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Old 03-09-2014, 02:22 PM
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I've seen other threads asking about this, but I wanted to see if I could get some more information.

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I've been looking around the Durham area for a house, and found the Forsythe model in Ravenstone that I was really happy with how it was arranged. But the Sales Agent was out sick so I only able to walk through a unit currently under construction and couldn't find out much more.

I hadn't heard of the builders (Lennar) before so I looked them up online and see horror stories about shoddy construction, poor materials, the house falls apart after 1 year, and Lennar generally being terrible to work with. That could just be the subcontractors fault/something area specific and not be indicative of a problem with the company at large or the Triangle neighborhoods. I also had some reservations about the relatively low price point when compared to other neighborhoods in the area; There's a Lennar house listed for 240 with 2900 sq ft vs similar sized houses in the area (Ryland & Beazer) that are going for 260+, and that's not taking into account all the options that Lennar says they throw in for free.

Can anyone speak to the construction quality/pricing of the Lennar-built homes in Ravenstone vs the nearby communities? Do the houses in Ravenstone have virtually no property beyond the boundaries of the house or something? It just seems like the price is too good; I figure there has to be some caveat.

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Old 03-09-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Do the houses in Ravenstone have virtually no property beyond the boundaries of the house or something? It just seems like the price is too good; I figure there has to be some caveat.
You can look at the street views on Ravenstone Lane and Auburn Lane and see that the lots are about .2 or .25 acres. The finishing and landscaping is simple, with 2 trees and 6 bushes each. Lennar just controls costs and prices their houses very aggressively.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:32 PM
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Isn't that section older and built by another builder? So I'm not sure if the two halves of the community would be analogous. I'd be looking at a new construction on Holly Blossom or Vintage Holly.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Isn't that section older and built by another builder? So I'm not sure if the two halves of the community would be analogous. I'd be looking at a new construction on Holly Blossom or Vintage Holly.
OK, so Google Earth shows about the width of the driveway between houses on Holly Blossom, say 20 feet. That's tight. I hope someone local can give an actual view of Lennar quality.

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Old 03-10-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Look up any major builder on google and all you're going to see is horror stories. I wouldn't put too much stock into a google search, since Lennar like many other national builders are national! They vary from place to place and the subcontractors they use can vary wildly. They build so many homes nation wide that there are bound to be some dissatisfied customers. Have you ever searched KB Homes? whoa!
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