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Old 04-14-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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...builders are humans....
No. They are not. They are corporations and corporations are not "people, my friend" not matter what the Supreme Court ruled.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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New homes. . .
Are built by a developer looking to cram as many properties into the available area as possible, and will cut costs wherever possible in order to maximize profits. The vast majority of homes built since 2001 are of mediocre build quality.

. . . Is this a correct assumption?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Are built by a developer looking to cram as many properties into the available area as possible, and will cut costs wherever possible in order to maximize profits. The vast majority of homes built since 2001 are of mediocre build quality.

. . . Is this a correct assumption?
I think this depends on whether it is a custom build or a new neighborhood development.

I am in the middle of a new custom home build right now. The quality is fantastic, but I am driving that by calling out materials.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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... I am in the middle of a new custom home build right now. The quality is fantastic, but I am driving that by calling out materials.
We did a semi-custom, lots of options, moved a few walls, etc.

Here's a post that may serve as a double check for anyone doing a custom or just picking out options for a new home.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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I think this depends on whether it is a custom build or a new neighborhood development.

I am in the middle of a new custom home build right now. The quality is fantastic, but I am driving that by calling out materials.
That's the term I was looking for; thanks. Any idea on the build quality of new neighborhood developments? I have a feeling that there will be a lot of that soon.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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We did a semi-custom, lots of options, moved a few walls, etc.

Here's a post that may serve as a double check for anyone doing a custom or just picking out options for a new home.
A lot of good stuff there. I'll try to get around to posting details from our project at some point.

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That's the term I was looking for; thanks. Any idea on the build quality of new neighborhood developments? I have a feeling that there will be a lot of that soon.
These will be all over the place. Some bad, some not so bad. In a "tract" type development I have seen very shoddy workmanship and very cheap materials. Building codes protect from a lot of problems, but there are a lot of things that may be up to code, but not what a quality builder would do. Cheap windows, cheap siding, bad drainage, and layout designed to maximize bedroom count, but not utility are the things you see the most in my opinion.

Our house would have been a 4BR or 5BR if a builder had designed it, but all of our family and most friends are in town so we opted for 3BRs each with their own bath and large walk in closet because it suited our needs better.

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