U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-10-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Ath,GR
198 posts, read 20,377 times
Reputation: 19

Advertisements

Who do you think are the best - & the worst - & why...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-10-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Ath,GR
198 posts, read 20,377 times
Reputation: 19
As I already informed the moderator,a better title for this thread would be...

Homebuilders in TX - the best & the worst.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-10-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Ath,GR
198 posts, read 20,377 times
Reputation: 19
OK,thanks.

Let's have some comments from people who had actual experience of home construction quality. Not hearsay,not rumor,only first hand knowledge.

Reliable & trustworthy info is very important...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2008, 08:52 PM
 
4,175 posts, read 4,088,762 times
Reputation: 1183
There is a 2007 JD Powers survey available on line somewhere - at least for Dallas. I would not be surprised if it exists for other major metros also. It ranks various builders in terms of design, satisfaction, etc. In a forum, a lot of the response will be (a) limited to people who happen to see your post (b) from passionate experiences (real bad/ real good), etc. Powers list will include a much much larger sample and be more reliable. Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2008, 08:56 PM
 
4,175 posts, read 4,088,762 times
Reputation: 1183
.. here you go... it is available for many cities.

2007 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study | J.D. Power and Associates (http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.aspx?ID=2007166 - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: The South
114 posts, read 365,346 times
Reputation: 34
ARB in West Austin builds beautifull homes, I work for them
ARB Homes and Design
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-12-2008, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Ath,GR
198 posts, read 20,377 times
Reputation: 19
Calmdude's list is helpful,yet reliable testimonies matter...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-12-2008, 09:29 AM
 
2,278 posts, read 4,245,387 times
Reputation: 1442
I find the DFW list interesting. Centex and Fox & Jacob are low-end builders. I suspect that it's not as much about quality and customer service as a lower expectation level at that price point. I have a friend who built with F&J and she didn't know she could even negotiate the price. They thought it was "here's a house, here ya go" and not much interaction. Where with the higher price points you've got people who are much more involved in the decision making in all aspects of their life and have a higher expectation level of the builder.

Plus the lower end homes offer very little in the way of choices and upgrades which means far fewer opportunities to screw it up. Get to the semi-custom level and you can easily come up with a laundry list of things that need further attention.

I built with Sotherby and was very pleased, even with the problems we had.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-12-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Ath,GR
198 posts, read 20,377 times
Reputation: 19
Nice trustworthy comment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2008, 12:33 PM
 
12 posts, read 37,873 times
Reputation: 11
My wife and I built a Centex home in 2004. It was the worst mistake we have ever made. We were sold an AC unit that never worked. Centex did nothing about it. Customer Service was a nightmare. It ended up costing us $7000 to replace. We have talked to many other Centex home owners as well. Just a dire warning before ever buying a home from these liars.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top