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Old 12-13-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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Trying to relocated to San Antonio area, coming from Hawaii. Will be flying in to look at homes and subdivisions. Leaning toward a Centex Home in the Estates of Kensington Ranch in Schertz simply because of the preferred floor plan among others all in the same area and price range. Anyone able to offer any feedback about the area and the builder?
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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Not sure of Centex in Schertz, but Centex usually has very small lots. There are many builders in Schertz who offer larger lots and good homes. Try Cheldan homes in Scenic Hills. You might also look at the newer homes in Northcliffe and Scenic Hills neighborhoods.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:35 AM
 
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Centex has also become the new "siding covered box builder" of San Antonio. While there quality is ok - I would be careful about buying in a community that has an over abundance of siding as it will affect the long term value of the property. Siding and small lots are the kiss of death to property values in the long term.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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You can't go wrong with that choice.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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hamjeepr - thanks for the recommendations, I'll check them out.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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When you say siding, do you mean all siding (including fiber cement) or do you must mean the vinyl siding?

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Centex has also become the new "siding covered box builder" of San Antonio. While there quality is ok - I would be careful about buying in a community that has an over abundance of siding as it will affect the long term value of the property. Siding and small lots are the kiss of death to property values in the long term.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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When you say siding, do you mean all siding (including fiber cement) or do you must mean the vinyl siding?

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All siding...fiber cement, wood, vinyl...it all looks cheap and is sure to make a neighborhood look run down in about 5-10 years when every house in the neighborhood needs to be painted. The problem is that there will be many people in the neighborhood that can hardly afford their siding covered box - much less afford to get it painted. There are lots of other builders that offer more brick than Centex - especially in Schertz - where most of the neighborhoods are especially cheap looking.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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We just bought a house in Schertz from DR Horton, it is in Belmont Park and we are really happy with it. It is 75% brick and the lot is decent size (not huge, but bigger than some other subdivisions we looked at). They have many other houses available, but the nice thing is they are over 3/4 done building in the subdivision, so there are only 1-2 streets that have construction which you can easily avoid.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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We Just purchased a home in The Estates of Kensington Ranch. We will be moving there in May. We are moving from NM so the lot we are getting is much bigger than the one we have here in NM. We had to pay a lot premium but it is worth it. I also like that the subdivision is not too big. The one here in NM has over 3000 houses. Does anyone know of any swim clubs in the Schertz area for my son?
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Interesting. Vinyl and aluminum siding was always hyped as being so great because it was supposed to be maintenance free - "never have to paint again". But is it really worth the expense if it looks bad after 10 years or so. Seems like it would be easier, cheaper to paint as opposed to changing your siding every 10 years.


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We just bought a house in Schertz from DR Horton, it is in Belmont Park and we are really happy with it. It is 75% brick and the lot is decent size (not huge, but bigger than some other subdivisions we looked at). They have many other houses available, but the nice thing is they are over 3/4 done building in the subdivision, so there are only 1-2 streets that have construction which you can easily avoid.
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