Alas, the realtor strong-armed the builders. They ALL have those 'features', so it's that or live in the gutter.
Really ? Because I could have sworn there's these two other builders in town...
One of those builders doesn't allow you to walk in your front lawn, period. You get arrested if you do that. The other one is in the process of being strong-armed, and will probably end up costing twice the price of the houses with those 'features'.
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