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Old 03-14-2007, 07:39 AM
 
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I would love any photo you can provide of the Rosewood. Legacy has some of the model, but I'd like to see others. Please let me know when you have to photos ready. skip2719@yahoo.com
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:27 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of a class action lawsuit against Legacy. A friend told me yesterday that he has a friend at his job that is in on a lawsuit. He said the community was Legacy Cascading something..... Anyone heard of this?
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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How has the experience working with Legacy Seller Agents at the communities? We are in process of closing on a home in Cooks Landing and the agent in unprofessional.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:24 PM
 
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One thing I have also noticed is that they are taking some short cuts, no gutters on the back of the house is a big one. That affects the foundation that the house is built on. Water run off from the roof will cause foundation problems.
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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Default More info PLEASE

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Has anyone heard of a class action lawsuit against Legacy. A friend told me yesterday that he has a friend at his job that is in on a lawsuit. He said the community was Legacy Cascading something..... Anyone heard of this?
Could you get more info in regards this lawsuit???!!PLEASE. I was by the community this week and spoke to a couple and they informed me that whatever issues the community had the board fixed them by now. Legacy at cascading creek seem like a nice place and so far I was pleased with what i experienced. Thanks for all your help city-data community!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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Default Khristinah & Jon, ALL

I believe the lawsuit someone mentioned earlier had nothing to do with Legacy Communities, or better yet, Legacy Realty Group. I checked with BBB and saw that all issues/concerns had been resolved by the company. I'm not aware of any additional lawsuits.
I have called almost every community that builds the Rosewood, and every one of the sales reps was extremely nice to us. In fact, two or three of them have sent us pictures of the Rosewood since we currently do not live in Atlanta. I will say that some are easier to contact than others. There are a few that you just can get a hold of. I even have their cell phone numbers and they just won't answer. But I equate this to any other job. There are some who take what they do seriously, and others who don't. The ones that don't, I don't deal with them. My wife and I have decided to move to Hampton. There are three communities there, and each of the sales rep were very helpful. Of the four reps we spoke to, only one of them was hard to contact, but someone else in that community office helped when the other one wouldn't. In all honesty, I believe the rep just had too many clients and couldn't divide enough time between all of them.

Our first choice was the Jefferson in Villages of Hampton. We spoke to Jeff (I believe) who was very helpful. When we realized that our timelines for delivery did not sync, he recommended calling either Main Street Commons or South Hampton. We lucked up and called Janet at Main Street Commons. Janet has been our unofficial realtor. She has been very professional and patient with us. I believe before we settled on final contract, we changed our upgrades at least 4 or 5 times, changed the brick color on the house twice, and changed lots once (decided to purchase the Rosewood). This is our second home purchase so we're determined to correct some of the lessons we learned from our first purchase.

I took Brewboy's advice and hired an independent inspector. I believe this of all things has helped settle our nerves. If the sales rep gives you a hard time, DON'T BUY. That's their lost.

Oh, I looked at Legacy at Cascade's site plan, and it appears that they currently have approximately 195 units. If there is a future plan to sell Town Houses near that community, consider another community. Our first home was in Northern VA and we thought we would be living in a small community (less than 200). After three phases, the builder decided to build TH. Before we sold, the community shot up to 900+. Between our community and the neighboring community (built across highway route 1) units added up to 3,000 plus units. We saw an increase in crime (drug, robbery, and murder) and sold before it was too late.

Finally, I have several friends from ATL and they all agree. Buy in south Fulton only; leave the other parts of the county alone. Also, beware of Clayton (education and crime reasons) Delkab and one other county I can't seem to remember. If you live in ATL, you know the in's and out's already. For those of us new to the area, I found the information helpful.

