Welcome Home: The John Houston Homes Podcast

Welcome Home: The John Houston Homes Podcast

Buying or building a new home is one of the most important decisions we face when it comes to choosing what's best for our family and our finances. Join marketing experts Chelsi Frazier and Whitney Pryor of John Houston Homes as they interview guests and share insights that demystify the homebuilding and mortgage process. This podcast is designed to give you peace of mind as you walk through your exciting journey toward homeownership. Chelsi and Whitney keep things fun and informative in each episode as they talk with industry leaders, builders, designers, lenders, contractors, and especially happy homeowners. John Houston Homes (JHH) is a leader in the homebuilding industry across north and central Texas. For more information on how JHH can make your dream home a reality visit: https://www.jhoustonhomes.com/

Episodes

September 5, 2022 34 min

John Houston Homes is back to build jobs! On this episode of the Welcome Home Podcast we're sharing updates about our communities with available lots to build on as well as talking about the many tools we offer to help  our customers choose the perfect floor plan and design selections for their new home. You'll also hear from one of our very own JHH Builders, Curtis Green, who offers a builder's perspective on what buil...

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When building or buying a new home, there's a lot of checks and balances to go through as a new home owner, and even more so if you're a parent with kids in school. On today's episode, Chelsi and Whitney discuss school districts and zoning and how that affects our home owners moving into a new area. Listen in for resources and helpful tools to find the school your zoned to as well as tips on how to get your home prepped...

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If you're watching any news station, reading through your daily news apps, or scrolling through social media, you are likely to find a common theme everyone is talking about.. the state of our current housing market.  What you'll also find is a variety of viewpoints and opinions, so how do you sift through all the information to find the facts? On today's episode we bring you statistics and facts we've gathered from...

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After a long hiatus of offering build jobs in our communities, we couldn't be happier to announce.. we're back, and better than ever! If you're ready to start the process of building from the ground up - choosing your lot, floor plan, upgrades, and the design selections to create your dream home - today's episode is for you! Whitney and Chelsi give our listeners an update on where we have available lots to build on,...

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On today's episode of the Welcome Home Podcast we're diving into the big  topic: INTEREST RATES! Whether you've been a home owner for awhile or you're looking to buy for the first time, there's a lot of questions and concern you might have about the current housing marketing, cost inflation, and rising interest rates. To put your mind at ease, we go straight to the source and bring in the mortgage expert, Danny ...

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You're on the new home search and you've found a move-in ready home with a functional floor plan, perfect backyard space, and a great location. There's just one problem.. it doesn't quite feel like "Home" to you yet.  On today's episode, Whitney and Chelsi discuss creative and inexpensive ways to add your own personal touch to a move-in ready home. Whether it be exterior or interior projects, there's...

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At the core of who we are as a company is our mission to help people find their way Home. Not only through building  houses, but by reaching people for Christ and giving to the Kingdom.  A vital piece of how we fulfill this is our company ministry branch, JH Reach. Today we hear from our very own JH Reach team, Megan Gaither and Melody Holmes, about various outreaches and initiatives JH Reach has been apart of this year, and how it...

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No matter what stage of life you are in, or where you live, your home should be your sanctuary; a destination you want to retreat to over and over again. This episode of the Welcome Home podcast is for everyone who has big dreams to turn their home into a relaxing oasis, but isn't quite sure where to begin.  We bring in home organization experts, Erika and Ginny from The Girl For That, to give answers and tips on how to organiz...

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There are many roads to becoming a Happy Homeowner and we are so excited to share this couples' journey of becoming one with John Houston Homes! Our episode guests, Paul and Cinnamon Wolfe, share their adventure of visiting the Waco area, finding the perfect community to build in, and the experience they've had through the home building process.  From a community that had everything they wanted, to navigating supply shortag...

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As the Texas heat ramps up and outdoor living is in full swing, we are all dreaming of that first dip into a refreshing pool! If you're a new homeowner or starting the process of buying a home, you've probably thought about the big question -  Is my lot big enough for a pool?? On this episode, owner of Bright Pools, Justin Bright, joins us to answer common questions like how much square footage is actually needed for a back...

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There's a lot to choose from when it comes to selecting upgrades and features for your new home. Picking out the "fun" features like engineered wood floors or that kitchen back splash you've been drooling over can take center stage, but what about the not-so-fun selections like gutters?! They may not be glamorous, but could be essential to protecting the foundation of your home, and on this episode we bring in the e...

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For many homeowners who aren't gifted with the green thumb, the task of gardening and landscaping in their own yard can seem pretty intimidating. Where do you even start?? What landscaping options do you have and what kind of maintenance does it require? We bring in the gardening experts from Ellis County Master Gardner's Association, Pam and Scott, to share their vast knowledge on gardening and how to make the most of your...

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SPRING SEASON is here and we know all of you Texans can't wait for some outdoor living! Homeowners everywhere are prepping their gardens and patios for the beautiful weather to come and we're introducing our Outdoor Living series to help with that process. To kick us off, we bring in Eric Savins from Garden Design Landscaping, partner of John Houston Homes for over 10 years.  Eric breaks down best practices for home landsca...

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Everyone's Home building or buying journey looks a little different, and at John Houston Homes, we want to provide the perfect home for our customers no matter what stage of life they're in or the timeline they have to get into a new home. On this episode, we share everything you need to know about our Inventory homes and why a Move-In Ready home might be the right choice for you. Whether you're relocating for a job, wa...

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We're back with the first episode of Season 3, and we are kicking it off with another great talk with CEO and Founder, John Houston, and Terry Trayvick,  Chief Strategy Officer! Listen in as they talk about what we have learned over the past 2 years, what obstacles we have faced and navigated through, and of course what is ahead for John Houston Homes and the JH Family of Companies.

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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 ex...

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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...

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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 li...

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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...

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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 rel...

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