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Old 09-18-2004, 10:17 AM
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building a new house...help

We went to finish the numbers on this house we wanted to build and the sales guy didn't come down on the price at all. So we went home.....now what do we do?

Anybody got any suggestions?
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Old 09-18-2004, 10:19 AM
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Try another builder? Competetion always helps to bring down the price.
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Old 09-18-2004, 10:24 AM
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Try another builder? Competetion always helps to bring down the price.
there isn't anouther builder in this area...you have to go across the Lake Lewisville bridge and traffic is horrible. So he's got us there....plus i like that Neighborhood
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Old 09-18-2004, 10:55 AM
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Give it alittle time.
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:22 AM
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Keep looking!The right deal will come along.
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:46 AM
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Go find a builder and bring him to your neighborhood if you can??

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Old 09-18-2004, 12:21 PM
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If Dallas is anything like Phoenix right now, good luck! It's a total seller's market here and housing prices are going up 1-2% a month. That's good once you finally get a house, but doesn't leave much room for bargaining when you're shopping.
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:52 PM
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Aprgriggs,
Watch out trying to get a builder that will give you a low bid, just to get the job.
Some builders had a level quality in their of work that cost money.
If you ask them the do something for too much less then they can get elsewhere,it will show in the finish product.
You know the old saying"You get what you pay for"
Will in most cases in contusion that mean you want the house built good you have to pay good.
If you don't want to pay good,well you know the rest.
Before you that a low bid from a contractor, check his references.
Don't just look at the homes that he has built, but talk to the people that he built them for.
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Old 09-18-2004, 07:37 PM
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If Dallas is anything like Phoenix right now, good luck! It's a total seller's market here and housing prices are going up 1-2% a month. That's good once you finally get a house, but doesn't leave much room for bargaining when you're shopping.
Where do all these Californians keep coming from?????
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Old 09-18-2004, 08:23 PM
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Buy something in Plano or North Dallas. Put the rest of the money in GM, MO, D - make 4-5% on dividends and tell the builder to perform an impossible sex act. NEVER, NEVER give a builder an edge. Get a friend who is a banker, sub out your work from frame to A/C, draw on credit, hire your wife as consultant, done deal. On yeah, if your marriage can survive building a house, it can survive anything but an affair.
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