The wave of foreclosures sweeping over neighborhoods at the outer edges of town has . . . an upside!
Remember back when these neighborhoods were new — like, four years ago? Well, for buyers it’s just like those good old days all over again . . . only cheaper! That’s right: if you’ve settled on one builder model, you can be pretty picky about which upgrades and finishing touches you really want — even though the builder has moved on.
If you’re shopping for a home in Bear Creek Meadows in Katy, for example, you’ll find the four distinct residences pictured above listed on MLS. That’s right, those are four different houses. But they’re all the same model — The Cairns, Plan 509, by Legend Homes — and they’re all resales!
Which one is right for you? Clockwise from top left, the contenders are: 19411 Billineys Park Dr., 19606 Ballina Meadows Dr., 19906 Brisbane Meadows Dr., and 19510 Buckland Park Dr.
After the jump, a look at the differences between these four newish but back-on-the-market homes!
Sure, they look alike. But each one is special in its own . . . uh, special way. Just scan the listings:
19411 Billineys Park Dr.: “Immaculate home looks new. Wonderful four bedrooms home located in award winning Cy-Fair ISD school. Motivated seller, vacant and ready to move-in.”
19606 Ballina Meadows Dr.: “This home is in immaculate condition and shows like a model! . . . Home is at the end of a cul-de-sac!”
19906 Brisbane Meadows Dr.: “This pre-foreclosure home needs a little TLC, but overall in good shape. With fresh paint, carpet, and your decorator touches this will be a very nice home.”
19510 Buckland Park Dr.: “No need to look any further large 4 bedroom home with great upgrades . . . Just like brand new move in ready”
Can’t make up your mind? Have a peek at the Living Room/Dining Room spaces. Again, clockwise from top left:
19411 Billineys Park Dr.: “Spacious living area included relaxing fireplace surrounded by tile, carpet in great condition.
19606 Ballina Meadows Dr.: “. . . large living/dining combo”
19906 Brisbane Meadows Dr.: “Spacious living room with nice fireplace and lots of windows. . . . Great sized dining room for hosting parties or family get togethers.”
19510 Buckland Park Dr.: “Sunny informality is the keynote of this fresh dining room. . . . A living room ready, willing and able to live up to its name.”
Need more comparisons? Look at the different Kitchens you can choose from!
19411 Billineys Park Dr.: Uh . . . here it is!
19606 Ballina Meadows Dr.: “Fridge can stay with good offer!”
19906 Brisbane Meadows Dr.: “Nice size kitchen with lots of cabintes and counter space! . . . fridge stays!”
19510 Buckland Park Dr.: “Family size kitchen big enough to really move around in.” Plus: “Extra bonus with bar area able to accomodate stools for unexpected guest.”
What about that little something extra? Check out these special features, clockwise from top left:
19411 Billineys Park Dr.: “Executive master bath included double sink, whirl pool tub, seperate shower and walk-in closet.”
19606 Ballina Meadows Dr.: Upstairs gameroom “along with 3 other bedrooms and a ‘nook’ that could be used as a computer area. Other features include a patio in the back and the seller will consider leaving the washer, dryer and fridge with a good offer!”
19906 Brisbane Meadows Dr.: “Master bathroom with his and her sinks! Very relaxing whirlpool tub-separate shower area.”
19510 Buckland Park Dr.: “Great way to relax after a long days work, jets do soothe. Seperate shower leaves you with choices. Fresh clean airy and private.”
So . . . what about incentives?
19411 Billineys Park Dr.: “*** REDUCED***” to $149,900. “Free 1 year home warranty. Seller will contribute with some closing cost.”
19606 Ballina Meadows Dr.: Fourth month on the market. Reduced to $157,950.
19906 Brisbane Meadows Dr.: Only asking $104,900. “Take advantage of this pre-foreclosure opportunity to buy this home below market value. Call today to make your appointment!” Oops: Too late! Contract pending!
19510 Buckland Park Dr.: Has sat on the market for seven months. Price reduced three times. Available now for $139,000.