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Old 12-30-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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Does anyone have any helpful information on Ryland Homes? Anything will help. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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Google is your friend. New Homes and Townhomes in Chicago, IL | Chicago New Home Builders | Ryland Homes

Go ask in the Chicago Suburbs Forum.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:26 AM
 
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Lol! This again? Well then what is the point of this forum if everyone can just use google?
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:27 AM
 
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I guess I should have been more specific. Anyone know about their quality?
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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In a general sense all the mass builders have issues with quality control -- the sad reality is that even if a big builder claims that they have some magic "system" to prevent problems they often hire / subcontract with folks that misrepresent their skills and then go weeks / months before the complaints put an end to an incompetent crew... In contrast if you hire your own general contractor that will be on-site every day the odds of some slipshod work being passed off as "that is all up to current code" drops dramatically. Of course if you are talking about an existing home that is a whole other question...

The other reality is that the mass builders, including Ryland, absolutely can advertise homes that appear less costly than similar sized home built by a more custom oriented developer -- they do buy in bulk and have crews that move faster than more detail oriented folks.

The bottom line is that so long as you do not get sucked into their marketing and over pay for "upgrades" while being firm but reasonable it closely following their promises with regard to 'standards' be prompt in bringing any "punch list" items up for resolution you probably will do fine...
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the response. I would be building new. They do offer a 10 year structural warranty so there is some peace of mind there....and they aren't a builder that is going to quickly put up a subdivision and then go out of business, so there is some peace of mind in that sense I guess.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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The point is to point the one with questions, to the correct forum where he/she will get the best information. Chicago and Chicago Suburb Forums generally address Cook County, the City of Chicago plus Will, Lake, and some other nearby areas. The Ryland Homes website map pins where their homes are located in Cook County.

QUOTE=westcoastforme;32810477]Lol! This again? Well then what is the point of this forum if everyone can just use google?[/quote]
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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I figured there has to be people on this forum from Illinois who gave first hand knowledge...or have heard something about Ryland homes.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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**have** first hand knowledge
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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I bought two new construction townhomes from Ryland, in Lombard and Aurora. Home 1 purchased in 2001, Home 2 purchased in 2004 after we outgrew the first. Both were thrown up quickly and were of mediocre quality. We caught a few issues during both constructions the were corrected, and had a reasonable number of fixes needed within the 30 day and 12 month warranty inspections. Some fixes were done to our satisfaction, others not so much, but not so bad as to have to sue them.

You got what you paid for: cheap track homes that sufficed.
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