“Things are going well. It’s not been raining, it’s been warm. Overall, we’re very happy with the progress we’ve made in the last month,” said Derek Herschberger, one of the project managers.
Delays due to bad weather put construction slightly behind schedule, but recent warm, dry weather allowed crews to make progress on the building’s roofs, Herschberger said.
“The key goal for us right now is to get the building closed in and completely wrapped around, and get the roof completely finished,” he said. “Once we get those two things, we’ll have a lot more control.”
Roofing is about 60 percent complete, with roofing complete for the two-story area. The other two areas have roofing drying in this week, Herschberger said.
All of the building slabs and structural steel has been installed, and framing for the interior of the second floor is expected to be complete within the week.
With the exception of the west driveway, drive B, all paved driving areas are complete, Herschberger said. It should be finished within three weeks.
Sheet rock will go up on the second floor within the next two weeks, along with exterior bricks.
With the gym exterior scheduled to be finished in two weeks and more interior framing to be done in three weeks, Herschberger said the project managers would call regular meetings to ensure construction stays on schedule.
“We’re going to start having monthly meetings with the owners of these companies that are involved. We’ve had a lot of planning and coordination meetings,” he said. “Our completion date right now is Aug. 11, based on what our schedule shows.”
To see real time progress on Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Elementary School, visit https://app.oxblue.com/open/carrollisd/aledoisd5.
Walsh Community Update – March 2017
Excitement and anticipation build as we get closer to the unveiling of Walsh Development homes. Phase I Builders are Highland Homes, Toll Brothers, Village Homes, David Weekly and Drees. All have high architectural standards to ensure attractive streets with great aesthetic appeal. Buyers will choose their floor plan, elevation and architectural style – Colonial, Craftsman, Traditional, Transitional or Tudor. While we don’t know the exact pricing structure yet it is projected that 30-50 foot lots may start in the upper $200s – $300s. Custom builders will be announced at a later date. Custom builders for a future phase will be announced later for homes to be built on lots of up to an acre. These lots are expected to be over $1 million dollars.
The premier community will offer amenities including a 10,000 square foot exercise facility with daycare, pools, including a Junior Olympic sized pool, tennis and volleyball courts and a Makerspace for creating. An IT customer service center to support the advanced 2G+ speed internet service will be available to residents. You will have parks, gardens and miles of trails to support your healthy lifestyle. Events for residents will be offered throughout the year. The Walsh Elementary school will have the only STEM curriculum in Aledo ISD at this time and is scheduled to open this fall.
The developer and builders are planning special previews of the development for Real Estate professionals and their clients in the next month. If you are interested in Walsh let me know and I will contact you when these dates become available. I would be honored to have you as my special guest.
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Walsh ushers in a new era in development. Slated for a Grand Opening in late Spring 2017, Walsh is dedicated to becoming THE premier residential and commercial development.
Phase 1 of Walsh will have 15,000 homes. A later phase will have larger lots priced around $200,000 with homes around $1 million. This neighborhood will feature architecturally unique homes throughout, not your typical tract development where you can’t tell the homes apart. Walsh will have an online tool available to assist the buyer with their style of home. A number of builders have been selected with more custom home builders to be added. Those builders already chosen include David Weekly Homes, Drees Homes, Toll Brothers, Highland Homes & Village Homes.
Walsh is focused on incorporating the environment with its parks and trails. There will be interactive playground equipment in the parks, and a pool & fitness center in operation by the beginning of sales. A full time Lifestyle Community Planner will be available to assist residents. A tree farm of 16,000 trees was planted some 15 years ago to transplant throughout the development for residents to enjoy.
Three fourths of Walsh will be in the Aledo Independent School District and one-fourth in the Fort Worth School District. A fifth Aledo Elementary School is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017.
One of the most notable features about Walsh will be the tech infrastructure incorporated from the beginning. The fastest internet speeds available in residential development will be included in the HOA dues.
With these technological innovations in mind, Walsh is also developing 770 acres of business and commercial endeavors, including medical facilities. This infrastructure will be capable of expanding to meet the increasing demands of business.
Located just off I-20 and I-30, close to Lockheed, NAS, Fort Worth & Dallas, Walsh is well situated for growth and development.
We at Realty World Professionals will keep you up to date on the progress of this amazing development. Contact us for additional information and any questions.
We have always known Weatherford and the surrounding areas are a great place to live. With the rolling hills, horses and cattle grazing in the pastures, expanding shopping, entertainment and medical facilities, we get the best of all worlds. Beautiful country surroundings, convenience and easy access to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Welcome To Weatherford!
8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home
Here are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward.
Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell. We’re not talking about replacing vinyl siding with redwood siding; we’re talking about maintenance and beautifying tasks you’d like to live with anyway.
The way your house looks from the street — attractively landscaped and well-maintained — can add thousands to its value and cut the time it takes to sell. But which projects pump up curb appeal most? Some spit and polish goes a long way, and so does a dose of color.
Related: Gorgeous Landscaping for Your House Means More Than Just Looks
Tip #1: Wash Your House’s Face
Before you scrape any paint or plant more azaleas, wash the dirt, mildew, and general grunge off the outside of your house. REALTORS® say washing a house can add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sale prices of some houses.
A bucket of soapy water and a long-handled, soft-bristled brush can remove the dust and dirt that have splashed onto your wood, vinyl, metal, stucco, brick, and fiber cement siding. Power washers (rental: $75 per day) can reveal the true color of your flagstone walkways.
