Sunterra Blog

All About Texas Homecoming

Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2022
The Katy High School football team is coming home on Thursday, Sept. 22, to play Mayde Creek at Rhodes Stadium. You know what that means. Time to break out the mums. Mums? If you aren’t from Texas, you might not know about this unique homecoming tradition. Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Here’s the skinny on everything homecoming in the Lone Star State, so when ...

Making Your New Home Your Own

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2022
You’ve chosen your floor plan and your homesite. Now it’s time to make your new Sunterra home your own by putting your stylish stamp on it. Flooring, countertops and cabinets, paint and more are available in a dizzying array of styles, colors and materials. How do you make the right choices for you? We have some thoughts. Define Your Style Are you a ...

Sunterra Debuts on Top 20 List

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022
The well-respected Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO) mid-year report was recently released, and Sunterra crushed the competition, becoming one of the top 10 best-selling master-planned communities in the nation. The housing research firm ranks communities based on new-home sales from January through June. Sunterra scored the No. 8 position, with 450 home ...

Little Additions Move Your New Home From Great to Perfect

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022
You’ve made the big decision to buy a new home — congratulations! And you may have even made your next biggest decisions — where and which floor plan. Again, kudos to you! But your decision-making duties aren’t quite done yet. If buying new from the ground up, you’ll likely be taking a trip to your builder’s design center. There, you’ll choose your ...

Shop Katy Market Day

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Need art for your new home? The perfect plant? A unique gift? Find it all at Katy Market Day. The ultimate artisan fair happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every third Saturday of the month, March through November, in historic downtown Katy. Hosted and organized by Limited Edition Art & Antiques, the market has been delighting shoppers for more than 20 ...

The Science Behind Lighting Your Home

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2022
There’s a lot to consider when you visit your Sunterra builders’ design centers. Countertops, cabinets and floors may be a priority, but spare a thought for lighting. The right lighting and fixtures can transform any home from drab to delightful. We break down the science and offer a few design tips. The Science of Light Choosing the right lightbulbs is the ...

Meet Your Neighbors the Sunterra Way

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022
Your new home in Sunterra is ready. All that’s left for you to do is unload the moving truck and meet your new neighbors. Sounds easy in theory, but many people find it difficult. Not to worry. Sunterra is all about building community. Follow these tips and you’ll be hanging with your neighbors in no time. Say Hello Sunterra residents are always ready with ...

Elegant. Sophisticated. Westin Homes

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022
When you want a home designed to balance beauty, function and sophistication, you want to build with Westin Homes. Westin Homes has been impressing homebuyers with their designs for more than two decades. Each floor plan has been carefully designed to meet both the practical and aesthetic needs of modern families. Take the builder’s popular Albany floor plan. ...

Katy High School Makes the Grade

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022
The goal of any high school is to turn out accomplished young adults who are well prepared to succeed in the future. Katy High School has been doing that for nearly 125 years. Generations of Katy residents have attended Katy High. Some — including Renee Zellweger and Andy Dalton — have even gone on to become famous. Famous or not, Katy Tigers have all received ...

Ready, Set, Design Center

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Are you ready for your design center appointment? Ready to choose your cabinets, countertops, flooring, fixtures, paint and more? Sounds overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be. Builders provide you with design consultants to help you make the best choices. Still, it doesn’t hurt to come prepared. Here are some tips. A Blueprint for Success Your builder uses ...

Your New Home Starts with Empire

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2022
A new home shouldn’t be any home. It should be your home. It should be crafted with you in mind. That’s why your new home in Sunterra should start with Empire Communities. Empire is a family-owned company that has been building homes for nearly 30 years. Because they are family-owned, they ask themselves the big questions. “How big would my kitchen need to ...

Dig Katy’s Newest Amusement Park

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Got a kid who loves digging holes? Save your backyard and give them an experience they won’t forget at Dig World, Katy’s newest amusement park! The first construction-themed park in Texas, Dig World allows adults and children to safely operate real heavy construction equipment. That includes using a full-size Caterpillar 306 mini-excavator to fish things out ...

What’s Not to Love About Katy?

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2022
What is there to love about Katy, Texas? What isn’t there! From exceptional schools to family-friendly attractions, Katy has something for everyone. The city with the small-town vibe has won numerous accolades, including being named the third-hottest neighborhood in the nation by Opendoors in 2022, the 2021 No. 1 retirement spot in Texas by SmartAsset and the ...

