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Old January 25th, 2017, 08:55 AM   #1
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Considering building a new home and I am looking for a builder in the area. I've got a few feelers out but apparently builders are currently busy and I haven't heard back from anyone yet.
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When I was still trying to hold onto the dream of finding a few acres and building, that was the #1 argument against attempting it. The one favorable lot I found wasn't stubbed either, and killed the idea. I really like the houses I've seen done by Steve Visser, but I never heard back from them; I didn't try too hard though, considering the trouble I had finding lots that weren't $60k for a .3 acre lot in a sub division. Most of their houses seem to be in sub divisions, in the $280k+ range. FWIW, we believe that Dave Visser built our current house, and appears to be well built.
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would you considered the manufactured home route? They can be custom layouts, etc. We are happy with ours especially quality wise, however there was a lot of babysitting and pushing the builder. Talking to other people who have had houses built, they all had the same issues; trying to be first priority on their builders list.
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Old January 25th, 2017, 01:01 PM   #5
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would you considered the manufactured home route? They can be custom layouts, etc. We are happy with ours especially quality wise, however there was a lot of babysitting and pushing the builder. Talking to other people who have had houses built, they all had the same issues; trying to be first priority on their builders list.
I'm open to it. I would like to check yours out sometime, I was looking at some sites this morning, what did you pay per square foot and was it turn key or did they hit you for a bunch of extras?
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Why don't you just buy a house in Top'o Pines?
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McNeill construction
Call Dan at 810-735-9619
He is located in Fenton.
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I present to you Exhibit A. http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale...49_rect/13_zm/
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Then why does he have a Linden phone number
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Ha! I paid less than that for 3.5 acres with a 10 year old $300k log home on it.
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This is my dad's friend. I've seen one of his houses that he built in Chelsea and it is top notch work.
http://newdesignbuildingco.com/
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Ha! I paid less than that for 3.5 acres with a 10 year old $300k log home on it.
It's kinda a 'ritzy' area.
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I'm open to it. I would like to check yours out sometime, I was looking at some sites this morning, what did you pay per square foot and was it turn key or did they hit you for a bunch of extras?
its a long story, and there is never a straight cut answer for "how much did it cost"

Come check out the house, drink some beers and I'll fill you in with the details.
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It's kinda a 'ritzy' area.
Yeah I'm familiar with the area. Fenton is trendy nowadays, and that's probably on the old Mt Kandahar and has a nice view. I used to mountain bike there back when you were a young whippersnapper.
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Yeah I'm familiar with the area. Fenton is trendy nowadays, and that's probably on the old Mt Kandahar and has a nice view. I used to mountain bike there back when you were a young whippersnapper.
When did Fenton become trendy or ritzy? The guys I knew and hung with some when I was in my early 20's were some crazy bastards. They liked to go to the Fenton Inn or as they called it the fightin,inn
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I'm also looking for builders, in North Oakland and Livingston county area. We are planning to go to the Novi home show this weekend hopefully there will be a few builders there.
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That's just pricing to make sure whoever buys it has more money than brains. Not worth that.

Move closer to work, live in Detroit
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When did Fenton become trendy or ritzy? The guys I knew and hung with some when I was in my early 20's were some crazy bastards. They liked to go to the Fenton Inn or as they called it the fightin,inn
I'd say in the past 10 years it's really stepped it up.
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If you supply the pallets, I can build you a really nice home. Really noice.
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Yeah I'm familiar with the area. Fenton is trendy nowadays, and that's probably on the old Mt Kandahar and has a nice view. I used to mountain bike there back when you were a young whippersnapper.
It's on the north side of the powerlines that back up to the kandahar sub.

The kandahar sub is pretty awesome, 3-5 acre lots, affordable, but they want you to build a mcmansion.
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