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Old 01-09-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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Default Bowling Green, Wake Forest NC

Hello All, my family is in the process of selecting a home in Bowling Green, Wake Forest. We have settled on a Drees home and was wondering if anyone here that already owns a Drees would comment on their experiences with the builder and the home since they closed on the home?

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-Del

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Old 01-22-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Hi- I live there, and it is really nice. I have been posting here for a while now. I have to hop off line & do some work, & I don't want to write a novel, so left click on my user name & browse my posts. If you have specific questions I would be glad to answer- just post or PM me.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Nyer would be a great person to talk to about the Bowling Green Community. She has a beautiful home in there, and knows alot about the area.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Default Bowling Green - WF - Broadstreet Homes

I had a few extra minutes today, so I took a little drive through Bowling Green, a subdivision in Wake Forest just off Jones Dairy Road/Hwy98 Bypass.

I drove through a few months ago, things haven't changed too much. St. Lawerence and Drees homes are both building. They aren't carrying a lot of inventory - there was some building activity - not a lot - but some. Small lots and no real trees to speak of...
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some people are living there, quite a few spec homes.. not a whole lot of new construction. There are several streets reserved for future development. Lanscaping similiar to bowling green section
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The home was locked, so I could not see a whole lot. I could not get past the home exterior. Very, very cheap vinyl siding. I could see the seams.. I touched a piece and peeked under (very gently).. doesn't appear to be very waterproof. The overall exterior construction appeared VERY poor. I was very, very disappointed. While don't really know a thing about this product (siding), I didn't get a good feeling. I guess I was expecting Hardiplank, this must be reserved for the higher end section. If you are investigating this neighborhood, please check out the siding and the quality of the construction in general.

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Old 03-13-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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I would love to hear more about your drive through today in Bowling Greene. I have all positive feelings about Bowling Greene, Drees Homes, but I would like to know what someones negative thoughts are.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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I had a few extra minutes today, so I took a little drive through Bowling Green, a subdivision in Wake Forest just off Jones Dairy Road/Hwy98 Bypass.

I drove through a few months ago, things haven't changed too much. St. Lawerence and Drees homes are both building. They aren't carrying a lot of inventory - there was some building activity - not a lot - but some. Small lots and no real trees to speak of...
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some people are living there, quite a few spec homes.. not a whole lot of new construction. There are several streets reserved for future development. Lanscaping similiar to bowling green section
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The home was locked, so I could not see a whole lot. I could not get past the home exterior. Very, very cheap vinyl siding. I could see the seams.. I touched a piece and peeked under (very gently).. doesn't appear to be very waterproof. The overall exterior construction appeared VERY poor. I was very, very disappointed. While don't really know a thing about this product (siding), I didn't get a good feeling. I guess I was expecting Hardiplank, this must be reserved for the higher end section. If you are investigating this neighborhood, please check out the siding and the quality of the construction in general.
Broadstreet Homes is St. Lawrence's division that is directed more toward first time homebuyers.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Broadstreet Homes is St. Lawrence's division that is directed more toward first time homebuyers.
I know, it may very well be dressed up on the inside.. but really.. the siding is TERRIBLE, simply terrible... very poor quality.... sounding like a broken record I know....

I wonder how more it costs per house for hardiplank? Is it that much more?? I could peel this stuff off in 5 seconds...
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I know, it may very well be dressed up on the inside.. but really.. the siding is TERRIBLE, simply terrible... very poor quality.... sounding like a broken record I know....

I wonder how more it costs per house for hardiplank? Is it that much more?? I could peel this stuff off in 5 seconds...
So weluvwakeforest how do you really feel about St. Lawrence homes?

We looked at a St. Lawrence community when we were looking and almost bought one until I went and walked around while the workers were there. That did it for me. I can't believe what you learn by visiting new construction while the workers were there actually building the homes. Did the same with D.R. Horton homes. I recommend everyone building a new home to visit the community and homes under construction prior to buying to really see how your potential builder may construct their homes. It was an eye opener for us.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Perhaps that is the mentality with putting up sheets of vinyl for siding? I bet they toot "low maintainence" siding. What good is it if water gets in and rots the house (again - no plastic - siding over bare wood - poor seaming, etc.).
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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Perhaps that is the mentality with putting up sheets of vinyl for siding? I bet they toot "low maintainence" siding. What good is it if water gets in and rots the house (again - no plastic - siding over bare wood - poor seaming, etc.).
Please do not take this the wrong way, but you seem to have a lot of negative subdivision comments. I am wondering, what subdivisions you would recommend in the Wake Forest Area? Which one did you choose to live in and why? We are looking into Wake Forest and would love the opinion.

Thanks!!!
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