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Old 01-13-2015, 10:31 PM
 
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Hello folks

We have signed a contract with John R Landon Homes in Richwood Heights. They boast a lot on their construction quality and energy efficiency. I wanted to get your experience on their quality of work, building and post sale experience.

Anything we should pay particular attention.

Really appreciate your feedback as its a huge investment for us.

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fak005
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:38 AM
 
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Seems like you should have investigated before you signed the contractcontract .
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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We looked at heights on the premium lots. Then looked at builders like toll, highland, darling and shaddock. Plus googled landon homes, that made the decision for us. :-). But if its your dream home, and you are in love with the floor plan/location/community and commute, then go for it. We personally wouldn't consider any landon or grand home. But that is just personal opinion.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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Google will be your friend on this and searching the forums here as well. There are many (mostly Realtors) on here that say they are a good builder. But, when we were researching and talking to some actual owners, the opinion wasn't so positive.

In the end, you'll find that every builder has complaints against them -- whether aired over the internet or not. Buyers have to do their own analysis on whether the lot/home/builder they selected meets most of the things on their "want" list and presents a fair value. Sometimes you have to look at it this way -- if there was no internet, what would you do? Knock on other Landon homeowners doors and ask opinion and/or just go with your gut on whether it's a fair value.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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Default Experience with Landon

We built with Landon Homes after being well informed about them beforehand. For most part, they were all that and some more true to their reputation. At times we thought it was a big mistake. However, few things surprised us and we now see our apprehensions were more of a noise than anything.

This is what we learnt: issues we had were not unique to landon. We made many friends building homes with landon and other builders while our house was under construction. In general, all those problems were pretty common with any other builder in the neighborhood, toll, new castle and khovs. Many of our friends building with other builders were just as frustrated as us. But, when you have a builder like landon doing it in a scale they are not used to, they might not be the best in handling them.

We learnt a little patience and being on top of things goes a long way. We liked the plan and location, and made sure the house was built right with inspections and keeping a close tab pretty much throughout. Its been more than a year since our house was completed and we cant be any more happier.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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My son built with Landon close to 5 yrs ago. Only minor problems fixed immediately.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:23 PM
 
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Before I signed the contract with Landon, I checked many people(Not the Internet). Most of them had +ve opinion about the builder. Sometime it is hard to believe the Internet reviews.
Hope this helps you...
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:21 PM
 
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True
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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Indyguy we are seriously debating between Shaddock Villages of Stonecreek on one hand and Landon Homes at RIchwoods. I am slightly attracted by Richwoods simply because of their amazing location. And I do realise that they have been hoarded with new homes and not in a position to actually complete everything on time. I have heard about shoddy work on tiles, cracks, badly fixed switches, fans, granite countertops not laid properly etc. Probably they are a lot better now? Anyone with any experience please respond.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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I have an Indian colleague who built with London and had no major issues. He is very happy with his home and loves the neighborhood and affectionately calls it Little India.
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