Try as they might, the people who want us all to live in caves have never been able to substantiate any of their claims that living close to power lines poses any sort of hazard. It's another scare story by those seeking government grants and appearances on TV talk shows.... more
Prices for new or newer homes in any area are dictated by location. I researced the cities you mentioned in your question and here is a random quotes on properties in these area:
Dallas -- New home prices are $85+Per Sq Ft.
Austin-- " " $97-173" "
Houston- " " $69-97" "
San Antonion" "$69-90" "
You also have to consider the price of the lot. One location a lot will be a different size than at another location and the price per lot lot will vary. example: Gallardia lot prices versus prices on a lot in Midwest City.
School districts figure in as well. There are lots of variables to consider rather that just the price of the house. The same house in different neighborhoods will have different price tags.
Good luck in house hunting.
Terri and Larry Mulinix, Keller Williams, (405) 834-7842... more
Calculating the square footage of a home is more of opinion than exact science. I doubt if anyone is purposely trying to mislead you or the public, but it's true that not everyone in the real estate business calculates square footage the same way. In fact, it may be different from one real estate agent to another, one assessor to another and one appraiser to another.
The square footage listed in the county assessors records for real estate are typically not questioned. These numbers are taken from the original documents and are generally accurate.
Most real estate appraisers measure the exterior of the home to calculate the gross living area.
Many real estate agents and builders will include all finished "walkable" areas when totaling the square feet of a house.
At the bottom of most listings is a disclaimer that says in part ..."Buyer to verify square footage."
Also in the listing it will say where the square footage came from.
If you're interested in buying a particular house and want to know the size expressed in square feet, my advice would be to make an appointment to visit the home and bring your tape measure.
Good luck, Terri and Larry Mulinix, Keller Williams...(405) 834-7842... more