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Old 07-01-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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Hello all,
My wife and I will be moving to Mobile from Charlotte, NC in July/Aug and are looking at houses in The Legends at Magnolia Grove subdivision. I was wondering if anyone can tell us anything about that neighborhood or about the quality of DR Horton homes in the Mobile area. I realize that DR Horton has some horror stories posted about it online, but I can't find too many that are from the Mobile area. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Daphne, AL
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I looked at a DR Horton neighborood called Dunmore, and I passed. Basically my wife and I were first time buyers, but I had done all my homework. I'd found a good mortgage company, had a good friend as a realtor, got pre-approved, knew what I wanted, etc. etc. I walked into the DR Horton home and explained to the lady what I wanted and told her that I'd been pre-approved, etc. She got a snooty attitude with me basically stating that in order to get their "special" deal where the builder pays the closing cost, that I had to use THEIR preferred lender.

I told her that I wasn't "starting over" with the process and that we could negotiate. She was really nasty and said it's non-negotiable. She proceeded to show me a few of the homes, most look like forts, very plain, hardly any yard, very half-ass thrown up type deals. I will comment that they used a few nice "fit and finish" items in the homes, such as brushed aluminum appliances, crown moulding, etc. The lady also made me feel as if I couldn't afford homes in there as I quickly told her I was looking at their "basic" cottages because we preferred to purchase a home based off of only 1 income rather than both like many families do.

The lady's attitude alone turned me off. The neighborhood looked very sterile--no trees; just homes thrown up in a cow pasture. I didn't get a good impression from them, and like you, I read the horror stories online.

I bought a "used" home built in 2003 (Benchmark Home) closer to civilization and could not have been happier. I'm at the end of a cul de sac, and I feel like I'm in a "real" neighborhood rather than a "planned" subdivision. I am also in Daphne.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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I know this comment is two years late but my husband and I live there. It is a great neighborhood. We love our new home. The quality of the home was excellent plus we got a year warranty on all structural components. We are very happy with our purchase.
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