Here's the second house (I split the post since it was picture heavy). Bonus: both houses are within 2 minutes of our close friends here, so Jeff would be able to commute with her since she works in the courthouse too!
-home is already finished, so we could potentially negotiate a lower price, plus it's ready to move in quickly
-we really like the layout
-more private (small) backyard, with no neighbors behind us
-HOA fees are a little higher, and public space is much smaller than the first neighborhood (no playground, pool, basketball court or park)....but with the privacy of the back yard....hmmm...