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M/I Homes Joins Firethorne Builder Team

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Katy/Fulshear – July 12, 2011. . . M/I Homes is the newest homebuilder to join the builder team at Firethorne, a 1,400-acre master-designed residential community located in Katy/Fulshear. The builder’s 60-foot lot model home will be constructed in the new Firethorne West Model Park. Firethorne is situated 10 and 15 miles west of the Texas Medical Center-West Campus and Houston’s Energy Corridor, respectively.

“We are excited about our opportunity to partner with an established developer in a premier community like Firethorne. This coveted area of Houston with easy access to I-10, beautiful amenities and nearby shopping has all the attributes that today’s homebuyers are seeking to satisfy their quality of life needs,” said Craig Westmoreland Area President, M/I Homes, Houston Division. “It is our privilege to offer M/I quality built homes in Firethorne, along with other renowned builders. We seek to complement the integrity of the Firethorne community,” he added.

M/I Homes’ one- and two-story homes, available in brick, stone and stucco exterior elevations, will range from 2,000 to 3,400 square feet and priced from the $220,000s. The builder’s signature features include soaring windows, rotundas, structural and designer options and a 30-year transferable structural warranty.

“We hand-select each of our builders based upon their high standards for design, quality, customer satisfaction and reputation,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer. Currently completing the Firethorne builder team are: Ashton Woods Homes, Coventry Homes, Highland Homes, Partners in Building, Perry Homes, Plantation Homes and David Weekley Homes.

M/I Homes offers a 3%/4%/5% graduated Realtor commission on all 2011 closings. The Columbus, Ohio-based company, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, has built more than 78,000 homes since 1976 in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, the Carolinas and in Florida. M/I Homes now builds in both Houston and San Antonio in Texas.

Firethorne, located in the top-ranked Katy Independent School District and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, features 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, resort-style swim center, new competitive swim center, sports fields, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. It’s where the vibrancy of West Houston meets the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear.

To visit Firethorne, 28100 North Firethorne Road, take I-10 west and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463, or go to

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M/I Homes Joins the Firethorne Builder Team

M/I Homes Joins the Firethorne Builder Team

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