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Old 05-10-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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thanks to DP525 for your detailed response, they have been very helpful, if you don't mind my further questions here:

1. If we're not LDS, does it make our family harder to socialize with the other families in daybreak parks? No. sorry if this might sound silly. Are there any chinese family at all at daybreak or any asians at all? Yes, there are Asians. Not many but a few. There are many families from different countries. We have friends from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Australia, and Chilewhat would you say the percentage is like? any family in daybreak who only has one child in their family. Our LDS next door neighbors only have 1 child. So do our Irish/German couple friendsso sorry for my many silly questions.

2. if my husband works at foothill, and we take the trax when it's done being built, where will he stop and will need to ride a bus after that to foothill? if he works late, will there be late busses to take? Not really sure about the bus schedules and where exactly "foothill" is. Do a google search for Utah Transit Authority and you can see bus and train routes

3. from what I see, we could get a house at daybreak from 270K to 400k, lots of local Utah people say that this is expensive, but to us from Hawaii, we think that's a good deal, my question is, how much were these houses worth back years ago? were they really way cheaper than the current market? The market has gone up quite a bit in the last few years but is now retracting a bit. There are many foreclosures in Daybreak (and the rest of Utah) so I am sure there are some bargains to be had. The new home builders also are running all kinds of incentives. I think currently you could go as low as $150k for a townhouse / condo all the way up to $1 million + for a large estate home. That is the cool thing about Daybreak...so many housing choices.

so sorry to bother you...but thanks so much for your helpful input.

See my comments in red inside your post.
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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If you are thinking about commuting from Daybreak to Foothill Blvd. Near the U of U, that's quite a commute -- probably close to an hour with traffic during rush hour. FWIW, Ivory homes is building a planned community that reminded me of Daybreak near 5600 W, and 3100 S. It's called Highbury (or something similar). Not as big as Daybreak, and the neighborhood around isn't as nice as south Jordan, but not that bad either. But the concept is similar from what I saw -- trails, fishing pond etc. Same style of houses as well. That would be quite a bit closer.
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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If you are thinking about commuting from Daybreak to Foothill Blvd. Near the U of U, that's quite a commute -- probably close to an hour with traffic during rush hour. FWIW, Ivory homes is building a planned community that reminded me of Daybreak near 5600 W, and 3100 S. It's called Highbury (or something similar). Not as big as Daybreak, and the neighborhood around isn't as nice as south Jordan, but not that bad either. But the concept is similar from what I saw -- trails, fishing pond etc. Same style of houses as well. That would be quite a bit closer.
Is this the community you are talking about?

Ivory Homes - Utah's Number One Homebuilder

It looks pretty nice!
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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thanks for taking out your weekend time to respond to me. would u know if I need a realtor for the foreclosure homes in daybreak and are those homes still in pretty good shape? would u recommend people purchase these foreclosure homes or go for the other regular for sale homes? I realize that the foreclosure homes really aren't that much cheaper than the rest and it comes with a lot more hasstle when or after purchasing....
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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thanks for taking out your weekend time to respond to me. would u know if I need a realtor for the foreclosure homes in daybreak and are those homes still in pretty good shape? would u recommend people purchase these foreclosure homes or go for the other regular for sale homes? I realize that the foreclosure homes really aren't that much cheaper than the rest and it comes with a lot more hasstle when or after purchasing....
Go to utahdave.com. Dave Robison specializes in Daybreak real estate and lives across the street from me. I know he is handling several foreclosures. He can help with your specific questions more than I can.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Smaller yards but more parks. The idea of Daybreak is for people to socialize instead of hiding in their backyards. The setup of the smaller yards and more parks helps that. And I actually have a quarter acre which I don't consider too small.

I commute to the south to Utah County so I can't help you with the commute info. However, the TRAX line is being expanded now and will eventually have two stops in Daybreak. It currently runs from Sandy to downtown and then to the University. I know at least one person who rides the bus from Daybreak to the Sandy station, then rides the train downtown.

Also there is a new freeway going in on the west side of the valley and will pass through Daybreak so that should help commuters. But it and the TRAX extension are still several years from completion so you will be driving for now, at least over to Sandy.

I am considering a move to Daybreak from the east side of the valley and work in Orem. What is your commute like going south? When do you drive and how long does it take?

Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Telebob,

I only commute to the Lehi area, not all the way down to Orem. My commute is early morning (before 6:00). I don't normally commute at "normal" rush hour times. However, regardless of the time of day, my commute is generally reverse of the flow of traffic meaning the majority of commuters are heading north from Utah County in the morning, not south to it. Bangerter Highway gets a little heavy between 5-6 pm between I-15 and 13400 S. That is usually the worst of it. Comparing notes with my coworkers, my commute down from the west side of the Salt Lake valley is much better than their commute from the east side. I think having Bangerter to reach I-15 is the key. There is nothing comparable in east Sandy or Draper. I drive 18 miles and it usually takes me 22-25 minutes.
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