If someone wants the pictures of the Rosewood, I'll send what I have. Just let me know. If someone out there has additional pictures of the Rosewood, please share them at skip2719@yahoo.com. I don't check this email often so please leave a message on this board if you decide to send pictures.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:40 AM
 
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Thanks for that info JT. I am still concerned with what was in the Better Business Bureau. If a homeowner has to contact the better business burea to get a problem fixed, that doesnt sit well. I have been keeping my eyes on the info in the better business bureau and the number keeps going up. Please be careful when you are moving. Georgia is not like most states, builders do not have to have a liscense to build a house. The county codes are not that restrictive. A good inspector is always a good way to go.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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I want to have an idea of how much it cost to add gutters to the entire house. I spoke to the legacy sales agent and he confirmed the gutters only in the front deal!!!! The house is 3800 sqft, dont have the outside measurements yet....Thanks in advance
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:57 PM
 
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I am not sure about the cost of gutters. I just worry about a builder that wouldn't spend the money to protect the foundation of a large investment like a home. Even if you put the gutters on the rear of the house, your neighbors probably wouldnt, and they might be selling if they start having problems.
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:10 PM
 
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Exclamation Avoid Legacy Homes: A horror story

So it must be fate that I stumbled upon this forum. Here I am, sitting in a warm house today because I had to take time off of work as my A/C has failed for the FOURTH time in less than one year. Only one guess as to who sold me the home: Legacy.

This is without a doubt the worst experience we've ever had with a home, whether it was new construction or a resale. We purchased the Rosewood model, which is nice. The master bath is a bit odd/small, especially the shower. We found it odd that none of the bathrooms had medicine cabinets, nor do the vanities have any drawers. I swear that this house has less storage space than our old one, and this one is 1000 sq ft larger.

I could give you pages upon pages of the problems we've had...leaks, electrical problems, shoddy construction and poor quality, A/C and heatin failures, etc. But even better is the worthless "warranty" that they provide. I was told last summer that when my A/C went out, that I was being unreasonable when they said it would be a few days until someone could make it out. When I got upset at this, they indicated that "humans have lived thousands of years without AC". I responded that this was true, but those humans didn't pay Legacy quarter of a million dollars for a house either. This time around, I called Tuesday for my AC being out...and the tech who called me back indicated I was too far away to come out to do service for (I live in Cherokee County, city of Canton, Curtis Farm subdivision). Wednesday, the AC guys indicated they couldn't make it out again, but scheduled me for Thursday morning. No great surprise when they didn't show, and I had to call and complain in order to get someone out here, as I have family coming to visit tomorrow and will be staying with us.

The really scary part is the things that you don't know. I cannot speak for other subdivisions, but this one is a trainwreck. The laborers they use (of unknown legal status in this country) leave trash everywhere. And when we've looked at other homes that were under construction with relatives that were interested in buying, we even found the workers had deficated/urinated on the floor and in the walls, and were putting their trash inside the drywall. Another shocking fact: No two models are the same. We have seen the inside of 3 other Rosewoods in our community. The others are smaller, and we're talking by over 150 sq ft total. The dimensions of the room differ slightly, and the foot print of homes can differ. Make 101% sure that you take measurements of a model first, and compare to your finished product. Also, several of the homes in the subdivision are losing their back and side yards to erosion, and it wouldnt' surprise me in the next year to see some of those home condemned if they don't build rentention walls (which should have been done in the first place).

It gets better: We went to plant some new shrubs in our front planter beds...and it turns out that our beds are filled with trash. Not just regular trash either...things like styrofoam, roof tiles and insulation, which are not biodegradable.

The funny part (if you're not me) is the BS they feed you to try to cover up and dance their way out of the very realistic problems they have. For exmaple, I complained about the kitchen cabinets before we moved in as nearly 1/2 of the fronts were defective. I was told "this is normal". That seems to be their canned response for anything that they don't want to fix, because it's too difficult or too expensive.

Something is funny with Legacy...it almost seems that they are not actually building these houses, but sub out the work to "builders" (that's what they call them), and there has been a steady stream of these guys who have come and gone through our subdivision. The latest one seems to be good, but the one who was around for our house is long gone. Seems a bit shady, and at the least, does not lend itself to ensuring a quality home.

I have warned all my friends and family who are moving up here to stay very far away from this company, and specifically this subdivision. I cannot say all of Legacy's subdivisions and homes have the problems we have, but based on how Legacy has responded (or ignored) these problems, I could never recomend them.

In short, Caveat Emptor, especially with these guys.

PS: IMHO, the BBB is a scam...if you're a paying member company (like Legacy is), the complaints often get smoothed over or closed without the customer getting a situation resolved properly.

If there is a class action lawsuit being prepared, I and several other homeowners in our community would definately be interested in learning more. Please let me know.
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