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Old 06-14-2016, 11:17 AM
 
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Looking at new home options with larger lot size. I heard lot size in stillwater is around 11,000 sq feet (1/4 acre)

Few questions around the builder and area

1. How is that subdivision as compare to Bella Casa?I saw Bella casa is almost full and all tract builders are constructing last few homes there.

2. Any feedback on Beazer homes? never heard of them but are they ok/bad?

3. Custom builders are also planing to build but later in the year and house price are 600K+, is it worth to spend 650K+ in that area for custom home (4000 sq feet-Future homes/Grey Line/Legacy)?
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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Looking at new home options with larger lot size. I heard lot size in stillwater is around 11,000 sq feet (1/4 acre)

Few questions around the builder and area

1. How is that subdivision as compare to Bella Casa?I saw Bella casa is almost full and all tract builders are constructing last few homes there.

2. Any feedback on Beazer homes? never heard of them but are they ok/bad?

3. Custom builders are also planing to build but later in the year and house price are 600K+, is it worth to spend 650K+ in that area for custom home (4000 sq feet-Future homes/Grey Line/Legacy)?
It is generally worth it here in that price bracket to use a custom builder. I have no opinion of Stillwater. Is it near anything undesirable?
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:35 PM
 
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I will say that Beazer IN NO WAY compares to the three true local custom builders you mentioned.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:10 PM
 
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I think Stillwater broke ground basically yesterday
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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If it's worth it for you to spend $200k+ more for a custom builder than do it. If not, Beazer actually makes some decent homes in the $400-450k price point, although I do agree it's seems high, but that's the going rate in west Apex right now for new (tract) 2,800-3,100 sq. ft. home. In that price point, Beazer has more extras than you'll find in their cheaper homes in other parts of the triangle (wood shelves in closets, granite everything, including master bath, wide wood plank floors, etc.)
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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You can go by the Covington neighborhood off Olive Chapel close to Apex BBQ. rd to look at what Beazer built there in the last couple of years. I've been in the model, although that neighborhood has been sold out for a while. Maybe check if there are any resales yet and ask your realtor to tour it. I was impressed with how nice they were compared to other Beazer homes I've toured over the last few years in northeast Raleigh.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We have friends in Convington and they've had tons of problems, almost since day 1.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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We have friends in Convington and they've had tons of problems, almost since day 1.
You can say that about most developments in which the big box does business....

Op-I don't like that location next to the roads...I think you could do better if your time horizon allows. My friends in Abbington have sold due to the increase in traffic that will come as a result of the homes and townhomes being built by Beezer. I own a Beezer home as a rental as well as most big box and just don't expect the craftsmanship and details and know that you should seal everything rather than caulk. I would not buy those Historic homes in Bella Casa or the new phase of classic homes which is by Lennar... Stay away.. I have no issue with a resale in Bella just no those historic homes.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Walking through Covington is nearly no assistance, as it is built out.

Walk through a builder's framed home, with systems roughed in, prior to insulation, and you will get a truer picture of the basic quality of a builder.
Beazer framing in Covington was just unbelievable, and I don't mean "miraculous."
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the response. I don't like Lennar due to their poor ventilation issues.Few of my friends are in Lennar home and they have all kinds of issue with ventilation, air return, mold in bathroom etc.

I think I need to wait for Phase 2 as phase 1 houses are near richardson road as you pointed out. Traffic in Apex is going to increase multifold in next few years.

There is 200K difference between tract and custom builder so there has to be a big diff in build quality. Unfortunately in California we don't get to see custom homes :-(, here people thinks Toll/Standard pacific has the best quality.



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You can say that about most developments in which the big box does business....

Op-I don't like that location next to the roads...I think you could do better if your time horizon allows. My friends in Abbington have sold due to the increase in traffic that will come as a result of the homes and townhomes being built by Beezer. I own a Beezer home as a rental as well as most big box and just don't expect the craftsmanship and details and know that you should seal everything rather than caulk. I would not buy those Historic homes in Bella Casa or the new phase of classic homes which is by Lennar... Stay away.. I have no issue with a resale in Bella just no those historic homes.
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