The wife and I are looking to buy a new home. It will need to be built. The one we found is a Gold Star Home. Its not a "custom builder" but its as close to one as you will ever find. They can change about 80% of a floorplan before we build. My question is the house we are looking at is in a community in South Burleson. They also have a community in North Burleson. The same exact house is $40,000 less in North Burleson, but we like the neighborhood so much better in South Burleson. The North community has a bunch of lower priced homes in the area and we dont want to live in a community of a bunch of renters. Plus the lots are larger (which we have to pay for). These communities are about 5-6 miles apart. In my thinking it cost the same to build either house. So I should have some negotiating room here. I know I can negotiate on upgrades. I would like to find out how much room on the house and the upgrades can I negotiate. I know none uf us like to pay too much for anything (well most of us). So what do you think?