I agree with Carl. If you want the view, pay slightly more than your competition if it is a resale, or pay what the builder asks if it is a new home. Views of city lights in my experience are more valuable than golf courses in general, but it depends on the specific view you are talking about.
BTW, you can search view properties on 680homes by going here: http://www.680homes.com/real-estate-search/lifestyle/
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