rss

Dallas, TX

#62 Aug 31, 2009
jjm wrote:
Hello rss and Mady. I own lot #40 on Acorn Dr. It is not for sale.
So sorry about the mix up. Lot 39 is the one for sale.
EXE

United States

#63 Sep 2, 2009
I have two acres there at High Point Ranch which I have owned since 2003, the land is very nice and I can't wait to build a house there in the next two years, It does help that is has over 100 trees, oh an my taxes are 1,200 and HOA 200 a yr. which is not bad.
jblakey17

Plano, TX

#64 Sep 16, 2009
I have a lot in Highpoint Lake Estates that I am putting up for sale. It is 1.5 acres with several trees on the back of the lot. It backs on to private property, so no one will ever build behind it. It is on Wheeler's Way, about 5 lots down from the park. It is a GREAT location, and I would love to build out there, but my plans have fallen through. As a single parent, I must put this piece of property up for sale. If anyone is interested, please email me at jennifer_blakeman@yahoo.com. It is a beautiful place!
Heather

Forney, TX

#65 Sep 24, 2009
Hi John, How has your sale of the lake front lot at High Point worked out?
John wrote:
I have a Lake Front lot for sale in High Point Lake Estates - they won't let me put up a for sale sign (another thing they don't tell you) but I bought it two years ago for $115K and willing to sell it for $40K. The sales guy lied to me and so did the company. If you are even thinking of buying a lot out there buy mine and save yourself money.
Please contact me at john.legrande@wamu.net

Since: May 09

Rockwall, TX

#66 Sep 24, 2009
Just to let you all know I have a 1.5 acre lot for sale on Wheeler's Way across from the Conservation Area and within walking distance to the lake and park. Asking price is $55,000. Any questions please email me directly at cpetite79@yahoo.com. I had recently moved out of state and will not be building on the property like I had anticipated. Thanks!
Mady

Chesapeake, VA

#67 Oct 1, 2009
Hi Pam,
Wow you moved from VA Beach! We have lived in VA Beach for about 10 years now, and are planning to start building in Rockwall next year. We have a lot in the back area of HPLE and can't wait to get over there. I loved Rockwall the first day I laid eyes on it, the lake and the commercial area entering the town is gorgeous. I wish you all the luck and hope to possibly meet one day:)
Happy HPR Owner

United States

#68 Oct 5, 2009
High Point Lake Estates wrote:
I am a real estate agent and I will tell you that High Point Lake Estates and High Point Ranch are a horrible investment.
- Really, a real estate agent from Denton has all the info and can give a fair assessment? My wife and I purchased our retirement home and moved to HPR in Nov of 2007 and absolutely love it there. We looked at over 60 homes in Rockwall county over 5 months, and HPR by far gave us the best deal and lifestyle. There are several real estate agents that live in the neighborhood that have been there for years. From what I have heard the 'unprofessional' realtors are just too lazy to drive 10 minutes out of Rockwall/Heath to show their clients custom homes on 2 acres that they can get for $100-200k less. Of course a real estate agent is going to lose that extra commission as well. Since we have lived here over two dozens additional homes have been built, and more continue to be started.

Reality - if you want land, great school districts (Rockwall and Royse City), great neighbors, be out of the city and rat race, see the stars at night and enjoy the sounds of nature HPR and HPLE are GREAT areas to live, regardless of what out of town realtors say.

Fair warnings:
-It is 10 miles to anything, so plan your trips.
-There are lots of cattle, longhorns, and horses in area, sometimes they get out and roam the streets.
-The 'outer loop' may tie in close to 548/205 intersection (2 miles away) in 20 years, so this may not be country forever, however your lot size will always be 2+ acres.
Happy HPR Owner

United States

#69 Oct 5, 2009
Phil wrote:
Anyone know about the jogging trails? Is that something that got cancelled? Drove out to HPLE and don't see any trails. Also, what about lake access? Looks like all private lots around the lake and dont see where other residents in the neighborhood would have access.
Phil - HP Ranch has a trail that starts at a childern's play area and circles into the woods along the private lake and back. It is hidden and you have to know where to look. The lake does not have any boat access, just a pier and some picnic tables along the shore.
Visitor

Salinas, CA

#70 Nov 4, 2009
I wanted to post some information about another reputable builder in the area in case anyone is interested. This is a "build on your lot" custom home builder that has a lot of experience and cares about building homes the right way.

I met him through the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, and found him to be someone that I would consider using in the future.

