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Old 05-24-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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^^^^^^
Bluff>>>>>>a cliff, headland, or hill with a broad, steep face.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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I used to think they were all underwhelming cookie cutters and didn't care for them or their HOA's. Long story short I recently bought a New KB Home near the Mesa's and I pulled up the other day, hit my garage opener only to discover my garage door going up next door so I restarted the car and moved over to "my" house. Lol. Its cookie cutter. It's HOA and I like it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I took some photos of a home under-construction on a bluff in Spring Valley while waiting for my car at the shop for its regularly scheduled maintenance. Beautiful views up here, you can drive up the bluff and have a view of the Strip, Red Rock Canyon and the neighborhood.
In Mexico, you can't get homeowner's insurance on a house built out of wood, must be concrete, so if you built this house Mexico, no insurance, you'd have to resort to a lot of praying it doesn't burn down or get eaten by termites!

Understandable, the lumber companies hate Mexico!
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:26 AM
 
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^^^^Well, different country, different regulation!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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If you insist upon concrete for your house (except the roof which will be wood!), like myself, you can always buy an older home in an older area of central Las Vegas when homes were then built with cinder blocks.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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If you insist upon concrete for your house (except the roof which will be wood!), like myself, you can always buy an older home in an older area of central Las Vegas when homes were then built with cinder blocks.
There are homes around of all concrete construction. Involves a premium but not a huge one. Actually the fixer mansion above is all concrete. And has a metal roof. There is little though to recommend such construction. It is relatively fire resistant and well insulated. But you can achieve close to the same numbers with frame and stucco techniques at a lower cost.

There are substantial differences in labor costs versus material costs between the US and Mexico. .That tends to define the construction techniques.

I woulod agree that the Mexican home is much nicer to look upon.
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