There may be some very good qualities of a DR Horton home, as there are with other area "box" builders. For instance, you do get a lot of square feet for the $ per sqft sales price. However, there should be no confusing a "box" or "production" builder with a true custom builder. My company, Monarch Homes, is a custom builder. We design and build your home just as you want it from the beginning. We nurture our relationships with our Owners to form a partnership in the construction of your new home. Our Owners are involved in every phase of construction, working hand in hand to build your "home"....not just a house. Typically, with a "box" builder, you sit down at the beginning with a sales rep, pick out the options and upgrades that they offer to their limited existing plans, sign the deal and then come back when the home is finished to close.
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DR Horton builds a very good home that is perfect for first time buyers or people who might need to move in several years. They buy lots in quantity in today's market at lower prices, they buy materials in quantity and build several homes in a row. This is a cost savings they pass on to the buyer. They are not custom home builders but will modify their plans if you get them at the right time. If you really want to build a dream home to live in for a longer period of time, it makes sense to deal with a builder who can take your dreams and make it into reality.... more
Nope. Most sellers want to sell to move on. Most know the rent to own market is a ripoff and the renters almost always fail to purchase and the owner is stuck having to resell the property when the renter defaults and leaves the house worse than when they moved in because they knew they would not be able to buy it and that they were going to lose the deposit and extra option money paid each month.
Another critical thing to be aware of when buying a foreclosure is that you don't get clear title until the one-year anniversary of the property being sold on the courthouse steps (i.e. foreclosure sale).
You'd have to keep detailed records of everything you did to the house to make it safe to occupy. Things like changing out functional countertops with granite may not be considered a reimbursable expense if it was a preference change. But fixing the roof, replacing appliances that weren't working or unsafe, replacing carpet that was beyond salvage, etc., are examples of things that should be reimbursable, but you have to prove it was necessary. So take lots of pictures of the before to back up your case.
The longer a property has been on the market, the less likely you would have to give up your home. But it does happen, although very rarely. You basically have to ask yourself if you are willing to risk being one of the very few that it does happen to.
Also, don't assume foreclosures are the best deals. It can be worth paying a little more to own it with a clear title from day one.
Give me a call if I can help you with your home search.... more
I can help you with that. I have search capabilities via the MLS system that the general public doesn't have. If you aren't already working with an agent to do this for you, give me a call and I'll be glad to get all the information I need to find you options. We have one listing on Danne Road that has a pool and which is shown under my Trulia listings.... more
It doesn't show as being listed with a Realtor. What has you asking?
Are you working with a Realtor yet to help you find something that is available that would be a good match for you? If not, I'd appreciate being considered to represent you at no cost to you. Read the recommendations posted to my provide to determine if I sound like the right agent for you.
Please give me a call to tell me what you are looking for and I'll get some listing details e-mailed for your consideration.... more
I am so sorry that I haven't answered you sooner. For some reason, I am no longer getting question notifications.....
At any rate, it is doubtful. While there are a couple of properties in that range, they are not 3/2 and would probably not suit your needs. However, at the southeast corner of the Fruit and Nut Section is Covered B ridge Estates, and you could definitely get into that area in your price range. Nice homes there, and you should definitely take a look.... more
I live in Daphne, Alabama, and would be happy to send you school information for Daphne and Fairhope.
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Hi Shane, I expect that what you will find is that it is disclosed as an IBHS home. After all, it has gone through the rigors of making it safe, according to the standards of the Institute for for home safety. If it isn't disclosed, just ask the listing agent.
I hope this helps.
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Are you working with an agent at this time? If so have that agent get a quote ( estimate or range) for you. If not call Sandra @ Harper Realty in downtown Fairhope. www.harperrealtyonline.com 251-928-1060... more
Yes, it is good what you've done so far, now you ask is it good enough? Well that depends. a good mortgage person can tell you pretty quick. Either way do not be discouraged, your moving on the right track. And we think that's Great! Good for you! Your on the right track. This is the time to purchase a home. You remind us of our mentor Dave Ramsey who says, "Pay down your debt" and he is also saying that "this is the best time to buy a home in 30 years." Interest rates are low, depending on your credit score. If you need anything futher we can help as well. Just give us a call, or jot a email, we've love to hear from you, and prayerfully, after you speak to your mortgage person we can start sending you homes to preview over the interent.
Just let us know what your looking for how many bed / baths etc. We preview new listings everyday.In the meantime we wish you the very, very best ever!... more