Lake Pointe Custom Builders is the name of the company, and the builder is Jerry Alexander. He is a Graduate Master Builder with the NAHB, who specializes in new home construction, remodeling (NARI), and pools. I have found him to be very professional and customer oriented. I believe his office is in Rockwall.
High Point Rancher

Rockwall, TX

#72 Jan 1, 2010
We bought our property so we could live in High Point Ranch, NOT turn a quick buck. Our taxes on our 2 acres was 1050.00 dollars a year before we built three years ago. We do not need people that only want to flip there property and make big bucks. We need people that care about the area. We love it here, have great nieghbors and plan on staying here for many years. Plus, where have the values on property not gone down!
MLG

Grand Prairie, TX

#73 Jan 8, 2010
I have a lot 3.4 acres at high point ranch 1st sect. that i baught for 79,000 (tricked into it) i want to sell it for that price but have no luck, i feel that if i go lower on the price i would have thrown 680. a month for the last 5 years down the drain. the lot has a pond, Im forced to mowe it and keep it clean which is good but sometimes its hard to pay for this, i feel i made such a bad deal i wish i could get out, if you are ready to build than buy but if you plan it ahead dont waste buying lots early.
Mitch

Rockwall, TX

#74 Apr 2, 2010
weiss wrote:
dang, guys... you have an excellent sales pitch.
I thought the same thing. They talk about how bad the community is and then their like... "I have property there, would you like to buy it?" - Not the smartest bunch. Lol.
Mitch

Rockwall, TX

#75 Apr 2, 2010
High Point SUCKS wrote:
Is anyone actually trying to buy a lot at High Point Lake Estates? High Point Ranch is/was a miserable failure and the same thing has happened with Lake Estates with multiple foreclosures. LGI seems to have a way of talking people into buying lots and then leaving town while everyone is left holding a worthless piece of property. Now I heard they were giving away golf clubs but I don't qualify since I got suckered into buying a lot in High Point Ranch. The forgot to tell me about taxes and HOA dues and now it is bleeding me dry. If you want, I have one in High Point Ranch (2 acres) that I will sell for $39,000.
Did you ever think to look into how much the taxes and HOA dues were before you bought the property?? That isn't the sellers responsibility. If you're spending 40k+ on ANYTHING, you (the buyer) should research what your getting into before you buy it.
lookingtotexas

Manteca, CA

#76 Apr 3, 2010
Can anyone tell me about how many homes are actually built in the subdivision?
Thanks
rss

Dallas, TX

#77 Apr 5, 2010
lookingtotexas wrote:
Can anyone tell me about how many homes are actually built in the subdivision?
Thanks
There are about 5 houses going up right now that I can see. There may be more in the works. This is the most I have seen in some time.
Lookingtotexas

Manteca, CA

#78 Apr 5, 2010
Ok... So there are at least that many built already?? We really like 2175 hodges lake dr, we live out of state so can't exactly go driving by. Just trying to get a feel of what is built. We have 3 small kids, so we wanted good schools and hopefully neighbor kids to play with, along with a sense of community. Any info about the homes would be great! Pros or cons....
Saddlebrook

Tyler, TX

#79 Apr 5, 2010
Lookingtotexas wrote:
Ok... So there are at least that many built already?? We really like 2175 hodges lake dr, we live out of state so can't exactly go driving by. Just trying to get a feel of what is built. We have 3 small kids, so we wanted good schools and hopefully neighbor kids to play with, along with a sense of community. Any info about the homes would be great! Pros or cons....
There are currently about 35 to 40 homes already built in the community. As I said in a previous posting, I am a builder out here, and live in the community as well. I built my home along with two others in the community and I am currently building another in the back of section 2. Of those 4, three are over 5000 sq. ft., and there are several out here that are over 5000 sq. ft. There are a few homes under 3000 sq. ft., but I think the average size is probably closer to 4000 sq. ft.

My wife and I love the neighborhood. There is a good mix of families who are in different stages of their lives and we all get along great. Plenty of school age children. My kids go to Springer Elementary which is an exemplary recognized school.

I am also the current President of the property owner's association. We have a pretty active group of owners who actually live out here but not a very active membership of property owners who don't live here. Nonetheless, of the people who live out here there is a great sense of community, and we are moving forward with new committees for people to get even more involved.

It is a beautiful neighborhood, just far enough out to have that country feeling where you can see the stars and hear the animals at night, but you don't feel like it's a long drive to get back into town.

I'm glad to hear more people are interested in the community. If you would like any more info you can e-mail me directly. My name is Abe and I'm at ac.builder@hotmail.com.
not knowing

Rockwall, TX

#80 Apr 8, 2010
People,$200 a year for homeowners association dues is cheap as hell.

As for your taxes, my gosh, the seller of the property has nothing to do with what your assessment is for and neither does your real estate agent. "They didn't tell me" is an excuse. THEY didn't know.... Assessed value is determined by the central appraisal district and they usually assess property for what the MLS system (to which the CAD subscribes) said the property was sold. Unless I am mistaken, people in High Point Lakes and Ranch pay NO taxes to a city entity, making your taxes LESS than those living in a city. So stop belly aching and get your facts straight. Then go to the Central Appraisal District this month and put in a protest.
lsmft

AOL

#81 May 14, 2010
Been living here at High Point Ranch since 2003. The best move I ever made! Far enough from the push and shove of the city, but still within reach. These people who are complaining obviously purchased way over their head. Champagne taste with a beer budget. Get a life!
jack black

Plano, TX

#82 May 14, 2010
I love the place

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