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Re: [IHB] A Review of the Las Colinas Tract at Portola Springs
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 10:33:02 AM »
That’s a very nice review.
My wife and I toured these models last year.
We both liked the Plan 3 but didn’t care for the formal dinning room.
The landscaping is very nice.
We wanted to create something very similar with a covered patio and built in BBQ for outdoor dining to entertain guests.

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Re: [IHB] A Review of the Las Colinas Tract at Portola Springs
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 10:35:16 AM »
I like the Plan 1x (not the Plan 1 they have modeled) and the Plan 4 (is that the one with the casita?).

I just wish that homes with a casita had an additional interior entrance so that if you don't use it for a casita... it can be used as an additional living space (and it would be convenient for whoever is staying there to have interior access to the main home).
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Re: [IHB] A Review of the Las Colinas Tract at Portola Springs
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 10:41:06 AM »
Maybe I got that wrong, the last model was the one we liked.
I guess it’s Plan 4
From the review and pictures it says Plan 3
If I remember correctly one of the models was not open.
Was it Plan One that had a pool?

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Re: [IHB] A Review of the Las Colinas Tract at Portola Springs
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 10:45:06 AM »
They stopped making Plan 2... so there are only 3 plans in Los Colinas, Plan 1x, Plan 3 and Plan 4.

These homes really took a hit in pricing... when they first came out... they were like $1.2-3m... I think they start just under $1m now (which is still too high)... some have resold for for less than $900k.
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Re: [IHB] A Review of the Las Colinas Tract at Portola Springs
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 11:05:37 AM »
So buying is Irvine has it's risk because prices do not always go up. I got to think those affluent in laws and money laundering FCBs eventually will diminish. Then unicorn land will have to sync with realistic income and what a typical family could really afford without resorting to the weekend feast at the local Costcos.
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Re: [IHB] A Review of the Las Colinas Tract at Portola Springs
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 11:09:48 AM »
They stopped making Plan 2... so there are only 3 plans in Los Colinas, Plan 1x, Plan 3 and Plan 4.

These homes really took a hit in pricing... when they first came out... they were like $1.2-3m... I think they start just under $1m now (which is still too high)... some have resold for for less than $900k.

At the lower price points, I like Las Colinas over similarly priced Carmel or San Marino homes.

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Re: [IHB] A Review of the Las Colinas Tract at Portola Springs
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 11:14:46 AM »
isnt PS MR higher than WB though?  I remember it being on par with Village of Columbus...

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Re: [IHB] A Review of the Las Colinas Tract at Portola Springs
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 11:38:39 AM »
Yep... PS has high MRs too... but I don't think quite as high as VOC.
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