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Montrose Close Out – Starting Under $300K

Categories: Close-Out Neighborhoods, DeSoto County Schools, Featured Home Plans, Featured Olive Branch MS Neighborhoods | Posted: July 11, 2017

Montrose — the exclusive neighborhood in Olive Branch with the large, naturally landscaped home sites and grand Grant homes — is coming to a close with only five homes still available.

One of these homes is complete and ready for move in today. The elegant Chesapeake, Lot 68, at 7317 Old South Drive, is a beautiful 5 bedroom – two downstairs and three upstairs – home with a 3 car garage, hearth room, formal dining room, play room and loft.  White cabinets and a large granite topped bar anchor the kitchen that features stainless steel appliances, double ovens, views into the hearth room and great room – an entertainer’s dream!  Wide planked, hand scarped hardwood runs through the entry, dining room, great room, kitchen, breakfast area and hearth room.

The master suite includes two large walk-in closets, double granite vanity tops, and Grant’s exclusive King Spa Shower and whirlpool tub.

Situated on a corner lot in Montrose, this home has hard-to-find huge back and side yards – a little more than ¾ of an acre.

Perfect for anyone who wants to move into a brand new home right now!  To see more detail on this home, click here.

Children in Montrose attend the highly ranked Pleasant Hill Elementary School and DeSoto Central High School – both part of the DeSoto County School District – only minutes away from home.

How do you get there? From Olive Branch – Take 305 South to Church Road and go west about two miles. From Southaven, take Goodman Rd East to Getwell Rd., turn right onto Getwell and go about two miles to Church Rd. Go left on Church Rd about 3 miles to Montrose. Montrose is located across from the Olive Branch Soccer Fields and Park.

One of the last homes available in this sought-after neighborhood is perfected priced at under $300,000. There is no way this priced home in Montrose will be on the market for long, especially the 3100 sq ft Chesapeake at just $298,735.

Tours of this home are available on a first come, first serve basis. For an appointment, please contact Aaron Clolinger, Grant New Homes, at or call him today at 205-614-1163.    MLS#303337 Grant New Homes 901-854-0525


Grant Springing Forward with Reduced Pricing on Finished Homes in Hawks Crossing

Categories: Conserve Energy, DeSoto County Schools, Family Homes, Featured Neighborhoods, Featured Olive Branch MS Neighborhoods | Posted: March 15, 2017

Some things in real estate never change and it is still true that when searching for the perfect new home, most folks agree. It is all about location, location, location.

If the perfect location for your family is near the award-winning DeSoto County schools – Lewisburg – then the Villages at Hawks Crossing East is the perfect.  Within walking distance to Lewisburg Schools, one of the top public schools in the State of Mississippi, Hawks Crossing features family homes on larger lots with no city taxes.  Hawks Crossing is located on Craft Rd. South of Church Rd. at Byhalia Rd.

Built on land that has a rich farming history, Hawks Crossing offers the best of both worlds – the convenience of being within minutes to the medical, entertain and shopping districts of Memphis, TN plus community schools, team sports, area churches, and locally owned shops and restaurants in Olive Branch, MS.  It’s the kind of neighborhood that is hard to find – family homes on large home sites  (big enough for a pool!)  with sidewalks within walking distance to the community school.

Everyone loves spacious, open floor plans with soaring ceilings and room to grow, but utility bills can be a concern in older homes. Grant & Co. is proud to offer new homes in Hawks Crossing that have earned the ENERGY STAR label, meaning that our homes have been designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today. Energy Star homes by Grant offer better quality, better comfort, better durability and greatly reduced utility and maintenance costs.  Don’t know about ENERGY STAR homes?  Click here to read how you can save up to 30 percent in utility costs.

Just announced – Grant is “springing forward” this month and offering six of the new homes at Hawks Crossing at a reduced price and some include fencing and upgraded landscaping. All include 4 bedrooms, lots of granite, hardwood, tile and upgraded appliances. Some have 3 car garages, covered back porches, hearth rooms. All are below $300,000!!  Prices will never be this good again! Mortgage rates could be on the way up, so now is the time to move in to a new home at Hawks Crossing.

Reduced prices, low utility bills, no city taxes, big back yards – and ready to move in today! Click here for more details on Villages at Hawks Crossing East, a Grant & Co. neighborhood.

