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Old 06-19-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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We are moving to SA this August and Im planning to buy a house once we are settled here. Ive been looking around the 1604 & Potranco area for houses and Ive seen several builders. Who do you recomend ??? We saw Lennar, KB Homes, Centex, Armadillo, DR, but the reviews for all of them dont seem to be good. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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So many threads on this area. So many search options.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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No KB...and yes do a search..tons of threads.
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:29 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Avoid KB at ALL costs. If you run across older homes by Rayco, Ellison - same advice. If you are looking at homes 20-30 years of age and they say "unknown/unsure" as to who the builder was, it's likely one of the above - avoid 'em.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:24 PM
 
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Thank you everyone. Thank you Texasredneck... I would like to buy a new but im not sure what builder would be best. KB and Lennar have the worst reviews out of all of them. I will also look ay some olferones but I would not like to buy any older than 8 years. Its hard to chose by just looking on the internet. Thats why I wanted to see what suggestions I would get as far as new home builders.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I know my first response was snarky, but through your search you should see several people recommending to rent first. Your own sounds fabulous, but getting to know s city when you've already bought a house and found out you hate that area sounds horrible to me.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:50 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I'd have to second renting first - for several reasons. #1 (as ashbeeigh indicated) - be sure you like the area. It'll also give you a chance to see which builder YOU like best based on personal observations. We got lucky when we built 13 years ago - at the time, there was a builder in the area called "Plantation Homes" that would customize their houses to whatever you wanted. Our own place involved 3 pages of changes/modifications, and they didn't bat an eye. I'm not aware of any builder (outside of full-on custom builders) still doing that in the area. It was an interesting concept, since it allowed you to take advantage of lower building costs, yet still get exactly what you wanted.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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I would recommend Scott Felder. Check out their model in Terra Bella. You don't have to buy there but they have many of their hidden details pointed out in that home.

I second the comments on KB homes being one to avoid.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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Thank you everyone. Yes, in fact we are going to rent first. I wanted to make sure I like the area before I decide to buy, but I'm not planning to rent for too long. I think 12 months is long enough to get to know the area, schools, traffic routine, and all the other stuff. It's hard to find a decent builder/home when you are not from the area. This forum has been very helpful.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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DR Horton isn't bad. Check out Valley Ranch, it is a new subdivision with an enormous amount of amenities there including a water slide! I just had some clients purchase a new build there and their house is currently being built.
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