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The best way to experience our where then meets now community is to see it for yourself, so we hope you will visit soon. In the meantime, peruse our growing gallery of blogs, announcements and news to learn more about our community’s homes, amenities, and lifestyle. We will be adding new posts regularly with helpful information about our builders, residents, events, plans and progress, and local area favorites.

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Interior Design Trends 2023 and What We’re Leaving Behind

January 17th, 2023

A new year means lots of new opportunities. It’s a good time to explore new design trends and new ideas that you can bring into your living spaces to make

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Why is Dallas Such a Draw for Companies Looking to Relocate

December 5th, 2022

If you weren’t already aware, Dallas has been attracting interest from big tech companies for some time now. In fact, there are so many tech companies moving to Dallas that

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Financing a New Home and Interest Rates in Texas

October 25th, 2022

Owning our own home is something that we all aspire to. It’s part of the American dream and a symbol of financial stability and independence. Most of all, it gives

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Tips for Buying a Home After Retirement

September 21st, 2022

Ah, retirement. It affords you so much of the good life that you’ve been looking forward to. You finally have time to travel, spend more time with the kids and

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An UPDATE on the New Van Alstyne High School!

August 22nd, 2022

The only thing more exciting than a new school year is a brand-new school. If you’ve been following the new high school progress at Mantua, you already know that a

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Get to Know Your Community Lifestyle Director and HOA Manager!

July 26th, 2022

Turning a master-planned community like Mantua in North Texas into a thriving neighborhood filled with happy residents, loads of fun events, and amenities that are loved by everyone takes a

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Energy Efficient Homes in Texas Just Make Sense

June 16th, 2022

Energy efficient homes in Texas have become a hot topic recently for a variety of reasons that are so obvious that they hardly bear mentioning. Let’s just say that homeowners

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Here’s What’s New in Interior Design Trends 2022!

May 20th, 2022

It should come as no surprise to any homeowner—or future homeowner—that interior design helps to shape our lives at home and has been known to enhance the functionality, beauty, and

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What is a Move In Ready Home?

April 26th, 2022

When you’ve made the decision to buy something, whether it’s as small as a new iPhone or as big as a new car, it’s always great to know that it’s in stock and ready for you right then.

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How to Choose a Mortgage Lender

March 23rd, 2022

Even if you haven’t ever gone through the process of buying a home, you probably already understand that a new home is a significant investment—one of the largest you will ever make in your lifetime. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, the process of finding the home of your dreams and securing the mortgage you need can seem daunting.

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Risland Homes Model Homes Opening

February 19th, 2022

The year has barely begun, but we’ve already enjoyed so much great news about our community at Mantua Point in Van Alstyne! There’s been continuing construction throughout the neighborhood, and we’ll be opening exciting new amenities and features in the weeks and months ahead! 

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Pros and Cons: One Story vs Two Story Homes

December 21st, 2021

Whether it’s your first home, your forever home, or your retirement home after the kids have left the nest, you’ve always got to answer one question when you start shopping for a place to spend your life: one story or two?