Wish List Wednesday Features Hawk’s Crossing Home

Categories: DeSoto County Schools, Family Homes, Featured Home Plans, Featured Olive Branch MS Neighborhoods, Open House, Ready to Move In Homes | Posted: September 14, 2016

This week’s Wish List Wednesday home includes all the features you could wish for in a new home.

Located at 979 Lanere Cove, Olive Branch, Lot 101 at the Villages at Hawks Crossing East, this CYPRESS is gorgeous and ready for a new family right now.  Priced at only $279,235, this home will not be on the market for long.  Lot 101

The Cypress meets your family’s needs with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths down, 2 bedrooms up, great room, hearth room with gas fireplace, spacious bonus room, large granite topped kitchen breakfast bar, Frigidaire stainless steel appliances, and covered patio.  Homes in Hawks Crossing East are EnergyStar designated homes providing the best in energy efficient features.

And, there is even more to check off your wish list:

*Grant’s exclusive King Spa Shower featuring extra-large shower with two shower heads and convenience bench. Also a relaxing jetted tub

*Upgraded Hardwood Floors by River Tree Hardwood in kitchen, hearth room, great room, entry, dining room and master bedroom

*Granite Vanity Tops in the Master Bathroom

*Vanity Lights over Kitchen Bar

*Double Ovens and Cooktop

*Ample Cabinets and Pantry

*Storage Cubbies

*Estate Sized Lot Across the Street from Lewisburg Schools

*French Country Flavored Exterior with a Rich Brown Brick and Accent Paint Details, Double Side-loaded Garage and Professional Landscaping

Villages at Hawks Crossing East features larger home sites, more space for your money than other new homes and a location that is excellent for children attending DeSoto County’s award-winning Lewisburg Schools.

The furnished model home is open every day except Wednesday. Grant & Co. Sales Consultant Scott Poole is available to help guide you through the process of making Hawks Crossing East your new neighborhood.  Bring your checklist and see this new home – and several other homes nearing completion.  For contact information and directions, click here.


Welcome to Forest Hill!

Categories: Back to School, Buying a Home, DeSoto County Schools, Facebook, Featured Home Plans, Featured Olive Branch MS Neighborhoods, Instagram, Ready to Move In Homes, Twitter | Posted: August 5, 2016


Located in Olive Branch, MS, one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Forest Hill is the perfect place for you and your family. Not only do all the homes in the neighborhood have spacious backyards, but the neighborhood also has plenty of walking trails, sidewalks, and large lakes. Forest Hill is also walking distance from the Center Hill School District. CHSD is the second largest school district in the State of Mississippi and was recognized nationally as a Blue Ribbon School for its academic superiority and excellence. Forest Hill is also minutes from bustling downtown Olive Branch and Collierville, TN. It has the peacefulness of country living with the proximity of the many attractions of the city.


Many Grant & Co. exclusive homes are available, but one of the most popular plans is the Chandler. Downstairs you will find two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Upstairs, two bedrooms, a large playroom, and bathroom. You also have the option of finishing out a fifth bedroom. This plan also features upgraded hardwood floors in the great room, the entry, the formal dining room, and the kitchen.  In the kitchen you will find it is anchored with a granite covered bar, a breakfast room, and Frigidaire stainless steel appliances. The master suite features two walk-in closets, double vanities, a whirlpool tub, and a walk-in shower. The Chandler and three other homes are ready to move in today.


If you are ready to make Forest Hill your new home call 901-315-9914 or click here for more info and driving directions.



Back to School 2016

Categories: Back to School, DeSoto County Schools, Facebook, Instagram, Neighborhood Schools, Shelby County Schools, Twitter | Posted: July 15, 2016

Believe it or not it’s almost time to head back to school. If you are still looking for a new home, Grant & Co. has plenty options for you, just in time for school to start back. Why not come check out the new Collierville, TN neighborhood Hearthstone and see how close it will be to the brand new Collierville High School.  Or our Montrose neighborhood and its close proximity to both DeSoto Central Middle and High School.

The Villages of Hawks Crossing is across the street from the Lewisburg schools (within walking distance!), some of the most sought out schools in the state. The Retreat at Center Hill & Forrest Hill are in the Center Hill School District, a Blue Ribbon School. Children in Wilson’s Crossing attend the award winning Arlington School District.

Whichever Grant & Co. neighborhood you choose, you can trust a quality education is close by. For more information about all our neighborhoods click here.

