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Old 09-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Location: northern va
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Originally Posted by merlinflex View Post
There is facebook page as well. Go and read the reviews: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lenna...614?sk=reviews

(make sure to expand the reviews, they are long and just posted in the last few months).

Some here to in NOVA: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/housing/brookfield.html

More info on real estate in Loudoun County, our area >>>> Want to buy a house in Loudoun? Think again

I actually think my wife took some photos with her phone, if I find, will post.

Now, that said, I am sure that every builder has complaints against them for one thing or another....but for me, after dropping $600K or so, that is a lot of money for me, and whatever I buy, better be damn rock solid!
thank you for putting that together
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Location: Potomac Falls, VA
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I'm a realtor and would be glad to have an offline discussion with you regarding my past experience with the same question. We bought about a year ago from Stanley Martin and I'll be glad to help you walk through some of the builder traps.

As to your original question - I went down the road as you did at first (no realtor) hoping to get a better deal since they wouldn't have to pay a realtor fee, but Stanley Martin refused. If you'd like to chat, please PM me or shoot me an email.

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Old 10-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Location: Bristow, Virginia
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I agree with BOS2IAD that a Realtor would help you save money and ensure your best interests are looked out for. Before I became a Realtor I used my brother-in-law as my own Realtor who helped us buy our home from a builder. We could have done it ourselves but it was nice to have someone who knew the ins and outs of this market and who could explain all the legalese to us. If you plan to sell in the future a Realtor can advise on options buyers generally want - some are worth the builder doing, others are not depending on your needs, plans for the home and length you plan to stay.
Looking at the comps on my own home now we definitely got one of the best deals on our block. Only the first home sold on the street got a comparable deal.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:25 PM
Location: Somewhere in USA
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Get a realtor at your interest. Seal a deal with him/her on possible points back. For example, if the realtor will get 3% on the total purchase price of the house, you can ask for a 1% back to you. That's money that you will NOT get if you did not have a realtor during the purchasing process. Some builders have strict rules that the realtor must be presented at the initial buying process, basically the first time you see the house. By having a Realtor will HELP you not hurt...so again I would definitely seek one and inform the seller that you will have one through out the entire experience.

good luck!
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