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Old 05-29-2007, 11:02 AM
 
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anyone know anything about this development--we drove out there this weekend--close to La Cantera--custom homes--acre lots--
they have to have aerobic septic and propane tanks--think many homes might be all electric because propane is not that easy to cook with/heat w/for big HVAC units
have to have their water wells

we are starting to get the itch for large lot and trees--that eliminates Haslet frankly--not that we like that drive into FTW anyway

It is unencorporated area of Parker co--White Settlement schools--which only matters for resale since we are empty nesters....

same distance into downtown as from where we live now so DH would not have big difference
I am concerned about the water well issues and general property values--we drove through Mansfield area this weekend looking at acre lot type homes and there are LOTS of houses for sale--more than in Colleyville-Keller area--so what gives with that---we don't feel comfortable buying so far from what we know when we see things like that---don't know if it is issue with local schools or county government---
went through La Cantera and there was only 1 re-sale home and just few under construction---
only new homes for sale in Estancia--but not familiar w/builders
Adams Custom Homes
Hill Country Custon Homes
Bent Creek Custom homes and
Sigala Custom homes

Any info--and I know that Lakeside itself--does not get very good reviews--

don't know that we will do it--but we really like the trees and larger lots--very different for us--would have to get new dr and rethink lot of how we do things since we live in very convenient area now...but trying to get lot w/trees in Keller/Colleyville area is just too expensive....
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Have you looked in the Orchards out by Eagle Mountain? We have opted for Vista Ranch because of the school district. The Orchards are beautiful with very nice upscale houses sitting on fully treed acre lots. We would build there but it is a little too far out for us and it is in a different school district.

It is out on Peden Road off of Bus 287 and Morris Dido.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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yes--we drove out there when they first started putting in streets more than a year ago---has some nice trees but it is really far out there--not as easy to commute to FTW and that area is really not very built up w/shopping--even a convenience store is hard to find...we went out there and looked at some of homes they have for sale--pretty...but just to far
that is why Estancia is really more attractive to us===can get into west FTW in about 8 min and it is as far into downtown for DH work as where we live now--distance wise---
shopping/restaurants not as convenient and we would probably have to get new dr and dentist which would not be easy thing to give up cause they are both excellent and we are so close to HEB-Harris which is good hospital...
I don't like the fact that it is White Settlement ISD--which is not as good as HEB or the others in our area---really not as good as some areas of FTW ISD--
we are concerned because there is only county services--like volunteer fire dept--and county sheriff--would have to be really energy efficient because HVAC would have to be all electric probably so we would price a geo-thermal system which is more expensive initially but should be better long term...

still looking for some info on that area per se
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:43 PM
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Default Sigala Custom Homes

I don't know if you are still interested in Estancia but I can tell you a lot about Sigala Custom Homes who built several homes in that subdivision. We live in Covered Bridge Canyon and he built our home. Covered Bridge Canyon is about 10 minutes west of Estancia down FM 1886 (Confederate Park Rd). Manuel Sigala is the owner and he is great! We would build with him again in a heartbeat. He also built our daughter's home in Lakeside and is building his personal home in CBC. Would be glad to give additional info if interested.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Volunteer Fire Dept. will mean $$$ homeowner's insurance rates because it's likely the home will burn to the ground before the VFD could get there to put it out.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Very nice community indeed. I like the different architecture of the homes and the elbow room.

There is actually one house for resale there. I don't know why the seller is moving after just a few months.

This was a 560 acres and it has been divided into 2 developments Estancia as the custom homes and Las Brisas will have mini ranchettes with large tracts of land. I blieve the Estancia once completed will have 47 homes with 1 to 2 acre lots.
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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unfortunately we have decided that living on that side of FTW is not really where we want to be--agree the development looks like very liveable, attractive place to be---only problem might be with the ISD it is zoned for--white settlement does not have the best rep or statistics and people spending that much money on home might want something better for their tax dollars...
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