Great Value Offered on Grant’s Home of the Month in Gwin Farms

Categories: DeSoto County Schools, Family Homes, Featured Home Plans, Open House | Posted: October 30, 2015

Take a sneak peek at November’s “Home of the Month” – The Chesapeake in Gwin Farms. Chesapeake 3

Just in time for the holidays, one of Grant’s best loved home plans is finished and ready to move in on Lot 207 in Gwin Farms. Gwin Farms is located on College Road just west of Hwy. 305 in Olive Branch, MS.

One of the best home plans in the Grant portfolio of family homes, the 5- bedroom Chesapeake at 4165 Mitchell Place, Olive Branch, MS is an amazing value at just $269,950.

Bring the whole family over for Thanksgiving dinner in this 3,000+ square foot brick home that features a formal dining room, hearth room, large family room, 5 bedrooms (two down and three up), and large playroom with a loft overlooking the family room. Included in this home are hardwood floors in the entry, dining room, great room, hearth room and kitchen, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, upgraded lighting and covered back porch.  Located on a premium corner lot, the back yard is already fenced for privacy and security.

Gwin Farms is country living – in the city!  Gwin Farms by Grant & Co. features new homes tucked away behind a grand community entry on the Olive Branch, MS countryside right off MS Hwy. 305 on College Road.

Located within minutes to Baptist Memorial Hospital Olive Branch, FedEx’s Worldwide Headquarters, Collierville, TN, Germantown, TN and downtown Memphis, TN., Gwin Farms could not be more convenient for those who want a little more fresh air in their lives but still be close to city amenities.

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As a hometown, Olive Branch, MS offers a more laid back lifestyle filled with youth sports programs, an award-winning city park, community churches, historical downtown square, boutiques and antique stores, and community schools.  Children in Gwin Farms attend the Olive Branch Schools, a member of the academically excellent DeSoto County School District, the second largest school district in the State of Mississippi.

Open House is this weekend!  To tour this great home and find out about end-of-the-year special incentives, contact Grant & Co. New Home Professional Beau Burns at 901-219-2690 or click here.

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Tips for Easier Back to School Transition

Categories: Back to School, DeSoto County Schools, Neighborhood Schools | Posted: August 13, 2015

Back-to-SchoolAfter a summer filled with fun and sun, back to school can be tough for kids and parents alike. With a little planning, the transition can be a little easier.

Here’s some helpful tips for a smooth transition into fall.

  1. Re-establish bedtime and mealtime routines: Bedtime is probably the biggest transition your family needs to make to get back in the routine of the school season. But it may take several weeks to reset your student’s internal clock to the school schedule. Gradual transitioning allows your child to get adequate sleep at the beginning of the school year and will reduce some bedtime battles.  Most elementary school students need 10 to 11 hours of sleep, while most teenagers need 8 to 9 hours of sleep nightly. Inadequate sleep leads to irritability, impaired focus, and can heighten symptoms of ADD/ADHD, if that is a concern for your family.  Begin the transition by setting up a 30-minute routine of pre-bedtime activities. Use a checklist to help your child take ownership of her routine. A good pre-bedtime routine helps a child slow down and prepare for sleep.
  2. Set the screen rules: Once homework and chores are out of the way, the decks are clear for downtime — and chances are your little ones are angling for a little one-on-one time with the TV or computer. But remember, when it comes to screen time, less is usually more. Limiting your little one to 30 minutes or an hour of video games or kid-friendly shows lets her wind down, but still allows time for outdoor activities and playing with friends. Even smarter: Have kids earn screen time by reading. Thirty minutes with a book can translate to 30 minutes of video games after dinner.
  3. Designate a homework spot:. For older kids, homework is often the dreaded necessity of the after-school routine. Whether your child needs a break first or does best taking on homework pronto, a spot to work makes it easier to focus. No room for a kid-sized desk? Simply clear the kitchen table and pull out a portable basket of supplies, including pencils, pens, rulers, scissors, and crayons. For homework-phobes, set a timer for 20 minutes, then allow a five-minute play break to keep her motivated
  4. Make lunches the night before: Get as much together the night before, so your morning routine will go more smoothly. One of the best ways to keep you and your kids in tip-top learning shape is with healthy food. Sometimes we fall back into bad habits or routines during the school year, since mornings are a little more hectic. Prepare in advance! Take some time Sunday night to cut up fruits and veggies for lunches and pack them in baggies or containers in the right portions. This saves you from having to rush every morning to get carrot sticks or cucumbers cut up.  Keep the kids involved. Ask them to help pack their own lunches! By giving some simple options (such as grapes or strawberries), you might find them eating everything as opposed to bringing uneaten vegetables home. Research has suggested the when children are active in meal planning and preparation, they are often more likely to eat what is served.
  5. Lay out clothes the night before:  Have clothes laid out the night before so kids can just get in their clothes before they even come down stairs to breakfast.  One more thing you can check off your to-do list in the morning.

