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Old 04-30-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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Hello,

I am new here and hoping i can get feedback and/or recommendation on a new home. We are interested in a new home in the Southwest area and was thinking about buying a new home from either Coventry or David Weekley Homes in Fulshear. A friend suggested that perhaps i could buy a residential land lot and hire one of the builders to "build on your lot" as he said the price would be cheaper as the builder tend to jack up the price.

I then google and found "coventry build on your lot website" and went there to check it out. The price of the model for the build on your lot is almost the same as the price i would have them build on their lot. Can someone comment/recommend a reputable home builder in Houston that is of high quality and trustworthy who are not expensive. Also please give me advise pro/con of buying from their lot instead of buying my lot and have them built.

Also need opinon regarding subdivision Church Chill Farms VS Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek. These are both in Fulshear.

Thanks.
Nathan
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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It usually winds up being cheaper to get one of their lots, by the time you account for a separate lot purchase and a construction loan.

On builders - trustworthy and high-quality will never equal cheap. Especially now, when builders cannot keep up with homes on their lots. If you go with a more custom builder, the price goes up further.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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If money is not an option I would choose Fulbrook over anything on FM1463 any day of the week. I say that having recently bought in Woodcreek Reserve, and I love it here. However, if I could afford a home in Fulbrook, it would be worth it for the layout of the neighborhood.

If you're worried about amenities, they'll catch up to Fulbrook soon enough.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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Thanks gsmj and cheryjohns for your info/recommendation. I'd probably go with fulbrook and them builder on their lot to save cost. Thanks again.

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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Lots of people want to build on their lot to escape HOA restrictions and costs while keeping a quality home.
You do lose features in master plan communities. Pools etc.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Just curious how do you escape HOA restrictions buying a lot? You mean buying a lot not in a neighborhood? I have never found HOA restrictions to be a real big deal. Some have some weird setback rules though. Strict HOA rules are good for home values. Areas with no HOA will generally have a much lower value. As for the original question. It will be cheaper using their lot. They build in mass cheaper than a smaller builder can.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Weston Lakes, Texas
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Fulbrook is VERY nice. A couple considerations...

Insurance: If I recall correctly, Fulbrook has no fire hydrants. And the flood zone, particularly near the Brazos River, may have been recently increased.

Builders: Check to see if you can use any builder of your choice. Some developments require you to use one of their "preferred" builders.

You might take a look at Weston Lakes just west of Fulbrook. Lots are relatively inexpensive and you can use a builder of your choice. I live in Weston Lakes. But if cost were no concern, I'd love to live in Fulbrook.

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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The area that i am interested in does have HOA - it is about $1200 a year. I have decided to go with the builder on their lot to save cost.

Is Fulbrook really in the flood zone - that is something for me to reconsider.
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