bluegreen communities: Reap the Benefits of Agent Express - 11/18/11 01:59 AM
Bluegreen Communities’ Agent Express program is a simple, yet secure way to share available land from Bluegreen properties with potential buyers. Upon enrolling in Agent Express, you will begin receiving updates on land prices and new property releases as well as Bluegreen sponsored events! The best part about Agent Express --you will be eligible to receive a 6% referral fee! The Agent Express program is a win-win for both Realtors® and their clients. Realtors® who participate in Agent Express report reaping large commissions as well as having satisfied clients.
How can you benefit from Agent Express? Watch this video to see how you can begin working with Agent Express.
Click here to get started with … (0 comments)

bluegreen communities: Win a Luxury Resort Vacation - 07/28/11 02:49 AM

Are you in desperate need of a vacation? Bluegreen Communities has a solution! Enter to win our new "Bluegreen Summer Vacation Sweepstakes" just by simply "liking" us on Facebook. We're asking our fans to tell us which dream vacation they would prefer - a glitzy, glamorous jaunt in Las Vegas, or a relaxing beach vacation in Florida. We will pick one lucky winner to receive a 4-night resort vacation. Official rules are listed here, and you can enter by clicking on the "Summer Vacation Sweepstakes" tab on our Facebook page. Good luck, and thanks for entering!

bluegreen communities: Tips for Buying a Homesite - 07/26/11 09:00 AM
Finding the perfect plot of land to build your dream home is an important decision, so it’s helpful to know the kinds of information you should be looking for before you start your search.
One of the first things to consider is how big you want your property to be. Look at different plot sizes and acreage to see first-hand how much space you will need. If you find a piece of land that seems perfect, you may find that the acreage is smaller than you’re looking for, so it’s ideal to know before you commit to an area. A … (0 comments)

bluegreen communities: Hill Country Bed & Breakfasts - 07/20/11 05:31 AM
One of the many things to love about visiting and living in the Texas Hill Country is the access to so many historic, unique bed and breakfasts in the area. The Gruene and New Braunfels areas in particular are packed with hundreds of the quaint homes that allow guests to relax and enjoy area scenery from shaded porches, german-inspired food and even the occasional farm animal sighting! Here is a list of places in the Gruene area that will give you a taste of what Texas living is all about:
The Gruene Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast is located near New Braunfels, … (1 comments)

bluegreen communities: Visit the Pittsboro Farmers Market - 07/18/11 07:47 AM
Fresh fruit and vegetables from the local Farmers Market can really make your meals better. Fortunately, Pittsboro has its own Farmers Market, so you don’t have to travel far to get fruit straight from the people that grow it!
Not only do you get the opportunity to know where your food came from, farmers markets also help stimulate the local economy. An added benefit of buying local food is that it didn’t have to travel far, which is also good for the environment. The fruits and vegetables are also picked when they are ripe, so you get the freshest produce possible!

bluegreen communities: Local Hill Country Winery Feature: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards - 07/18/11 07:45 AM
You don’t have to travel to California to experience wine country. The award winning wines of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards are located just a stone throws away from Bluegreen’s  Vintage Oaks community in a  small protected valley in New Braunfels,Texas. This vineyard is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
The staff is renowned for their pleasantness and ability to make you feel like an old friend. The homey atmosphere is similar to visiting an Italian grandmother with the quaint décor and eclectic gift shop. The patio is a great spot to relax, drink wine, and enjoy the vineyard’s hill country views.
If you are planning an … (0 comments)

bluegreen communities: Small-town feel, Texas-sized community - 07/07/11 06:27 AM
Just north of New Braunfels lies a small town that is anything but ordinary. Gruene, Texas dishes out a healthy dose of  Hill Country charm and a sense of community that can be matched by few.  Antique shops, restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and Texas’ oldest dance hall entice visitors, with many of these businesses occupying original buildings from the town’s beginning in the mid-1840s. The Historic District is a thriving collection of “mom and pop” stores and restaurants that flourish and remain true to their small-town foundations.
When visiting a place like Gruene, one of the best ways to experience it is to … (2 comments)

bluegreen communities: Researching Your New Community - 07/05/11 05:46 AM
Finding a new home or building your first home from the ground up can be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Luckily, the Internet has made researching your new home and its surrounding community easier than ever before. But, what in particular should you be looking for?
The Internet can provide you with a wide array of real estate listings to learn about your potential new home, city, local amenities available to you, school ratings, crime rates and even activities. A smart tip is to start by creating a list of specific criteria that is most important … (2 comments)

bluegreen communities: Raleigh Reclaims Forbes’ Top Spot - 06/30/11 09:42 AM
Nearby Raleigh has recently returned to the top spot of the Forbes’ annual list for Business and Careers. Chapel Ridges’ home state of North Carolina ranks No. 3 on the annual list for best states for business.
Raleigh takes a major part in leading the United States’ biotech and high-tech research. The city is also close to Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University that help boost the North Carolina economy.
For even more reasons why it’s great to live in the Coastal Carolinas, click here.


bluegreen communities: War Veteran and Family Receiving Dream Home in College Station - 06/21/11 07:46 AM
One of Bluegreen Communities's most unique properties located just miles from College Station, Texas, is King Oaks.  The communityoffers all of the excitement and events that a big college town has to offer, but in a world away from city life. On Independence Day, King Oaks is teaming up with local builder members of the Bryan-College Station Homebuilders Association and Operation FINALLY HOME – an organization that honors wounded and disabled servicemen and veterans with new homes, to surprise a local war veteran with news that he'll be receiving a new home and land. A former marine will learn that they are to … (0 comments)

bluegreen communities: Today is the Last Day to Enter to Win a 4-Night Resort Vacation! - 05/31/11 05:24 AM

