Key Realty)

Tuesday June 22, 2021

The thought of buying a new home in this current market can be scary! If you're looking to buy or build soon we know you have a ton of questions about the housing market and if now really is the right time to pull the trigger... so we've brought in the Real Estate experts to shed some light on the situation. Co-owners of Knob and Key Realty Michelle Ozymy and Alan Simonton join us today to unveil the truth about what buying and selling really looks like in today's housing market. Listen in because their answers might shock you!

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How John Houston Homes is Navigating Today's Housing Market

Friday June 11, 2021
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S2 Ep11_Why Texas Counter Fitters is the Real Deal (Andrew Gilbert)

Monday June 7, 2021

It’s time for your design studio appointment and here comes the big question… What stone do you choose for your countertops??? Granite, Marble, Quartzite? We know the endless options can be overwhelming, so we’ve brought in a very special guest to break down all the information you’ll need to know before making the big decision. Andrew Gilbert, owner of Texas Counter Fitters, has over 15 years of experience in the stone Industry and comes with a wealth of knowledge about the different types of stone and how to choose the right one. Listen in as Andrew answers all the questions you might have about the stone selections offered in our Design Studio and provides the confidence you'll need to choose the perfect counter tops for your new home.

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Waco's Best Kept Secrets

Wednesday May 26, 2021
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S2 Ep10_ The Treasure and the Pleasure of Living in Temple-Belton, Texas (Misty Ryan)

Monday May 17, 2021

Call us bias, but we love our grand state of Texas. There's so many hidden gems to choose from when it comes to nailing down the location of your new home. One of them being Temple, Tx! Today we get the pleasure of hearing from our very own Sales Manager for John Houston Homes, Misty Ryan. She fills us in on two brand new communities that have so much to offer in the Temple-Belton area - Legacy Ranch and Valor Estates. If you're looking to build or buy in Central Texas, these communities should be on the top of your list!

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