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Old 05-04-2010, 08:00 AM
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We are looking to buy a pre-existing home in northern Plainfield, Naperville, or eastern Aurora (basically within school district 203, Plainfield North High School, or Neuqua High School) in approximately the $300,000 range. Does anyone have experience with the quality of homes built by various developers (Pasquinelli, Cambridge, etc)? Any advice on certain developers to avoid or seek out, or on specific years of construction to watch out for would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:12 AM
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Are you shopping existing homes? Really if your area is still so broad to include all of Naperville as well as northern Plainfield and the eastern portion of Aurora you need to set some specific wants / priorities as well as hone in on a price point.

My experience with the mass builders is that they do vary the actual structural details as well as the finish materials considerably both in response to local codes and to meet / compete at specific price points. To quote an over used phrase "you get what you pay for" is largely in play and even the more affordable homes in the pricier developments tend to be better in most ways than getting a pricier home in a more affordable development.

If you are looking at new construction the stuff that might be available in Naperville itself is generally not from the mass builders and the overall quality and flexibility is orders of magnitude greater, of course it is also signficantly more expense than in areas further out.

Bottom line: decide you priorities FIRST, then firm up your budget and things like which builders / developments make sense tend to be much more obvious...
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