Residents tour Horse Creek Ranch model homes

A variety of model homes are featured on a tour during the Horse Creek Ranch grand opening event Sept. 30. Shane Gibson photos

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  1. Preston   October 13, 2017 at 7:28 am

    There are several communities in this project and in my opinion, they all have a mixture of the same finish materials which ranged from very good to absolute junk (like the shower doors) which is sad considering the choices available today. In the smaller homes, there is a bath tub that is so small they should have left it out and made a larger shower. There are some decorator upgrades (like the brick on an interior wall) that is finished so poorly you would be better off doing upgrades (after the purchase) using a quality contractor. In one of the models, they put a wide filler wall in the center of the stairwell (which saves money) instead of making the stairs wider which would look better and help in getting furniture upstairs. I did like the condo-homes but could not believe they were using Formica on the kitchen counter-tops. There is mello-roos tax which will increase the property taxes to about 1.6 percent of the purchase price and you have to purchase a 6 panel solar system for about $25000 or lease it forever. In my opinion, you would be better off installing your own solar (which they will not let you do) because I believe a 6 panel system is worth about $7,000.
    In the end, I felt the basic bones of this project was good but they fell short on some of the finish materials (and their installation). The mello-roos and the solar was a bit of a sting but perhaps the overall price is low enough to overcome that cost.

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