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Ornella, Home Buyer in Allen, TX

Quail Run Allen Tx, I need some opinion on the community and the builders...I'm thinking to buy a Landstar

Asked by Ornella, Allen, TX Wed Jul 2, 2008

home....but I don't know much about this builder, does it have a good reputation, is it better then Drees?

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Hi Ornella,
I just worked with a buyer to write a contract on a Drees Home in Quail Run. We were able to close quickly on an existing home and my clients are thrilled! I personally own a Drees home that I purchased in 1997 and love it and their good warranty program. I learned on this latest deal just how much more they have added to their product (in terms of energy-efficiency, etc) since that time. I was very impressed. I don't know anything about Landstar but can highly recommend Drees and Quail Run for its wonderful location. When looking at new construction it is still very important for you to have an agent represent you--the builder is still a seller and it's helpful to have an agent on your side to negotiate. Builders are happy to work with agents and actually solicit our assistance. If you talk to Drees, ask for Beau and tell him I sent you. He's awesome! Better yet, I'd be glad to go out with you. They are making some great deals right now and rates are the lowest ever!
Susan - 972-489-0228
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Hi Ornella, Did you buy a Landstar Home in Quail Run. Any input that you can provide on the quality, post sales support, warranty, price, etc, is much appreciated.
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Hi Ornella, Landstar is a great builder and their floorplans and exterior elevations are one of my favorites. Quail Run in Allen is a great subdivision to buy because it is one of the last affordable new home subdivision in West Allen. See all Quail Run properties here: http://www.janusregroup.com/site/10184. Let me know if you need help with your home purchase.
Web Reference: http://www.janusREgroup.com
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Ornella,

Landstar is a great builder! They are also closing out their single family homes division in the Dallas area, so you would get the last of a great breed. This could be a great factor for you when you re-sale the home. They want to focus more on town homes and commercial in this marketplace, so that's where they are channeling their energies now. They are a much more contemporary builder than Drees. Their product is pretty unique and difficult to find in the area. They also build in Cypress Creek in Frisco with Drees.

That's also a good factor because the homes will look different, there will be contiguous architectural integrity and you don't have to rely solely on Landstar to finish out the community. Drees has a good reputation and builds a solid product.

I've negotiated with Landstar before and helped clients save a bundle. If you haven't already got a buyer's representative representing YOUR best interests, I would so advise you to do so. It costs you nothing, but could save you a fortune in time, headaches, heartaches, not to mention your pocketbook.

Happy to help,
Terri Hayley
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If you don't mind I am going to follow this question. I have not worked with Landstar yet.
Thank you,
Jeff
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Landstar, received a 3 from J.D. Power...I suggest that you visit community and meet the Project Manager, this will give you an opportunity to form your own conclusion.

Call if you would like for my Firm to represent you in this process.

Best regards,

Mattye P. Smith
Realtor
972-733-5265

Colonial Real Estate
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I have seen both products and since ethically I cannot say one is better than the other, what I can offer up is the quality rating by JD Power and Associates: http://www.jdpower.com/homes/ratings/home-builder-quality-ra…
Both companies are 3 star in customer satisfaction which can be a difficult element to measure because everyone has their own expectations. Quality is of utmost importance as well as location.

Cumberland Farms is a beautiful community as well, the homes are a bit pricy because they are larger with more ammenities and the lots offer more privacy than Quali Run. However if Quali Run is your choice, here is one home that is available :
http://www.newhomesource.com/homedetail/specid-569623
I prefer to work directly with the Builder because there is more flexibility in negotiating the price and asking for particular upgrades. Timing is everything so if you are ready to look at homes, please call me:
Lucy Puniwai ZIP Realty (214) 783-6416
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I like Landstar.....in my opinion very similar to Drees. I've seen them build in the same neighborhoods before. Always use a realtor when buying a new home. You'll get free representation. Every day on this website realtors are answering questions of buyers who have had bad things happen when buying directly from the sales rep. You can also see a list of some of these issues on my website under the new home tab. You can also drive the neighborhood in the afternoons and ask the buyers what they thought about their purchase.
Web Reference: http://www.teamlynn.com
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