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Old 02-05-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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they r selling v cheap....is it still a good idea to buy here?
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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they r selling v cheap....is it still a good idea to buy here?
I do not think that rv's are that expensive.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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I have a Ryan Home and the build was just under 4 months. The product is high quality, but stay on top of the punch list and be very thourough with requested repairs. Document everything.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: weddington
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DITTO..on the document everything. It said our proverbial (well you know the rest). Take lots of pictures throughout and double check all paperwork and make sure there are no blanks or missing information on any paperwork you receive. Every homeowner in our Ryan neighborhood received blank documents of some kind or another. Also...get everything in writing even the smalled change or promise made by Ryan. You will notice on the contract it states if it is not in writing it is not a guaranteed.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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The Ryan section in Vermillion is selling very well, probably well over a dozen sold in the last 6 months. Looks like they only have about 5-6 more lots to sell before they close out their section.

The David Weekley sections are also moving along pretty well.

Lots of construction activity in this neighborhood.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:51 AM
 
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Vermillion was the first modern new-urbanist community in Mecklenburg. Originally when they started it in the middle of the 1990s it was supposed to resemble an english village an was to be walkable to downtown Huntersville and the upcoming train station and retail complex that was to have been built at the Anchor Mill development which the city now owns. They would be connected together via a sidewalk through the greenway that runs by both. The plans I saw at the time showed an absolutely huge development of townhomes and relatively small Dilworth style homes on gridded lots that would merge into a new Huntersville. There has been a lot of water under the bridge with that idea in the 15-16 years since and what is being built now doesn't resemble these plans.

The original plans unfortunately didn't happen for a number of reasons and sales stalled in Vermillion during the residential boom caused by the credit crisis of the 2000s. People coming to Huntersville by that point were choosing huge McMansion homes in developments on the west side of I-77. Big SUVs, golf course living and huge homes trumped more responsible new-urbanist living. Wynfield Forest, Birkdale, McAuley were all built after Vermillion started. About 2-3 years ago, the developer threw in the towel on the new-urbanist stuff and decided to remake the remaining parts of Vermillion. He redrew the lots and invited in the McMansion builders to come and finish out his side of it. Unfortunately the timing got him as by that point the market for this sort of thing has collapsed.

I'm not sure if the train station, Anchor Mill, and for that matter even the train will ever be built. Coverage of this in the local papers (not Observer) is not very positive. Vermilion is a huge piece of land. It's also hard to know when it might ever be built out but it is very high quality and is unique especially with the older new-urbanist part. The all brick very well built live-work condos that surround it's "town square" have appreciated a great deal and have held these prices because they are unique in the area. Ironically the original plans for Vermillion would have worked better in today's market.

Ryan has had a long term reputation with locals for building very large but very low quality homes in this market (along with starter homes) so if you go for this builder I recommend checking up on them every single day they do work on it. IMO there are better choices in Vermillion though let me add that a lot of how a home gets built is left to the local supervisor and whether they are doing their job right or not. The fact they are selling 2 homes/month vs 2 homes/day should make for higher quality.

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Old 02-08-2010, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Ryan has had a long term reputation with locals for building very large but very low quality homes in this market (along with starter homes) so if you go for this builder I recommend checking up on them every single day they do work on it.
There are also plenty of us who live in homes built by Ryan that are quite please by the end product and have had no issues.

If you are buying new construction, you should keep a close eye on it as Lumbollo suggests (and as per another recent post) no matter who the builder is.
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