There is a little more to it than just finding a home for the value. I see that you have kids.(Or a baby!, Cute) Look into the school districts and find out which schools you are comfortable sending your children to. Walk the neighborhood to see if you feel safe and check to see if there are older neighbors or younger neighbors. This makes a difference as your kids get older and want kids to play with in the neighborhood. And, remember, a new house is only newer house gets old too, so you may want to think about that too. Good Luck, Melina,. Take Care!
I would say that location beats amenities. You can usually change the house (add on for example) but you can't change the location. I would also add that there's a value associated with the location and how it fits your lifestyle. Is your commute shorter, is it near a school you want your kids to go to, are the neighbors and neighborhood more in line with your family, etc?
Also consider the men who built homes 30 years ago, they took pride in their work. In the last decade with homes being developed like they are from a factory line have seem to lose a lot of quality measures.
Here is blog i wrote about buying the home of your dreams
I have found that homes with more living space are easier to sell than smaller homes even if it's in a nice location. People seem to need more space these days than they ever did before. If the home in Eagle Lake fits your needs and is in your price range, I think that might be your better choice. But of course it's your ultimate decision.
Wishing you well in your home search!
It's all about YOU! You are the ones who will be living in it. Each type of property will have a market for certain types of buyers. I don't work your area, but in any metro area, small or large, there is something to be said for location. I would talk to a professional REALTOR in your area to see what is a more desirable market. If they are about even in terms of their appeal, then it's what you want to do that's important.
Sorry, my answer at this point doesn't tell you what to do, but if I knew more of what your looking for I could be more clear.