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Old 05-27-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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Would like to get some plus/minus about the corner lots and inner lots in an MPC. what advantage and disadvantage theyhave ? I do not mean the cul-de-sacs but the T type intersection OR + type intersection.

Obviously, one plus of a corner lot is that there is no neighbor on one side. One disadvantage is you have to deal with noise from two roads. Anyone has other ideas to share ? Thanks

Which one has more re-sale potential ? Does Corner lots usualy sell on a premium ?
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Pearland (west side)
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Corner lots usually have more lawn to maintain. In my subdivision the owners of homes on corner lots are responsible to maintain the lawn outside their fenceline, which sits inside the boundaries of 'their corner'.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Spring/The Woodlands area
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And some times when cars are turning the corner, their car lights shine in your windows...
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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In my opinion, I would prefer a coner lot if your house has windows on the open corner side. It gives you more view of space and make your house look bigger. I mean corner lot in the interior street. that's why when you see model homes, usually they are either in the corner or sometimes builder deliberately do not build house next to the model home to make the model home look bigger. Usually when you buy new house, builder charge a premium on the corner lot.

Avoid house at the T-Juction, a lot of asians simply would not consider those houses at all. and They are usually the houses last to sell
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:39 AM
 
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Is the lot for the inside on a dead end street, or will it be a thorough fare for most people? Corner lot = a slightly larger yard, especially side yard, more traffic - which could be concerning if you have young children, more traffic noise, lights in the windows at night, neighbors only on 3 sides. Inside lot = possible smaller lot, possible neighbors on all sides, but potentially less traffic if only the residents of that street need to pass that lot.

If the difference is that the inside lot is on a quiet street or dead end street and I know not a lot of cars will be passing by, I would take the inside lot. If the road traffic will be fairly equal between the 2, then I would probably opt for a corner lot. Just depends.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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if yo uare looking in a "masterplanned" community then traffic generall speaking is not going to be a factor for noise. the lots on a ocrner are generally quite a bit larger then a standard lot. there is not a single production builder who builds homes specific to a corner lot so this would not be a factor.

if you have small children a corner could be a little more dangerous. also headlights in the windows could be an issue but more often then not a bedroom or living/dining room will not be at a point that the lights should be a bother. a study or maybe a guest room or garage yes.

most if not all builders will upcharge the corner lot because they actually sell by the sq ft and corners are larger sq ft. there is more maintaing to be done as well.

all in all i would prefer a lot at the end of a cul-du-sac myself over a corner lot, same or more sq ft but the majority is in the back where you will not have to meet deed restrictions or have to deal with codes as much.

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Avoid house at the T-Juction, a lot of asians simply would not consider those houses at all.
no offense but i have no idea what bearing this has on the topic. (just me i guess)
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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no offense but i have no idea what bearing this has on the topic. (just me i guess)
Resale considerations in Sugarland perhaps.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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nowadays for new houses, they are usually built with double pane windows and it helps to insulate against noise, so as long as the house is on a big busy street. I think it will work out fine
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Avoid house at the T-Juction, a lot of asians simply would not consider those houses at all. and They are usually the houses last to sell

I was thinking maybe this was some feng shui issue??
If the OP could please elaborate further on his/her meaning?
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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I was thinking maybe this was some feng shui issue??
If the OP could please elaborate further on his/her meaning?
Depending on the culture, according to feng shui, T-Junction is not for the harmony of husband and wife.
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