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Old 10-30-2007, 06:19 AM
 
Location: long island, ny
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Has anyone had any experience with Ryan Homes in the Syracuse area? Any comments you might have would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:25 AM
 
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I have heard bad things about ryan homes from contractors such as they use inferior materials. I don't know if its like that everywhere but the contractors in Rochester were not fans on ryans homes in the Rochester area. A couple guys I know that went to do some work down in NC did not like Ryan homes either. One of the guys told me he was able to kick a hole in the side of the house due to the poor materials they used(they were taking down the wall of that house anyways). And this was a house built 5 years ago.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:33 PM
 
Location: long island, ny
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I have heard bad things about ryan homes from contractors such as they use inferior materials. I don't know if its like that everywhere but the contractors in Rochester were not fans on ryans homes in the Rochester area. A couple guys I know that went to do some work down in NC did not like Ryan homes either. One of the guys told me he was able to kick a hole in the side of the house due to the poor materials they used(they were taking down the wall of that house anyways). And this was a house built 5 years ago.
I visted some of their modelsand had the opportunity to see buildings in process. They seem consistent with other homes I've seen. Of course, I'm not an expert but I saw nothing that was alarming.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: North Raleigh
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I had a friend that built a Ryan in the early 2000's. He had the same general comment about the quality of the exterior walls. Something like "If I ever had to break into my own house it's be easiest to just smash through the wall than kick down the door." They use some cheap paper/composite wall board instead of plywood. A siding contractor I hired said the same thing and said it made the siding installations poor since they weren't nailed into actual wood unless you happened to hit the stud.

Keep in mind I'm passing along 2nd hand information.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Down here in Virginia Ryan Homes are considered disposable. Thats in comparison to other area builders both large & small.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:45 AM
 
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We owned one and loved it. The floor plan was incredible--excellent use of space and separation yet open flow. It was built in the 80's. Not high end, perhaps, but I bet the price wasn't either. We upgraded backsplashes for example--but the closets were huge with double opening doors, and it was bright and sunny all over...The floors didn't squeak, the vaulted ceilings didn't sag...we really liked it although we'd heard negatives thrown around by non-ryan home owners. (Snobbery, maybe?)
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Not snobbery just logic. You do get what you pay for. 1500 sq ft at under $150,000 is not the same as 1500sq ft at $230000k. Unless you think that all those folks that paid more are dumber. Trust no one, especially a builder. RYAN in central NY is consistently considered junk. Wanna really know ? Drive through the new Chittenango site and knock on doors. Take your own survey......................
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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Ryanhomesnightmare.com read it yourself...................and weep
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Research -- I'm sure you'll see it's an age thing. The older ones are very solid.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:16 AM
 
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We built a Ryan home in Chittenango in 2006. The house is a nightmere. NEVER built with Ryan. Oh and our house was 230k. We still have ongoing problems. We couldn't sell this house if we even gave it away. Ryan Homes does not build quality homes. They use the cheapest labor and products and do not deliver what they promise,
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