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Old 08-24-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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Well the design phase is complete and although a stressful process of many lows and highs I have left it feeling good about the process. Yes some of the prices are very inflated; however there was no pressure to do any particular upgrades and once we picked everything out we were happy with what we picked out. After some adjustments we are also happy with the overall cost of most of the upgrades. Those that were way over priced were mostly stuff that we can do on our own after we close on the house. Overall I left a happy customer during this phase of the process. I'll keep updating throughout the process!
Be sure to visit the construction site often, and ask for cards/contact info from the construction crews. You may be able to hire them directly after a period of time has passed following closing.

We moved in several months ago in The Tribute. Been great so far....tons of new construction! Only bad thing is two flat tires from nails....
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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Be sure to visit the construction site often, and ask for cards/contact info from the construction crews. You may be able to hire them directly after a period of time has passed following closing.

We moved in several months ago in The Tribute. Been great so far....tons of new construction! Only bad thing is two flat tires from nails....
Thanks Txgolf. I am off every 2 week days a week so I plan on going out every single week. Thank you for the card idea as we have a few things we wanted to do but that didn't make sense to do through grand. Yeah not looking forward to the nails and anticipated flat tires. Hopefully more homes will be close to finished by then. After mine there is only 2 lots left on the street we are moving onto.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Thanks Txgolf. I am off every 2 week days a week so I plan on going out every single week. Thank you for the card idea as we have a few things we wanted to do but that didn't make sense to do through grand. Yeah not looking forward to the nails and anticipated flat tires. Hopefully more homes will be close to finished by then. After mine there is only 2 lots left on the street we are moving onto.
Which Grand development you are moving to? How much is the price.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Which Grand development you are moving to? How much is the price.
Please consider the other builders first.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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We are moving into the Tribute in the Colony Price range for the Tribute range from the upper $200's to a million I think
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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Please consider the other builders first.

That's kind of a blanket statement. I get that Grand has had its problems in the past; however the complaints against them have drastically dropped in the last few years, at least it is a lot harder to find them online after 2010, prior to that yes there are a ton.

We went door to door and talked to neighbors about their experience with Grand in the Tribute and I also did the same thing in Grand Prairie for Grand Homes (I work in GP) and no one said anything that would cause a red flag to go up with me. Yes some said to stay on top of them and oversee as much of the build as possible but I would expect to do that for any builder.

Overall my experience has been a positive one. There have been hiccup's; however our sales rep has been Johnny on the spot to help correct any issues we have brought up through the design process. As I stated before I will kind of use this forum as a means to update the progress as that is one thing that I could not find was posts about the entire process that were recent.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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You're going to commute from The Colony to Grand Prairie? Wow. Good luck with that...
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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suggest you get video camera if you don't have one and keep digital record of the build--from day 1 with grading the lot until move in day...make sure you put date info at start of each video record and give voice-over to tag what you are shooting...
wouldn't hurt if you also document any discussions on site with construction people
comes in handy if there are questions about what is behind THAT wall and did they cover up any electrical outlets??? and what did he actually promise to do...

easier to do than with a phone I think but maybe not for you...

and please remember that it is MUCH costlier with almost any builder/plan to make changes AFTER you have turned in your order list...
even if it is simple like changing color (not quality/mfg) of carpet, it is a change and there is always a charge for a change...

Make up your mind--think about it three times--and whatever you are choosing don't look back...
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Please consider the other builders first.
Thanks Rakin. Grand gave us nothing less than 575k look when we visited their model home in Valley Ranch.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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The biggest head scratcher is the media room. The media room comes with three large windows. I asked to close the room up with no windows and was told it is a $300 fee for the cost of the bricks. When I inquired about the fact that they wouldn't be buying 3 windows and that should more than make up for the cost of the bricks I was told that the windows are bought as a "kit" for each house and that they can't change the kit. I emailed back asking what happens to the windows that are left over then and am still waiting for a response. Starting to wonder if I should exercise my contingency to get out of the contract and get my escrow back. Glad I had that written into the contract.
If I were you, I'd do just that. Imagine the design and thought put into having windows to a media room. Forget quality and reviews, just shows what you are getting into. When we were buying, I really liked the area GH were building in North Plano, went to see their model home. Something stood apart.....the media room had no doors and had a big opening into the game room. I asked them that there needs to be a drywall there. They said this is not in their design. I offered to pay for that as an "upgrade". They declined even then. I just thanked them for their time and walked away instantly.
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