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Old 05-19-2015, 06:11 PM
 
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Hi all, I am trying to get some information and opinions on homebuilders in the Charleston area. My husband and I are looking specifically at Cane Bay in Summerville which has many neighborhoods with different builders including Crescent, Lennar, Sabal, Centex, Landmark 24, Dan Ryan Builders, and Beazer Homes. We are open to other builders in other neighborhoods throughout Charleston but the appeal of Cane Bay is its affordability. We are hoping to find a nice home for around $250,000 up to $350,000 - but the less expensive the better. We like Lindera Preserve within Cane Bay because it has a resort-style pool, playgrounds for my son, and a dog park, but the homes are built by Lennar and I'm not sure how they compare to the other builders. Any information about neighborhoods and homes in Cane Bay Plantation or similar areas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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Hi all, I am trying to get some information and opinions on homebuilders in the Charleston area. My husband and I are looking specifically at Cane Bay in Summerville which has many neighborhoods with different builders including Crescent, Lennar, Sabal, Centex, Landmark 24, Dan Ryan Builders, and Beazer Homes. We are open to other builders in other neighborhoods throughout Charleston but the appeal of Cane Bay is its affordability. We are hoping to find a nice home for around $250,000 up to $350,000 - but the less expensive the better. We like Lindera Preserve within Cane Bay because it has a resort-style pool, playgrounds for my son, and a dog park, but the homes are built by Lennar and I'm not sure how they compare to the other builders. Any information about neighborhoods and homes in Cane Bay Plantation or similar areas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Erika,

We and close friends are building with Lennar at Cane Bay. Proceed with both eyes open. PM us if you want more specifics.

Jim
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:17 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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Hi all, I am trying to get some information and opinions on homebuilders in the Charleston area. My husband and I are looking specifically at Cane Bay in Summerville which has many neighborhoods with different builders including Crescent, Lennar, Sabal, Centex, Landmark 24, Dan Ryan Builders, and Beazer Homes. We are open to other builders in other neighborhoods throughout Charleston but the appeal of Cane Bay is its affordability. We are hoping to find a nice home for around $250,000 up to $350,000 - but the less expensive the better. We like Lindera Preserve within Cane Bay because it has a resort-style pool, playgrounds for my son, and a dog park, but the homes are built by Lennar and I'm not sure how they compare to the other builders. Any information about neighborhoods and homes in Cane Bay Plantation or similar areas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Around here Sabal Homes has a good reputation. You would be wise to monitor your house being built by any builder if you're in a position to do so.

Search this forum and google for more opinions on the production builders. All of them will have some negative reviews but that doesn't mean all of their houses have problems.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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I had a horrible experience with Lennar in Myrtle Beach last year. My initial draw to them were the same as yours- great ameinties, good location & wanting a new home/warranty/lack of maintenance since I was not looking to stay there long term. I literally walked away from the house less than a month before closing & was able to get my deposit back based on the number of issues that either I or my realtor raised during the whole process. It worked out in my benefit since I am now switching jobs and will be back in Charleston full time again.

To be honest with all the national builders a bit of blind luck is involved. And the issues are more coordination & scheduling since all the work is subbed out. The question simply becomes if they are paying all those sub enough $ and allowing adequate time for them to do a decent job.

I also think a lot of these builders are much like GM in the late 80s/early 90s. They could care less about what they are building because they want to make their money off financing.

Google 'my lennar lemon.'
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