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Old 01-24-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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I see that some builders get a really negative review, such as Beazer, and KB homes. But why Lennar? I saw some Lennar homes back in August when I toured different communities and model homes from different builders and the Lennar seemed pretty nice. Spacious too with a lot of extras added in. Can anyone give a specific reason as to why they are no good?
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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I see that some builders get a really negative review, such as Beazer, and KB homes. But why Lennar? I saw some Lennar homes back in August when I toured different communities and model homes from different builders and the Lennar seemed pretty nice. Spacious too with a lot of extras added in. Can anyone give a specific reason as to why they are no good?
Google is your friend. Do a search and you'll find the reasons why they have negative reviews. 'Nuff said.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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People who have bones to pick are usually the loudest. Most folks who are happy tend not to seek out review sites to leave their $.02.
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:00 PM
 
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I am having a house built by Beazer. I talked to several residents in the community. They are all very happy with the houses that were built. In addition because Ive heard there have been issues in the past I hired a home inspector to look at the build before drywall and then on the final walk through. While I hope he doesn't find any issues its nice to have an expert looking it over. Something that could turn into a problem down the road can be fixed immediately and of no expense to me.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:52 AM
 
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Those builders were rated some of the best in the country so I highly doubt they are horrible which for some people small things are the end of the world.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:56 AM
 
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People who have bones to pick are usually the loudest. Most folks who are happy tend not to seek out review sites to leave their $.02.
exactly----
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:06 AM
 
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Having worked on homes through out the county for over twenty years, most builders build good homes for the money on paper. Problems you have are that builders subcontract their work. So you can have a great roofer doing work in some communities and some bad roofers in others. Just hope you get the good subs on your home. Then hope that the superintendents in your subdivision are checking the subs work. So subpar work is over looked or found too late with a bad fix, leading to hidden problems after you move in. It all comes down to the subs doing what is on the plans and the builders supers checking there work. If everyone does there job you will get a good house.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:13 AM
 
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Having worked on homes through out the county for over twenty years, most builders build good homes for the money on paper. Problems you have are that builders subcontract their work. So you can have a great roofer doing work in some communities and some bad roofers in others. Just hope you get the good subs on your home. Then hope that the superintendents in your subdivision are checking the subs work. So subpar work is over looked or found too late with a bad fix, leading to hidden problems after you move in. It all comes down to the subs doing what is on the plans and the builders supers checking there work. If everyone does there job you will get a good house.
That's why you don't cheap out and get a reputable home inspector to make sure you got it done right!
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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Who needs review sites when you can just research the news stories, complete with visuals?
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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For the record, I live in a Lennar home that was built in 2013, and the private home inspector I hired (quite possibly the most anal retentive man I have ever known) to do a new and a 1-year full assessment was "floored" (his own words) at how well built the structure was.

The only issues I've had so far were some minor cosmetic (and normal) ones, like a small settlement crack in the garage floor... more of a hairline crack really.... and a couple cracked tiles which have since been replaced under warranty. No outer structural cracking which according to him is rare for new builds. The water heater's circuit board needed to be replaced as well but that's not a Lennar problem. Apparently the manufacturer switched part providers and the new one had some serious quality control problems. The guy who came out to repair it said he has performed the same fix for almost every house in the neighborhood.

Is it perfect? Nope. Did I pay a metric **** ton of money for it like I would have for a comparable property in the DC area? Not even close.
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