My husband and I, both Professional Real Estate Agents, have lived in North Dallas since 2006. As native Californians we had an adjustment to make in what to expect in a home when we moved to the area. the average Southern California home was 2,000 square feet, three or four bedrooms, two bath home, featuring eight foot ceilings, a fairly standard, boxlike design both inside and out, with a two car garage, a smaller yard, and lots of sunshine for $600,000-$1,000,000. Moving to Frisco, we found the average homes were larger and featured much heavier design elements. The typical home was 3,000 or more square feet, with the master bedroom downstairs, formal studies, high ceilings, with a lot of dark wood for around $250,000-$300,000. The building standards were completely different. This contrast is typical in most building markets when two areas are compared.
A few years ago, around 2012, I started to notice a shift in the Dallas building market. I started to see cleaner, straight lines, different uses of space, lighter colors, a more modern look. At the time some of our buyers were very cautious about purchasing the “new look.” They were afraid that if they ever needed to sell that they would not be able to sell. I can tell, you coming from a different area, not everyone likes the traditional look that is region specific. Dallas has become the melting pot of the nation in the last few years. I truly believe there is a buyer for every style.
This week I caught wind of the next generation of builders in the Dallas area. Main Vue is the name of this new builder. The company is owned by Australia’s biggest home builder. They bring a very modern look, using international vendors along with new building concepts. They are building in the master planned community of Phillips Creek Ranch in West Frisco. Do you this this builder will be successful here? I do, however, I do believe that some buyers will need to learn to be less cautious and move away from the area traditions. That, paired with the influx of out of state buyers that we are currently experiencing, I believe it is perfect timing for new ideas to come in.
Check out this excellent article from the Dallas Morning News on February 26, 2015 for more information.
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