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Old 01-28-2010, 08:09 AM
 
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Has anyone taken a look at the spec home at weldon ridge? The lot is great and the house seems to have good upgrades. But it has been sitting for some time even with a pretty decent price point. Just wondering if anyone noticed anything negative about it.

Also, if anyone can give feedback on the estates section, I would appreciate it. things like home owner warranty service, pool being a mobscene, kids around 3 yrs playing, or just general comments are welcome. thanks for taking the time!
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Two things come to mind-
That price point isn't really a strong one right now to begin with, and within that price point there are varied choices that may win out over a tract home.

If you don't need that type of space and lot size is not your priority you can steal a resale in that area. Most resales in Highcroft and Cameron Pond are priced below what the current owner paid. You can steal anything in Village Square at Amberly that's been sitting. M/I right down the street is cheaper. If you need the big house, John Wieland in Southbridge is a better home for not much more money and resales are plentiful. DJF sold the last couple of his homes in Hilliard Forest for less money than that Orleans home-they weren't really much smaller and there is no comparison between the appointments in those homes.

Lots of variety in the high 400s and most of the people are in the market at that price point are looking for something different than what Orleans has no choice but to offer in that section. They can't recut the lot sizes-they have to build out "The Estates" as "The Estates". They are bringing in smaller floorplans including first floor master plans, something they never offered across the street in Cary Park when their best selling floorplan was the biggest one they offered.

In this economy, Big Orleans floorplans are for families that are currently not migrating to our area or upsizing. The buyers aren't there. People are making do with less space instead of buying the bigger house. The trend is away from the type of home Orleans is building in Weldon Ridge Estates.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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Thanks FC. I have been following your postings. Very informative! I think you have the preference to get a custom builder if the price point is high enough, not only for the quality but for service.

I do not mind a tract builder with a pretty good quality. And personally, I do not have the eye for details (or the patience) to pick my own everything. My first home was a inventory, and I kinda liked it that way.

Re Cameron Pond or Highcroft, the lots were not to my liking. I live in morrisville, and one of the reasons i do not mind moving to the boonies is to get a bigger lot with better trees.

I would appreciate any feedback for folks living in weldon. thanks again for the post FC.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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If you need the big house, John Wieland in Southbridge is a better home for not much more money and resales are plentiful.
not sure that's true currently - I believe there are only 3 resales available in Southbridge as 5 or 6 sold towards the end of 2009
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