I think you will enjoying living in the area not matter what lot you select.
I wish you the best,
The challenge is finding a suitable lot and similar upgrades that suite your taste. There have been a handful that have come on the market since you posted your question, most of which are very desirable with excellent upgrades and beautifully completed rear and side yards.
Best of luck and hopefully you find (or have found) the perfect Blackstone home that meets your dreams and needs. Whatever the outcome, I think you'll love this community, great location, amenities, neighborhood, neighbors, etc!
If you give them a good faith deposit on a home that has been released for sale, this will hold the pricing for you. If they have not released the lot you are interested in, then there's an excellent chance, with our current market, that the pricing will be higher in August of 2013.
The developers are always willing to negotiate more on a completed home. You will get the best price on a finished home, because they don't want those homes sitting in their backlog.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Janice Bothwell, Associate Broker
Lyon Real Estate, El Dorado Hills
The price for homes built 2010 or later in El Dorado Hills increased 22% from 2011 to 2012 so if that is any indication, I would say it's definitely possible. According to MLS there are currently 14 homes pending in Blackstone and 12 homes have sold there since July 2012. Demand is very high! If you would like any of the trend reports, I would be happy to send them to you.
Lyon Real Estate
It is always a good idea to have your own realtor when purchasing a new home from the builder to assure your interests are represented & you have all the information necessary to make an informed decision. A few things to consider are HOA dues, Mello Roos fees, & school district boundaries. The prices for new homes are also generally higher than resale homes & many of the resale homes in El Dorado Hills don't have mello roos or HOA dues.
Hope this helps!
Lyon Real Estate