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Getting ready to buy a new home in the Hill Country? Real estate experts often prepare buyers for the reality of what they’re going to see when they tour a model, and what they’re actually going to get when they buy the home. But, if you buy smart, you can get high-end upgrades for free when buying a new home in the Hill Country. The trick is to look for a masterplanned communities in New Braunfels like The Crossings that build upgrades and important must-haves into the price of the home, so you get a tricked-out place without having to come up with tens of thousands more on top of the home price.

Lennar’s Everything’s Included (EI) program has, not surprisingly, been popular with new home buyers across the country, and, in this New Braunfels single-family community, several much-desired items are included in the price of the home. So what “extras” do you get when you buy a home at The Crossings?

1. Window coverings

It can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars to outfit your windows in a new home. And, you’ll have to have someone come out and measure, order, and get them installed, which could delay your move in or at least create a hassle while you’re trying to get unpacked. The faux wood blinds included in the price of The Crossings’ homes are a popular choice today, because they can mesh with almost any décor and because you get a rich wood look but in a typically longer-lasting product.

2. Upgraded carpet

Many first-time and budget-minded buyers choose to go with the lowest-price option for flooring to save money, but when it comes to carpet, that decision can often backfire. The cheapest carpet wears more quickly and may not have sufficient padding or any stain-resistant qualities. At The Crossings, upgraded carpet is just one of the EI features buyers don’t have to pay more for.

3. Ceiling fans in master bedroom and family room and

Adding ceiling fans “to certain rooms can make life much more comfortable,” said New Home Source. And while these valuable features don’t cost “a fortune,” your appreciation when it comes to added convenience—and the potential for lower air conditioning bills—will be priceless.

4. 18” x 18” tile floors

Stylish floors that you don’t have to pay to upgrade are always appreciated.

5. GE Energy Star® stainless steel appliances with microwave, self-cleaning range, and multi-cycle dishwasher

Nice looking, hard-working, and energy-efficient—your appliances hit the chef’s kitchen trifecta, and you don’t have to pay one dime extra for them when you buy a new home at The Crossings.

6. 36” Cabinets with crown molding

A high-end look in your kitchen often starts with the cabinets, and they also happen to be among the most expensive items to upgrade. You don’t have to worry about that at The Crossings, with cabinets that look the part and also give you all the storage you need.

7. Granite countertops with under-mount sink and diagonal ceramic tile backsplash

Finishing off your gourmet kitchen are all the pretty things you want, but weren’t looking forward to having to pay thousands of dollars for. With granite and a designer backsplash, your kitchen can look like it came right out of a magazine. An under-mount sink finishes the sleek look and also makes cleanup easy.

8. Landscape packages

There’s nothing worse than buying a brand-new home, moving in, and then having dirt tracked in every time someone goes out into the yard because it’s unfinished. In many new-home communities, the expense of finishing the backyard falls to the homebuyer. But, at The Crossings, homes come with fully sodded yards, backyard fencing, irrigation system with rain sensor, and covered patio, per plan.

For more information about buying a new home in the Hill Country, visit The Crossings. This new community features new Hill country homes for sale in two single-family neighborhoods from Lennar. Sixteen different modern floorplans range from 1,600 to 3,117 square feet, with 3 to 4 bedrooms, open floorplans, gourmet kitchens, and spacious gathering areas. The Crossings also surrounds residents with beautiful Hill Country views and gives them access to favorite masterplanned amenities including a swimming pool, grassy play areas, and walking trails, along with a great location offering easy access to I35.

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