Please provide me some insight to get an understanding of these communities. And approximately what price range I can get the home.
As lovebayarea pointed out, you can find a lot of info on the web. You have to decide what floor plan you lik and then go after it. Brookfiled is a good builder and it does not hurt if you make a offer to them.
I would suggest you drive around the community look for "for sales" home and see how are they price wise. Also you can google the address of the new home that closed in the last couple of months and you should be able to find the selling price or better yet you can go to the county office to get the accurate number. Its all public info.
As far as which one is better-it all depends on your needs. If you do your homework right you wont need an agent.
we got tired of looking for a agent and are doing it solo. Take care and donto rush and take your time..its a buyers market.