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Old 01-26-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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I am looking to purchase a Brighton home in the Old Orchard, Richmond. Are they dependable builders? How about the quality fo the building and after sales service? Any body having bad experience with them?
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Just a reminder before this thread gets going, this isn't the place for consumer complaints due to defamation issues. Any posts disparaging a builder will be deleted.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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So only positive reviews are allowed? Kinda makes the whole thing pointless doesn't it?
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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What is the whole point of this forum? Can't share the experience and views?
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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I have a Brighton home that I bought this past year in the clear lake area. The home was built two years ago, and I'm the second owner. So far I am happy with the build quality for the price I paid. I wasn't there for the build process, so I can't really speak to the quality of materials or the skill of the workers. Only really have minor complaints (which may be the first owners/original buyers fault)... for instance, they only wired two phone drops on the first floor, one in the master and one in the kitchen... so no phone drop in the living room or the dining room (which I use as an office).

I believe our entire neighborhood is Brighton, and it did very well with regards to Hurricane Ike. That may just be due to the homes being recently built. There was little fence damage, only a few houses with any roof damage (from what I could tell) and I didn't see any houses missing windows or siding.

Brighton is owned by K. Hovnanian Company. K Hovnanian has had a few issues on the national scene (google will guide you there). From my research I got the impression that Brighton is of decent reputation... they build tract homes of average quality... not the best, but not the worst.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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Sort of agree with the other posters. If one asks for opinions, how are we not allowed to give them our experience good or bad? Or in this case, I guess only good ones then.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:35 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Sort of agree with the other posters. If one asks for opinions, how are we not allowed to give them our experience good or bad? Or in this case, I guess only good ones then.
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What is the whole point of this forum? Can't share the experience and views?
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So only positive reviews are allowed? Kinda makes the whole thing pointless doesn't it?
The folks who made the rules for City-Data don't want consumer complaints posted here. Here's the section of the TOS that applies.

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This is not the right place for consumer complaints. Such posts present defamation issues and they don't give the other side the opportunity to present their side of the argument.
If you have negative opinions about this builder, share them with the OP via Direct Message.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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If you have negative opinions about this builder, share them with the OP via Direct Message.
I really disagree with this. Let's say someone with a mission against <xxx builder> sends a direct message to the OP totally disparaging the builder. No one else sees it, no one has a chance to reply and say "that's a bunch of cheesecake", no balancing viewpoints. So now the OP thinks the builder has a problem, and no one can contradict.

I belong to several forums, and I see a lot of BS posted. Much of it could be considered defamation issues. But they allow it. And I think most people know when BS is posted. Plus if you get enough posts, you can develop a feel for the overall type of response you are getting.

I'm in a building related business, and see lots of disparaging comments made. But I would still rather allow them, with a chance to counterpoint, than prohibit them.

Free speech anyone?
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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Also, let me add, of all the forum I belong to, this is the only I know of that actually bans posts for this reason.

Spam, yes. Blatant advertising, yes. Links to porn, duh! But free speech--only here.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Compared to a lot of other homebuilders, I think their reputation is pretty good. I've seen some of their homes and thought they were nice.
Though not as many upgrades as the Perry Homes from what I saw (but you also pay a little more for Perry).

Also - Old Orchard is very nice.
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