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Old 04-02-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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My price range is 110-120K. I found many desirable houses in FW in this price range. There were considerable less comparable houses in Dallas. I like the architecture of the houses I saw (FW). Is there a tradition in Texas ofusing brick? If so, why is this? I saw a few houses with bricked archways,which really appeals to me. Any idea whether this design has a name?Please comment on other areas of TX that might have interesting architecture. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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From my understanding it is because those materials are readily available here as well as rock. You won't find a lot of stucco and stucco/siding homes in comparison. Also you will find that the materials hold up better in the incliment weather that we find ourselves in spring.

You will find many styles of homes here in Fort Worth from traditional to ranches to old world to colonials.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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I wish more houses were fully bricked. It looks a bit silly to see over half the house have bricks but the back part and/or 2nd story have siding.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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I didn't realize that the houses that were bricked in front might not be bricked in back.I have seen such houses and it diminishes the appeal for me. The ranches I have seen in FW via the Internet have a look that is very much different from Colorado. Maybe it is a Spanish influence, I don't know.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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I didn't realize that the houses that were bricked in front might not be bricked in back.I have seen such houses and it diminishes the appeal for me. The ranches I have seen in FW via the Internet have a look that is very much different from Colorado. Maybe it is a Spanish influence, I don't know.
The vast majority of brick houses, at least in new developments, are only partially bricked. Homebuilders charge more for 100% brick and most buyers don't want to pay that premium.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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It really depends on the price range and builder. My mom's was only 170K and it is fully bricked in Saginaw.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:09 AM
 
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It really depends on the price range and builder. My mom's was only 170K and it is fully bricked in Saginaw.
Was that 2 stories or 1? 1-story fully bricked is somewhat common, but I rarely see 2-story houses that are fully bricked.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:47 AM
 
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Hers is a one story, but mine is fully brick and rocked and we are technically in a one and a half story.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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Hers is a one story, but mine is fully brick and rocked and we are technically in a one and a half story.
Your house is unique in that regard. One of the houses I looked at before I bought mine specifically bragged about how it was a 2-story house that was fully bricked. That was appealing, but the floor plan and layout wasn't, so I didn't bid on it.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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My daughter lives in a fully bricked one-story house that they bought for $130k five years ago. I agree, though, alot of the two stories are partially bricked but you can still find alot that are full brick.
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