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Old 09-23-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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Has anyone worked with Pulte homes or do you know someone that has worked with Pulte. We are getting very close to buying a home in the Chimneys of Marvin but would love to get some feedback first.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I have not worked for them but have had clients buy homes built by Pulte.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My brother and SIL have a home built by Pulte but it's in Houston. It's a beautiful home. They didn't have any issues through the home building process. The house still looks wonderful after about 5 years.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I've lived in a Pulte home for over 4 years. The front door was not closing tightly and the warranty rep dissmissed it when I mentioned it to him. The wood floor in the foyer eventually got ruined and I had to go back to Pulte to fix the door and replace the wood floor. My roof was leaking 4 years after the house was built and they had to come and fix that as well. The windows are constantly rusting and the mechanisms are breaking. They put the cheapest stove, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposer, etc... in the house.

The price point of my development started between $180 and $250 in 2003. So, maybe it's just a case of 'you get what you pay for'.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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I lived in a Pulte house for 5 years in Michigan. I loved the house and had it built for me. They call it semi-custom, which was accurate. Was it perfect, no. Some cheap materials and from what I understand, they have gone cheaper as the market got worse, but that is to be expected. They did stand behind their work, which is better than I can say for my current situation with a custom builder. Problems were corrected with Pulte. My neighbors had similar experiences, some worse, but I will say that their expectations were a little out of line in my opinion. I would build with them again, in fact when I came here to look for houses I started there but did not buy again because they were not in the area that I wanted to be in.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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I know someone who built with Pulte. I noticed things kind of seemed cheap, like the fixtures and knobs (almost like plastic looking metal). They said the tubing used for the RO water was cheap....broke and had water all over the kitchen. Customer service seemed good, as far as warranty work after they moved in. Overall they were pleased with their home, but felt the quality wasn't the best.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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some of their communites we noticed when we were looking the Drawers werent Tounge and groove they were stapled...
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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I lived in a pulte home for 3 years here in charlotte. We did not like the quality of the house. We couldn't wait to get out. We moved into a Centex neighborhood and it's a night and day difference.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Uh-Oh -- we are looking in the Skybrook North area and they are Pulte homes. Should I be worried? Anybody else live in this neighborhood?
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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I heard they were having natural gas line problems in Skybrook North. You need to question them on that issue
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