Highland Homes builds in Sienna master-planned community (Sponsored)

Highland Homes is building its popular 200 series with homes starting from the $430,000s.

Highland Homes is building its popular 200 series with homes starting from the $430,000s.

Highland Homes is proud to be part of the builder lineup in the established, 10,800-acre, amenity-rich master-planned community of Sienna by Johnson. Located in Missouri City, near Sugar Land, and in the thriving Fort Bend County area, Sienna offers residents 100-plus acres of parks, waterparks, a golf club, sports park, on-site schools, stables and more.

Highland Homes is building its popular 200 series with homes starting from the $430,000s. With 16 home plans to choose from (10 one-story and six two-story), numerous exterior styles and structural options, buyers have plenty to choose from. Highland also offers its new livability options which include extended outdoor living, dressed up master closets, enhanced laundry and craft rooms (featured in the model home), extended walk-in pantries, fitness rooms, working/home learning options,

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Landmark Highland Park estate sells to Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia

A landmark Highland Park estate has been sold to a California social media company founder with deep Texas roots.

The more than 100-year-old Cary estate on Lakeside Drive is one of the Park Cities’ surviving early 20th-century mansions. It was sold to a trust headed by Nirav Tolia, co-founder of neighborhood networking site Nextdoor.

The six-bedroom, more than 7,600-square-foot historic home was listed for sale earlier this year for $12.5 million by Dallas’ Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

Nirav Tolia, co-founder of Nextdoor
Nirav Tolia, co-founder of Nextdoor(Courtesy of Nextdoor)

Nirav N. Tolia and Megha T. Tolia, trustees of the Nirav and Megha Family Trust, bought the house from the family of the late Dallas businessman Al G. Hill Jr. The purchase was financed with a $6 million loan from JPMorgan Chase Bank, according to deed records.

Built in 1910 for Dallas doctor Edward Henry Cary, the Highland Park estate has features including a

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Software Exec Sells Highland Beach Mansion For $8M

3573 South Ocean Boulevard, Highland Beach (Credit: Google Maps)

3573 South Ocean Boulevard, Highland Beach (Credit: Google Maps)

The founder of a telecommunications software company sold his oceanfront Highland Beach mansion for $7.9 million.

Dragos Alexe and his wife, Susanne Kramer, sold the home at 3573 South Ocean Boulevard to 3573 S. Ocean Blvd. LLC, a Delaware company, property records show.

Alexe, who founded Matawan, New Jersey-based DAX Technologies in 1996, sold the company to United Kingdom firm Spirent Communications in 2014 for $37 million, according to Reuters.

The 6,788-square-foot home hit the market in 2017 for $11.8 million, according to Realtor.com. Premier Estate Properties represented the seller, and Keller Williams of Miami Beach Realty represented the buyer. It was most recently asking $8.5 million in May.

Alexe paid $4.7 million for the house in 2014, according to property records. It was built in 2001 and has six bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms.

Earlier this year, Grafton

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