The end of summer is a little sad, but most of us need a little more structure in our lives. Plus, there’s football and cooler weather to look forward to!


New Homes Available Now in Exclusive Olive Branch Neighborhood – Montrose

Categories: DeSoto County Schools, Family Homes, Featured Olive Branch MS Neighborhoods | Posted: June 11, 2015

Like the old antebellum homes of the South, the Grant homes in the Montrose neighborhood in Olive Branch, MS are crafted beneath towering hardwood trees that are native to Mississippi. These homesites are carved into the countryside and follow the lay of the land – making each homesite unique. Montrose sign

Located in the heart of DeSoto County, MS, Montrose is tucked away behind a beautiful stone entry that signals you are entering some place special.  Grant homes in Montrose are also pretty special! These homes are included in Grant’s Heritage Series of Homes – featuring lots of hardwood in the entry, great room and dining room, tile, granite, smooth ceilings, upgraded cabinets, upgraded lighting,  stainless steel appliances and much more! 

Children in Montrose attend the highly ranked Pleasant Hill Elementary School and DeSoto Central High School – both part of the DeSoto County School District – only minutes away from home.  

Several new homes are now nearing completion and will be ready to move in before school starts in August. Scott Poole, a Grant & Company sales advisor, is available to provide all the details. To contact Scott, click here:  Scott Poole – Montrose

Wooded lots, centrally located in DeSoto County, MS, great schools – Montrose by Grant Builders is the perfect choice for your dream home.  The beautifully furnished model home is open every day except Wednesday.  Montrose is located on Church Road just west of Hwy. 305 in Olive Branch, MS.


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Coming Soon: The Villages of Hawks Crossing East

Categories: DeSoto County Schools, Family Homes, Featured Olive Branch MS Neighborhoods, New Neighborhoods | Posted: April 30, 2015

We are so excited to announce that our newest neighborhood – The Villages of Hawks Crossing East – will be ready for presale in about 30 days! Hawks Crossing East Entry Sign

The first phase of this new neighborhood includes 29 family-sized homesites located on Craft Rd. in Olive Branch, MS, directly across the street from Lewisburg Schools – one of Mississippi’s highest ranking schools.

Five Grant homes plus the neighborhood model home have already been planned to begin construction by the end of May.  Prices start in the $260’s and will include features standard in Grant’s Heritage Series such as hardwood, upgraded cabinetry, and upgraded lighting and more.

A Grand Opening has been planned for early June. For more information, contact Scott Poole  by clicking here.

Forest Hill: Great Location, Great Schools, Great Neighborhood

Categories: DeSoto County Schools, Family Homes, Featured Olive Branch MS Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Schools | Posted: March 4, 2015

Families looking for an old fashioned neighborhood with room for children to play, walking trails for after dinner walks and a real community school are look no further than Grant & Co.’s Forest Hill community.002

Located adjacent to one of Mississippi’s Blue Ribbon Schools, Forest Hill in Olive Branch, MS is a neighborhood built for family fun – spacious backyards, walking trails, sidewalks and beautiful lakes.

Grant and Company offers 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms homes with finished bonus rooms, spacious family rooms, warm hearth rooms, and two story plans with master bedroom downstairs in this DeSoto County, MS neighborhood.

Forest Hill is within walking distance to the highly ranked Center Hill Elementary School.  As a member of the second largest school district in the State of Mississippi, Center Hill School is a neighborhood school that consistently ranks in the top schools in the state and was awarded a Blue Ribbon Schools for academic excellence.

Beautifully and naturally landscaped with two large lakes and walking trails, Forest Hill is minutes from downtown Olive Branch, Collierville, TN, the historical downtown Memphis area and the Memphis International Airport.  Getting to where you need to be is easy with quick access to Hwy. 78, Hwy. 385 and I-55.

Beautiful new Grant homes are ready to move in today in Forest Hill. For information on these homes, click here.

With the best schools, the perfect location and a choice of exclusive homes built by Grant & Company, Forest Hill is a smart move.

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