I also checked Schaefer Ranch, the general feeling is that its price is way over priced. Even their employee are surprised by its inflated price. One 3,300 sqft model is listed for $930k. Same sized re-sale/REO homes in Dublin Ranch and Windermere are listed as low as $850k. Though it does have larger lot (10k sqft). However, west dublin's school is even worse. And one elementary is closing down. Schaefer Ranch is far west edge of Dublin, it is pretty remote and not convenient.
Hope you're having a great weekend! Yes, there are new homes at Positano - 2 communities:
2242 sq ft - 3027 sq ft approx
2747 sq ft - 3565 sq ft approx.
I would highly recommend visiting these 2 communities since they currently have some year end inventory ~ December 2008 timeframe - Just in time to get you moved in for the Holidays + great incentives on these December move in homes.
The Portofino homesite has great views from the Towers Room and all the 3 homesites available are in close proximity to the future park slated to be built out close to the Cantara community.
Also, nice cul de sac locations available at the Salerno community ready to move you in the December timeframe. Did I mention their Holiday Gift Package which promises to include the Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator? And incentive pricing on the homes!
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It is much nicer with a lot of upgrade and "high ceiling" and come with a mature back yard on larger lot. Even this one is still about 5% overpriced.
And, the whole area will take years to build out. Early residents have to live in construction zone for a long time. Buyer are deceived by their model home which is packed with shiny upgrades.
The Shadow Canyon homes are much better designed, but they are way overpriced, especially when you can buy a Cantara home by Braddock & Logan in Fallon Village for $250K less on average. What bothered me the most about the Shadow Canyon homes is that the builder did not go for those nice interior finishing touches like decorative archways throughout this project. Also, the interior designers they chose did NOT do a good job with the color palette, furniture selection, and designer upgrades. As a result, the Shadow Canyon homes felt more like something out of Mountain House than a luxury home in Dublin.
I encourage everyone who is considering buying a new home in Dublin to check out both Seeno's Schaeffer Ranch and Braddock & Logan's Cantara in Positano. The dramatic difference between these two products is best appreciated in person.
John M. Zukoski, the Around Dublin blogger got some numbers for us.
Capri (2242 sq. ft.): $713K
Aria (2663 sq. ft.): $756K-$763K
Montare (2674 sq. ft.): $765K
Portofino (3027 sq. ft.): $813K
John said these numbers are from about a week or two ago. Also, he saw a few reservations on units from the first phase already.
My impression is that these homes are bigger and nicer than Lennar's Sonata, and they are priced VERY competitively when compared to Toll Brothers' Milano and Lennar's Sonata. I don't like the look-and-feel of Sonata's exterior, because they look cheap to me; however, I do love the solar roofs. The Cantara homes are supposed to be eco-homes, because they use a lot of recycled material and employ building methods that minimize energy loss. Unfortunately, they don't come with solar roofs. These homes' exteriors have a Mediterranean feel, so they feel more distinctive when compared to the Sonata homes.
There is also another Braddock & Logan development nearby called Salerno, which is also part of Fallon Village. I won't be able to check them out until mid-September, so if you have more questions about these two Braddock & Logan developments, I'd email John and ask him for his opinions and impressions. John seems to know the East Dublin developments like the back of his hand, so I'd definitely pick his brain. Good luck.
I have walked through the models. The first one is on the small side, and the last one has a split-level master bedroom. All the lots are on the small side, but the square footages for floorplans 2, 3, 4 are all respectable. There should be around 75 homes in the Cantara community. I have not had the chance to check out the other Braddock and Logan community. The prices are very competitive (from low 700K). If you are on the market for a new home, I would definitely check them out.