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Old 03-29-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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I want to know if you were in West Plano market for something below $600k and had to decide only by looking online at listings, which one you would select?

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Ones who don't want to, there is no obligation so no need to get upset. You can ignore this thread completely.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The one at the airport???

Seriously, though, I'd take a close look at the one built in '06. I think that's an advantage over the others that are 20 or so years old.

Of the old houses, I think the Caroline listing has a primo nature location, and the Lawson one has the best school feeders.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:47 AM
 
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THIS game is right up alley.

I would pick the Beaver Creek home.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey
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I love this game too!

Here are my favorites:
2912 Amesbury
5912 Glendower
5108 Longwood
3053 Greenhill
4628 de Gray

The curb appeal of these two scared me:
2709 Broken Bow
Altessa

The two story, double (very, very tall ceilings) living rooms are NMT. I feel they make a house seem like a hotel lobby, hard to do attractive window treatments and just scream Plano, Texas 1980s. It seem like it is harder to find a house w/o the soaring living rooms since that seemed to be the style in the 80's.

Having lived in the Midwest and the East coast for the past 14 hours, I don't care for the faux walls that you see a lot of in the Texas suburbs. A lot of them were overdone, make rooms feel "heavy" and my guess is that it would take a fair amount of time and money to correct them?

Let us know which houses are your favorites. Oh, I love this feature on realtor. Never seen it before.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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I love this game too!
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Having lived in the Midwest and the East coast for the past 14 hours, I don't care for the faux walls that you see a lot of in the Texas suburbs. A lot of them were overdone, make rooms feel "heavy" and my guess is that it would take a fair amount of time and money to correct them?

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The house I bought had a heavily textured faux Venetian plaster finish on the public rooms. I painted over it but it took 2 coats of Sherwin Williams top grade paint in flat finish. However, the heavy texture is invisible until you get right on top of it. I am very happy with the result. The kitchen walls had been glazed and were shiny. They had to be lightly sanded with a sanding sponge before paint would adhere.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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The two story, double (very, very tall ceilings) living rooms are NMT. I feel they make a house seem like a hotel lobby, hard to do attractive window treatments and just scream Plano, Texas 1980s. It seem like it is harder to find a house w/o the soaring living rooms since that seemed to be the style in the 80's.
All modern relatively expensive houses have high ceilings. That's an indicator of higher class, and has been for the last 100 years. If you can find a copy of Paul Fussell's book 'Class: A Guide Through the American Status System' you can see the full list of class indicators in terms of home design. I don't have the full list available, but high ceilings, oriental rugs, and books in the living room are other indicators.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Greenhill
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey
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There is a difference between having 9 or 10 ft. ceilings and the two story (might be a better way to describe them?) 20 ft. living rooms. What I am trying to describe is absolutely a newer construction (probably 80's) thing.

We are currently living in 1920's tudor and looked at a lot of houses built in the 20's and 30's while we were house hunting. None of them had the 2 story living areas that you see a lot of in the Texas suburbs.

Love me some tall ceilings, just not the 2 story rooms.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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I liked Greenhill, Shoal Creek and Curtis best but first two are Lewsville ISD and Curtis is in an airfield community. Unless you want to change schools or buy a small plane, they are not for you. I think I would go with Trail Lake or if they didn't come down to 600k then Cypress point has good bones and peaceful location, you'll have some money left over to update it. Gillingham would be my third choice.

There are some new homes for sale in Avignon priced below 650k.

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Old 03-30-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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I like Greenhills best but yeah its outside the Collin county line so feeding to Lewisville. It would be above 750k if it had PISD. I like Cypress Point's location and fact that it feeds to Barksdale. It doesn't look like sellers above 625k coming down to 600k. I'll wait for two weeks for new inventory but will decide by the end of month. Going to see some of these tomorrow.

Thank you for being good sport. Only if I had a small plane, I would so move to the air field. May be a bit noisy but how cool is it to have a hanger as third garage.
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