San Diego Housing Market News and Analysis
Gianni at 4S Ranch
User Forum Topic
Submitted by homesearcher on June 3, 2007 - 11:04pm
We recently had a baby and my wife is really ready to settle into an own home. We are looking for a basic 2 (or 3) bedroom condo in a nice neighborhood. My wife found the Gianni at 4S Ranch and liked their floorplans.
I would really appreciate if you could help us with some background information on these homes:
(*) How would you rate the builder "Standard Pacific Homes"?
(*) I read in this forum that $300+ per sqft at 4S Ranch is outragous. This home actually falls into this category with $400k for 1211 sqft. At which price per sqft would you consider a 2 bedroom at 4S Ranch adequately priced?
(*) I am concerned about the cost of upgrades, as I suspect, this will be a big moneymaker for the builder. I was not able to get pricing info from the sales team there. Do you have an estimate on how much I should assume tile-flooring and granite-countertops to cost?
(*) I would actually prefer to buy a used home, since I hoped to get more for the money. What lead us to the builders however is that used homes seem to be as expensive as new homes. Is this your observation as well or am I overlooking some costs when buying a new home from the builder?
(*) Most posters in this forum predict a further drop in prices at 4S Ranch. Would you expect a rather quick drop or an extended gradual drop?
Thank you very much, your input is greatly appreciated.
~Active forum topics~