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Old 03-05-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Does Any one know antying about Meritage Homes? What are the best home builders through San Antonio?
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Does Any one know antying about Meritage Homes? What are the best home builders through San Antonio?
There's a Meritage sub-division here in Alamo Ranch, but it's growing very slowly.

"Best" will vary depending on who you ask. The same builder may have better sub-contractors in one sub-division, but may have horrible subs in another. What I urge people to do (for new construction) is to hire their own independent inspector. If you know anything about the building industry (especially here in TX), you'll know how unregulated and corrupt it is. Protect yourself. No matter what price range, builders will and do cut corners. Ignorance is bliss, but if you're investing your hard earned money, you should go in with both eyes open.

Check out http://www.hobb.org/ for the side of builders you won't hear from your salesperson.

Best of luck to ya!
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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Default Merritage, Legacy, Texas big

Legacy and Texas Big are under a parent company name Merritage. After they take your money, they do not care about you any more. Avoid buying from them directly.

Last edited by BstYet2Be; 03-20-2008 at 03:54 PM.. Reason: spelling error
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Contrary to MadMuffin's rather unsubstantiated statement (especially considering he/she is a first time poster who appeared to join simply to make said statement), I haven't found anything particularly out of the ordinary with Meritage. We just closed on our house in Alamo Ranch, and I have no reservations about the company as a builder. Both the sales office staff and the construction manager performed well, answering any questions we had and taking care of just about every concern with little delay.

As Latinocowboy stated, do your homework before picking a builder. Ask yourself what you're looking for, and realize that you WILL have to make certain compromises along the way. For example, the house you build may not look exactly like the model. This, in my opinion, is a good thing. After all, if the builder stamps out exact replicas for each house, the unique nature of your house is gone.

Just my two cents...

--Dim
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:21 PM
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Meritage advertises heavily on local radio. To me, that implies that they the company is builder who is eager for business for reasons that will probably work in your favor. Maybe they have a lot of spec inventory they need to move?
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Bowie,

In Alamo Ranch at least, Meritage has very few inventory homes. Last I heard, they were down to one and started building two others. From what I understand, this is very uncommon, but smart considering the market. You're right, though--the incentives to buy an inventory home are huge, but not just from Meritage. A lot of builders are offering major discounts or option allowances for inventory (and some new) homes.

--Dim
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:48 PM
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To me, that implies that they the company is builder who is eager for business for reasons that will probably work in your favor.
Good grief, that's really convoluted! I think I edited the post either 1 too many or 1 too few times.

I think I meant to say "To me, that implies that the company is a builder who is eager for business for reasons that will probably work in your favor."
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:31 AM
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The member who made this post reports "serious problems" with her Meritage home. You might want to send her a DM to get the details.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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Default Meritage Homes

I started building a home with Meritage homes in Alamo Ranch. I found them to be very unprofessional and had few answers to my questions. My home was framed and wired when I left the deal. If you want the specifics of my experience send me an email and I will elaborate. To this day my wife and I felt it was one of the best decisions we made getting out of that deal. Luckily for us their unprofessionalism and disorganization only caused me to lose $2000.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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They have an overpriced subdivision on FM1560 where homes are selling close to $400K. Apparently everyone else thinks the same way because its been open for a while and only a few (less than 5 when I visited earlier this year) had been sold. They must have been open for a year now.
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