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Old 03-18-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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One of our top contenders for a new house is a Lennar home here in WA. Great lot with protected woodlands behind, perfect floor plan for us that checks wants and needs, and it is under budget. But our realtor cautions going with them due to problems hes had with them in the past. Relatives in Florida also cautioning due to the big class action lawsuit they had down there. Lots of complaints and one star reviews online, mostly in the southeast.

Is that rep still deserved? Just a case of one of the biggest builders having a lot of squeaky wheels?
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Lennar is not the same company as a few months ago nor a few years ago. Two large companies, Standard Pacific and Ryland homes, merged a couple of years ago to form CalAtlantic. A couple of months ago, CalAtlantic and Lennar merged and will continue with the Lennar name. Across the country, different companies that were once one company are now another company. They move on and upward. Today's Lennar would be a compilation of several executives coming from several builders that have all merged together.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego / NWA
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I bought s new Lennar home in 2009 and have nothing but good things to say about them.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:27 PM
 
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My 2005 Lennar is good except they didn't grade properly on one side. Here in Texas we have to water our foundations in dry months so the expansive clay soil doesn't compact too much. The people who owned it the first 7 yrs didn't water properly. I pay close attention! Other than that this 13 y/o house is fine.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:40 PM
 
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Complaints you see are for more recent builds. Older ones seemed decent but recent years have been problematic.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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I’m interested in this question too because I’ve looked at their next gen homes in Phoenix area.
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville, South Carolina
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any updates or thoughts on this question?
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Old Today, 09:39 AM
 
Location: San Diego / NWA
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any updates or thoughts on this question?
We are on a list in Riverside County CA for what would be our 2nd Lennar home. I have walked through some of their in homes being built and everything looks excellent.

You may be able to bring a contractor or trusted friend to look at some of the construction on homes in different stages of completion with permission. Not to do an inspection, but to just see if everything looks up to par.
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