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Just Moved: Lauren & Greg

How much does a home-to-call-your-own go for in these neighborhoods? This couple gives us the lowdown and a sneak peek at their new place.

Names: Lauren and Greg

Location: Frisco, TX

Setup: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an office

Style: Traditional

Square Feet: 1,746

Price Paid: $172,000

The Deal: $98/sq. ft.

When did you start looking (month/year)? April 2010

When did you close on your new home? July 15, 2010

How many homes did you visit and look at?

We toured between 10 and 12 houses.

What was the hardest part about finding your new home?

Frustration that we wouldn’t find what we were looking for in our price range

What was the best part?

Finding our home -- right when we walked into the house, we both looked at each other and knew this was what we were looking for.

Was it hard to compromise and find a home you both loved?

Not at all. We both have very similar taste, so we were on the same page about pretty much everything.

Do you have any advice for Nesties who are still looking for their first home?

As first-time home buyers, it’s very easy to get taken advantage of. Don’t compromise, but also don’t be scared to walk away.

What’s your favorite thing about your new home? What's unique about it?

We love the open floor plan. The kitchen, dining room and living room are all spacious, but since they’re connected, it seems cozier. We love the arched doorways and the cutouts in the wall for art.