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Old 09-28-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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Ironically, an acquaintance of mine who was called out to do some work in a Bill Clark home recently was laughingly telling me just this past weekend about the terrible quality of the particular house he was working in. He said everything he checked was out of plumb, floors and countertops were way off level. He said he couldn't find a square corner any place he checked. He finds it hilarious that "Yankees with money are spending it on that trash".
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:26 PM
 
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We live in a community with a few of these homes and have been in to see a few of the new models. From the street they appear ok but up close the workmanship is not very good. These were concrete slab homes, with lesser quality materials. We passed on making any offers within 5 minutes and informed our realtor to not show us any other BC homes. Do your homework and pay attention to the builders costs relative to the sales price. You may get the same bang for your buck in a much better quality home.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Conway
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We live in a community with a few of these homes and have been in to see a few of the new models. From the street they appear ok but up close the workmanship is not very good. These were concrete slab homes, with lesser quality materials. We passed on making any offers within 5 minutes and informed our realtor to not show us any other BC homes. Do your homework and pay attention to the builders costs relative to the sales price. You may get the same bang for your buck in a much better quality home.
What do you think of H & H Homes?
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:14 AM
 
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I am also looking to relocate to the area, now I'm nervous about buying
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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I am also looking to relocate to the area, now I'm nervous about buying
Why?
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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To "be nervous" about buying a home in an area ANYWHERE in the US because of "some" complaints about a "particular" huge production builder is to misplace your nervousness.

Bill Clark Homes along with Logan and a few others "each" build HUNDREDS of homes each year, they are true production builders, literally slap it up and close no matter what... no matter what..... QUALITY MUST SUFFER. If you are intent on the lowest price, as so many are, that is what you will get.... period.

However, in EVERY area anywhere, including Calabash, etc, there are dozens upon dozens of quality, smaller builders that have great reputations and references that will and are doing a great job for home buyers.... BUT they will cost more.... THAT is simply the bottom line.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:34 AM
 
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To "be nervous" about buying a home in an area ANYWHERE in the US because of "some" complaints about a "particular" huge production builder is to misplace your nervousness.

Bill Clark Homes along with Logan and a few others "each" build HUNDREDS of homes each year, they are true production builders, literally slap it up and close no matter what... no matter what..... QUALITY MUST SUFFER. If you are intent on the lowest price, as so many are, that is what you will get.... period.

However, in EVERY area anywhere, including Calabash, etc, there are dozens upon dozens of quality, smaller builders that have great reputations and references that will and are doing a great job for home buyers.... BUT they will cost more.... THAT is simply the bottom line.
You speak the truth !!
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:28 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I really think it depends on the builder and the supervisor you have on site. We looked at Bill Clark and did not go with them because their sales contract was a joke - nothing itemized. We went with Logan because they itemized everything and they ended up being very easy to work with. Custom builders will have higher end finishings, 2X6 wall studs, etc, but you can get a "big box" builder to customize and work with you. I put in a lot of construction upgrades and had only one problem, which was rectified. You can't paint all builders with the brush of a few peoples experiences. You can pay a lot with a custom builders and have problems as well. Obviously, there is a quality difference, but I think it is unfair to infer that all larger scale builders, build crap. In fact, at SJP I see the same masons subcontracted for big box as well as custom builders.
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