House backyard facing to Rolator Rd ( Frisco, TX)

Asked by Tan, Irving, TX Wed Feb 5, 2014

Planning to buy a house in Frisco, TX ( Richwoods community) . The concern is that the backyard facing to Rolator Road (2 lanes). Will there be vehicle noise inside the house..how about in the backyard? Will it affect the resale proce and if yes by how much? May be I am getting at $10k less than other houses located inside...Pls. advice...Any help appreciated?

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Trent Nguyen, Home Buyer, Araby Eight Com'l Estates, Yuma, AZ
Mon Jul 7, 2014
Great corner lot home for sale 13004 Minnow Way in Frisco. MLS/Source ID: 12158240.
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Stacey Feltm…, Agent, Frisco, TX
Mon Feb 10, 2014
You should definately question someone working for almost free. You will get what you pay for from these individuals. Tan, Do you work and not get paid or do you perform stellar work and get compensated for your hard work?
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Mon Apr 21, 2014
It's a good thing you backed out. $10k less for backing a busy road is not going to do any good when you are trying to sell it.

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Cathy Browne, Agent, Plano, TX
Sat Apr 12, 2014
I would not recommend for a client to buy a home backing to a busy road. If you try and sell it later, you may have a problem.
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Tammi Montgo…, Agent, Frisco, TX
Thu Mar 27, 2014
You probably will not hear much inside the home but you will hear traffic in the backyard. There are many homes that back up to high traffic streets in the area so they do sell. It could narrow your pool of possible buyers when you want to sell but if you love the home and are getting it at a good price I would not let the traffic be my main focus.
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Don Groff, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Mar 19, 2014
You will want to test out the noise levels yourself. I once bought a home that backed to a road. I would not personally consider that again. It wasn't a big deal but it did effect the value of the home. It all depends on how much of an impact the visual and noise factors are. I live in a neighborhood where they built a toll way on one side and those homes that once backed up to trees now have a huge concrete wall or direct view of a 5 lane toll road. How much would you discount a home that has that?

When you buy a home you need to keep in mind selling the home. If this is an issue for you it will be an issue for others. Make sure you are getting a discount as compared to other homes that do not back to the street in the neighborhood... or keep looking.

In the end you are buying the home, it's your investment and home so these are decisions you need to evaluate.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Don...I backed out
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Stacey Feltm…, Agent, Frisco, TX
Thu Feb 6, 2014
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Thu Feb 6, 2014
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NOTE: Rolater is busy street in Frisco HOMES might have a "better deal" they back up to busy street, however there is road noise especially during busy hours, and IF you were to resale the property minimizes the number of families wanting to purchase the home OR deeply discounted. RARE to locate homes in DFW that back up on busy street that have high resale value. I only wished builders would use this land for another value for the neighbor than construction of new properties.

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Sherry Renfr…, Agent, Frisco, TX
Thu Feb 6, 2014
Hi Tan- This is a good reason why you should always hire a REALTOR to represent you in new construction. We do take a discount off the value of the home when it backs to a busy street. The city does have plans to widen this at some point. It will make this home a little harder to resale in the future and longer to sell on the market. Even longer if Rolater has widened to 6n lanes which is the plan. You will hear road traffic from inside your home. It will be even louder in the back yard. That is probably why that home has not sold yet. I am certified in new construction and will be happy to help you. Please feel free to call or text. Best regards, SHERRY RENFROE, CNHS, CLHMS, RCC, EBBY HALLIDAY REALTORS 214-215-4145 sherryrenfroe@ebby.com http://www.sherryrenfroe.com
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Thu Feb 6, 2014
Did you talk to your agent about this? What did she/he say?

If you don't have an agent then I would suggest hiring one. Most people who purchase a new home think that they do not need an agent. The agent at the builder's office works for the builder and will not give you any advice since her job is to protect the builder (the seller). A buyer's agent role is to look after you, the buyer. Her/his job is not only to find you a property that is in your search criteria but also to help and guide you about the process and answer your questions/give you expert opinion.

Now about the home, if the location of the home is a concern to you then I would suggest that you move on.

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Melissa Hail…, Agent, Plano, TX
Thu Feb 6, 2014
Tan,
If it's a concern for you...enough to ask the question...it's probably a concern for others. That being said, if you do purchase this home please know that some people will have concerns about buying it from you when you plan to sell in the future. Please know that the $10,000 discount you may be getting now may also be reflected when you plan to sell in the future.

As for that particular street, there are plans to widen it in the future as the city grows. Of course, that could increase any road noise.

If you are not concerned about the road noise, and you feel that you are getting a fair price on the home - then by all means move forward with the purchase. HOWEVER, if you have concerns about purchasing this home, it may be a good idea to keep looking at other home choices.

If you are not working with a Realtor, I highly recommend it (even if you are buying a home from a builder). Your Realtor will work for YOUR best interests, not the best interests of the seller. There is usually no cost to you as a buyer for a Realtor to represent you.

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Michael Brow…, Agent, Allen, TX
Thu Feb 6, 2014
Keep in mind that there are future plans to widen the lanes in the vicinity, which "may" increase the traffic noise, especially as the area continues to grow. Many people don't want a home that backs to a major road, for others, it doesn't bother them.

If you are a serious buyer and you are thinking of buying new construction and you are not represented by a REALTOR, I would suggest you get representation immediately; the sale representatives in the model home represent the best interest of the builder, not your best interests. I have a long list of reason to have REALTOR representation when buying a new home, so contact me for the list.

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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Thu Feb 6, 2014
I've had clients walk away from those homes. If it is a concern to you it will be a concern to others. Obviously it is not a concern for some as they buy there and there are plenty of homes on this road and other busy or busier roads.

I always think about resale and don't want to hear and see the feedback for my seller that the buyer would have bought the house except for the location...on the busy road, under the powerlines, backing to commercial, backing to the water tanks, etc.

You may be getting the $10,000 discount now, but you might also give it away when you resale.

There's plenty of homes in Frisco to choose from:
http://www.metroplexhomesalesinfo.com/listings/areas/23484,2…
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Thanks a lot javajavagirl... I am planning to cancel the contract.
Flag Mon Feb 10, 2014
All the responses are from realtors/brokers trying to sell their services. As an appraiser, I would not want anything in return, have nothing to sell you. In your original post, where did it say it was new construction? Regardless if existing or new, keep looking. Traffic noises can only get worse, and you will hear it from the interior.
Flag Mon Feb 10, 2014
Thanks a lot...Appreciate your time for detailed response....You guys are awesome !!! Reg. backing to Rolator , checked with KHOV in same community they do not consider any price reduction too...When I re-evaluated this inventory home, I see a discount of $25000....I agree I have to sale for less too ( not sure how much, you guys can share how much less in resale)...My concern is that will there be vehicle noise inside house ( bedroom, family room are towards backyard...)..Pls suggest!!
Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014
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