The Milano homes are nice, but their greatest weakness is that they are cluster homes and not traditional single family homes. If you can afford single family homes, I would check out the Sonata homes or the Positano homes; otherwise, I would actually go for home in Siena or Firenze. Still, given there is an anticipated litigation between the City of Dublin and Toll Brothers, I would wait to find out more details about this lawsuit before entering any sales agreement with Toll Brothers.
Save yourselve the heart ache of owing a new home, and above all do not listen to their wild claims.
Understand that if you buy, you lose!
Given the latest bombshell dropped by the Around Dublin Blog regarding the real reasons behind Toll Brothers' lawsuit against the City of Dublin, I can no longer recommend any of the Sorrento homes. I am also worried about how much this pending lawsuit will cost everyone in the City of Dublin. If you have options beyond Dublin, I would seriously consider the implications of this looming litigation before I pull the trigger. Good luck!
I just came across the new development by Braddock and Logan called Cantara at Positano. Please check them out. It is the first of many more to come from the Fallon Village project.
According to this blog, Sorrento at one time was supposed to have another phase east to the one you're considering. Toll is basically trying their best to wrap this project up and be done with Dublin. As you can tell from my username, I bought one of their Firenze townhomes. What I tell people is that in addition to location and floorplan, anyone who's interested in buying a production home should not sign any sales agreement without talking to the project manager. Interview the project manager. If she or he cannot be bothered, I would not be comfortable buying in that community, even if it is a Toll Brothers home. Your home's quality depends heavily on how good that community's project manager is. The more you know how the production home business is run, the more powerful you will be as a buyer. Finally, according to the Around Dublin Blog (article referenced below), Toll Brothers will only be building Sorrento West. Another builder will take over Sorrento East, so it is perfectly reasonable for you to insist on price protection until built out. Good luck on your search.
I notice you have asked several questions about Dublin Ranch. I suppose you have already registered there as well. If you have not, it would be to your advantage to take an agent with you to negotiate on your behalf.
I just helped a client with a new development last Saturday and was able to negotiate a very good price for him (much lower) than their listed price for that phase.
Toll Bros is a great builder and most their standard options are considered more than upgraded options with other builders where you have to pay steep prices to get those options.
I would be pleased to help you negotiate with them, however if you are already registered, I cannot do much. If you are considering other areas in Dublin or other new developments in different cities, let an agent know before you register. An agent should be able to negotiate a better price for you since that is what they do for a living.
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