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Old 03-08-2014, 08:40 AM
 
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My wife and I are looking for houses in Lakeway...what are the good and bad builders? Right now I know to stay away from Toll Bris.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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Toll Brothers is a national builder, I'm surprised you're avoiding them. Are you looking for a custom home or are you looking to build in one of the planned communities in Lakeway?
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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I'm looking in planned communities. I've heard TB in alta vista is bad.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: The People's Republic of Austin
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First, let me say I only have personal experience with one builder currently building in the LT school district (when you say Lakeway, I presume you mean the whole district. If not, please ignore). I won't tell you who - PM me and I will give you the full rundown.

That said, we looked at every development out there. For us, being able to change things was important. Taylor Morrison seemed REALLY against that. Drees was completely open to the idea, as was Weekley. Both of them have great reputations. Since we moved in, we've visited the Grand Haven model. I would move in that house tomorrow. The only other builder in RH I have experience with is Standard Pacific. I don't think they are the equal of others in the $500K+ market.

Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We pay our housekeeper $110 to clean once every two weeks. And usually give her the month off with pay at Christmas time. She has been working for us for years and is like part of the family.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, England
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We pay our housekeeper $110 to clean once every two weeks. And usually give her the month off with pay at Christmas time. She has been working for us for years and is like part of the family.
Hmmm, wrong thread replied to?
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Before deciding on any home builders, I highly recommend that you visit the Austin area (and its several different environments) first to see if you would actually like living here. Austin is nothing like Chicago.
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:33 PM
 
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Austin is nothing like Chicago.
Chicago is very "neighborhoody"...I live in River North, which is downtown right by all the art galleries, and restaurants. We have very little crime in my area...not like you see on TV at all. During the summer Chicago has street festivals every weekend, which I love. There are also lots of music festivals and tons of live music. So to me, Austin seems like my part of Chicago, but with better weather. Am I wrong to assume that?
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Chicago is very "neighborhoody"...I live in River North, which is downtown right by all the art galleries, and restaurants. We have very little crime in my area...not like you see on TV at all. During the summer Chicago has street festivals every weekend, which I love. There are also lots of music festivals and tons of live music. So to me, Austin seems like my part of Chicago, but with better weather. Am I wrong to assume that?

Austin might be! But not Lakeway.

And I'm also puzzled with the Toll Brothers hate, they are big national production builder, generally better than average quality for a production build
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Austin might be! But not Lakeway.

And I'm also puzzled with the Toll Brothers hate, they are big national production builder, generally better than average quality for a production build
I'm puzzled about Toll Brother's too. They are a good, expensive builder. People overpay for their bells and whistles because of their name and quality. I've sold houses in Alta Vista and the last listing I had sold in hours with multiple offers... and when that unreasonable buyer backed out, I received multiple offers again the next day.
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