Amanv.0701, Home Buyer in Irving, TX

New home @ frisco confusion

Asked by Amanv.0701, Irving, TX Sat Sep 14, 2013

I am considering couple of options for new homes. I am now confused and need your valuable inputs.

1. Ashton woods - 405k for 3700sq ft .. Seaforth floor plan

2. Gehan homes 3600 sq ft - 405k - stanford plan

Ashton wood has access to pool and fitness center 1 mile away at lone star ranch ($960 hoa annual)

Gehan homes have no amenities and at present hoa is $500 per month. They are planning to add to frisco recreation center with $400 additional per year.

Pls suggest which one will be good from location, pricing, resale and any other perspectives you want to share.


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Mark Diers, , Frisco, TX
Fri Oct 25, 2013
I am a lender here in Frisco. If you are building and want to protect today's rates, please give me a call. I can lock on today's rates and give you a free float down prior to the home being finished if rates do improve. I can get into further details over the phone or at my office.

Mark Diers
New Penn Financial
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Sandy Setliff, Agent, Anna, TX
Sun Sep 15, 2013
First, Kudos to you for understanding you need your own representation/Realtor when working with a builder. At face value I'd say if the two homes are relatively equal and you're looking for the amenities of a pool, etc., then go with what is already existing because you never know when a project will be completed.

That said, I also agree with my colleagues that much more goes into the decision. If you haven't already, suggest you hire a Realtor (which comes at no cost to you, the seller pays the Realtor fees) and get their expert assistance in supporting in your purchase. I'd be available to meet with you this week if you'd like to explore working together.

Best regards!

Sandy Setliff
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sat Sep 14, 2013
Much more goes into rendering an opinion to assist a family make the correct decision from interior/ exterior finish outs, and convenience / amenities. Recommend hire a Realtor lay out all the details assist in your decision

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Chris Hutchi…, Agent, Hurst, TX
Sat Sep 14, 2013
If you could get a comparable home in style quality value and amenities that has significantly HOAs I think that is the best way to go. There are a lot of potential home owners that have stigma about HOAs so you may save yourself a lot if trouble when you do decide to sell the house 5 years down the road.


Chris Hutchinson
The Michael Group
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sat Sep 14, 2013
I'd be happy to assist you if you are not currently working with a realtor. We can meet and discuss your options.

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

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Cindy Schunk, Agent, Frisco, TX
Sat Sep 14, 2013
There is much to consider & compare. Please give me a call if you aren't currently working with a Realtor & we can discuss your choices.
Cindy Schunk
Tonya Peek Group
EBBY Halliday Frisco
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Robert Hayley, Agent, Carrollton, TX
Sat Sep 14, 2013
They are both great builders and Frisco is a great area to be in. There are lots of considerations here for you to look at. Currently there seems to be enough difference in the homes, amenities and neighborhoods that you are comparing apples to oranges. I would be happy to help you look at this objectively so you can make sure you are selecting the correct home that best fits your needs and lifestyle. Give me a call or send me an email. Having a wife as an executive for a New Home Builder I can offer some uniques insights and perspectives into the process and help you come to a decision.

Robert Hayley
The Hayley Group, Fathom Realty, LLC
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David Hauck, Agent, Southlake, TX
Sat Sep 14, 2013
Both are great builders. I personally like Ashton Woods. Give me a call and I will work with you personally on all of this.

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David C. Hauck
Realtor / Retired Navy
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