There are many reasons why one property might sell for more then another, even if they square footage is different.
It has to do with location, amenities and demand. Things you might not think are important, will effect the value as well, such as public services (police, fire, schools), proximity to recreation, proximity to transportation and jobs and so forth. I recommend you begin a working relationship with a local Realtor to get excellent answers to your questions and the help you need to purchase a property.... more
I am a Brookhaven College graduate, I am very familiar with the area and would love to help you find your dream home. Please contact me, I have a very good lender that can get you pre-qualified with a quick 5-10 minute phone call. Thank you... more
I own one of the homes in Branch Crossing. The area is now "coming back to life" after the market took a major hit. The nearby DART station is something that has helped. There's a lot of redevelopment happening around it. The city of Farmers Branch seems to be giving this area a lot of attention. The location just can't be beat. Since I travel a lot, I'm particulary glad that it's a relatively cheap cab ride to either airport. Holt is correct. Many of the older homes that you have seen are being held by investors.... more
Builders are always flexible... just like any other seller, they price high and then negotiate down.
I would caution you though, that even if you are working with a builder, you need to have a real estate agent representing you and watching out for your best interests and negotiating on your behalf. I don't have the information that you are asking about right now, but if you will contact me, I will dig deeper for you and get you some information on who the builder is and what their prices/specs are.
Let me know,
Keller Williams Elite