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Old 06-03-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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I am looking at a history maker home in South Fort Worth. Anyone ever dealt with them? I've never had a home built, and I am looking for a builder with a good rep. So far, I haven't found any negative comments about them.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:44 AM
 
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When I was house hunting, their homes looked pricewise cheap (good thing) but also build quality cheap (not so good). I never heard of them until I went house hunting. I preferred to go with a national/big-name builder and chose DR Horton. I don't personally know anyone w/ a HMH, so I can't speak of their experience. I can only speak from what I saw in their model and inventory homes and brochures. Good luck.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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I agree with beowulf7. We looked at them, and they are cheaply made homes. The outside of them really have no appeal at all and I can see having a hard time with resale. There are many other builders around that have better homes in the same price range, in my opinion.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:57 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. I was attracted to there 3k sq. ft. home for 120k. when I looked for a similar type home, the price jumped to about 160k. I will keep looking.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:21 AM
 
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A new 3k sq ft home should cost in excess of $200k around here (final price depending on a number of factors). If it doesn't you must ask yourself what the build quality and neighborhood is like.

My house is 2k sq ft and the final buy price was $137k with the options we chose.
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:10 PM
 
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I will keep looking. Any decent neighborhoods that I should be looking into?
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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Every neighborhood that I once thought was decent is changing in a negative way. What's your criteria? What area of FTW do you work? How far is too far from that area? Schools? Lot size? Budget?

I live in SW FTW, straight north of Crowley by about 3 miles. This seemed to be a nice area when we were house shopping but it's actually overun with gangs and little gang banger wannabies.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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I work in Richardson, just North of Dallas. The taxes in Dallas and north of Dallas were terrible so I looked West. I know where you are talking about, that's where I was looking for a home in the Everman ISD. Thanks for letting me know about the gang issue. I used to live in LA, terrible! Not looking forward to anymore gang activity. I am going to have to commute anywhere I live, so that's not an issue. I would like a decent school system, parks, and close to the freeway and public transportation.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:27 AM
 
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hmmm....Everman? That's on the other side of 35W from where I am. Never actually been in that area. But just North of that is a pretty rough area. The Southeast quadrant of the 820 loop is on the news a lot....but so are a lot of other places around here.

I think anywhere you'd want to live that is close to both a freeway and public transportation is going to be hit and miss when it comes to crime rate.

Taxes are Taxes. I wouldn't think the taxes here are much better than they are in Richardson but I could be wrong. I'm in the North Crowley School District but I'm also in the Fort Worth City Limits. So I get raked over the coals on both ends. I pay the high taxes associated with the 'better' school district and the high taxes associated with living in big old FTW. Yay!

I've got to tell you. I used to live on Hulen Street in FTW just south of I-30. I thought that was just great. If I could afford a house in that area that would accomodate my family of 5+dog I'd like to live there again. The thing is I wouldn't want to have my kids in a big city public school....and no way I could afford tuition to private school. So you know what? I'm sick of crime and violence. I've been shopping for houses out in Weatherford/Aledo/Springtown area. Get me out of this place.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:17 AM
 
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^ I've heard that the southeast quadrant of FW is ghetto and should be avoided like the plague. That's what coworkers told me when I first moved to FW last year. I've never been there and hopefully won't have to.
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