Wash your windows inside and out, swipe cobwebs from eaves, and hose down downspouts. Don’t forget your garage door, which was once bright white. If you can’t spray off the dirt, scrub it off with a solution of 1/2 cup trisodium phosphate — TSP, available at grocery stores, hardware stores, and home improvement centers — dissolved in 1 gallon of water.
You and a friend can make your house sparkle in a few weekends. A professional cleaning crew will cost hundreds — depending on the size of the house and number of windows — but will finish in a couple of days.
Tip #2: Freshen the Paint Job
The most commonly offered curb appeal advice from real estate pros and appraisers is to give the exterior of your home a good paint job. Buyers will instantly notice it, and appraisers will value it. Of course, painting is an expensive and time-consuming facelift. To paint a 3,000-square-foot home, figure on spending $375 to $600 on paint; $1,500 to $3,000 on labor.
Your best bet is to match the paint you already have: Scrape off a little and ask your local paint store to match it. Resist the urge to make a statement with color. An appraiser will mark down the value of a house that’s painted a wildly different color from its competition.
Tip #3: Regard the Roof
The condition of your roof is one of the first things buyers notice and appraisers assess. Missing, curled, or faded shingles add nothing to the look or value of your house. If your neighbors have maintained or replaced their roofs, yours will look especially shabby.
You can pay for roof repairs now, or pay for them later in a lower appraisal; appraisers will mark down the value by the cost of the repair. According to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the national median cost of a new asphalt shingle roof is about $7,600.
Some tired roofs look a lot better after you remove 25 years of dirt, moss, lichens, and algae. Don’t try cleaning your roof yourself: call a professional with the right tools and technique to clean it without damaging it. A 2,000-square-foot roof will take a day and $400 to $600 to clean professionally.
Tip #4: Neaten the Yard
A well-manicured lawn, fresh mulch, and pruned shrubs boost the curb appeal of any home.
Replace overgrown bushes with leafy plants and colorful annuals. Surround bushes and trees with dark or reddish-brown bark mulch, which gives a rich feel to the yard. Put a crisp edge on garden beds, pull weeds and invasive vines, and plant a few geraniums in pots.
Green up your grass with lawn food and water. Cover bare spots with seeds and sod, get rid of crab grass, and mow regularly.
Tip #5: Add a Color Splash
Even a little color attracts and pleases the eye of would-be buyers.
Plant a tulip border in the fall that will bloom in the spring. Dig a flowerbed by the mailbox and plant some pansies. Place a brightly colored bench or Adirondack chair on the front porch. Get a little daring, and paint the front door red or blue.
These colorful touches won’t add to the value of our house: Appraisers don’t give you extra points for a blue bench. But beautiful colors enhance curb appeal and help your house to sell faster.
Related: Colorful Plants with Curb Appeal
Tip #6: Glam Your Mailbox
An upscale mailbox, architectural house numbers, or address plaques can make your house stand out.
High-style die cast aluminum mailboxes range from $100 to $350. You can pick up a handsome, hand-painted mailbox for about $50. If you don’t buy new, at least give your old mailbox a facelift with paint and new house numbers.
These days, your local home improvement center or hardware stores has an impressive selection of decorative numbers. Architectural address plaques, which you tack to the house or plant in the yard, typically range from $80 to $200. Brass house numbers range from $3 to $11 each, depending on size and style.
Related: 11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100
Tip #7: Fence Yourself In
A picket fence with a garden gate to frame the yard is an asset. Not only does it add visual punch to your property, appraisers will give extra value to a fence in good condition, although it has more impact in a family-oriented neighborhood than an upscale retirement community.
Expect to pay $2,000 to $3,500 for a professionally installed gated picket fence 3 feet high and 100 feet long.
If you already have a fence, make sure it’s clean and in good condition. Replace broken gates and tighten loose latches.
Tip #8: Maintenance is a Must
Nothing looks worse from the curb — and sets off subconscious alarms — like hanging gutters, missing bricks from the front steps, or peeling paint. Not only can these deferred maintenance items damage your home, but they can decrease the value of your house by 10%.
Here are some maintenance chores that will dramatically help the look of your house:
- Refasten sagging gutters.
- Repoint bricks that have lost their mortar.
- Reseal cracked asphalt.
- Straighten shutters.
- Replace cracked windows.
Morningstar is a new development in the popular, highly desirable Aledo ISD, just west of Ft. Worth that will have all the latest trending home designs and area’s best builders including; Highland Homes, Impression Homes, Rendition Homes and DR Horton America’s Builder. Lot sizes offered will be; 50, 60 and 70 foot, and home prices ranging from the $250’s to $400’s in the first two neighborhoods with square footage from 1,800 SF to 4,000 SF.
Highland homes are currently pre-selling 7 floor plans ranging in price from $266,990. to $317,990. Homes offered are three or four bedrooms with 2 baths and 2 car garage.
There will be lots of fun for the whole family with a community amphitheater next to cascading lakes and waterfalls and a resort style swimming pool. Morningstar will offer Atmos Natural Gas, AT&T’s Fiber Network, City of Fort Worth Water and Sewer.
You will enjoy the convenient location with easy access to the excitement of downtown Fort Worth and comfort of the quiet small town country living atmosphere. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Fort Worth on the Northside of Interstate 20 on FM 3325.
Aledo Independent School District is home to Division 5A award-winning basketball, baseball and football programs and is one of the most top-rated public schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth Country Day and Trinity Christian Academy are close by private schools in the area that you can select. You’ll have peace of mind that your child will have access to great educational options.
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