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Old 08-03-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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I'm curious about something.

We've saw Carolina Park our last trip. There wasn't a whole lot there at the time, but the homes looked very nice.

We have yet to see Tupelo, but will our next trip out Labor Day weekend.

What I can't understand is the price differential. Even the "cheaper" homes in Carolina Park (Ryland? I can't remember. They were were on the non-David Weekly side - LOL) were expensive (to us anyway).

Tupelo homes are WAY cheaper. Why is that?

I know that Carolina Park is "supposed" to have a lot of amenities, but I know how that goes. Depending on the economy, it may or may not ever happen, or may take way longer than projected.

So seeing that Tupelo - from what people have said - is "right next to" Carolina Park, what is the reason for the huge price difference? It's well over 100K.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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You are comparing cement plank homes to vinyl siding homes.

The square footage differences.

While the model over in Tupelo is quite cute, the bedrooms are very small. Very...

There are other differences of course.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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We bought in Tupelo but did look at the Carolina Park models. One big difference is the lowcountry styling of Carolina Park versus the traditional style of the Tupelo houses, I don't think CP homes are on slabs and they have more "grandeur" and presence. Ceilings are hmm I believe 10' on the first floor of the CP homes versus 9' over at Tupelo. CP comes with a sprinkler system and sod and you only get sod at Tupelo. They will both have amenities but my understanding is CP's will be more extensive.
Overall, I think they're trying to play up the upscale feel at CP.. from the landscaping, the neighborhood itself as well as the look of the homes. My understanding is that options at the design center are more or less the same for the interiors.
In the end, there was nothing compelling enough to us about CP to justify the price difference -we wanted to put more into options and things we would enjoy on a daily basis so we went with the lower start point.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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If you tour the models of each of the builders you should see the difference in the builders. Finishes, deisgn features, etc. and add the amenities package in any community and that willl impact final price.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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We toured both today out of curiosity. Tupelo is nice but just seems more starter home-ish.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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I agree with your post. Have you looked at the floor plans for tupelo forest(2nd phase). Those floor plans go up to 3600 sq ft which are bigger that what ryland is building in Carolina park. I think the price diff has to do with the fact that cp is more Lowcountry style homes while tupelo is more traditional styling...not that that justifies the pricing difference on my eyes. Also Carolina park gives you the option of multiple builders whereas tupelo is strictly ryland. We've walked through all the models in both developments and I certainly could. It justify spending the $ in Carolina park when you can get a bigger house with the same upgrades in tupelo.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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It's also worth mentioning that tupelo is selling at a mich faster rate than Carolina park. Tupelo had pricing increases before 1 home was even built in the development bc it was selling so well. It's actually setting the pace for price increases ahead of cp
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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Tupelo is selling at a faster rate because it is a lower price product...kind of like the Target vs. Nordstrom thing. Target sells WAY more volume.

They are two different products and it is like comparing apples and oranges.....
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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There are other factors. If you check out Ryland's website you see that for Tupelo a 'garden tub' is an option (code for extra expense) in Carolina Park that is standard. I would bet there are other finishes that are optional in Tupelo but standard in Carolina Park. That's what I mean when I say they are different products.

Having said that -- some folks don't need a garden tub...or tile in all the bathrooms or tile in the laundry room, etc ......but all those extras add up if you do want them. The builders mark up those extras. In our last house in Georgia we knew the builder and they gave us a decent rate on the actual price of the home but the real deal came in on the extras. We made less than half for all the upgrades we wanted. That was because the builder had more play with those extras than they did with the actual sale price of the house. Builders don't have a HUGE profit margin on each house. It's cut pretty tight in most cases.
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