Gehan Homes Make You Happy

Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2022
It goes without saying that your home should make you happy. So why are we saying it? To point you in the direction of Gehan Homes, a builder who works hard to ensure that you are happy in your home for years to come. Gehan has been building homes for more than 25 years. During that time, the builder has won a bounty of awards — including being named the 2020 ...

What to Do Before You Move

Posted on Monday, February 14, 2022
You did it. You bought a beautiful new home in Sunterra. There’s just one thing standing between you and your new life – the move. Moving is right up there with marriage and having children when it comes to stressful life events. Not to worry. We have some tips that will ensure things go smoothly. Get to Know the Neighborhood Visit your new neighborhood and ...

Highland Homes Built on a Solid Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022
When choosing your builder, you want a name you can trust. For more than 30 years, Highland Homes has been building trust on a foundation of customer service, livable floor plans and energy efficiency. The builder has won numerous awards, including the 2020 Houston Chronicle's Best of the Best and 2020 Houston Agent Magazine Builder of the Year. Highland is an ...

Buyers Are Flocking to Sunterra

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Homes are selling fast in Sunterra, with people drawn to the Katy community for the schools, amenities and availability of homes priced from the $200,000s to the $500,000s. In fact, home sales have just started, and builders are reporting more than 70 home sales for 2022. The sales price of the reported homes range from the $250,000s to $450,000s, and the majority ...

HistoryMaker Homes Gives You Space

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021
When it comes to your new home, it’s not how much square footage you have but how your square footage is distributed that gives you the space you need. HistoryMaker Homes maximizes the functional space in your home so it feels big, bold and uncluttered. Designed to give you more of what you want, HistoryMaker home designs minimize unused spaces like hallways, ...

What Is Prequalification?

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2021
Getting prequalified for a loan is a great first step when you’re ready to begin shopping for your first home. It’s an easy way to dip your toes into the process and understand how much home you can afford. If you’ve begun looking for a new home in a beautiful neighborhood such as Sunterra, you may have noticed that the homes range in price from the high ...

Perry Homes’ Tradition of Excellence

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021
When it comes to choosing a builder to construct the home of your dreams, you want a builder known for a tradition of excellence. A builder that is committed to innovative design, high-quality construction and exceptional customer service. Perry Homes is that builder. Perry Homes ranked ninth on the Houston Chronicle’s 2021 list of top 100 private companies in ...

Katy Boardwalk District Coming Soon

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021
There are at least two reasons to make the move to Sunterra — a beautiful home and the opportunity to live a laid-back lagoon life. A third reason (if you need one) is the Katy Boardwalk District. The 169-acre mixed-use development project has been under construction since 2019. Located at Kingsland Boulevard and Prairie Parkway, just south of I-10, the complex ...

You Can Do More in a Pulte Home

Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2021
From home offices with enhanced Wi-Fi to multi-use workspaces near the kitchen, Pulte Homes gives you more for your homebuying dollars so you can get more out of life. Pulte has been building homes for more than 70 years. Their award-winning designs combine quality construction with unique built-in features that improve the way people live in their ...

What is a Crystal Clear Lagoon?

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Sunterra residents are in for a treat — having a Crystal Lagoons® amenity right in their backyard. But what is it? It’s a tropical experience like no other! Land Tejas has championed crystal clear lagoons in the Houston area and so far, is the only developer to invest in bringing a lagoon to a master-planned community. Much more than a pool, these ...

Katy ISD Provides an A+ Education

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
If you had the opportunity to send your children to schools in one of the top 20 districts in Texas, wouldn’t you? Of course. Which is why Sunterra is the smart choice. Our community is zoned to Katy ISD, ranked No. 15 in Texas and No. 2 in the Houston area. This year, Niche, a respected ranking review site, awarded Katy ISD the No. 2 spot on a list of the Best ...

Shea Homes Constantly Innovates

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
With more than 50 years of building experience homes and multiple awards, Shea Homes could rest on its laurels, but it doesn’t. Instead, they are always on the lookout for innovative methods to meet homebuyers’ changing needs. Shea knows that the way homeowners utilize the living spaces in their homes is constantly changing. They focus on making their homes ...