Are you in serious need of a vacation? Today marks the last day to enter to win a 4-night resort vacation from Bluegreen Communities! All you have to do is "like" Realtor Referral on Facebook to enter! Good luck, and thanks for entering!

bluegreen communities: Energy-Saving Tips for a Greener Home - 05/24/11 10:15 AM
Did you know that the typical American household spends more than $2,000 per year on home utility bills? What’s worse is that most of that energy is wasted. The key to saving energy in your home and leaving a lighter footprint on the earth is to make small changes everyday.
To get you started, we’ve outlined some easy, no-cost tips below:
Plug as many household electronics as possible in to a power strip. When you leave the home, try to remember to switch off the power strip in order to save unused energy. Lower the temperature on your water heater to … (0 comments)

bluegreen communities: Restaurant Review: The Dixie Chicken - 05/18/11 04:19 AM
For many years The Dixie Chicken has been College Stations’ most famous watering hole. Located right across from campus on Northgate, The Dixie Chicken offers good food, good beer and a good time.
When you arrive at the “Chicken”, as it’s known locally, you will walk through old saloon doors and be immediately greeted by tables of students, families and Aggies playing dominoes and chomping down on burgers, beef jerky among other good ol’ Texas cooking. One of their most famous appetizers are the Texas Toothpicks (fried jalapenos and onion strips).
The restaurant features a rustic wooden décor, blares Texas … (4 comments)

bluegreen communities: Wedding Season in New Braunfels - 05/18/11 04:08 AM
New Braunfels is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country making it an ideal location for a wedding with picturesque settings. From rolling hills, majestic oak trees, to flowing rivers – the New Braunfels area is attracting many brides across the country.
Here is a breakdown of some of the most popular places to get married in the area.
The Gardens of Cranesbury View: An Italian sculptured garden event venue located right outside of New Braunfels. The event offers indoor or outdoor areas and 32 acres of gorgeous views.
Castle Avalon: A romantic castle located in Texas giving brides a … (0 comments)

bluegreen communities: Want to Build Your Dream Green Home? - 05/16/11 04:45 AM

Making the decision to build a green home is a big step in a forward-thinking direction. The goal of building your home to greener standards is to cut back on the environmental footprint and make a more eco-friendly impact on the earth. According to Best Green Home Tips, there are many things you should take into consideration when planning for your new, green home. Here are some things to plan for: Figure in renewable energy - Make sure your home is designed to utilize passive solar, daylighting, and other renewable energy techniques. Plan for recycling and nature - Plan your … (2 comments)

bluegreen communities: Vintage Oaks is Finally Home for the Reads - 05/09/11 12:12 PM

The majestic oak trees swayed in the breeze as the Air Force honor guard marched up the driveway of a brand new, custom-built home at Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard. A local Vietnam veteran cyle group proudly stood at the front of the crowd, holding their flags high in respect. Senior Airman Colton Read and his wife, Jessica, anxiously awaited the ceremonious crossing of the threshold into their new home.
"One of your neighbors here at Vintage Oaks said it best," said Bluegreen Communities CEO, Dan Koscher. "Home is where the hero is. And we're glad to welcome you home today, Colton and … (2 comments)

bluegreen communities: Bluegreen Communities Launches Realtor® Referral Program Helping Realtors Earn Six Percent Referral Fees on Protected Leads - 04/28/11 08:36 AM
New Program Allows Realtors to Refer Customers to Premier, Master-Planned Communities and Earn Money, While Receiving Professional Marketing Support
DALLAS, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluegreen Communities® (NYSE: BXG), a developer of premier master-planned communities, today announced the launch of its Realtor® Referral program, which allows participating real estate agents to refer a client to a Bluegreen Communities property and earn six percent of the resulting sale.
Membership in the Realtor Referral program is free and simple to join. Agents receive email alerts on special pricing, new land releases, and Bluegreen events that they can easily share with their clients. Working … (0 comments)

bluegreen communities: Chapel Ridge is No Longer a Secret! - 04/27/11 05:08 AM
The word is officially out about the Chapel Ridge community. Families from all over the Triangle area are discovering our beloved, premier master-planned community in the coastal Carolinas, and choosing to find their way home to this spectacular place. In fact, 300 Triangle families and more than 140 people from Raleigh alone have bought at Chapel Ridge.
From the 1 to 3+ acre golf, nature, and creekfront homesites, to the amenities including Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, Property Owner's Clubhouse, and Swim and Tennis Center, to the ideal location close to nearby Raleigh and the 14,000-acre Jordan Lake, Chapel Ridge has … (0 comments)

bluegreen communities: Enter to Win a 4-Night Resort Vacation from Bluegreen Communities! - 04/26/11 04:57 AM

Are you in the real estate industry, and need a relaxing vacation? Sign up for our Realtor Referral sweepstakes on Facebook throughout the month of April to win 4-night resort vacation from Bluegreen Communities!  
The Realtor Referral program allows real estate professionals to receive 6 percent referral fees on their protected leads when they refer clients to a Bluegreen Communities property.
To enter the sweepstakes, all you have to do is "like" the Realtor Referral page on Facebook and complete the sweepstakes form. Click here to get started. Good luck!

bluegreen communities: Best Places to Live in the Summer - 04/25/11 04:03 PM

There are many important things to consider when looking for land and homes in a particular area, and one of those things is whether it will also be a desirable place to live in the summertime. Summer is the time of year when many communities change, with residents flocking to other areas for vacation, or even college students going home for the semester. Even climates change - getting warmer or more humid or dry in some parts of the country.
North Texas is a desirable place to live in the summer because of its warm weather and easy access to … (2 comments)

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