M/I Homes Sells Benefit Home in Houston, Texas

Closing for Benefit HomeThirty four years ago the Greater Houston Builders Association Board of Directors created a charitable project to bring vendors, builders, developers and volunteers of the GHBA together for one cause: to find a way to give back to Houston. The overall goal of the program was to build quality homes to be sold at market value for a profit that would then be donated to charity. This program is still going strong today.

This year, M/I Homes of Houston was given the opportunity to build this “benefit home” in the Woodlands – Villages of Creekside Park community. M/I Homes donated the construction and management of the home, while The Woodlands community donated the homesite.

The Steffany II floor plan was selected for this event. This home featured 2,629 square feet of space with 3 bedrooms, a study and an open concept kitchen looking into the family room.

When looking for a new home Jennifer Simmons fell in love with this home, the community and the location.  She adored the open concept kitchen and the large variety of upgrades that were included in this home, as well as the spacious game room, media room and full bathroom upstairs.  The icing on the cake was when she learned that this home also benefited three local charities; the Texas Cancer Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and HomeAid Houston. Jennifer’s decision to purchase this home became an even simpler one.

Jennifer Simmons New Home

This benefit home closed on June 20th, 2014. The program that was created 34 years ago by the GHBA has raised over 9 million dollars for local charities throughout its existence. With the help of generous vendors, hard working volunteers and the Greater Houston Builders Association, M/I Homes was proud to be a part of such an amazing project.

To learn more about this program go to the GHBA website.

M/I Thanks an American Hero

Operation: Coming Home | M/I Homes of Raleigh

M/I Homes of Raleigh was honored to have been the builder of Hero Home Seven for Operation: Coming Home.

On April 10th we presented Staff Sergeant Ollie Hughes and his wife Megan their new home in the South Lakes community in Fuquay-Varina. This is our way to thank all those who serve our country and to show our appreciation by presenting this home to Ollie and his family.

Staff Sergeant Ollie Hughes, a squad leader in the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, was injured while deployed for this second tour in Afghanistan. He underwent numerous surgeries and 2 years of physical therapy learning to walk. Ollie and his wife are looking forward to getting back to their North Carolina roots with their children.

Read on for Ollie’s story of bravery, perseverance and triumph, and see the photos that attempt to capture the day’s festivities.

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