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Old 07-25-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Anyone here buy a Shea Home in the Lawson subdivision in Waxhaw, Union County or know someone who did?
I am considering buying a home there and would appreciate any feedback on how their experience went building there and how they like being in Lawson.

Thank you
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I sold a Shea Napa plan there (new construction)...went very well, but I would have inspector for predrywall as well as final, especially if you are modifying any structural options. Best of luck to you
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My colleagues and I have sold a few in there and the only negative that we've heard of is the traffic on NC 16. It can be a slow due to Providence road going to 2 lanes. If possible, drive it when you would normally commute to see if you can handle it. Then, hit the local Harris Teeter to see if its close enough for you.

I'd take an agent with you who can represent you alone as the sales folks represent the builder and the contracts are written to benefit them. There's room for negotiation in the builder contracts.

If Lawson doesn't work for you, don't fret. There are tons of options available in that area.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:00 PM
 
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Default Lawson

We looked into Lawson at first. When we went down to actually look at it - we decided that it wasn't for us. It is too far out from everything and the schools are going to be changed around at least a couple of times. Also the houses are close together. We did like the trees and amenities. In the end we bought a resale much closer to 485. You have to go down and see it for yourself though. We liked Weddington Trace too - but they have powerlines through there. I recommend a couple of trips to get your bearings... the builder sites make everything look like it is closer than it is.
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: waxhaw nc
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We looked into Lawson at first. When we went down to actually look at it - we decided that it wasn't for us. It is too far out from everything and the schools are going to be changed around at least a couple of times. Also the houses are close together. We did like the trees and amenities. In the end we bought a resale much closer to 485. You have to go down and see it for yourself though. We liked Weddington Trace too - but they have powerlines through there. I recommend a couple of trips to get your bearings... the builder sites make everything look like it is closer than it is.
i love lawson did not buy from shea but we did buy from st lawrence,
we liked the community , schools , and we liked that we are close to the new harris teeter cureton center and also you are not to far away from
the blakeney center, stone crest center, fountains,
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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For all current, future home buyers, and trusted Realtors. Please review this Yelp review. I would be extremely cautious about doing business with Shea. I found out the hard way. My realtor was / is fantastic. Your clients are everything. It’s not worth the risk.


A 1 star review of Shea Homes - Charlotte by J C. https://www.yelp.com/biz/shea-homes-...content=review
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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For all current, future home buyers, and trusted Realtors. Please review this Yelp review. I would be extremely cautious about doing business with Shea. I found out the hard way. My realtor was / is fantastic. Your clients are everything. Itís not worth the risk.


A 1 star review of Shea Homes - Charlotte by J C. https://www.yelp.com/biz/shea-homes-...content=review
We've lived in a Shea built home for 12 years. There were a lot of grading issues when our neighborhood was built. We had some neighbors that had to build a retaining wall because of how their lots were graded. Shea did help others with retaining walls as they built more homes.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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For all current, future home buyers, and trusted Realtors. Please review this Yelp review. I would be extremely cautious about doing business with Shea. I found out the hard way. My realtor was / is fantastic. Your clients are everything. Itís not worth the risk.


A 1 star review of Shea Homes - Charlotte by J C. https://www.yelp.com/biz/shea-homes-...content=review

3 total reviews. 1 from the past year. You want ppl to make a judgement based on that data?
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Union County
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For all current, future home buyers, and trusted Realtors. Please review this Yelp review. I would be extremely cautious about doing business with Shea. I found out the hard way. My realtor was / is fantastic. Your clients are everything. Itís not worth the risk.


A 1 star review of Shea Homes - Charlotte by J C. https://www.yelp.com/biz/shea-homes-...content=review
I've read some doozy reviews on builders over the years, but wow - this builder kept a deposit after the buyer walked away from a signed contract?! The nerve of them.

If I'm being honest, I can't imagine any builder wouldn't keep a deposit after signing a contract, so I don't even think this is out of the ordinary. But, hey - maybe this kind of thing is more important than the actual construction process to some people.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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In fairness, we walked away from a Lennar signed contract about 60 days before closing and they voluntarily refunded us our deposit without our asking for it. We were pleasantly surprised. That said, I wouldn't have faulted them for keeping it. But since they didn't, I'll throw them some goodwill here on the board :-)
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