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Need advice on buying a new home to be built, 660 yards from main insterstate I-35 in Austin

Hey all,We are planning on buying a home in Austin and thinking about building a new home in a new community. The house would be one of the last ones built in the community, so we are probably paying higher than we would have when the community first opened. A plus would be that there wont be much more construction going on around us after we move in. The lot we are looking at is 660 yards away from I-35, a major highway in Austin. The lot and highway are separated by alot of trees and greenbelt land. The builder rep told us there would be nothing built there, that it would remain greenbelt land. When we stood at the lot, we could hear the highway, it was a constant noise, but nothing too loud or bothersome. We could not see the highway, but we could see the tall highway light posts. We are wondering if the highway noise will be a major issue when we go to sell the house in 8-10 years or so. We think the house is perfect for US for the next 8-10 years, but we are worried about home appreciation and resale value. Advice is much appreciated. Some more specifics about the house:Neighborhood: Lakes at Northtown (Howard and I-35: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=lakes+at+northtown&ie=UTF-8&ei=s-hlUpvRKsjh2QXwzoDAAg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg)Price: ~$250kSq ft: 27553 bed, 2.5 bathFormal DiningStudyCovered Patio2-car garageGourmet kitchenCommunity has trail around it, a pond, a park with vball and bball courtNear to lots of shopping and restaurants (tech ridge area)Pfluegerville address but falls under Austin tax rate(0.3% lower tax rate than Pfluegerville tax rate)ConsNot the best school district (ratings from 3-6)Proximity to I-35 and highway noise

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