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Old 09-03-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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We are a family of 4 who have recently moved to Frisco. We like Frisco because its newly built and pretty convenient as far as shopping/grocery is. We have moved from NY. We have started looking for houses in West Frisco area but the new houses are insanely expensive. The whole of Shaddock Creek, Phillip Creek Ranch, Newman Village area is nice but very pricy. We loved Newman Village because the houses/neighborhood has so much character vs. cookie cutter houses. Our budget is 450k-500k. We are open to older houses but no older than 2010. Looking at 4 bedroom at least. Schools are very important, ideally Wakeland. Any recommendations?
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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You know why it's hard to find a home built from 2009-2013 on the market? Because few were built during that time due to the down market. And the 2012+ homes are almost too new to be coming back on the market.

You may have to go back to 2004-08 to find a home you like in west Frisco.

If you are looking for non cookie cutter, you'll need to spend $600k plus for a newer home.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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^^^ This. Non-cookie cutter may be $700k+ now.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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^^^ This. Non-cookie cutter may be $700k+ now.
I got a kick out of an older home being OK but not older than 2010. That's almost brand new.

Last edited by Rakin; 09-03-2015 at 08:35 PM..
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:42 PM
 
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There are homes in Phil Creek ranch in your price range.
You might have to go for smaller lots - 3000- 3500 sqft.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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Phillips creek ranch is cookie cutter.. all the houses look the same. It's a huge community, I like it for the area but not really love the cookie cutter concept being used there. Now Newman Village .. love
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:01 PM
 
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Phillips creek ranch is cookie cutter.. all the houses look the same. It's a huge community, I like it for the area but not really love the cookie cutter concept being used there. Now Newman Village .. love
Then go ahead and buy at Newman. Why all this fuss?
Wait! You came down from NY expecting you will get picket fences and beautiful victorian houses for $450k in Collin County. Sorry to break it to you but that budget is not going to fly.

Your ideal house and your budget has a big gap. So couple of options -
Go down to Richardson, and further down to M-Streets, you will get it but wait.... you don't want anything older than 2010 and your ideal high school is Wakeland.

So may be you need to grab some drinks this long weekend and reassess your budget.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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Aren't you a little too rude?
Only valuable thing you said is to reassess my budget.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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With that budget and the school/location parameters, you aren't going to get anything but cookie cutter. I live in West Frisco around Teel/Eldorado, so I know the area well. Newman Village is nice, but I feel like you don't get much for what you are paying. You would get a little more house for your money if you settled on one of the cookie cutter neighborhoods. There are only 6 houses that fit your parameters right now, so you really can't be that picky.

Ironically enough we looked at this exact house back in 2008. It was listed for $350k and I think it sold for around $340-$345k. I think it's less cookie cutter than most because it is situated on a backstreet and doesn't back directly up to another house (there is a greenbelt of sorts, although the fences are wood).

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...3_M77418-73452
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Sorry, I had to come back. Newman Village isn't zoned to Wakeland, so keep that in mind. The vast majority of homes zoned to Wakeland will be approaching or a little older than 10 years old. I'm zoned to Wakeland and our neighborhood was built between 2002-2005. The newer neighborhoods, like Newman, are zoned to other high schools that were built more recently. So you may have to drop the idea of having a house newer than 2010 if you really want Wakeland.
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