The new Meritage home at 1908 Antone that is to be started in early 2012 went on the market a week ago. This is the first new yard home under $400k that has come on the market for over a year, and is a precursor to the 221 new homes being built in 2012.
The home went under contract in 6 days, despite being put in the MLS in an unusual way – the “listing type” field was entered into the Multiple Listing System as “See Agent”. This means that it wouldn’t show up on a typical search for a “house”, which in my mind makes it a little strange.
I think this is just another sign that the 30 new yard homes coming from Standard Pacific and David Weekley next year will be extremely popular, and may not make it into the MLS at all. Let me know if you want to get first dibs on the upcoming homes for sale.