Merrell Family to Present Game Ball April 11, 2016

Merrell Family to Present Game Ball April 11, 2016

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As a proud partner of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Home Creations has the opportunity to select one of our homeowners to do game-ball presentations before Thunder home games. We chose the Merrell family from our Palermo Place community to present the game ball on April 11 before the Thunder takes on the Los Angeles Lakers!

We sat down with Bethany Blair and Daniel Merrell to get the story behind their home buying journey with Home Creations!

Currently living in Yukon, Bethany and Daniel began their home buying journey with Home Creations one weekend when they were driving around, looking for homes in the Southwest Oklahoma City/Moore area.


“We were just really interested in the neighborhood and we saw that Home Creations was building out here so we came out and took a look randomly one day and we thought the houses looked great,” Bethany said.

The atmosphere of the community and the close proximity to 8-year-old Jordan’s school sold them on our Palermo Place community.

Palermo Place is a brand new community which is really nice and we were very attracted to the fact that the community will be having a clubhouse and a pool which will be great for our kids,” Bethany said. “We were also able to get a home in a cul de sac, which is something we really liked.”

From the first time they walked into their brand new home, Bethany said everything just fell right into place.

“It was really just that feeling you get, you know, when something feels right,” she says of her new home.


“She kept saying she didn’t think she’d find her dream home for at least a few more years, but now we’ve got it,” Daniel added.

In additional to the ideal location and the community amenities that will be added in, Bethany and Daniel both found things they loved about their home that stood out to them upon first impression of their new home.

“I like the big windows in the front and having the stone mixed in with the brick out front,” Bethany said. “Our house also backs up to the trees so when I’m in the kitchen, I have a perfect view, which I really like.”

“The wood flooring and the fireplace really caught my eye. They’re really nice,” Daniel added. “And the cul de sac was also something that really sold me. You know, people can’t come just speeding down the street and the kids have somewhere to play and ride their bikes.”

Bethany and Daniel also really liked the in-ground storm shelter that is community specific to Palermo Place homes.

After they were confident that they had found the perfect home, they were pleased at how simple and positive the rest of their home buying journey was.

“We worked with John and he was absolutely wonderful to work with,” Bethany said of New Home Consultant, John Burris. “It was really an enjoyable experience.”

“John was just really helpful and really positive,” Daniel added.  “We really felt like he was wanting to work with us. He did everything he could to help us and to make us feel comfortable buying this home. John was always in contact with us, always answered our phone calls and had  the answers to the questions we had. He really made the entire process very easy.”

And now, the Merrell’s home buying journey is set to conclude very soon. They will be moving in to their brand new Palermo Place home in May!


So all you Oklahoma City Thunder fans, be on the lookout for Jordan Merrell, who will get to present the game ball before the Thunder game on April 11!