If you want to see what the quality of a Ryland home is, you could go check out a model home in a number of nearby communities where Ryland is now building. One such place is called The Bexley, and is located behind Morningstar Ministries, just off Regent Pkwy.
I do have a listing here in Trulia in the Arlington Subdivsion right off Rte 160 down near where it intersects with 521, just 3 miles from Ballantyne. The address is 8144 Haviland Ave, take a look.
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Ryland builds a decent home and there are lots of ways to negotiate for the features you want at the best price. There are a lot of considerations, like schools, community amenities, resale values and what upgrades are good and not good to do. You really ought to have a Buyer Agent Advocate for New Home Construction (see Trulia Blog link below) .
You should also be aware that everyone the builder has you meet with probably works for them - not you. But when you come in with a New Home Buyers Agent Advocate you will have someone working exclusively for you, always in your best interest. from the first contact through negotiations and construction to the final settlement and closing. Every decision. All the time.
The great thing with the advertised price of homes builders sell, is that a Realtor's commission is included so you can have a New Home Buyers Agent Advocate expertise at no additional cost to you. Buyers who fail to choose exclusive representation from their own Buyer Agent Advocate should expect to miss many thousands of dollars in unadvertised upgrades and savings. Because the built-in commission is not taken off of the price, your choice is essentially putting extra profit in the Builders pocket without any benefit to you.
If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service if you contact me through my profile. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
Ryland builds a quality home. You get a decent amount of square footage and high quality finishes.
As far as should you buy a home in this community - I can provide you with a market analysis so you can determine whether or not you are getting a good deal versus an excellent deal, etc.
Even if you decide to purchase a new home from a builder you should have a buyer's agent to represent you. By law, an agent at a model home cannot represent you. All reputable builders price their homes to have a buyer's agent commission built in. If you do not utilize an agent, that money goes back in the builder's pocket - it is not passed along as a savings to you as the buyer.
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I am a licensed realtor in NC and SC and have been helping people buy and sell homes for over 23 years.
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