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Old 02-10-2013, 07:36 PM
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I'm thinking about having a house built by CraftMark. I heard from a potential new neighbor that they can be very nice up until the time you sign the contract. Then Cinderalla looses her slipper and the staff turn into Mr. Hyde's. Anything and everything has a fee attached to it (with absolutely no discount.) And they tended to exagerate things - for example the closing date. Evidently, things had gotten so ugly that this neighbor said he ended up not even trusting anything they said about the house during construction. I don't know whether to sign a contract with them or not. I like the layout and location of my potential new home. And I see a lot of good reviews about them on the web. But the reviews are old. And I (obviously) need to be able to fully trust a contractor with my biggest investment. Are all new home contractors like this in Northern VA? Has anyone else had any good or bad experiences with CraftMark lately?
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:39 PM
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no direct experience with Craftmark, but I can say that in my experience in Northern Virginia, most builders will be very vague concerning settlement date (unless it's a spec home with no room for option changeouts, and is 99% done)
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