spec house

spec house

A residence built without a particular buyer in mind or under contract,but designed to appeal to the maximum market possible.Spec houses are typically built in an inexpensive manner,but with decorative finishes commensurate with the tastes of the target market.For example,an upper-bracket spec home might have a marble entryway,but wire shelves in the closets,inexpensive lighting and plumbing fixtures,and other contractor-grade materials.

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The spec house is complete and is currently being marketed for sale.
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Right after high school, Staengel's brother-in-law asked if he would come to Alaska for three months to help him build a spec house.
No timeline has been given for the completion of the housing project, but Goosen said a spec house will soon be built so that potential clients can come and see what the design of the houses will look like.
Spec house proposed to be built in Oak Forest Subdivision, Heights Houston, Tx.
Because Brown was heavily involved with flipping homes at the time, he was able to relocate his family to a spec house for a few months while he did some house-hunting.
In addition, the company recently sold one spec house in the Mountain Brooke subdivision, also sold three large spec homes in the Briarwood subdivision and is working on a 5-acre lot in Majesticview, all in Wenatchee.
Only one project from those years--a daring spec house in Venice--was realised, imperfectly, with input from associate Michael Volk.
It is rare to see a spec house with a hot water absorber on its roof, or a single bit of shading over the windows.
The San Francisco landscape firm Delaney & Cochrane designed the garden around a spec house on a flag lot (see plan above).
The next spec house on the drawing board will be reduced to 1,500 square feet, but it will retain all the custom features, Iverson said.