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Old 01-09-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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I need some help. I've been looking to move into a home, and I have two options: A) buy this cheap lot in a good neighborhood in east Dallas and build on it or buy a B) or build a home in a planned community somewhere in north Dallas (ie somewhere north of the trinity and 30) but I can't find many "on your lot" builders nor any builders with planned communities in north Dallas !

If option A, then i'm looking to build something on this lot in east Dallas proper for around $150,000 with 2 stories.

If option B, then i'm looking to build something in a planned community in north Dallas $175,000.

None of the major home builders in the area (dr horton, kb homes, davild weekley, brees homes, etc) seem to have any communities/properties in north dallas proper, and the few builders I can find that have an "on your lot" program for Dallas are over my price range.

Note, i'm looking to stay in dallas proper because I want to run for a Dallas city office eventually.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Not enough land for the tract builders to build subdivisions. Lots in prime neighborhoods go for a premium which is not something large builders look for.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Doesn't David Weekly have some developments in Dallas - one off Northwest Highway, the one in Pleasant Grove called Grove Hill and one in Far North Dallas (but in Collin County) off Frankford? Or are they built out. I don't think the Frankford Road one is finished.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Where are these builders supposed to get the land to build on? Dallas proper is built out.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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Doesn't David Weekly have some developments in Dallas - one off Northwest Highway, the one in Pleasant Grove called Grove Hill and one in Far North Dallas (but in Collin County) off Frankford? Or are they built out. I don't think the Frankford Road one is finished.
Yep, the DW development on Northwest Highway is just east of Plano Rd/E. Lake Highlands. Looks like they're closer to building out, but still some empty lots. It's a gated entry community and I believe the starting price is still in the 300's. Used to start in the 350's...
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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DW did have a 'build on your lot' program 3-4 years ago..

How much are you willing to pay for a lot?
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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Doesn't David Weekly have some developments in Dallas - one off Northwest Highway, the one in Pleasant Grove called Grove Hill and one in Far North Dallas (but in Collin County) off Frankford? Or are they built out. I don't think the Frankford Road one is finished.
Yes, DW has a subdivision going in on NW Highway, near Plano road I believe. I see it when I go to Lowe's.

Brian
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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DW will build on your lot in Dallas proper but certainly nowhere near 150K. twice as much, at least.

The neighborhood off NW Highway is the Enclave At Wyrick and their 2 story starts around 400K.

For a 2 story and 150K + the lot, you should look into a small custom builder, there are many of them in Dallas that purchase the old homes, tear them down and build new. Drive around the areas you want to be in.

Naima
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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DW will build on your lot in Dallas proper but certainly nowhere near 150K. twice as much, at least.

The neighborhood off NW Highway is the Enclave At Wyrick and their 2 story starts around 400K.

For a 2 story and 150K + the lot, you should look into a small custom builder, there are many of them in Dallas that purchase the old homes, tear them down and build new. Drive around the areas you want to be in.

Naima
Thanks, i'm glad to know it's even possible! So far, the only builder I can find who can do such a thing is Tilson Homes (www.tilsonhome.com).
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