As you stated above, you will get more house for your money in Murphy (3200sf vs 2300sf). You will also find that a new construction home in Murphy will blend well with other homes in the area....as many of the nearby neighborhoods were built in recent years. However, in Plano you will find that homes surrounding the Haggard Estates neighborhood are older (built anywhere from 1970s-1990s) and your specific neighborhood will be the only "new" homes in the area.
Both builders have quality products. Both school districts are desirable (for different reasons). Both locations are great (easy access to highways, parks, schools, shopping, dining).
At the end of the day, the decision should be based on the best location and value for your family. My suggestion for someone buying new construction in this price point, is to make sure that you have someone on your side that is looking out for your best interests. Make sure you hire a Realtor to represent you and that will negotiate not only pricing, but also ensure that you have information about home inspections and more. This is a big investment - and you should protect it by having a professional assist you.
If you are not already working with another Realtor, pleaes feel freel to call/text/email me anytime. I would be happy to assist you and your family in finding the perfect new home.
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If you have children, you might need to look at the schools they would be attending and their ratings. Then start matching what one builder does over the other. Puts behind their walls and how they seal their windows, how much insulation they put in their walls and ceiling, do they use radiant barrier, that would influence or impact the monthly utilities. That could help make up the difference itself! I have also worked for new home builders for 4 1/2 years experience.
Hope this helps.
I would say that most of us have the time to assist, so contact any of us to see which one would work best for your situation.
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It all boils down to what is important to you and your family, where do you need to commute to work, what school or school district that you prefer, how much you are willing to pay for taxes etc. You'll get more bang for your bucks in Murphy but you also have to remember that Plano is pretty much built out so the land itself is more expensive.
I would suggest that you work with a realtor. If you are not currently working with one then I'd be happy to assist you. Feel free to call me.
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Vpallathu, sit back and think about what is important to you and your family, location and price. As you stated, you are planning on living in your home for the next 15 years. If you build a home based on price and not quality, you will definitely regret in the end. Vpallathu, Good Luck with your home search!