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Home Buying in Frisco : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Allen Boyer answered:
Yes, it's important to inspect at each stage but you should have discussed/negotiated that up front with the builder for it to be coordinated. That's one reason it is a good idea to have a Realtor even on a new build. Most builders are reputable but in this fast pace market sometimes things get missed...and it happens more than you think. But once the house is closed up it's too late.

Most people think they are getting a better deal by not using a Realtor but the Builders already have Realtor commissions built into the cost. And a good Realtor will usually be able to save you money by negotiating a better price or having add upgrades included.

Allen Boyer
Keller Williams
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Sales answered:
You will NOT find a Realtor that will give you 4-5% cash back at closing in Frisco. Realtors make a max of 3% in this market. If they do give you 4-5%, they just gave you ALL their commission, will have to pay their broker, then write you a check for the difference which could be thousands... This Realtor will not be in business very long.. Instead of working with the Realtor, just work directly with the builder in hopes of better deal. ... more
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Sun Feb 19, 2017
Sergeymart answered:
We recently bought Landon home in Frisco and were disappointed by quality of their work and materials they use. We had to have them come out to fix various issues that should have been done right from the start. On some issues they had to come back close to ten times until they could get it right. Some of the issues they refused to fix and wouldn't even respond to our requests. I don't recommend this builder to anyone. ... more
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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Susanne Anson answered:
Yes, several, but a difficult question to answer unless you can specify price range. Land costs have driving up costs more than 40% over the past 4 years. Send me an email at for specific names and reviews. Thanks, Susanne ... more
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Wed Nov 16, 2016
Scott Schueler answered:
The Gehan team, from the sales people, sales management, to upper level management, is second to none. I've had nothing but outstanding experiences working with this organization. As a Realtor of 14 years, I always recommend and trust Gehan Homes for my clients searching for new construction. Quality product at a fair price = great value. Frisco is a great place to buy and Gehan is currently building in a community called the Arbors at Willow Bay:

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Tue Nov 8, 2016
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Troycopeland answered:

It sounds like it"s the same subdivision I just moved into myself. I see this is dated for last year. I would be interested to hear what you decided to do. Troy
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Fri Oct 28, 2016
Adrianna35x answered:
I just learned that inspectors "assume". My house is very old, almost 60 years.. The walls are mostly cement, and the basement has never been insulated, and therefore, gathers moisture quite easily.
Typically, I run a DE-humidifier but it died a bit ago, and I haven't replaced it. On top of that, we did have a leak from an upstairs bathroom pipe for sometime, and it created a bit of harmless mold due to moisture.
The mold was cleaned thoroughly.

However, the inspector just assumed that there MUST be severe foundation issues. Buyer backed out

I am fuming. There never has been any foundation issues. NO cracks, no wobbly walls, no water seeping in.

He cost me a buyer, and now I have to go get what I already know, and pay for a professional to come in and put it in writing. I should be able to sue for cost of sale of house!!
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Tue Oct 25, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Angeline,

I am base in Plano and your best option is to purchase the new home by Calatlantic in Frisco as McKinney taxes as set to go up in the coming years base on not enough schools and the number of people moving to area vs Frisco where the new schools are already build and schedule to come online in 2017 base on previous bonds.

But before you go off and talk with the builder I would advise you first to get qualified by a Lender and select an Agent to represent you with the negotiation. This will force the builder to offer up some additional incentives. I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, this will allow you to make the best decision for your family. I can be contacted for a FREE no obligation consultation.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Phone 469-347-3572
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
Designerprincess101 answered:
Prosper, TX
I was currently having a house built, but it just seems that we are having so many issues with the builders. First it started that they were leaving beer bottles and cans all over the property, then an appraiser came in a noticed that the work was sloppy and the foundations was poor. To top it off, my family and I go to look at our soon to be home and we have found what is called to be a "code brown" because one of the builders have taken multiple bowel movements in the house. Not in the bathroom, no, the mess was found in what was supposed to be my closet. Even though the bathroom was located right across the hall, the worker decided to take multiple bowel movements in the closet. How unprofessional! Now the house is crawling with bacteria and we are not closing on it. It's truly disgusting that this occurs so often in this company that they actually have the "Code Brown" name for it. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a "Code Yellow" too. If you have purchased a home from them I hope for you that it isn't infested with the bacterial and feces that this house now has, maybe even E. Coli, we can't be too sure. I truly feel sorry for the next owners because you are now hanging your clothes on top of a stranger's fecal matter. In addition to our disgust, when we sent in a complaint about what we found, the workers said we were being unreasonable and this happens sometimes. No, this is unacceptable and this company should be embarrassed. If you're moving into Creeks of Legacy in Prosper Texas, be aware that these builders have no respect for your home and probably have code browned your house as well. ... more
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Wed Sep 14, 2016
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Connie Reisenweber answered:
Check your easements! Gather information from the county building department and you will learn more about your prospective investment. Pros to corner lots are they tend to be larger, giving you more to work with and land values tend to rise overall in time. Cons can be the busy intersection or restrictive easements. Good Luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
the Indigo Skye Group answered:
Hi Donna,
My name is Debi Davies and I am a Senior Real Estate Specialist with the Indigo Skye Group and Keller Williams. I can help you. Please email me whenyou can. Thank you Donna.
Debi Davies
Realtor | Sales Associate
The Indigo Skye Group
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Tue Jun 7, 2016
Zyre Sullivan answered:
I am able to get first time home buyers into new homes with zero down payment. You must be approved for our down payment assistance program. Feel free to contact for further details.
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Zyre Sullivan answered:
Different lenders have different criteria. I am able to get buyers into homes with as little as a 500 credit score with 10% down and a 580 fico with 3.5% down.
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Zyre Sullivan answered:
I suggest an area that provides an easy commute to work and quick access to highways. I would also look at the stats of the area to assure that your choice in home would maintain its value. I would be honored to provide you a wants and needs determination and email you list of homes that meet your requirements. ... more
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Sun May 1, 2016
Dowsley answered:
I live in Roanoke Va. My father just passed away and I mom cant afford to keep the house.
We cant live together, but I need a house that has separate living quarters. Is there such a place? ... more
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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Marie Spencer answered:
I have gone through the program in Houston many, many years ago and was able to purchase my first home. I do not doubt that the process is slow and I had no help other than relying on myself to complete the tasks and get my information in. Within about 6 months I had a brand new home with a great monthly payment. Now, almost 9 years later I have relocated and plan to attend a workshop in Dallas this weekend. I do plan to use a realtor with NACA experience to help guide my husband and I though the process so hopefully it will be as painless as possible. Considering the ratio of LO's to clients, something should be done about that based on the large number of people who are actually interested and plan to follow through. I will have my fingers crossed. ... more
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Sun Mar 6, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
There aren't many (or any) bad areas in Frisco. Inventory is so low right now, I suggest being open to both communities since your home options will be limited.

I'm an Exclusive Buyer Agent serving the Frisco area. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Please give me a call.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate
Exclusive Buyer Agent

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! US, Texas, and Spanish versions available.
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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Ilangkumaran.kabilan answered:
I recently brought home from them. I don't prefer selecting Landon Homes. They are very poor in follow-up on issues. I stuck in the road still constructions going on. Their builders are so annoying. Multiple times they messed my lawn and need to fight with them to stop it. At the time of closing the house, there are few points identified on the back lawn and builders refused to fix the same stating that should be fine. Now as a peak they removed my fence without seeking permission from me for construction work and didnt replace them yet

Please stay away from them.

Ref - I am at Dominion at Lakeview
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